Fightback! Labour's traditional right in the 1970s and 1980s
Dianne Hayter <em>Manchester Universi
Observations on New Orleans
Gordon Brown has no choice but to wait. But he can still use the time profitably to carve out an age
Theatre - Real issues replace soundbites as the Iron Lady returns, writes Michael Portillo
Secret documents show the Foreign Office is ready to risk international fury by opening a dialogue w
Left and right alike promote their interests by coining phrases which often insinuate meanings that
Initial plans for the transition are out of date, gathering dust on some Treasury shelf. Everyone ho
Vultures circle over Durham, Osborne hedges his bets, and that lodge in the Press Gallery
Baby boomer voters, who will be 50 or over at the next election and who turn out in large numbers, h
The New Statesman has never been afraid to ruffle feathers. Thus it is fair to ask why we, like others in the media, have refrained from publishing the Danish cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.
There is only one issue that could have forced the past Labour leader into rebellion, and that is ed
Hague makes a comeback, Hoey blasts with both barrels, and hacks enjoy their drink
Picture the Chancellor at Blair's bedside, agonising about whether to prolong his life. To what purp
Most backbenchers don't have anything as exciting as a secret
One of the more valid criticisms of journalism is that it rarely gives practitioners a voice. This week we plead not guilty, assigning our cover to a junior doctor and her stories of life on the ward.
Compared to the upfront coming out of other gay MPs such as Alan Duncan and Angela Eagle, the manner of Simon Hughes's self-outing was decidedly less dignified and more equivocal. Sadly, his statements struck me as rather slippery and evasive.
By James Fenton. Originally published in the New Statesman on 6 February 1976, selected by <strong>B
If we want politicians to reflect society, should we not welcome the odd bloke who gets off on the s
A Monty Python moment over Iran, and trouble for the artist formerly known as an MP
Compromise is a curious creature. In private life it suggests maturity, a willingness to concede for the sake of harmony. In business and diplomacy it can be ambiguous. In politics, particularly British politics, it connotes weakness, and that simply won't do.
When the state starts arresting people with iced cakes, it really is time to change the law, or for
* Founded in Jerusalem in 1953 with aim of establishing the Caliphate, an Islamic superstate, by revolutionary means
* View on western life: "We should not become integrated into the corrupt western society and accept their diseased notions of democracy, freedom and capitalism"
Exclusive - As Blair's anti-terror plan unravels, secret e-mails show that even ministers and intell
Their primal-screaming, Trotskyist, free-love solution to a 1970s housing problem has a message for
Exclusive: A secret memo reveals the truth: the government knows rendition is illegal but it has no
High rollers return to the Tories, the Sun King cools off, and why Mrs Ming should be afraid
The press can just about tolerate successful and clever women, and quite likes earth mothers, but it
Observations on rail
My Blair teeth are starting to hurt. The dentures I use when impersonating the Prime Minister are no