Tory dominatrix Theresa May is proving quite an attraction at Thursday's business questions. Once famous for her shoes, the shadow leader of the house is now pulling in unreconstructed MPs eager to discover if she's wearing another of her daring low-cut tops.
Andrew Gilligan is not convinced by the rebranding of his old foe
The aim of this blog is to tackle some of the issues, both personal and political, faced by disabled
So were you surprised by the title of this column? Are you concerned that your socially-aware politically-progressive New Statesman has suddenly lost its marbles?
My first experience of leading a campaign was forced on me - the world was being screwed up by leaders who were determined to embark on an unjust war with Iraq, despite clear evidence that most of the population disagreed with them.
Students are constantly being portrayed as apathetic, as blind consumers of bland 'tick a box and yo
James Harkin advises politicians not to pit children against parents
It is perhaps fitting that two parties on the fringes, geographically and ideologically, should have
Tony rearranges Cherie's hair, Leo loses his nuggets, Sarah learns to live with new nappies, while G
The wheels wobble on Hilary Benn's newly constructed charabanc as he goes down an American route in the quest for the Labour deputy's tiara.
If there are climate talks, then we must be marching. I’ve been coming to the big, annual <a href="h
Now that Michael Howard has received the knock on the door over cash for honours, what matters is wh
It’s official then. Less than six months after the hurly-burly of the May local elections, the Labour councillor for my home ward of Kentish Town has resigned leaving two Lib Dems and a vacancy, so we will be having a by-election in December for which I have been selected as the candidate.
<strong>Servants of the People</strong>
Andrew Rawnsley <em>Penguin Books, 592pp, £8.99</em>
Political parties across the world appear to be in crisis. However, argues Paul Webb, democracy's ho
In an era where individualism, not collectivism, has become the leitmotif, the mass party is dying o
An introduction to the <em>New Statesman</em> Political Studies Guide 2007
Ruth Kelly's wake-up call about Islamism to Britain's Muslims and British society at large is far mo
There are frequent calls to reform Britain's voting system. Peter Kellner reveals who would be the w
Tony sends a secret missive to the troops, Bono tells him all about Africa, while the naughty genera
One of the world's newest political parties was formed in Portland, America, in July this year. The Boston Tea Party may sound like a joke, although it has a long way to go to rival some of the sillier names chosen by fringe or non-serious parties, but its founders claim earnest intent.
<strong>From the Diary of a Snail</strong>
Gunter Grass <em>Harvest Books, 310pp, US$17</em>
Reflecting on the book that is causing a political storm, Stephen Byers praises its author and calls
<strong>The Future of Socialism</strong>
Anthony Crosland <em>Constable Books, 416pp, £9.99</em>
As a member of a genuine grassroots campaigning group, I have been riveted by the recent articles and Newsnight report by George Monbiot trailing his new book, Heat (now high on my growing reading list).
I’m getting used to the jet-set life of a Green politician. This weekend it was the National Express
A government with a direct relationship to mental illness should be better able to deal with the one
<strong>The 20 British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century</strong>
various authors <em>Haus Publi
Tony sings the praises of his new best friend, Cherie sees a monster, while Gordon and John fight it
The great Chilean balladeer Victor Jara, who was tortured to death by the regime of General Pinochet 33 years ago, wrote a song that mocks those who see themselves as rational and liberal, yet so often retreat into the arms of authority, no matter its dishonesty and brutality to others.