Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 07 March 12:00

Don't believe it - "Blair should take credit for minimum wage hike"

Mark Thomas scoffs at a meaningless apology
By Mark Thomas - 28 February 12:00

Blair finally said "sorry" to some of the innocent prisoners released after years of being locked up

The insider - Kevin Maguire hears Gordon's best joke
By Kevin Maguire - 28 February 12:00

Blunkett's memento of Kimberly, Howard's flying sycophants and Hoon's hunt for a comb

Darcus Howe explains why blacks won't vote
By Darcus Howe - 28 February 12:00

Right-wing attacks used to panic blacks into voting Labour. Now we just don't vote at all

Politics - Richard Reeves denounces Ruth Kelly's sell-out
By Richard Reeves - 28 February 12:00

The end of A-levels was a flagship policy for Labour's young modernisers. But Ruth Kelly has caved i

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 28 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Labour's campaign is a big hit"

The truth about Northern Ireland
By Staff blogger - 28 February 12:00

The true terms of the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland were never spelt out, for the very good reason that many of the parties, particularly British Labour ministers, could not admit the terms even to themselves. But they were simple.

Watching brief - Amanda Platell observes a very fit PM
By Amanda Platell - 21 February 12:00

How the drama of Ken Livingstone unfolded before our eyes, Tony Blair shows off his six-pack, and th

The machines that ate my life
By James Burton - 21 February 12:00

Forget super-casinos: worry about the brash "virtual roulette" in the high street

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 21 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Immigrants bring in disease"

NS Essay - After two terms of Labour, the nation still largely thinks Tory
By Richard Reeves - 21 February 12:00

Ministers say they want to bring about a "progressive consensus". Since even the US neo-cons claim t

Bigotry lives on in Scotland
By Tim Luckhurst - 21 February 12:00

Observations on religious schools

Tony, you're just like all the rest
By Deborah Mattinson - 21 February 12:00

The Prime Minister wants to woo them back, but what do women voters really think of him? Deborah Mat

We should move on, not Livingstone
By Staff blogger - 21 February 12:00

Ken Livingstone is a fool and a hypocrite.

The insider - Kevin Maguire attends the Gateshead games
By Kevin Maguire - 21 February 12:00

War in Bishop Auckland, "forward, not black" with Labour, and a commoner exposed

Off their backsides?
By Margaret Cook - 14 February 12:00

Observations on incapacity benefit

The insider - Kevin Maguire sees Midge Ure in Gordon Brown
By Kevin Maguire - 14 February 12:00

A struggle for Mandela, Saint Bob shuns IDS, and Blair makes pals with Mike Baldwin

Mark Thomas imagines a UK without migrants
By Mark Thomas - 14 February 12:00

Michael Howard is going so far to the right on immigration that he'll soon decide to make his ideas

Revealed: Blair's six election pledges
By John Kampfner - 14 February 12:00

Labour spring conference - It was going to be just five promises, all intended to project a progress

NS Interview - Ruth Kelly
By John Kampfner - 14 February 12:00

Labour spring conference - She has a new vision for comprehensive schools - and promises her religio

This man is one of Britain's most dangerous drug lords. Why did Michael Howard let him out of jail after ten months?
By Nick Cohen - 14 February 12:00

Labour is accused of "digging dirt" on the Tory leader. But, argues Nick Cohen, the case of John Haa

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 14 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Conservative Party to sue the <em>Times</em>"

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 07 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Britain to reject European constitution"

The insider - Kevin Maguire meets a Lib Dem on a raw garlic diet
By Kevin Maguire - 07 February 12:00

A Lib Dem's pungent diet, the sex scandal that wasn't, and the atheist who found a soul

Politics - John Kampfner on the EU's straight banana factor
By John Kampfner - 07 February 12:00

The task facing pro-Europeans is bleaker than at any other time in Tony Blair's two terms. So risky

The business - Patrick Hosking
By Patrick Hosking - 07 February 12:00

If Gordon Brown were to put VAT on food, it would be exactly what he needs to balance his Budget. Bu

How the west dug holes for the poor
By Staff blogger - 07 February 12:00

During the cold war, the developed nations lent willingly to Africa. No worries then about how corrupt dictators might misuse the money or line their own pockets: the US gave millions to the notorious Mobutu regime in Zaire.

Andrew Billen - Shock tactics
By Andrew Billen - 07 February 12:00

Television - Ukip exposes its own ugliness in a witty but disturbing film, writes Andrew Billen

Bikini Alert
By Christopher Thompson - 07 February 12:00

<strong>According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Britain is currently on the "Black Special" leve

NS Interview - Ken Macdonald
By John Kampfner - 07 February 12:00

Guantanamo was a legal black hole, says the director of public prosecutions, but he sticks up for Be