Pass the sickbag, Alice
By Peter Wilby - 30 April 13:21

. . . on tax dodgers, deportations, crocked fast bowlers and women drivers

Brown-hating hacks refuse to listen to what Labour has to say
By Staff blogger - 30 April 13:21

What is left of New Labour, beyond a buzz-phrase that recalls a more confident and careless era: Cool Britannia, Noel Gallagher at No 10 and Tony Blair emoting over the death of Diana Windsor?

Postman Ken is nobody’s Darling
By Kevin Maguire - 30 April 13:21

All the gossip from the Westminster village

The database tyranny
By Becky Hogge - 30 April 13:21

Labour has persistently ignored expert warnings about its approach to electronic government – but a

Tax but no spend
By James Macintyre - 30 April 13:21

Labour is belatedly attempting to reinvent itself as a party of fairness and social democracy – but

Prime Minister's questions: 29 April 2009
By James Macintyre - 29 April 11:53

Read our political correspondent's blog of this week's Brown-Cameron encounter

Reflections on social Europe
By Caroline Flint - 27 April 20:47

In the midst of serious recession "now is the time to reaffirm the EU’s core principles of openness,

On expenses
By Paul Evans - 27 April 12:33

MPs' expenses and the South African elections in our weekly round-up of the political blogs

Shakespeare’s Globe
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 23 April 13:45

The House of Lords could soon welcome a new member – the first cabinet minister to wear a thong in p

Limping along on the left
By Peter Wilby - 23 April 13:45

. . . on teaching music, taxing drugs and taking on the right-wing bloggers

‘‘The party has lost its soul’’
By Neil Clark - 23 April 13:45

After a 60-year-long association with Labour, the former MP Alice Mahon has resigned in protest agai

Close encounter at the Gay Hussar
By Kevin Maguire - 23 April 13:45

All the gossip from the Westminster village

Legacy of the Raj
By Mihir Bose - 23 April 13:45

Born in Mumbai, <em>Mihir Bose</em> has won numerous awards for his wide-ranging journalism over fou

The fight for Labour’s heart
By James Macintyre - 23 April 13:45

Ed Balls sees the battle as Labour spending <em>v</em> Tory cuts. Peter Mandelson offers a new narra

The strangest bank of all
By Alex Brummer - 23 April 13:45

Barclays first defied the Treasury by refusing to take its money. Now it won’t join the Chancellor’s

Budget 2009: a very modest proposal and precious little levity
By Staff blogger - 23 April 13:45

Of all those unpleasant headlines of the past week it was perhaps the least lurid – the resignation of Alice Mahon – that should worry Labour party chiefs the most.

That boy Damian’s got talent
By Gideon Donald - 23 April 13:45

It was early in April that I was quoted by Martin Ivens in his often readable column in the Sunday Times.

Mixed emotions
By Staff blogger - 22 April 17:54

Leading charities and campaign groups tell the <em>New Statesman</em> what they think of the Chancel

Labour's bold budget
By James Macintyre - 22 April 17:09

Analysis of the 2009 Budget from the <em>New Statesman's</em> Political Correspondent

JG Ballard (1930-2009)
By Staff blogger - 20 April 16:48

The author of <em>Crash</em> and <em>Empire of the Sun</em> has passed away after a prolonged battle

How Labour can win
By Frank Field - 17 April 16:30

If the government continues as it is now my guess is that voters will machine gun us down as we come

Fantasy Commons?
By Paul Evans - 17 April 10:20

On sober reflection

Time for an honest appraisal
By Stephen Twigg - 16 April 17:36

The former Labour MP and minister responds to a <a href="

Q&A Jonathan Powell
By Staff blogger - 16 April 16:07

We ask Tony Blair's ex-chief of staff about life at Number 10, the former prime minister, the Northe

Time, gentleman, please
By Andrew Martin - 16 April 10:15

The British pub used to be the heart of the community and a place of male refuge. Now pubs are closi

The BNP’s breakthrough
By Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford - 16 April 10:15

Observations on Brussels

The NS Profile: John Gray
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 16 April 10:15

A sceptic who thinks all our ills stretch back to the Enlightenment, he is also a visionary who pred

Public Enemy Number One
By James Macintyre - 16 April 10:15

Nearly four years after the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, another man has died after an unprov

Stained by association
By James Macintyre - 16 April 10:15

Gordon Brown was right to go after the Tories on policy, but his credibility as a moral leader has b

Deaths at the hands of the police

15 June 1974 Kevin Gately, 20, died when demonstrators from Liberation and the National Front clashed with police in central London. The cause of death, alleged to be a blow to the head from a police truncheon, was never proved.