Legalise medicinal cannabis!
By John Pring - 03 September 18:20

The editor of <em>Disability Now</em> argues the case for cannabis accepting there are some risks as

Sian gets sucked into Facebook
By Sian Berry - 03 September 13:37

The power of Facebook to the politician plus Ken Livingstone impersonators and other issues

Britain's role in the new cold war
By Matthew Holehouse - 30 August 13:00

For years the Soviet Union and the US managed an uneasy balance of power. Now Russia is challenging

Cameron: the gloves are off
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 30 August 13:00

The Tories are readying for battle; social breakdown will be their weapon against Brown

The duty to inspire
By Chuka Umunna - 30 August 13:00

Black people need to establish themselves in boardrooms, parliament and court rooms if they want to

Guns - where are they all coming from?
By Martin Bright - 30 August 13:00

The Conservatives blame Labour for the rise of armed violence. But, as Martin Bright reports, Mersey

Hypocrisy at the highest level
By Alex Brummer - 30 August 13:00

Untrammelled capitalism has been allowed to set its own rules for far too long - and by a Labour Cha

Politics and the pound
By G D H Cole - 30 August 13:00

<strong>Taken from The <em>New Statesman</em> 29 August 1931</strong>

In August 1931, the Great D

How the rich keep the poor in their place
By Staff blogger - 30 August 13:00

The easiest way to redistribute wealth is via the tax system

The pitfalls of pride
By David Marquand - 30 August 13:00

David Marquand asks whether hubris is an occupational hazard for modern politicians. Should we be qu

Being Norman Lamb
By Owen Walker - 29 August 15:12

The Lib Dem health spokesman gets faked on Facebook

BNP's green disguise
By Brendan O'Neill - 23 August 13:00

Observations on immigration

David and George enter Phase Two
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 23 August 13:00

If Blair and Brown were Lennon and McCartney, who are Cameron and Osborne? Mick and Keith? Ant and D

Tribalism places party before country
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 August 13:00

Tribalism is unthinking, it brooks no disagreement. It is, essentially, anti-democratic, as we know

More lies exposed
By Chris Ames - 23 August 13:00

Observations on WMD

Control Freaks at Climate Camp
By Carly Fraser - 21 August 14:19

Climate Camp has come to an end but here Carly Fraser relates how while it was underway the organise

Sian goes to Climate Camp
By Sian Berry - 20 August 10:28

I wonder how many people have decided this week that, actually, they don’t think expanding airports

Boris Johnson and the lefty conspiracy
By Ben Davies - 17 August 13:59

Plots and intrigue at Terminal House plus Clarissa Dickson-Wright and much more

The countrywoman: Clarissa Dickson-Wright at a hare coursing event in 2004. (Photo: Getty)
Clarissa Dickson-Wright: a toff and proud of it
By Clarissa Dickson-Wright - 17 August 12:20

The TV chef and countryside campaigner Clarissa Dickson-Wright, best known as one half of the Two Fat Ladies, has died aged 66. In 2007, she kicked off a series for the NS looking at class and “poshness”.

It was devolution wot done it
By Owen Walker - 17 August 10:57

The brief quiet that descended over British politics ends in a heated spat over Alex Salmond's plans

Who's backing Boris?
By Staff blogger - 16 August 13:27

The race is on in the Conservative Mayoral Primary, with four candidates battling to stand against K

No mercy for Ming
By Rosa Prince - 16 August 13:00

The polls may be bad for David Cameron, but they are even worse for Menzies Campbell. The knives are

Drawn and quartered
By Richard Maiden - 16 August 13:00

Observations on urban renaissance

The most important protest of our time
By Mark Lynas - 16 August 13:00

Aviation is the incendiary issue in environmental politics today. The campaigners at Heathrow are ju

Power to the people?
By Andrew Boff - 14 August 11:39

Andrew Boff says his main goal is democratic renewal including allowing Londoners the right to draw

Why I want to take on Ken
By Victoria Borwick - 14 August 11:19

Victoria Borwick wants to expose the shortcomings of Ken Livingstone's mayoralty, cut back on waste,

Warwick's vision for London
By Warwick Lightfoot - 14 August 11:02

Warwick Lightfoot says London's strengths as an international and cosmopolitan centre are not matche

Politics and alcohol
By Brian Coleman - 13 August 11:12

One Tory backbencher of my acquaintance always made a better speech after he had consumed a bottle o

Silliest of seasons?
By Owen Walker - 10 August 16:13

Owen Walker charts some of the more frivolous offerings out there in the blogosphere

The devil may care
By Ben Davies - 10 August 15:52

Satanism, Father Ted, the London Mayoral race and other matters