NS Profile - Sebastian Coe
By Nick Greenslade - 20 June 13:00

By force of personal effort, and by transforming himself, he has revived an Olympic bid that seemed

Trident: the done deal
By Robert Fox - 13 June 13:00

While country, party and parliament wonder whether Britain needs nukes at all, Blair and Brown have

When ministers trash your life's work
By Francis Beckett - 13 June 13:00

In justifying its new city academies, the government loves to dwell on the perceived failure of ordi

John Pilger castigates his own trade union
By John Pilger - 13 June 13:00

By accepting money from the British government, the National Union of Journalists is undermining its

The insider - Kevin Maguire catches Blair in a Euro-gaffe
By Kevin Maguire - 13 June 13:00

A Maggie dilemma for the Tories, Tony's EU gaffe and Ming's perfect pyjamas

G8 protest: how far should you go?
By Richard Gott - 13 June 13:00

From the Sixties going back to the suffragettes and the Levellers, Britain has a long history of reb

Watching brief - Peter Wilby doubts the need for the lobby
By Peter Wilby - 13 June 13:00

The parliamentary lobby is probably the last closed shop in the country and its defenders insist it

Politics - Anne McElvoy roughs up the Tories
By Anne McElvoy - 13 June 13:00

The Conservatives may be seeking a leader who can tell them what they're for, but if they want power

Jack's tarnished tuppence
By Tim Luckhurst - 13 June 13:00

Observations on Scotland

Addressing the car pandemic
By Staff blogger - 13 June 13:00

John Prescott denies he ever said it, which seems strange, because he should have said it: drivers need to be priced out of their cars, because if they are not, Britain will slowly come to a halt.

Darkness on the edge of town
By Joe Moran - 13 June 13:00

Once upon a time we feared that vulgar, bland suburbia was going to swamp the landscape. Now, as Joe

The insider - Kevin Maguire finds a way back for Twiggy
By Kevin Maguire - 06 June 13:00

Gordon's mortgage wheeze, a route back for Twiggy and a parliamentary diarist unmasked

Deeds not words
By Diane Atkinson - 06 June 13:00

On the anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison's fatal Derby Day protest, Diane Atkinson suggests there

Mark Thomas watches aid money go down the drain
By Mark Thomas - 06 June 13:00

Africa may as well stick up an enormous sign saying "Clearance sale. Everything must go", as an enti

Oxfam bites back
By Barbara Stocking - 06 June 13:00

Last week the <em>NS</em> accused the aid agency of failing Africa by diluting the Make Poverty Hist

Interview - Jose Manuel Barroso
By John Kampfner - 06 June 13:00

Europe - The self-confessed friend of Tony who must now pick up the pieces. Jose Manuel Barroso inte

NS Essay - 'From Churchill to Macmillan on to Thatcher and Blair, British leaders have encouraged the idea that we can still be a global player. It is a fantasy'
By John Gray - 06 June 13:00

New Labour prides itself on "thinking the unthinkable", but its policies are still guided by the sta

Politics - Cathy Newman sees past the bickering has-beens
By Cathy Newman - 06 June 13:00

Blair may want to delay his departure until he is satisfied he has left his mark, but the Chancellor

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 06 June 13:00

Don't believe it - ''Top civil servant blocks Tim Allan's return to Downing Street''

The insider - Kevin Maguire detects a bag carriers' revolt
By Kevin Maguire - 30 May 13:00

Reshuffle resentments, the PM's lucky tie and Charles Clarke's inflatable balloon act

Nye Bevan's sensational secret
By Paul Routledge - 30 May 13:00

Observations on revelations

When the eyes don't have it
By Christina Zaba - 30 May 13:00

With its built-in iris measurements and fingerprints, the high-tech ID card is held up by the govern

Forget the Pop Idol gimmicks
By Anthony Barnett - 23 May 13:00

Observations on constitutional change

The nuclear charm offensive
By Jonathan Leake - 23 May 13:00

We are all being taken in by a carefully planned public relations strategy. Its mission: to push nuc

Politics - Iain Dale has no problem being an openly gay Tory
By Iain Dale - 23 May 13:00

Far from being the preserve of Colonel Blimps, it was the Tory party that stood the most gay and bla

The cage that must be rattled
By Staff blogger - 23 May 13:00

Reform and respect: Tony Blair has proved considerably more adept at the former than the latter, certainly where the Labour Party comes in.

The insider - Kevin Maguire checks up on Nurse Hewitt
By Kevin Maguire - 23 May 13:00

A gold star for Blair, flying bedpans for Nurse Hewitt, and cap-doffing on the Isle of Wight

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 23 May 13:00

Don't believe it - ''Labour fear Ken Clarke''

A switch to Brown is not enough
By Clare Short - 16 May 13:00

A change of leader is vital, argues Clare Short, but will it, on its own, correct what has gone wron

Why Gordon should move fast
By Francis Beckett - 16 May 13:00

Observations on Labour and the unions