A tale of two cities
By Adam James - 25 October 13:00

NS & Fellows' Associates round table - The Home Secretary hopes that his citizenship schemes will ma

Did privatisation make rail safer?
By Andrew Clark - 25 October 13:00

Observations on risk analysis

Amanda Platell knows who can save the Tories
By Amanda Platell - 25 October 13:00

Watch out, Labour: the man from Oz who turned Howard into a success story is coming

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 25 October 13:00

Don't believe it - "Iraq: pro-war MPs draw a line in the sand"

America - How toxic George hurts his pal Tony
By John Kampfner - 25 October 13:00

The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r

What a load of wonk!
By Ellie Levenson - 25 October 13:00

Ellie Levenson on a life in politics

America - Even Clinton couldn't stop the right

Conservatism - A John Kerry presidency would be at best a pause in the "melancholy, long, withdrawin

The paradox of politics
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Francis Beckett on too many students

America - Through an electoral fog
By Andrew Stephen - 25 October 13:00

The next four years - Bush campaigns on his fitness to command the war on terror, not on policies. B

Stop turning a blind eye
By Michael Meacher - 18 October 13:00

Observations on corruption

John Pilger cheers the islanders fighting dirty tricks
By John Pilger - 18 October 13:00

More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establ

Let's not panic about pensions
By Richard Reeves - 18 October 13:00

There is no "longevity crisis", only decisions to be made about how we pay for retirement

The business - Patrick Hosking on why small investors lose out
By Patrick Hosking - 18 October 13:00

Small investors do occasionally flex their muscles at company AGMs, but they have never become the b

Politics - John Kampfner on the man who would be Gladstone
By John Kampfner - 18 October 13:00

The man who would be Gladstone is unfurling all kinds of visionary reforms. The problem is that, for

Getting better all the time
By Liam Vaughan - 18 October 13:00

The <em>New Statesman</em> and Fellows' Associates, with the support of Northgate Information Soluti

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 18 October 13:00

Don't believe it - "Unions will be choosing our next prime minister"

Expect Labour to find one old weapon
By Staff blogger - 18 October 13:00

Crime is what the political and media classes talk about when they have nothing else to say. It is what they fall back on; their weapon of last resort.

Let the courtship begin
By Antonio Maqueda - 18 October 13:00

Britain's politicians had better start listening to ethnic minorities: they need their votes

Blue is now the cool colour
By Lauren Booth - 18 October 13:00

Observations on Tory youth

Hopi candles for the worried well
By Theodore Dalrymple - 18 October 13:00

The NHS plan for taxpayers to fund hocus-pocus marks a historic betrayal of science

Darcus Howe goes before a magistrate
By Darcus Howe - 11 October 13:00

Even our judges are more open-minded about race than our politicians

Why we must never tolerate torture
By Staff blogger - 11 October 13:00

Torture and England do not mix well. Uniquely in medieval Europe, English common law forbade the extraction of confessions with torture.

Put the people back in the picture
By Ferdinand Mount - 11 October 13:00

Land campaign - Forget new taxes. Getting rid of our present draconian planning laws is the best way

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 11 October 13:00

Don't believe it - "Tony Blair to stay on for full third term"

From Spain, a not so healthy role model
By Antonio Maqueda - 11 October 13:00

Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to

The Prime Minister's little flutter
By Margaret Cook - 11 October 13:00

Statesmen deny illness for fear of alarming the public and keep on going. But far more worrying is a

Amanda Platell hears the Tories on their first kiss
By Amanda Platell - 11 October 13:00

The cabbie asked Norman Lamont: "Are you famous?" And he said: "I was, once"

Tony's still in charge, and Gordon must behave
By Giles Radice - 11 October 13:00

The excitable media reaction to Tony Blair's announcement that he would seek to serve a full third term obscured three critical issues - the need for Labour to win the election, the need to ensure a successful third term, and the need to secure an orderly succession.

Mark Thomas writes an open letter to a minister
By Mark Thomas - 11 October 13:00

Is the British government helping to train Colombian military units suspected of killing trade union

The gambler
By John Kampfner - 11 October 13:00

As he goes above his party and the British electorate, alienates the Chancellor, and tries to fix th