Ian Leslie is a writer, author of CURIOUS: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, and writer/presenter of BBC R4's Before They Were Famous.
Ruth Davidson is a Christian, gay, kick-boxing army reservist who made a passionate case for the EU and has transformed the fortunes of the Tories in Scotland.
We'd have got away with it, if it weren't for that pesky Mark Carney.
What we need is cool logic.
A belief in democracy means accepting the crowd is wiser than you are as an individual.
The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.
The nightmare of a Trump presidency and a Brexit vote ain't gonna happen, says Ian Leslie.
The question now is whether Trump can do to Hillary Clinton what he did to the Republican establishment.
Whether you're John McDonnell or Jose Mourinho, it's not a good look, says Ian Leslie.
The Messianic restlessness of the justice secretary.
A politician who uses the nirvana fallacy gains an easy rhetorical advantage. But it's a double-edged sword.
We notice you have ad blocking software enabled. Support the New Statesman’s quality, independent journalism by contributing now — and this message will disappear for the next 30 days.
If we cannot support the site on advertising revenue, we will have to introduce a pay wall — meaning fewer readers will have access to our incisive analysis, comprehensive culture coverage and groundbreaking long reads.