Ben Davies trained as a journalist after taking most of the 1990s off. Prior to joining the New Statesman he spent five years working as a politics reporter for the BBC News website. He lives in North London.

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Society
19 February 2009
Don't miss Jason Cowley's in depth interview with Foreign Secretary David Miliband. Caricatured as über-Blairite and...
International Politics
16 February 2009
We launch our brand new columnist Martin Jacques - the former editor of that legendary publication Marxism Today. Don't...
TV and Radio
09 December 2008
Oliver Postgate, who died on Monday 8 December, should be remembered as one of the great children's storytellers of the...
TV and Radio
27 November 2008
It's often said that we journalists are a despicable breed. After all we murdered poor Diana. We lie at the drop of a...
Politics
24 November 2008
1530 GMT Alistair Darling is invited by the Speaker to deliver his pre-Budget report. Darling said he wanted to take...
UK Politics
11 November 2008
It's tempting, as the editor of a website, to commission subjects that will get as many comments as possible. The...
UK Politics
22 September 2008
The New Statesman party is usually the first big event of Labour's annual conference and you can get quite a sense of...
Politics
16 September 2008
Down to Bournemouth to join the Lib Dems. Not literally you understand. No, I'm actually here to chair a couple of New...
Lifestyle
13 August 2008
You know how the Americans used to pay money to look at the deformed in circus freak shows? If that appeals to you, try...
Politics
06 August 2008
This week on newstatesman.com the Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov writes exclusively on Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, who...
Politics
31 July 2008
It's all looking rather bleak for Gordon Brown. In fact, if you agree with veteran Conservative politician John Gummer...
International Politics
15 July 2008
First my thanks to Sian Berry who has been a regular contributor on newstatesman.com since we relaunched on 30 November...
UK Politics
05 July 2008
The extraordinary resignation of Boris Johnson's deputy mayor Ray Lewis saw me called in to BBC London on Friday night...
03 July 2008
New Media Awards ceremony 2008 video Video from co-hosts http://2gether08.com/ The winners of the New...
UK Politics
24 June 2008
Let me take a few minutes to put the boot into the Cheery Digest. A confirmed miserablist, I'm clearly not the target...

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