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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UK Politics
01 December 2007
What do you think of Miss World? Is it a bit of a joke? A relic from the sexist past? Or something that enforces a...
Lifestyle
25 November 2007
One of our star turns on newstatesman.com is Victoria Brignell who writes on living life as a 'wheelchair rider' in her...
Law
21 November 2007
Metropolitan Police chief Sir Ian Blair should be removed from his job and replaced with Northern Ireland's most senior...
North America
16 November 2007
A few weeks ago I may have modestly mentioned being nominated for the British Society of Magazine Editor's web editor...
UK Politics
26 October 2007
Such a long time has elapsed since I wrote my last blog that I scarcely know where to begin. So let's start with some...
23 October 2007
Want to keep up with the news and views from the world of the arts? Well make this blog a regular part of your online...
UK Politics
27 September 2007
Cast your minds back a few weeks and you will recall that we at newstatesman.com were urging our London-based readers...
Society
21 September 2007
We've got rather a lovely little spat underway here at newstatesman.com. It all stems from Sian Berry's reaction to the...
Politics
14 September 2007
Conference season. You either love it or you hate it. Every year an assorted group of hacks, lobbyists, campaigners and...
Music and Performance
13 September 2007
Remember 1990? The unravelling of the Soviet Union, apartheid disintegrating in South Africa, Thatcher ousted? Nothing...
UK Politics
06 September 2007
A curious thing has happened. Suddenly and, so far as I can tell, without any provocation from me I have begun to...
Politics
23 August 2007
The assault was sudden and violent. An argument escalating in a microsecond. The young man with gold ear studs hit the...
UK Politics
17 August 2007
It was just a bit of fun. The Tories set up a rather peculiar system to select their London mayoral candidate which...
World Affairs
16 August 2007
As I sat in a crumbling, empty hotel in Asunción, it was hard to imagine a good reason for coming to Paraguay unless...
UK Politics
10 August 2007
Since we relaunched we've had a growing number of comments on the website - often not as many as I'd like but as our...

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