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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Environment
27 July 2007
I'm taking next week off to move from the inner city that is Kentish Town to the leafy climes of Haringey so I'm...
UK Politics
18 July 2007
How do you introduce a US citizen to Britain? Tea at Bettys? Exmoor? A trip on the canal at Llangollen? The Edinburgh...
UK Politics
04 July 2007
There's an alarming increase in the number of journalists who are falling prey to corrupt regimes, war and oppression,...
Politics
25 May 2007
You may remember a week or two back I mentioned that Harry Palmer was a New Statesman reader and concluded Len Deighton...
UK Politics
18 May 2007
Well ok maybe not but they can be quite entertaining when they're not in power. This week I heard David 'Two Brains'...
UK Politics
10 May 2007
Will you miss him? We'd like to hear your verdict on Blair. We've asked for the thoughts of people from the worlds of...
UK Politics
04 May 2007
We've brought in a couple of rather fetching innovations in the past couple of days. First we fulfilled a long-held...
Politics
01 May 2007
A key Labour assembly candidate in North Wales is in trouble with his party after predicting they will lose seats in...
Politics
26 April 2007
A few days ago a US Magazine decided to out a couple of well known Americans. Outing's been a contentious issue for a...
TV and Radio
20 April 2007
We’ve been having all kinds of fun with new stuff at newstatesman.com this week. No really, it’s been super. My...
International Politics
16 April 2007
Ever wondered why people sell their daughters? Perhaps you think you’re too thin to get married? Not questions that...
Economics
11 April 2007
Amid all the disappointments and upsets that life has to offer there are fleeting moments when things can feel pretty...
South America
09 April 2007
We saw Jesus rise from the dead, and then 30 minutes later it happened again. The crowd stood transfixed as a vast,...
UK Politics
30 March 2007
Week in, week out since we relaunched newstatesman.com a couple of guys from the brilliant journalism school at Cardiff...
23 March 2007
We've had a busy week here at newstatesman.com. First of all we've been trying some joined-up thinking - creating...

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