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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Culture
19 March 2007
Tony Barnett seems a quiet, understated academic. Knowledgeable? Certainly. He is an expert on the social and economic...
Africa
16 March 2007
It’s not often an article you write destroys a family so it’s with some pride I can announce that - almost entirely...
UK Politics
12 March 2007
Fans of Sian Berry may have noticed that she momentarily disappeared from the blogosphere last week. What happened I...
Politics
23 February 2007
24 Hour party people... Those of you who have been watching the televisual gourmet dinner that is Party Animals may...
Sci-Tech
22 February 2007
It would be pretty impossible to imagine life in 2007 without digital technology but just 10 or 15 years ago most of us...
Politics
12 February 2007
Permit me a small boast. When we relaunched newstatesman.com our hits were somewhere around the 60,000 mark and they’ve...
Lifestyle
12 February 2007
Does driving make you feel good about yourself? Does it give your life some meaning? Are you exhilarated by speed? Then...
Politics
02 February 2007
This week we asked a lefty blogger called Kate Belgrave to write us an article about John McDonnell’s leadership...
UK Politics
25 January 2007
It’s always compelling watching other people having a bit of a spat and I’d like to flag up two examples from...
Business
22 January 2007
When Roslyn Cassidy began the process of converting an old builders' yard into a mortuary for her eco-friendly funeral...
TV and Radio
19 January 2007
I’ve been killing a lot of Nazis this week. Every time the TV goes on I pop upstairs and lay waste to scores of them on...
UK Politics
11 January 2007
We start the new year with something of a victory. Mark Thomas, the world’s favourite campaigning comedian and New...
TV and Radio
13 December 2006
According to Equity your average luvvie only acts 13.2 weeks a year, 80 per cent of them are not working at any given...
UK Politics
06 December 2006
I’m glad to report our first few days with the relaunched website have been a great success – our hit rate has surged,...
The Staggers
18 November 2006
Welcome to newstatesman.com – the all-new and free to view website of the current affairs magazine of the year....

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