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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13 November 2006
It seems to have taken long enough but finally the American voter appears to have rumbled George Bush and the...
UK Politics
13 November 2006
What is more nerve-racking: undressing for Playboy or running as a parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats?...
06 November 2006
Rap music can be torture. Not the remark of an irritated parent tormented by their teenager's taste but an actual fact...
Politics
30 October 2006
The redesigned New Statesman landed more awards than any other publication at this year's Magazine Design and...
27 October 2006
What do you think of the generation dubbed the Baby Boomers? In this week’s issue of the New Statesman Michael Bywater...
20 October 2006
In this week's edition of the New Statesman we've invited Mark Lynas to explain the case for compulsory carbon...
15 October 2006
Did you know that the man credited with creating modern polygraphy – the technology behind the lie detector machine –...
09 October 2006
We’ve put drugs on the cover of this week’s New Statesman as Misha Glenny conducts a timely examination of the link...
28 September 2006
Ever stood in a field of dung dressed as Hazel Blears or tried to use Alan Johnson as comic material? I didn't think so...
21 September 2006
Question: What the only thing that's green about David Cameron? Answer: His Face. Don't believe me? Well take a look at...
14 September 2006
In the past week we’ve been asking a number of eminent citizens what Blairism meant for them. Tory historian Andrew...
07 September 2006
Well it's official, Tony Blair is standing down within the year and right on cue we have an interview with Blairite...
South America
04 September 2006
General Alfredo Stroessner, one of Latin America's longest-serving dictators, ruled Paraguay from 1954 until his...
28 August 2006
Welcome to this week’s edition of the New Statesman which looks at what was going on in the rest of the world while...

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