Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
What happened on the New Statesman website this year.
In weeks like this, I wish that I had the ability to switch off and didn’t find myself reading angry blogs about Labour on my phone at 11.30pm.
I have to admit my eyebrows lifted at Marlon James' assertion that “if I pandered to a cultural tone set by white women, particular[ly] older white female critics, I would have had ten stories published by now”.
The minister, formerly party chairman, has resigned over allegations of bullying and blackmail made against a Tory activist.
Islamic State's cheerful media images seem incongruous to us in the West. But the group are committed to showing an "idealistic caliphate".
“Hi Enda,” one tweet began chirpily. “My ovulation day was a week ago today. 11 more days of freedom. And then it’ll be a bloody nightmare.”
France has declared a national state of emergency after a series of shootings and explosions - the deadliest attacks in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings.
History written by men becomes men’s history. That's why we've started a new prize.
Student feminists want to stop the veteran feminist from speaking at universities – because of her beliefs about transgender people. But why are women always punished more than men for having controversial opinions?
There has been little drama at the Nationalists' autumn meeting in Aberdeen. Bad for journalists - great for the party.
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