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.
Finishing The Shepherd’s Crown was a double sadness: not just goodbye to Terry Pratchett, but goodbye to a younger, less cynical version of myself.
Against a big, blowsy set, Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a deliberately un-starry performance (shame about the slow-mo).
The Lothian MSP has just taken on the toughest job in politics – leading Scottish Labour against the SNP.
Yvette Cooper is offering Labour a platform of cautious pragmatism – but will that be enough to take the crown?
The task faced by the next leader of Scottish Labour is gargantuan - but the triumph of Jeremy Corbyn at Westminster could alter the political calculus.
Helen Lewis talks public services, Jeremy Corbyn and ladyballs with Labour deputy leadership candidate Stella Creasy.
All things considered, the leaked video of Lord Sewel barely caused a stir. Could it be that we now find ourselves empathising with the exposed?
News on Facebook travels through “Likes” and shares, and people won’t Like a crackdown on benefits, even if they secretly support it.
Newspaper proprietors find it relatively easy to opt out of public life but Desmond is a salesman to the core.
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