Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman. He has been the editor of Granta, a senior editor at the Observer and a staff writer at the Times.
In their different ways, Cameron and Ed Miliband are both ultimate party insiders. We face a hell of a muddle.
If Labour are ever again to win an absolute majority, it must start by winning back working-class voters in constituencies like Harlow.
Last night’s debate made for good television but told us little we didn’t know and changed nothing. And so the jamboree goes on.
In an exclusive interview with NS editor Jason Cowley, the former First Minister says that the Scottish National Party would vote down a Tory government at the first opportunity.
Binoche’s Antigone is easier to respect than to pity and, for some reason, one never really feels the pathos of her struggles.
The UK's ancient constitution must be reformed to spread power more evenly.
It’s almost as if we are yearning for politicians of greater and diverse experience who know something of life beyond Westminster.
If the New Statesman has a sister publication, it is the New Republic. The magazine’s collapse provokes us to ask whether such an institution can be more than a vanity project without destroying its purpose and heritage, or losing its political identity altogether.
There is a tendency among the devoutly religious to venerate what to them seems “natural” – or God-given. But the story of religion is one of retreat in the face of science’s relentless advance.
The Ukip leader on coalitions, immigration fears and why he’s chasing the Labour vote.
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