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.
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.
Jason Cowley on the struggles and woes of the Labour leader.
Nicola Sturgeon is adored by the party’s activists. She is a formidable machine politician and a capable media performer.
Under the talented and popular Nicola Sturgeon, the party will become stronger still. Labour is on the run.
Our present constitutional settlement is not merely unacceptable; it is broken.
NS editor Jason Cowley writes from a cold, grey-skied Edinburgh on the eve of the vote.
The belief that waves of proletarian Scots will carry the nationalists to victory seems far-fetched.
If Britain cannot work out how to stay together when so much unites us – language, culture, shared sacrifice, blood – the portents for the 21st century are dark indeed.
The Zombie PM