Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.

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Politics
06 October 2011
My column in this week's magazine attacks the Tories' "brazen attempt to gerrymander the electoral system"...
Politics
01 October 2011
Our education system isn't perfect. Far from it. But, in recent years, it has become fashionable to deride the...
Politics
01 October 2011
Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical American Muslim cleric of Yemeni descent and alleged al-Qaeda commander, was assasinated by...
UK Politics
29 September 2011
Social democracy is back. Equality matters. It is time for a new set of rules. Ed Miliband's speech to his party's...
International Politics
26 September 2011
In September 1998, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then mayor of Istanbul, was sentenced to ten months in prison for reciting a...
UK Politics
22 September 2011
Age: 32Labour, StreathamI once introduced Chuka Umunna at a conference as "Britain's Barack Obama". He winced...
UK Politics
22 September 2011
I meet Len McCluskey, general secretary of Britain's biggest union, Unite, on a rare sunny afternoon in August. In his...
Politics
22 September 2011
Ed Miliband
UK Politics
19 September 2011
He's back. Tony Blair, invader of Iraq, "personal family friend" of the Gaddafis, holiday guest of Hosni...
Politics
16 September 2011
John Rentoul is the biographer of a Labour leader. So am I. But I struggle to think what else we have in common.Oh,...
UK Politics
12 September 2011
As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, there has been much talk of how "everything changed" that day....
Politics
09 September 2011
Last night's Question Time special on the aftermath of 9/11 featured the "Prince of Darkness", Richard Perle...
North America
07 September 2011
The threat in perspective.
Politics
05 September 2011
On Saturday, the website Truthout published a must-read "confessional" essay by a former "GOP operative...

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