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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UK Politics
07 July 2011
Finally, our leaders are outraged. The claim that the mobile phone of the murdered teenager Milly Dowler was hacked by...
Politics
06 July 2011
Those of us who have long argued that Ed Miliband has a steely side and shouldn't be underestimated or written off are...
Politics
03 July 2011
Source: AFP In today's Sunday Times (£), there is a profile of the Minnesota congresswoman and wannabe Republican...
Politics
03 July 2011
In this week's New Statesman, we take a look at the quagmire in Afghanistan, in the wake of President Obama's recent...
Politics
02 July 2011
There were two depressing aspects to the electoral reform referendum in May. First, of course, there was the result: it...
Politics
30 June 2011
As public-sector workers, including teachers, go on strike today, the (right-wing) papers are filled with anti-union,...
Politics
24 June 2011
Poor ol' Melanie Phillips. In today's Guardian, the Conservative Party chair Sayeeda Warsi goes on the offensive:"...
Politics
23 June 2011
I have a comment piece in today's Guardian that takes on the growing army of critics of the Labour leader, Ed Miliband...
Politics
23 June 2011
If just one piece of evidence were needed to illustrate how bad relations between David and Ed Miliband became during...
UK Politics
23 June 2011
Mark Serwotka
Politics
22 June 2011
This week's New Statesman includes an interview with Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial...
Politics
21 June 2011
The sharia myth.
Politics
15 June 2011
The NS blogger Dan Hodges has referred to it as Ed Miliband's "Bloody Sunday" -- Sunday 12 June. It was the...
Politics
09 June 2011
Tony Blair is back in Britain to promote the paperback edition of his 2010 memoir, A Journey. The permatanned ex-...

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