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.
Standard and Poor's decision to downgrade the United States's credit rating is outrageous and undemocratic.
The deal is done and the cuts are coming. But perhaps, to paraphrase Tony Blair, it's worse than we thought.
Obama's "deal" isn't a compromise. It's capitulation. And there were alternatives.
With the unfolding of the News Corp scandal, we are witnessing the making of a modern Labour leader.
Stop the mawkishness and sentimentality, says Mehdi Hasan.
When will the PM distance himself from the toxic trio of Murdoch, Coulson and Brooks?
The Bubba comes out against austerity.
Since the US/UK invasion in 2001, 374 British service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan.
A succession of British prime ministers have been in thrall to the Murdoch empire.
It was a bravura performance from the Labour leader.
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