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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Mehdi Hasan
16 March 2012
Close allies Paul Staines (aka "Guido Fawkes") and Dan Hodges have been blogging all week about chaos,...
Mehdi Hasan
14 March 2012
Iran Watch, part 6. Ok. This is getting BO-RING. The Sindy's John Rentoul says "the world might have decided...
Mehdi Hasan
13 March 2012
Iran Watch, part 5 - a response to some nonsense from Guido Fawkes. In a tweet to me this morning, libertarian blogger...
Mehdi Hasan
09 March 2012
My fellow New Statesman columnist - and the new professor of contemporary thought at Brunel University - Will Self put...
Mehdi Hasan
08 March 2012
Iran Watch, part 4. I guess I should be flattered. On Tuesday night, at 11:18pm, when some of us were spending time...
UK Politics
08 March 2012
You can’t run against Boris as the banker-bashing candidate but avoid your own income tax. What is it with...
Mehdi Hasan
06 March 2012
Iran Watch, part 3. Last night's Newsnight was pretty disappointing. Diplomatic editor Mark Urban and host Jeremy...
International Politics
05 March 2012
The clamour for military action in Syria grows with each passing day, exacerbated by the relentless brutality of the...
Mehdi Hasan
02 March 2012
On Blair's return
Mehdi Hasan
01 March 2012
Yesterday I tweeted a link to this piece in the Atlantic Monthly on how the repressive Bahraini regime has signed up a...
Mehdi Hasan
29 February 2012
Gotcha! Don't you love it when journalists corner a politician or pundit with an outrageous or offensive quote, which...
Mehdi Hasan
24 February 2012
Samuel Brittan, often described as the "doyen of British economic journalists", has an important column in...
Mehdi Hasan
23 February 2012
Iran Watch, part 2 Writing in the Independent yesterday, columnist and comedian Mark Steel observed: Governments...
International Politics
23 February 2012
"His calls for freedom deserve to be heard. His valiant efforts should not go in vain. The president calls on all...
Mehdi Hasan
22 February 2012
Back in November, I wrote the following paragraph at the start of my weekly column in the magazine:It has become an...

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