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
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...
Mehdi Hasan
17 February 2012
Ramping up his recent attacks on the coalition's controversial health bill, Labour leader Ed Miliband today told nurses...
Mehdi Hasan
16 February 2012
Is attention now turning from the hapless Andrew Lansley at health to the smooth yet gaffe-prone Michael Gove at...
Politics
16 February 2012
Another week, another attack on the government's health "reforms" - and on the hapless Andrew Lansley. One of...
Mehdi Hasan
09 February 2012
If you haven't read Jemima Khan's interviews with Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone in this week's New Statesman, you...
09 February 2012
How do we stop the ongoing killings in Syria? It is an urgent and important question but one that defies a simple or...
Mehdi Hasan
06 February 2012
For some in the west, and in particular here in the UK, the murder of 77 people in Norway by Anders Breivik seemed...
Mehdi Hasan
05 February 2012
Matthew D'Ancona, one of the most well-informed commentators on the coalition, makes two important points on the...
Mehdi Hasan
04 February 2012
In all the hype and hyperbole surrounding David Miliband's latest "attack" on Ed Miliband, it is important to...
Mehdi Hasan
03 February 2012
So Chris Huhne has gone off to defend his innocence in court. Arise Ed Davey!If the former Energy and Climate Change...
Mehdi Hasan
02 February 2012
Ed Miliband had a bad, bad January - but ended on a high. Having fallen behind in the polls, been attacked by his guru...
Mehdi Hasan
01 February 2012
Last night, on my way home after doing the late-night paper review on Sky News, I got involved in a minor Twitter spat...

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