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.
Abortion is one of those rare political issues on which left and right seem to have swapped ideologies.
Like freedom, tolerance is not a western invention or innovation; it is an Islamic virtue.
The unrest in Bahrain is quietly ignored by our leaders and relegated by journalists to the box marked “news in brief”.
It's not a failure of personality, it's a failure of ideology. And that spreads much further than the Chancellor.
In a year when Britishness is celebrated, the citizenship test makes a mockery of it.
Morsi is far, far from perfect - but we shouldn't write him off yet.
The German Chancellor is terminating growth and pushing us towards a new Depression.
“Aid finances a lavish lifestyle”.
Military intervention will only intensify the violence, not reduce it. There is another way.
Sunny seems to think that Iran's open and undeniable enrichment of uranium, which is the country's legal right under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, amounts to a weapons programme. It doesn't.