Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes a weekly column for the NS.

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Politics
24 February 2011
How can the "big society" work, when voluntary bodies are being cut so harshly? You may get a clue from the...
Politics
17 February 2011
It didn't take long for the western media to decide that, with Hosni Mubarak still in office and the traffic in Cairo...
Media
10 February 2011
Is Murdoch's love affair with his tabloids over?
Politics
27 January 2011
The penny is at last beginning to drop about this government. Its policies have nothing to do with "empowering...
International Politics
20 January 2011
The main reason why anything resembling the Arizona shootings is inconceivable in Britain is that we don't like guns...
The Staggers
06 January 2011
"Weird, posh, lewd, creepy" – this was how a Sun headline described Chris Jefferies, the landlord of...
Law
06 January 2011
"Weird, posh, lewd, creepy" - this was how a Sun headline described Chris Jefferies, the landlord of Joanna...
Media
29 December 2010
Towards the end of 2010, an Australian-based futurist - the sort who starts firms with names such as Advanced Human...
Lifestyle
29 December 2010
Mine is to make no New Year resolutions. Deciding on a new course of action purely because a digit on the calendar has...
Politics
29 December 2010
Support for David Cameron and the coalition government remains surprisingly high. With thousands expecting to lose...
UK Politics
09 December 2010
Well, is that it? When I first heard WikiLeaks had a lorry load of US diplomatic cables, I looked forward to something...
Politics
09 December 2010
You don't need to be much of a conspiracy theorist to believe there is some connection between WikiLeaks's disclosure...
UK Politics
25 November 2010
Capitalism these days is one damn thing after another. In the past 30 years, we've had a Latin American debt crisis, an...
Politics
18 November 2010
Have you noticed in recent months that plastic carrier bags are more readily available at supermarket checkouts? That,...
UK Politics
11 November 2010
The problem with George W Bush wasn't that he was once a toper, but that he gave up drink and found God. In his memoirs...

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