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
09 September 2010
What is most extraordinary about the News of the World phone-hacking affair - revived by a New York Times investigation...
Sport
02 September 2010
Imagine. You are 18 years old and you come from a poor village in the Pakistani Punjab. You have a rare talent for...
Politics
26 August 2010
Maybe it's the fascist beast in me rising again, but I wonder whether it's really such a disaster if, as a result of...
Politics
19 August 2010
We should wish Alan Milburn luck in his new job as the government's "social mobility tsar". But unless he...
The Staggers
13 August 2010
Martin O'Neill's record as a football manager looks admirable, and neither of the two clubs he managed immediately...
Politics
12 August 2010
Call me a fascist beast if you like, but I rather hoped the coalition would go ahead with stopping free milk for under-...
Politics
05 August 2010
British banks, which all seemed to be insolvent less than two years ago, are announcing fat profits. Admittedly, these...
Politics
22 July 2010
On the same day as David Cameron made his "big society" speech in Liverpool, the Times reported that an...
Politics
15 July 2010
I must report that, for the second time, Peter Mandelson has sent me to sleep. The first occasion was in 1998 when, as...
UK Politics
08 July 2010
It is always fascinating to watch how, as Tory ministers sniff ways of saving money, they reach for policies that seem...
The Staggers
02 July 2010
Rejoice, rejoice at Germany's emphatic World Cup victory over England!Stefan Szymanski, an economist, NS contributor...
Politics
01 July 2010
In an essay here last week, George Walden, drawing on the insights of the late Jean Baudril­lard, suggested that David...
UK Politics
24 June 2010
David Cameron hopes we can all forget about George Osborne's dreadful Budget and the impending VAT increase as we pour...
Politics
27 May 2010
New Statesman readers will not be surprised to learn that I favour Ed Miliband for the Labour leadership over his...
UK Politics
12 May 2010
The media do not like complexity. The swing­ometers don't work. The newspapers' election night charts of red and blue,...

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