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
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,...
Politics
04 May 2010
Does Gillian Duffy exist? The question is not as foolish or frivolous as it may seem. If you wanted to invent a...
UK Politics
29 April 2010
"Cleggalomaniac." "Vote for Clegg is vote for Brussels." "Clegg in Nazi slur on Britain....
Politics
22 April 2010
As I write, opinion polls predict a three-way split in the election result. The most widely quoted precedent is the...
Lifestyle
15 April 2010
After answering 30 or so questions posed online by something called Vote Match, I've learned that my views are most...
Politics
07 April 2010
Both Labour and the Conservatives insist that their public spending cuts won't affect "front-line services"...
29 March 2010
Tony Benn used to tell us that politics should be about "ishoos, not pershonalities". Now that party...
Society
18 March 2010
Nobody should blame Denise Fergus, mother of the late James Bulger, for making comments that seem foolish and ignorant...
UK Politics
15 March 2010
One calm, blue April morning nearly 28 years ago, I switched on my television to watch something I never expected to...
The Staggers
05 March 2010
Perhaps everything will be paid for from Falklands oil, which, it is reported, could be worth £100bn in corporation...
The Staggers
26 February 2010
Here are three arguments for voting Tory in the forthcoming election. First, a hung parliament might spook the markets...
UK Politics
26 February 2010
Here are three arguments for voting Tory in the forthcoming election. First, a hung parliament might spook the markets...
The Staggers
25 February 2010
It is no ideal
UK Politics
22 February 2010
When the Conservatives use words such as "co-operative", it is wise to count the spoons. Their proposals for...

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