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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UK Politics
22 February 2010
When the Conservatives use words such as "co-operative", it is wise to count the spoons. Their proposals for...
The Staggers
18 February 2010
When the Conservatives use words such as "co-operative", it is wise to count the spoons. Their proposals for...
The Staggers
12 February 2010
The Eurosceptics are in the ascendancy. They may be mostly Tories, but they have been proven right. In previous...
UK Politics
11 February 2010
The global warming deniers, I fear, have won. For the past 15 years, green has been fashionable, rather as nuclear...
UK Politics
04 February 2010
When I became the editor of the New Statesman in 1998, several readers protested after I appointed Cristina Odone, a...
UK Politics
28 January 2010
According to the latest British Social Attitudes survey, the British, though now more liberal on social issues such as...
The Staggers
22 January 2010
Would you have Rod Liddle, the ubiquitous columnist and former editor of Radio 4's Today, in your house? Would you...
UK Politics
21 January 2010
The split among Labour leaders, we are told, is between those who want to appeal to the working-class "core vote...
Human Rights
14 January 2010
One of the drawbacks of putting those accused of war crimes on trial is that they can use the occasion as a public...
Politics
07 January 2010
The great sociologist Richard Sennett has often written about how a sense of long-term commitment - to an employer, job...
Law
30 December 2009
The attempted bombing of a US plane by a young Nigerian exposes once more the absurdity of the claim that troops in...
UK Politics
17 December 2009
The pundits are virtually unanimous. Alistair Darling, they say, hasn't done enough to show that Britain can reduce its...
Politics
10 December 2009
With the global warming deniers at their most vociferous during the Copenhagen summit, here is a way to test the...
UK Politics
03 December 2009
Apologies to Mark Lynas, George Monbiot, Ed Miliband and all my other green friends, but I have decided I no longer...
UK Politics
26 November 2009
We want a trial

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