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
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...
07 January 2010
The great sociologist Richard Sennett has often written about how a sense of long-term commitment - to an employer, job...
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...
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
19 November 2009
One of the great diseases of the modern era - somebody once called it the "diploma disease" - is to require...
12 November 2009
Roy Hattersley
UK Politics
12 November 2009
I am no great admirer of the European Union, but I have always thought we should stay with it and make the best of it....
05 November 2009
No more Mr Nice Guy, eh? One effect of Alan Johnson's decision to sack David Nutt is to shatter the carefully...
15 October 2009
If St Augustine had a vision of God, perhaps it was not unlike Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charities Commission....
08 October 2009
One of the architects of the Tories' "work programme", announced at their conference in Manchester, is Lord (...
UK Politics
01 October 2009
With the Conservatives about to dominate the media for an entire week, New Statesman readers need cheering up. So here'...