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
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....
Politics
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...
Politics
15 October 2009
If St Augustine had a vision of God, perhaps it was not unlike Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charities Commission....
Politics
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'...
UK Politics
24 September 2009
Everybody's mind is focused on public spending cuts and filling the growing "black hole" in the Treasury's...
Culture
24 September 2009
In almost anybody's list of great 20th-century editors, Harold Evans, editor of the Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981,...
Politics
10 September 2009
One should naturally support the 10:10 campaign to persuade us all to reduce our carbon footprint by 10 per cent in...
Politics
03 September 2009
The most interesting passage in James Murdoch's MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival - where he...
Culture
27 August 2009
In August 1914, Britain went to war with Germany amid patriotic fervour. A cabinet minister's private secretary...
Politics
27 August 2009
As it happens, I think Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was innocent of the Lockerbie bombing. But that is beside the point....
Politics
20 August 2009
Countries that embrace market liberalism, notably Britain and America, are best placed to recover from the recession,...
Politics
13 August 2009
''Why the hell should I take this any longer for £64,000 a year?" an unnamed MP asks the Observer rhetorically. By...
Politics
06 August 2009
On assisted suicide
UK Politics
30 July 2009
Brown and Churchill

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