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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Lifestyle
16 April 2009
There is surely a simple solution to the scandal of MPs’ second homes and expenses. The parliamentary authorities...
UK Politics
09 April 2009
Why do people keep saying things such as “40 per cent of the world’s wealth has been destroyed”, as Hamish McRae, the...
UK Politics
02 April 2009
I have been reading a new book called Operation Snakebite, an account of the Afghan War written by Stephen Grey, the...
Books
02 April 2009
There is something very sad about these diaries. For all their wit (some of it laugh-out-loud, as when the Queen, with...
UK Politics
26 March 2009
It is surely time for another big government resignation. No, I don’t mean another departure by Peter Mandelson, who...
UK Politics
12 March 2009
When I edited this magazine from 1998 to 2005, it took a sceptical attitude to the Northern Ireland peace process. My...
Politics
05 March 2009
What can be done about Fred the Shred, the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss who insists on holding on to his pension...
Economics
26 February 2009
If I were a betting man, I might have made money out of Margaret Thatcher. When a Tory leadership contest was announced...
Business
19 February 2009
Is there no end to this apologising? After the bankers and Jeremy Clarkson comes an even more improbable penitent:...
Business
19 February 2009
Fashion, mediated through peer group pressure, has always played a role in children's lives. When Tom Brown arrives at...
Books
12 February 2009
Some modern celebrities, it is said, have never done anything particularly notable. They are just famous for being...
Business
05 February 2009
We now know that Alistair Darling was not joking when he said last summer that we faced the worst economic crisis in 60...
Politics
11 December 2008
Hugo Young, first on the Sunday Times and then on the Guardian, was a columnist of bottom (I use the word Young might...
Politics
27 November 2008
With all this talk of derivatives, collateralised debt obligations, option contracts, default swaps and so on, you...
International Politics
13 November 2008
The American Future: a History Simon Schama Bodley Head, 400pp, £20 Will America Change? Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl...

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