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
23 October 2008
At times like this, I think of Stafford Cripps. A vegetarian and teetotaller, who reputedly lunched exclusively on...
Politics
18 September 2008
I asked a much-acclaimed headteacher the other day about the secret of his success. Consistency, he said. Schools did...
Business
11 September 2008
Most Britons, and particularly readers of this column, will be familiar with the extent to which the super-rich are...
Politics
04 September 2008
When a report from the World Health Organisation came out a few days ago, the media highlighted an extraordinary fact:...
UK Politics
28 August 2008
Within living memory, Britain was a country where recycling was a way of life and waste was abhorred. Milk was...
Politics
21 August 2008
Which world-beating British industry employs 1.2 million people, has grown by 126 per cent since 1995, grosses revenues...
Politics
14 August 2008
The NHS could quite easily consume the country's entire GDP. As more people survive into extreme old age, more drugs...
UK Politics
07 August 2008
August, the month when children aren't at school, is when the English spend most time talking about education, as...
UK Politics
31 July 2008
Hilaire Belloc, a Frenchman by birth, once advised us that "when you have lost your inns . . . you will have lost the...
Politics
24 July 2008
Has David Cameron discovered his guru, who can do for him what Anthony Giddens did for Tony Blair or Milton Friedman...
UK Politics
24 July 2008
The English class system was always porous. That was what distinguished it from a caste system. By investing in land,...
UK Politics
17 July 2008
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sound like a popular singing duo or the latest craze in children's dolls. Until a few days...
UK Politics
03 July 2008
My belief that this government has a political tin ear was strengthened by Harriet Harman's white paper on equality (A...
UK Politics
26 June 2008
Internal Labour debate rages over whether Gordon Brown should continue on the new Labour path, appealing to middle-...
Politics
19 June 2008
If readers have been paying attention to this column, they will be familiar with Ed Balls's 638 "failing secondary...

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