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
18 June 2009
I do not care whether the Iraq inquiry is held in public or private. It is a waste of time and money. Like, I would...
UK Politics
11 June 2009
The plot to kill off Labour
Books
04 June 2009
What price liberty?
UK Politics
04 June 2009
I suppose, when you think about it, government by celebrity is sooner or later inevitable. All parties seek celebrity...
Politics
28 May 2009
On Esther Rantzen
UK Politics
21 May 2009
Whenever it is suggested that MPs’ expenses be cut, someone – usually a sitting MP – insists there must be a...
UK Politics
14 May 2009
My answer to those who say that, because of the Iraq War or the widening gap between rich and poor or whatever, they...
UK Politics
07 May 2009
I am sorry to rain on Joanna Lumley’s parade, but I have rarely heard such piffle as she and others offered in support...
UK Politics
30 April 2009
Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells is leaving us. “I own my own business, which moves electronic components around the world...
UK Politics
23 April 2009
Why are the most successful blogs on the right? Why doesn’t the left – the real left, not New Labour camp followers...
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...

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