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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Music and Performance
02 October 2006
The Sunday Telegraph is not usually a paper that cheers me up. But it did so the other day with a page-three lead...
Politics
25 September 2006
It is hard in this day and age not to give offence. What will Boris Johnson be remembered for? Offending the people of...
UK Politics
18 September 2006
Tony Benn always insists that politics should be about ishoos and not pershonalities. The likes of Hazel Blears echo...
Culture
11 September 2006
In a recent column in support of racial profiling, Gerard Baker of the Times argued that, "if all the big terrorist...
Politics
11 September 2006
The comparison may seem an unlikely one, but the fate of the trade unions should be an awful warning to the royal...
Politics
04 September 2006
A newspaper war is about to begin on the streets of London, involving Rupert Murdoch's News International and...
Culture
28 August 2006
In football, rows are in the open. Referees wave red cards, players crowd round in snarling fury, managers perform...
UK Politics
21 August 2006
Ever since Gladstone went to the theatre shortly after learning of General Gordon's fate in Khartoum, politicians have...
Politics
14 August 2006
To my surprise, I find myself in sympathy with Andy Coulson, editor of the News of the World. He has just lost a case...
Human Rights
07 August 2006
There's no doubt where the Sun stands. The day after Israel killed 56 in Qana, it gave ten paragraphs to the massacre,...
Politics
31 July 2006
Among scientists and politicians, the global warming deniers have almost disappeared, though the latter do not seem...
UK Politics
24 July 2006
Somebody had a scoop on one of the episodes that apparently led to the arrest of Lord Levy in connection with the cash-...
Business
24 July 2006
After being sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan recorded in his diary (later published as The Insider)...
Culture
17 July 2006
Are internet bloggers responsible for John Prescott's latest travails? The bloggers themselves - notably Iain Dale, a...
Law
10 July 2006
Perhaps it is the hot weather, or perhaps I need a holiday, but the newspapers at present make me feel unusually...

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