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
02 July 2007
You will hardly ever read a national newspaper column about energy policy. On crime, education, health, teenage sex,...
UK Politics
28 June 2007
There is something very curious about new Labour's education policies. As Alan Smithers, one of the country's most...
UK Politics
21 June 2007
Reading this month's report of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion, set up by ministers after the 7 July...
Politics
14 June 2007
I have long suspected that we are not being told the whole truth about inequality. Growing income differentials in the...
Politics
07 June 2007
When Gordon Brown took office as Chancellor, his first act was to give independence to the Bank of England in setting...
UK Politics
04 June 2007
David Willetts's now famous (or, to some, notorious) speech to the CBI last month was one of the most intelligent and...
UK Politics
28 May 2007
I have an uneasy feeling about Gordon Brown. Everyone expects some dramatic gesture when he takes office: withdrawal...
Politics
21 May 2007
Consider this headline from the Daily Telegraph business section: "The backlash has started against income inequality...
UK Politics
14 May 2007
One effect of Gordon Brown's impending move to No 10 is that we can utter the word "egalitarian" again. The prominent...
UK Politics
23 April 2007
Groceries were always the best illustration of the merits of free markets. How ridiculous it would be if we decided...
UK Politics
16 April 2007
I think I am going to emigrate to Finland. It is the least corrupt and sixth-happiest country in the world, as well as...
Politics
09 April 2007
The poor, the Bible warned, "always ye have with you". The truth of that has just come home to new Labour. According to...
Politics
02 April 2007
A few weeks ago, regular readers may recall, I got a headache trying to work out the welfare system. Now I've got...
Environment
26 March 2007
It has become clear that any practical idea of how to cut carbon emissions will meet strong public opposition. A YouGov...
UK Politics
19 March 2007
Unlike his neighbour, Gordon Brown shouldn't worry about his legacy. He already has one: the creation of asset-based...

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