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
13 November 2006
Oh, happy days. On the two major issues of the century so far - Iraq and global warming - we lefties have been proved...
Politics
06 November 2006
In recent days, the arguments over the BBC have taken a new twist. In a spate of articles in the Mail and the...
Culture
30 October 2006
I have been mugging up on the Heather Mills/Paul McCartney divorce. This is not a subject on which, if one is to be a...
Culture
23 October 2006
Everything must now be conducted in the media limelight: marriage break-up (the McCartneys), child adoption (Madonna),...
Human Rights
16 October 2006
Muslims have become victims of a variant of Alsatian dog syndrome. The original condition arises when an Alsatian - or...
Politics
09 October 2006
This month, the Independent marks its 20th birthday. To many, it will seem sadly diminished from the days when it...
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...

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