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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Human Rights
26 June 2006
Is Johann Hari, the Independent's twentysomething columnist, a twerp? Does he write twaddle? Since I brought Hari into...
Culture
19 June 2006
A football World Cup is supposed to unite the nation, or at least the English part of it. Football, we are told, is now...
Culture
19 June 2006
Wherever old journalists gather together - and I would guess the same is true of old chartered accountants or old...
Culture
12 June 2006
Here is what we learned from our newspapers about the police raid on a house in Forest Gate, east London, early on the...
Culture
05 June 2006
I want readers to be honest with themselves: how much of the Indonesian earthquake coverage did you watch or read? How...
Culture
29 May 2006
Tolstoy had it wrong. Unhappy families do resemble one another: they all blame their unhappiness on the media. At least...
Culture
22 May 2006
Like most journalists, I was always instinctively opposed to statutory press regulation. I still have doubts about its...
Books
15 May 2006
In his Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951, the historian Ross McKibbin argues that cricket was once the most "...
UK Politics
15 May 2006
A new newspaper has just dropped on my desk. It is called the North West Enquirer, a quaint title which, to me,...
Politics
08 May 2006
Will they behave themselves at the World Cup in Germany next month? I refer not to the English fans but to the English...
Human Rights
01 May 2006
The late David Astor, editor of the Observer from 1948 to 1975, said that he had known three truly heroic figures in...
UK Politics
01 May 2006
I shall not attempt to adjudicate in the civil liberties row between Tony Blair and Charles Clarke on one side and the...
Politics
24 April 2006
Tony Blair's troubles get worse. The Blairite apologist Stephen Pollard has joined the deserters. Pollard is one of...
17 April 2006
You can't beat posh sex. Nor can you beat a "cat fight" between two moderately well-known women. That is why the names...
UK Politics
10 April 2006
What is it like to be on the same side as the Daily Mail? Those of us who have long believed that Gordon Brown would...

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