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
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...
Culture
03 April 2006
A few days after the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974, which killed 21 people, I was cornered by a red-faced, finger-...
Politics
27 March 2006
If I were Gordon Brown, I would worry about what happens when the man next door finally goes. The political...
UK Politics
20 March 2006
Rejoice, rejoice! For the first time in 30 years, the right has lost confidence. It no longer believes that it commands...
Culture
13 March 2006
Reading a column in the Independent this month on the Education Bill, I came across a statement so extraordinary that I...
UK Politics
13 March 2006
All but Arnold made it to the front bench, though only Rifkind reached the cabinet. He lost his seat in 1997 but...
UK Politics
06 March 2006
Alongside the National Health Service, the comprehensive school is the last surviving totem of the old Labour tribe....
Human Rights
27 February 2006
Was the News of the World editor, Andy Coulson, right to publish pictures of British soldiers abusing Iraqi youths? To...
Human Rights
20 February 2006
The New Statesman was first to suggest that Sion Jenkins, the deputy head convicted in 1998 of killing his foster...
Culture
13 February 2006
What Voltaire actually said was, "What a fuss about an omelette!" The more famous "I disapprove of what you say, but I...
Culture
06 February 2006
The Metropolitan Police chief, Sir Ian Blair, who has a literature degree from Oxford, once told me he had considered a...
Economics
30 January 2006
Nobody has yet proposed a state funeral for the London whale, but give it time. Confronted by the death of a vulnerable...
Books
30 January 2006
On Friday 13 January, at least 17 people, including children, were killed by US missiles in the Pakistani village of...

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