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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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...
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...

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