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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Culture
19 December 2005
Over the past six months I have been developing a little cottage industry, mainly in these pages, in what is rather...
Politics
12 December 2005
The vast majority of politicians make poor newspaper commentators. This is because they usually start from a wish to...
Culture
05 December 2005
To mark its 40th anniversary, Press Gazette has chosen 40 newspaper journalists for a "hall of fame". With some of the...
Books
05 December 2005
In a few months, Rupert Murdoch will celebrate 25 years of owning the Times. It's hard to imagine many other people...
Culture
28 November 2005
By the time you read this, the new licensing laws will have come into force. You will have been kept awake all night by...
Culture
21 November 2005
If upmarket newspapers are not changing size, they are changing editors. When the Observer follows its Guardian sister...
UK Politics
14 November 2005
When he edited the Sunday Times during the turbulent 1970s - which saw a lock-out, a journalists' strike at the Times...
Business
07 November 2005
When David Montgomery was chief executive of the Mirror Group in the mid-1990s, the journalists called him Rommel -...
Business
07 November 2005
When I joined the New Statesman as books editor in 1996, I had recently edited the Independent on Sunday. The art...
Human Rights
31 October 2005
My old friend Darcus Howe, I have no doubt, is capable of looking after himself, and is surely doing so elsewhere in...
Politics
24 October 2005
Newspapers always need to stay a few steps behind contemporary morality. This is not only because they wish to avoid...
Politics
17 October 2005
The most recent flu pandemic occurred in late August 2005. Sorry, that should be the most recent flu pandemic in the...
UK Politics
10 October 2005
Does David Blunkett need to live like a monk? I fear he does. At the weekend, the most copious details of his...
Society
10 October 2005
As everyone in education knows, the middle classes grab all the best school places. A high-achieving school can boost...
Culture
03 October 2005
Congratulations to Stephen Grey who, as announced elsewhere in this issue, has won an Amnesty International media award...

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