Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes the weekly First Thoughts column for the NS.
David Cameron is remarkably adept at getting out of trouble.
How Seumas Milne – a Winchester-educated Guardian left-winger – became Jeremy Corbyn’s spin doctor and one of the most powerfully divisive figures in the Labour Party.
The Indie’s cheerful mourners, teachers’ colour pens, and why the Tories will spoil your dinner.
On the Queen's views, Tory school reforms and the rising homeless population.
Plus Daily Mail euphemisms, ignoring Bernie Sanders’s success, and a councillor’s righteous rage.
Jeremy Lewis’s biography reveals the life of the man who made the Observer unique.
Plus: junior doctors sold into slavery, and a new day for newspapers.
Could the Independent, in going digital, be showing the way for the rest of the industry? Sadly, I think it's safer to put your money on Murdoch.
Demands that somebody or other speak for England have been thick and fast.
The truth is that many black students looking at the white, middle-class Oxford would justifiably conclude that they don’t belong.