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.
Is the press more partisan than in previous elections? Yes, but that says more about politics than about the press.
I cannot remember an Ashes series that has aroused less anticipation - in fact, I've booked an overseas holiday during the first test.
Wrong-to-buy, socialist Monopoly - and a rather strange cricketing romance.
Plus a call for a parliament so hung it can't make pointless changes.
Plus Richard III interred - and that end-of-term feeling as Parliament closes down.
For many, public schools represent an ongoing problem in the battle for equality. But what can be done to level the playing field? A new book by David Turner considers the ongoing hold of the private system.
"If the qualification for politicians is that they can willingly endure constant and critical scrutiny of their domestic decor and techniques for eating sandwiches on the street, we really shouldn’t be surprised that all our political leaders seem so weird."
A horrible feeling has grown inside me: that the Conservatives will not only form the next government but get a small overall majority.
Plus, why Wolf Hall should have character stats flash up - so you can remember who destroyed the most monastaries.
In the aftermath of Oborne's resignation, there are other questions to be asked about the newspaper industry.
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