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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UK Politics
22 March 2012
It was surely very foolish of David Cameron to quote the water industry as a model for his scheme to privatise roads...
12 March 2012
Privatising police services - as proposed by the West Midlands and Surrey forces - may sound like a satirical fancy...
UK Politics
27 February 2012
When in trouble, Rupert Murdoch's instinct is to spring a surprise on his critics and rivals. The launch of the Sun on...
Media
17 February 2012
When red-top journalists wail about intimidation and getting things out of proportion, you need, to borrow Oscar Wilde'...
12 February 2012
The Sunday Times is anxious to remind readers of its role in bringing about the resignation of the environment...
UK Politics
23 January 2012
The great puzzle of US politics - which the journalist Thomas Frank tries to unravel in his new book, Pity the...
UK Politics
16 January 2012
When the former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie ran L!ve TV and I edited the Independent on Sunday, both then controlled by...
Media
16 January 2012
Walk into any national newspaper and the paucity of black and brown faces will be obvious. Walk into the editorial...
UK Politics
05 December 2011
As confirmed by George Osborne's autumn statement, the government, largely by taking money away from tax credits for...
Newspapers
28 November 2011
Basil D'Oliveira, who has died at 80, was perhaps the greatest of all cricketing heroes because he achieved so much...
Europe
16 November 2011
Prediction is nearly always dangerous, but here is one that I believe to be absolutely safe. Whatever you read...
UK Politics
10 November 2011
Desmond v Dacre redux, the clamour from Occupy LSX, questions of faith and university bingo. In a world of bewildering...
UK Politics
09 November 2011
One of the puzzles of the latest financial crisis is that share prices haven't tanked, as they did in 2008. They are...
UK Politics
31 October 2011
Now that Muammar al-Gaddafi has been summarily bumped off by our new best friends in Libya, along with 53 "...
UK Politics
24 October 2011
No doubt the British weather will soon rain on the earnest folk who have pitched their tents in St Paul's churchyard....

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