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.
It is reassuring that we have a prime minister who returns from his Christmas break invigorated with new ideas.
The lessons of Christmas, Michael Gove's quest for justice and how the French blocked Le Pen.
The Tube station ticket hall in Leytonstone where a middle-aged man carrying a guitar was attacked with a knife.
We should be in no doubt that our intervention will greatly increase the chances of Islamic State striking in a big way.
If you believe some reports, normal life will soon be impossible in Paris, London and other European cities. Spare a thought for Nigerians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Syrians, Yemenis, Pakistanis, Afghans and numerous others who live daily with the threat of bombings and shootings.
It is done. All done. The book. Written by him. Dan Hodges. Here is the review.
The will to win is enough on its own to persuade some athletes to risk their health and sometimes their lives.
Bond's violence is only "moderate"? Yes, I know there’s eye-gouging in King Lear but at least you get great poetry with it.
My view that Corbyn lacks the judgement to be an effective Labour leader is strengthened by his appointment of the Guardian columnist Seumas Milne as his spin doctor.
Even if grammar schools could eliminate social bias from their recruitment – so that each social class was represented in proportion to its numbers in the general child population – all would not be well.