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
23 August 2012
When I was a child, I was taught that the British were particularly energetic because of our bracingly cold climate. In...
15 August 2012
I feel like a grumpy parent who, finding the house clean and tidy after the teenagers’ 18th birthday celebration...
Politics
08 August 2012
So farewell, then, House of Lords reform. “The people who make the laws of the land should be elected”...
18 July 2012
The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, is patting himself on the back. Of the 56,000 households affected...
UK Politics
28 June 2012
  David Cameron’s proposals for welfare reform are lacking not only in compassion but also in common sense...
UK Politics
13 June 2012
Ministers’ appearances before the Leveson inquiry, like the opening matches of international football...
Books
06 June 2012
How England Made the English: From Hedgerows to Heathrow Harry Mount Viking, 368 pp, £20 Something is stirring...
Media
06 June 2012
“Why WERE they left to shiver in rain for 4 hours?” demanded a Daily Mail headline. Ah, yes, but a day...
Media
30 May 2012
Interview by Peter Wilby.
UK Politics
09 May 2012
  What strange people Tories are. When they (I mean Tory backbenchers and activists, rather than David...
Politics
25 April 2012
For several days before James Murdoch’s appearance at the Leveson inquiry, the word on the Fleet Street grapevine...
Politics
18 April 2012
In 2010, a Stockport café owner was refused retrospective planning permission for an extractor fan because her...
Culture
03 April 2012
  Cheek by Jowl: a History of Neighbours    Emily Cockayne Bodley Head, 288pp,...
Culture
26 March 2012
Luck: What It Means and Why It Matters Ed Smith Bloomsbury, 256pp, £16.99 In the early 1970s, a team...
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...

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