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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International Politics
20 January 2011
The main reason why anything resembling the Arizona shootings is inconceivable in Britain is that we don't like guns...
The Staggers
06 January 2011
"Weird, posh, lewd, creepy" – this was how a Sun headline described Chris Jefferies, the landlord of...
Law
06 January 2011
"Weird, posh, lewd, creepy" - this was how a Sun headline described Chris Jefferies, the landlord of Joanna...
Media
29 December 2010
Towards the end of 2010, an Australian-based futurist - the sort who starts firms with names such as Advanced Human...
Lifestyle
29 December 2010
Mine is to make no New Year resolutions. Deciding on a new course of action purely because a digit on the calendar has...
Politics
29 December 2010
Support for David Cameron and the coalition government remains surprisingly high. With thousands expecting to lose...
UK Politics
09 December 2010
Well, is that it? When I first heard WikiLeaks had a lorry load of US diplomatic cables, I looked forward to something...
Politics
09 December 2010
You don't need to be much of a conspiracy theorist to believe there is some connection between WikiLeaks's disclosure...
UK Politics
25 November 2010
Capitalism these days is one damn thing after another. In the past 30 years, we've had a Latin American debt crisis, an...
Politics
18 November 2010
Have you noticed in recent months that plastic carrier bags are more readily available at supermarket checkouts? That,...
UK Politics
11 November 2010
The problem with George W Bush wasn't that he was once a toper, but that he gave up drink and found God. In his memoirs...
Politics
04 November 2010
My guess is that what Boris Johnson calls the "cleansing" of the poor from central London as a result of the...
UK Politics
28 October 2010
The tales of torture, reckless bombing and murder of unarmed civilians in Iraq contained in the latest WikiLeaks...
Politics
21 October 2010
The day before George Osborne's Spending Review, a friend was travelling on a London bus that broke down on a busy...
UK Politics
30 September 2010
Gosh, the Blairites are cross! In the Independent on Sunday, John Rentoul, Tony Blair's biographer, put the boot into...

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