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
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....
17 October 2011
Watching the drama engulfing Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary, I am reminded of my late father. He had little patience...
Newspapers
10 October 2011
Most newspapers thought that, given the paucity of evidence against her, Italian judges were right to acquit Amanda...
UK Politics
06 October 2011
As another crisis threatens to plunge us into a second and probably deeper recession, the talk is of more QE, or "...
UK Politics
26 September 2011
One is naturally pleased that the criminal acts of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World have cost him serious money, in...
International Politics
12 September 2011
Now we know why the government was so anxious to mount a military operation in support of the Libyan rebels against...
Business
05 September 2011
My reactions to 9/11 were, from the start, different from everyone else's. As we watched on the office television,...
UK Politics
15 August 2011
With the full effects of spending cuts still to be felt, many commentators deny they can be connected with the riots....
Society
08 August 2011
I like the term "feral elite", coined by assorted peers, academics, journalists and writers for those...
UK Politics
01 August 2011
When an attack comes from people with brown skins, we know what to make of it. It is an example of "Islamic...
Newspapers
25 July 2011
Was the young man who attacked Rupert Murdoch with shaving foam, thus helpfully turning the old monster into a victim...
UK Politics
18 July 2011
Nothing is for ever. When I first worked on Fleet Street more than 40 years ago, Max Aitken, son of the recently...
Business
04 July 2011
Teachers' strikes are peculiar beasts. The point of most strikes is to hurt employers by stopping production or sales,...

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