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
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,...
UK Politics
09 June 2011
In England, at least, there's more than a touch of self-interested whingeing in the fuss about Fifa, football's...
UK Politics
02 June 2011
Throughout the coalition government's first year, its plans for the NHS have attracted more controversy and opposition...
Media
26 May 2011
Supporters of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, suggest the allegation that he raped an...
Politics
12 May 2011
Osama Bin Laden was a fool and a failure, and he was lucky that George W Bush, an even bigger fool, made him, for a...
Politics
12 May 2011
The downmarket newspapers can scarcely contain their glee at the rash of allegations on Twitter, naming celebrities who...
Media
05 May 2011
You have not, I hope, forgotten that the woman taking her marriage vows in Westminster Abbey is (or was) called "...
Politics
27 April 2011
David Cameron says he wants a calm, rational debate about immigration, but he is a long way from getting it. On BBC1's...
Sport
07 April 2011
A 1,400-page report on taxation issued last year by the Institute for Fiscal Studies - no, of course I haven't read it...
International Politics
31 March 2011
Our intervention in Libya feels quite different from that in Iraq. There is no US president blathering about an "...
Society
24 March 2011
Considering the Lisbon earthquake and tsun­ami of 1755 - the shocks of which were felt as far away as the Scilly Isles...
UK Politics
17 March 2011
It is a measure of how unseriously David Cameron took his green commitments - made when he was trying to convince us...
The Staggers
10 March 2011
The report on public-sector pensions from the former Labour minister John (now Lord) Hutton must be understood as part...
UK Politics
10 March 2011
Let us look into the mind of Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan dictator thought that provided he gave British firms...

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