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
16 January 2012
When the former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie ran L!ve TV and I edited the Independent on Sunday, both then controlled by...
Media
16 January 2012
Walk into any national newspaper and the paucity of black and brown faces will be obvious. Walk into the editorial...
UK Politics
05 December 2011
As confirmed by George Osborne's autumn statement, the government, largely by taking money away from tax credits for...
Newspapers
28 November 2011
Basil D'Oliveira, who has died at 80, was perhaps the greatest of all cricketing heroes because he achieved so much...
Europe
16 November 2011
Prediction is nearly always dangerous, but here is one that I believe to be absolutely safe. Whatever you read...
UK Politics
10 November 2011
Desmond v Dacre redux, the clamour from Occupy LSX, questions of faith and university bingo. In a world of bewildering...
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,...

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