Politics
29 August 2008
With his successor doing his bit for Anglo-Chinese relations with his flag-waving "ping pong's coming home" performance...
International Politics
07 August 2008
Turkey's political leaders have a taste for high drama. Until a few days prior to the 30 July verdict, it had appeared...
UK Politics
10 July 2008
1030BST So David Davis now has a majority of 15,355 votes. And to think he was a candidate for "decapitation" in the...
Human Rights
09 July 2008
It's not hard finding David Davis. There he is as I drive through Willerby, standing outside his campaign headquarters...
Europe
15 May 2008
Belgrade is gearing up to host the Eurovision Song Contest on 24 May. If ever there was a moment for Serbian opponents...
International Politics
12 May 2008
Belgrade this week was gearing up for the dubious honour of hosting the Eurovision Song contest in a fortnight's time....
Lifestyle
19 March 2008
The news that the government has allocated £1 million in funding to keep Rape Crisis centres open in England and Wales...
Politics
09 November 2007
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was smaller than I had imagined him. Dressed in an immaculate dinner jacket, set off stylishly by...
02 November 2007
With Gordon Brown and his advisors apparently still sulking in their bunker in the aftermath of the election that wasn’...
03 August 2007
Through the shark-infested waters of the summer silly season, newstatesman.com has endeavoured to hold a steady course...
Human Rights
23 July 2007
As someone who has covered the high drama and hysteria of elections in Bolivia and Venezuela, Sunday's Turkish...
15 June 2007
First, a happy and belated announcement. Ben has become a proud father; wife Chris gave birth to their first daughter...
UK Politics
27 February 2007
“Try and track down Mark Thomas while I’m away,” said Ben as he departed for the wilds of Cornwall in his Bentley,...
UK Politics
04 January 2007
Actually Ben’s not here this week – his nerves are shot so he’s taking an extended Christmas holiday to recuperate....
Politics
10 October 2005
What was Donald Rumsfeld doing in Paraguay in August? One might imagine the US defence secretary had enough on his...

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