The Corbyn ally on how to defeat the far right, the EU's flaws and what she's learned from Labour.
Opponents talk of a govenment beginning to fray round the edges, while internally criticism is surfacing.
The messaging app has enjoyed a near pristine reputation for the last decade. But users are beginning to desert it.
Lewis’s fifth book, The Fifth Risk, explores the hazards of entrusting a country to an administration that loathes government.
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In Birmingham there was a palpable mood of discontent about the leadership and powerful concern about the party’s future.
In February it became known that Xi was planning to abolish the rule that limited China’s president to two five-year terms.
Getting older is a great liberation from the prison of other people’s expectations.
The pro-Corbyn “alternative news” website the Canary backed a two-hour Twitterstorm under the hashtag BoycottTheGuardian.
A party at Clive James’s house turned into a symposium between three of our greatest writers and talkers. We were happy to be the listeners.
Ernst Thälmann, leader of Germany’s radical left in the last years of the Weimar Republic, thought the centre left was a greater danger than the right. We should remember his miscalculation.
Those yearning for a new liberal centrist politics are going to be disappointed – but can they offer an alternative?
In the 2018 New Statesman / Goldsmiths Prize lecture, Elif Shafak explains why – in a world ruled by fear and division – novelists no longer have the luxury of being apolitical.
The digital age was supposed to be democratic, but under Google, Facebook and Twitter it has become a quest for profit at any cost.
In 2016, just as The Essex Serpent was being published, novelist Sarah Perry was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Now, she’s publishing her darkest novel yet.
In Paul Greengrass’s new film, the Anders Breivik trial becomes a metaphor for how the far right today is using and undermining the rule of law.
The former home secretary and the film critic are children of different generations, but their music memoirs both impress.
The Spanish baroque painter depicted the senses – and the senses are never more alive than when in extremis.
Film-maker Richard Macer’s son Arthur was an amazingly confident boy, at ease whether in front of the camera or quizzing Richard Branson.
The template for Bradley Cooper’s musical film bestows all dramatic opportunities on to the male role.
The National’s Antony and Cleopatra is not Concept Shakespeare; news that many prospective audience members will greet with relief.
Simon Armitage’s translation of a 600-year-old poem is intercut with clips of Madeleine McCann’s father, to devastating effect.
Sylvia could have been anywhere in the world, but she gave hope to Hanna, lost in Britain and ashamed to go back home.
As I returned to sit on the floor it started, amazingly, to rain on me; the window had a leak. Is this what Brexit is going to be like?
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