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A government that routinely champions its commitment to border control has repeatedly failed to shield Britain from new waves of Covid infections.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Why would an approach that failed for Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband work for the current Labour leader?
The sectarian, communal violence between Arabs and Jews is the most troubling new development.
When this plague is over I shall return to my sacred place: Derbyshire, our most handsome and underrated county.
To provide the homes the UK needs, the Prime Minister realises building must trump conservation – a reality many of his MPs don’t like.
The former PM's rhetoric is selective and ideologically fixed, he is unable to confront the world as it really is.
The wildly lucrative boxing career of YouTuber Jake Paul proves the real world power of likes and views.
By refusing to adjust the roadmap is Boris Johnson repeating past mistakes?
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Wesminster.
The former editor-in-chief of the Guardian discusses how the left turned inwards.
I predict a summer of romance, as released singletons embrace the opportunity to mingle freely outside of their household.
Why an idea dismissed as an excuse for elitism offers Labour’s only path to victory.
The financial journalist's usual subjects are power, competition and system failure. In his new book, the author of The Big Short and Moneyball takes on the pandemic.
From Mexico to Argentina, the pandemic has intensified inequality, social unrest and political instability.
The novelist was a megalomaniac fuelled by fantasies of manhood – but his imaginative genius speaks to us still.
The Sum of Us by McGhee, The Anglo-Saxons by Morris, In the Company of Men by Tadjo and If You Were There by Garcia.
Henry Mance uncovers the inconvenient truths about our treatment of animals.
As the songwriter turns 80, New Statesman contributors reflect on the many facets of his character and career.
How the Swedish painter found her true home by the rivers around Paris.
This perfectly distilled film is a pleasing oddity.
How to bring to life such a woman, and how on earth to put her experiments in psychoacoustics on screen?
Does it move more slowly when we experience pain? Do we really see things “in slow motion” during a sudden accident?
A dram of Macallan No 6 is glorious and lush with dates and figs – comprehensible to any tongue, if not to any wallet.
I do not like this country, Bereavement. My drinks bill is through the roof and the language is an ugly mixture of howls and snivelling.
I’ve been banging the feminist drum for 40 years, but when I reflect on my early song lyrics I realise that I banged it far too subtly.
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