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Boris Johnson may believe he is done with Brexit, but Brexit is not done with him – or with the UK.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Starmer’s survival rests on developing new political skills – and not just shedding underperforming aides
Beyond the skyscrapers and fashion boutiques of Shanghai, the fundamental structures of the party state are still rooted in Leninist principles.
Every day a heart will beat more than 86,000 times; this powerhouse of evolutionary engineering kicks Teslas, Ferraris and superyachts into touch.
The Batley and Spen by-election will be the latest victim of the left's refusal to acknowledge that Brexit is still in the blood of politics.
The superficial squabbling of the culture wars conceals a class conflict that is in fact deeply serious.
The idea that appealing to a romantic partner was necessary in order to avoid an isolated life has haunted me since I was a teenager.
The Conservatives’ refusal to consider tweaking the triple lock to reflect economic reality is an act of generational apartheid: socialism for the old, austerity for the young.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The author reflects on his journey across Muslim Britain.
Advertisers should not be encouraged to judge a media outlet’s “values”, if that idea takes hold the left stands to lose the most.
New Statesman contributors reflect on the fifth anniversary of the seminal Europe referendum.
On the 80th anniversary of the Nazis’ attack on the Soviet Union, arguments still rage about the Eastern Front and the cost of supporting Stalin
The deep oceans, once thought to be lifeless, are home to many extraordinary creatures. But now a mining boom threatens their – and our – existence
Two books examine the US’s faltering response to the pandemic, and ask: what did we just live through?
Sedated by Davies, Through the Looking Glasses by Elborough, Tokyo Redux by Peace and Varying Degrees of Success by Lodge.
The mystery and majesty of the player who ruled Wimbledon’s Centre Court
A new poem by Hal Y Zhang.
How a cleric famous for his punchlines helped to shape liberal England.
How the painter kept an eye on the radical – but found his greatest inspiration in the most quotidian of places
This love story starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci provokes the question: “Can one scene be so good that it wrecks the rest of the film?”
If Jim Sheridan’s series gives us both mystery and tragedy, this is also televisual psycho-geography.
How the classics have been used to justify centuries of Western bigotry.
I have less confidence in capturing orphaned and injured creatures than when I was a boy – but something had to be done
As I admire Sean Bean's manly locks, I have to admit that the thought of bowling wrist-spin is making me feel a little faint.
Forty-eight hours after my break-up, friends ask how I can write about it so soon. How can I not?
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The legendary fast bowler and commentator on Lawrence Rowe, learning from his elders and being an observer.
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