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27 September 2016

In this week’s magazine | May’s new Tories

A first look at this week's issue.

By New Statesman

30th September – 6th October issue
May’s new Tories

Cover story: May’s new Tories.
How the PM broke with her party’s past.

Andrew Gimson on Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and the puritan revival in British politics.

Ken Clarke: Why Theresa May’s is a “government with no policies” and the “Three Brexiteers” are clueless.

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Ian Leslie: How Ruth Davidson detoxified the Scottish Tories.

Diary: Rachel Johnson on an awkward encounter with Michael Gove, “political psychopath”– and bonding over Strictly with a “blissful” Ed Balls on ITV.

The New Times: Yanis Varoufakis on why the European left never recovered from the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Stephen Bush on a divided Labour conference.

The Politics column: George Eaton on Mayism.

Helen Lewis on the appeal of Trump the “back-row” kid over Clinton the “front-row” swot.

Jason Cowley on two decades of Arsène Wenger at Arsenal.

Ed Smith on the rivalry between the Prime Minister and her former boss.

James Naughtie on John le Carré’s memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel.



Serena Kutchinsky on the spiteful afterlife of the former Downing Street spinner Craig Oliver.

Vince Cable finds himself more in agreement with the memoirs of
Ed Balls than he had anticipated.

Douglas Alexander sympathises with some of Nick Clegg’s struggles, as revealed in the former Lib Dem leader’s book, Politics.

View from Siena: Joji Sakurai tells the intriguing story of how an ancient Italian bank collapsed.

Stephanie Boland: The Stalin World theme park in Lithuania is a novel way of commemorating genocides.

Personal story: Erica Wagner on learning to live with epilepsy.

John Burnside considers a chilling study of the thawing Arctic,
A Farewell to Ice by Peter Wadhams.

Neel Mukherjee reviews Amitav Ghosh’s survey of fiction and climate change – The Great Derangement.

David Hepworth on how Bruce Springsteen’s memoirs reveal a man born to tell stories.

Hedley Twidle is baffled by The Schooldays of Jesus by J M Coetzee.

Neil Hannon explores the golden age of pop lyrics.

Film: Ryan Gilbey sizes up Swiss Army Man and Deepwater Horizon: corpse-buddy movie and environmental thriller.

Television: Rachel Cooke feeds her enduring (but worried) fascination with The Fall and checks out Jo Brand in Damned.

Radio: Antonia Quirke learns what radio looks like – at the Southbank in London, with Radio 3.

Will Self watches the soufflé sink for The Great British Bake Off and the Labour Party.

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