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This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s Richard II, refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934.
What a New York Times report on a popular blog reveals about progressives’ difficult relationship with free speech.
The perpetual cycle of lockdowns has shown the reality of the Hobbesian state, where authority is backed by coercion, and the problem with his belief in one all-powerful sovereign.
With the two titans of Scottish nationalism locked in a struggle, the political story playing out is turning into a melodrama of Shakespearean proportions.
Why we are wrong to write off the oddly formidable Prime Minister, whose talent for glossing over contradictions is working in his favour.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
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.
The plan for ending lockdown shows the UK government is learning from its mistakes, but threats and weaknesses in the fight against Covid-19 remain.
The Prime Minister’s plans for easing restrictions are cautious and sensible – but his erratic nature could yet lead to disaster.
It's obvious that Rupert Murdoch is lurking in the shadows as the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison confronts Big Tech.
Community groups fear the government is unprepared for one of its biggest immigration challenges since Windrush.