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Philip Collins is a New Statesman columnist and contributing writer.
Statues are nothing more than a stone supplement to the preposterous honours system – and they should be removed.
Britain’s regional inequality is tenacious, chronic and complex. If only solving it were as simple as reversing neglect.
The two parties have differing intellectual traditions, dispositions and priorities, but their fates are entwined.
The Tories turned to Johnson, in spite of his flaws, because they knew he was a winner. But high office does not transform character: it reveals it – and the Prime Minister has been unveiled.
Europe is the only controversy around which the Conservatives’ unstable coalition can unite.
In the face of populist fantasists and authoritarians, we must draw inspiration from Cicero and Jefferson and reaffirm the wonders of democracy.
The relevant distinction is not between Old and New Labour, it is between old and young Labour.
No matter what sort of liberal you are, there is another sort of liberal that you are not.
While the government wrestles with intractable problems, Labour seems irrelevant. Is there any hope for the party?
The three aspects of Labour's disaster – doctrine, history and sense of purpose – add up to a fourth, which is existential. The party needs a new leader, now.