To enjoy all the benefits of our website
Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman. He has been the editor of Granta, a senior editor at the Observer and a staff writer at the Times.
The England manager understands the need for a patriotism that is generous and enhances national cohesion.
He has railed against Keir Starmer’s leadership, but there is another more subliminal message: Tony Blair wants to lead the Labour Party again.
In squaring up to the European Super League, Boris Johnson confirmed the Conservatives’ communitarian turn. Is Labour paying attention?
The hatred between Salmond and Sturgeon has Shakespearean depths, and beyond their personal struggle the unity of the kingdom is at stake.
A death toll of 100,000 is a moment of mourning and of national shame. But amid all the uncertainty a consensus is hardening: what comes next must be different to what came before.
5 February 1999: John le Carré: A literary barbarian? Or a writer to whom future generations will turn for insights into our times?
In the end, one suspects, John le Carré remained an enigma even to himself.
The public have been reassured by the deputy chief medical officer's folksy analogies and "Mum test".
Orwell wrote Animal Farm at a time of global crisis as a warning about oppressive state power. Its message is as relevant as ever, says the New Statesman editor in a new introduction to the seminal book.
The British author discusses the long shadow of the Norman Conquest – and how England never recovered from it.