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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.
Last week, in an unedifying spectacle, the clercs in and around the Court of Boris in Westminster were tearing one another apart as they fought their various wars of position.
The Prime Minister blusters, equivocates and flounders. At a time of crisis, he has failed to learn what it means to lead.
As Margaret Thatcher’s political revolution unfolded, a group of style-obsessed misfits brightened troubled times.
Starmer's cool, competent leadership has won him plaudits, but he remains troubled by one defining issue: what's the party for and who should it represent?
Why Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London – the so-called Professor Lockdown – believes he has been vindicated and his team’s work has saved many lives during the coronavirus pandemic. But he still has serious regrets.
A former government target to send 50 per cent of the population to university has led to “elite overproduction”, with graduates educated to expect jobs that simply don’t exist.
Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and the rise of the activist super-players.
We are witnessing something entirely new: the rise of the activist super-player.
The crisis has revealed the Prime Minister's painful limitations as a national leader, with his incompetence alarming even his allies.
Over a four-week period, 17 residents of the Essex home and one member of staff died.