To enjoy all the benefits of our website
Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes the weekly First Thoughts column for the NS.
Free speech and the culture wars.
Fox News called Arizona for Joe Biden before almost anyone else, told the president to accept defeat graciously, and cut away from a Trump campaign press conference.
Despite leading in the polls by double digits, Biden still may not get a landslide. Then an even dirtier battle for the White House will begin.
Boris Johnson and his ministers would prefer a Donald Trump victory, but they are belatedly love-bombing Joe Biden just in case.
Nick Greenslade's The Thin White Line offers the inside story of the 2010 Pakistani cricket betting scam.
Donald Trump's medical army is a typically American projection of power.
The Tories’ proposed elevation of Paul Dacre and Charles Moore is audacious but don’t expect a fight from the BBC hierarchy.
The late Sunday Times editor was a relentless foe of abuse of power and injustice.
The lewd character of a Tory MP never changes, despite what a spin doctor might say.
Local businesses in my suburb report sharply increased custom, after years of struggle. New jobs will emerge, often closer to workers’ homes.