Editor's Note: England, Scotland, Britain?
An independent Scotland would be viable but why break up Britain?
New Statesman, June 6th 2012
21st-century educational apartheid, the new few and our weird weather.
New Statesman, May 16th 2012
Mr Scotland, chauvinism and the SNP's big-tent nationalism
In Edinburgh, Alex Salmond walks with the swagger of a man who feels that these could be the last days of the Union.
New Statesman, January 26th 2012
The left's favourite Tories: Robert Peel
Peel is best known as the creator of the modern police force; but I most admire him for his struggle to repeal the protectionist Corn Laws.
New Statesman, October 6th 2011
Editor's Note — after Rowan Williams
Jason Cowley on the fallout from the Archbishop of Canterbury's guest edit of the New Statesman.
New Statesman, June 23rd 2011
Ed Miliband has a departure point and a destination, but no route map
Miliband is torn between what he would like to do and what the conservatism of the wider political culture will allow him to do.
New Statesman, May 12th 2011
A tale of two weddings
The impending nuptials of Kate and Wills remind the New Statesman editor of another royal wedding 30 years ago.
New Statesman, April 27th 2011
Jemima Khan, Julian Assange and the digitally savvy brain
The New Statesman editor reflects on the other-worldly WikiLeaks frontman and Jemima Khan's extraordinary guest edit.
New Statesman, April 20th 2011
Ethical dimensions of an interventionist foreign policy
A fine essay by John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859, offers keen insight into the thinking behind the west’s UN-backed air strikes on Libya today.
New Statesman, March 24th 2011
Where are today’s political intellectuals?
Once, we had Gladstone and Disraeli. Now, we have Clegg and Cameron.
New Statesman, February 10th 2011
Thunder Down Under And Tony’s Prose
In spite of outward appearances... Australians often seem to me to be deeply anxious, unsure of their place in the world.
New Statesman, December 29th 2010
What David Laws Knows But Won’t Say
A draft Lib Dem document from May reveals that there was clear potential for a Lab-Lib coalition. So what happened?
New Statesman, November 18th 2010
Liverpool, Room and Miliband Minor
Whether Ed wins or loses, he has, from a standing start, established a significant power base.
New Statesman, September 23rd 2010
The scandal of the lost generation
Why are so many young people unable to get a job or a place at university?
New Statesman, August 22nd 2010
The barbarism of Ahmadinejad's Iran
What is it these fanatics fear about their women?
New Statesman, August 15th 2010
The choice before Labour
Labour needs to understand why so many of its natural supporters feel estranged from the party.
The New Statesman, March 22nd 2010
Here was peculiar grace
The Indian elite blame Pakistan for the Mumbai attacks. They congratulate themselves on their restraint. But how long can it last?
The New Statesman, January 22nd 2009
Naipaul, Orwell and Stamford Bridge
[Patrick] French's [authorised biography of V S Naipaul, The World Is What It Is] is the finest book of its kind I have read. He shows us Naipaul as he really is: tortured, brilliant, harsh, contradictory, cruel, unforgiving, fearless, sexually tormented...
The New Statesman, December 18th 2008
Books of the Year
Collected New Statesman articles 1999-2007.
New Statesman, December 2007
Heroes of our time
A hero of our time: where indeed shall we find one?
New Statesman, April 3rd 2006