The stench of decay and failure coming from the Labour Party is now overwhelming
March 30 2017 / New Statesman
The former chancellor’s new London power base
March 23 2017 / New Statesman
Labour watches helplessly as Theresa May consolidates power
February 24 2017 / The London Evening Standard and the New Statesman
The French presidency and a populist eruption from the liberal centre
February 22 2017 / New Statesman
Plus, Trump and the end of the liberal world order
January 8 2017 / Sunday Mirror
The accumulated wisdom of past generations
December 1 2016 / New Statesman
Donald Trump and the new nationalism sweeping the West
November 17 2016 / New Statesman
The dream of the good society
November 16 2016 / BBC Radio 2, The Jeremy Vine Show
America in shock as Trump takes the White House
November 9 2016 / New Statesman
Brexit, globalisation and the future of the Left
September 22 2016 / New Statesman
The deepening crisis in Labour
September 11 2016 / The Mail on Sunday
Jeremy Corbyn is the symptom of the party’s critical malaise - not its cause
August 22 2016 / The Daily Telegraph
The former prime minister is one of the guilty men of Brexit
July 13 2016 / New Statesman
David Cameron’s doomed European wager
July 7 2016 / New Statesman
What Nietzsche knew
June 30 2016 / New Statesman
Are we entering a period of social repair?
June 19 2016 / BBC Radio 4, Analysis
Labour MPs are spooked by Brexit fears
June 16 2016 / New Statesman
Why millennials are the best behaved generation since the 1960s
June 9 2016 / New Statesman
A warning for Labour, our zombie opposition: London is not England, and England is not Britain
May 9 2016 / The Evening Standard
The far right rises as the Nordic welfare model is tested to breaking point
May 5 2016 / New Statesman
Corbyn might want “a world of peace” but hermit security is not an option for the UK
December 15 2015 / New Statesman
The next Labour leader needs to watch and learn from David Cameron and George Osborne.
July 14 2015 / The Daily Telegraph
Andy Burnham thinks he’s an outsider but he’s really just another member of the “Westminster Guild”.
June 24 2015 / New Statesman
New Statesman editor Jason Cowley gives his election post-mortem.
May 14 2015 / New Statesman
Messianic self-belief but little clue about real life: A searing verdict by the editor of the New Statesman
Ed Miliband’s defeat and resignation are a personal humiliation and a family tragedy.
May 9 2015 / The Daily Mail
The UK’s ancient constitution must be reformed to spread power more evenly.
March 12 2015 / New Statesman
The Labour leader is convinced of his destiny but his rag-bag set of policies are incoherent.
December 29 2014 / The Daily Telegraph
If the New Statesman has a sister publication, it is the New Republic. The magazine’s collapse provokes us to ask whether such an institution can be more than a vanity project without destroying its purpose and heritage, or losing its political identity altogether.
December 10 2014 / New Statesman
Ed's snooty elite hates patriotism, says editor of left-wing journal that triggered Labour leadership crisis
Two weeks ago, Jason Cowley, editor of Labour’s house journal the New Statesman, triggered Ed Miliband’s leadership crisis by describing him as an ‘old-style Hampstead socialist’ and ‘quasi-Marxist’.
November 22 2014 / The Daily Mail
Jason Cowley on the struggles and woes of the Labour leader.
November 5 2014 / New Statesman
Nicola Sturgeon is adored by the party’s activists. She is a formidable machine politician and a capable media performer.
September 25 2014 / New Statesman
Our present constitutional settlement is not merely unacceptable; it is broken.
September 19 2014 / New Statesman
NS editor Jason Cowley writes from a cold, grey-skied Edinburgh on the eve of the vote.
September 18 2014 / New Statesman
Alex Salmond, whose political mission from the outset was to destroy Great Britain, might end up creating the conditions in which it can be remade and thus saved.
September 8 2014 / New Statesman
The Gaza conflict has raised the important question of empathy. Would that both sides were capable of greater empathy and, indeed, imagination.
August 5 2014 / New Statesman
That a 690-page treatise on inequality has become an international bestseller is surely a symptom of our anxieties and of a yearning for something better.
May 7 2014 / New Statesman
The response of some Labour MPs to Javid’s promotion was idiotic.
April 16 2014 / New Statesman
Whatever the outcome in September, Scotland won’t have to wait too long for even greater autonomy.
March 3 2014 / New Statesman
Remembering the angst of Scottish writers, a schoolboy’s introduction to the poetry of Wilfred Owen, and the eccentric, melancholy genius of the topographer and broadcaster Ian Nairn.
February 27 2014 / New Statesman
Looking forward to the Scottish First Minister’s NS lecture on 4 March, wondering what’s gone wrong the BBC’s arts programming, and remembering Stuart Hall.
February 13 2014 / New Statesman
Why is the left silent on the public school question?
January 30 2014 / New Statesman
As someone who was born in the 1960s, the son of wartime evacuees from London, I had a sense from an early age that Britain was oppressed by a lost greatness.
December 19 2013 / New Statesman
In 2000, on a visit to Zimbabwe, Jason Cowley met the former Rhodesian leader Ian Smith.
December 17 2013 / New Statesman
Robert Greenwald’s documentary “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” is a work of ruthless propaganda - in the best sense. Meanwhile the purpose of Lord Ashcroft’s planned biography is much less clear.
November 21 2013 / New Statesman
We’re swamped by a tide of reaction and instant opinion churned out by the second on Twitter, writes Jason Cowley. But as Franzen, Obama and Miliband show, instant gratification won’t secure our grasp of events.
September 26 2013 / New Statesman
Jason Cowley reviews the current line up on the Test Match Special, remembers a discussion on the greatest essayists with George Plimpton, and speaks at the famously right-wing Peterhouse College in Cambridge.
July 27 2013 / New Statesman
The Conservative Party has never recovered from what it did to Margaret Thatcher and from the legacy of bitterness that resulted.
April 17 2013 / New Statesman
Jason Cowley recalls his first lunch with Peter Wilby, a warning from Tony Howard and champagne with Norman Mackenzie . . . who describes how dreadful Dick Crossman was, and how great Kingsley Martin.
April 12 2013 / New Statesman
The New Statesman was at the forefront of anti-Thatcher campaigning. But in common with much of the left, it never properly understood the forces she unleashed.
April 8 2013 / New Statesman
Divisive arguments and musical nostalgia.
February 21 2013 / New Statesman
The Labour leader believes he can reform capitalism but has yet to find a language that will fire the voter.
October 1 2012 / Evening Standard
An independent Scotland would be viable but why break up Britain?
June 6 2012 / New Statesman
21st-century educational apartheid, the new few and our weird weather.
May 16 2012 / New Statesman
In Edinburgh, Alex Salmond walks with the swagger of a man who feels that these could be the last days of the Union.
January 26 2012 / New Statesman
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.
October 6 2011 / New Statesman
Jason Cowley on the fallout from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s guest edit of the New Statesman.
June 23 2011 / New Statesman
Miliband is torn between what he would like to do and what the conservatism of the wider political culture will allow him to do.
May 12 2011 / New Statesman
The impending nuptials of Kate and Wills remind the New Statesman editor of another royal wedding 30 years ago.
April 27 2011 / New Statesman
The New Statesman editor reflects on the other-worldly WikiLeaks frontman and Jemima Khan’s extraordinary guest edit.
April 20 2011 / New Statesman
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.
March 24 2011 / New Statesman
Once, we had Gladstone and Disraeli. Now, we have Clegg and Cameron.
February 10 2011 / New Statesman
In spite of outward appearances… Australians often seem to me to be deeply anxious, unsure of their place in the world.
December 29 2010 / New Statesman
A draft Lib Dem document from May reveals that there was clear potential for a Lab-Lib coalition. So what happened?
November 18 2010 / New Statesman
Whether Ed wins or loses, he has, from a standing start, established a significant power base.
September 23 2010 / New Statesman
Why are so many young people unable to get a job or a place at university?
August 22 2010 / New Statesman
What is it these fanatics fear about their women?
August 15 2010 / New Statesman
For all its wealth, London remains the most unequal region in England, with the highest child, working-age and pensioner poverty rates.
August 13 2010 / Evening Standard
Labour needs to understand why so many of its natural supporters feel estranged from the party.
March 22 2010 / New Statesman
The Indian elite blame Pakistan for the Mumbai attacks. They congratulate themselves on their restraint. But how long can it last?
January 22 2009 / New Statesman
Since the London bombings of July 7, 2005, in which fifty-two people were murdered in suicide attacks by Islamic terrorists, Britain has become a more troubled, less confident and harmonious country.