Keir Starmer: The Outsider

​The Labour leader - and the UK’s next prime minister - is driven by self-belief not ideology or political ideas

May 25 2024 / The Sunday Times

Letter from Washington: David Lammy: inside the Beltway

​Republican senators like the realism but not the progressive part of the Lammy Doctrine

May 15 2024 / The New Statesman

Andy Beckett: The Searchers: Five Rebels, Their Dream of a Different Britain, and Their Many Enemies

London is not Britain

May 5 2024 / The Observer

Angela Rayner: The Wounded Lioness

Rayner is used to be being misunderstood and underestimated - but she is a politician for all Labour factions and has undoubted star quality

April 21 2024 / The Sunday Times

Salman Rushdie: After the knife attack

Even today Rushdie remains reviled by some as an anti-Islamic heretic but by others, rightly, as a heroic champion of free speech and the open society

April 20 2024 / The Saturday Read

Here in Israel people feel deeply unsafe and the two-state solution looks doomed

​“Nothing is personally OK for anyone”

March 20 2024 / The New Statesman

Rachel Reeves: is securonomics really Bidenism but without the money?

At the end of the 1970s, as the post-war order crumbled, the Thatcherites had a radical solution to the political and economic crisis in which Britain was mired. Can Reeves, with her talk of new orthodoxies, effect a similar transformation today?

March 17 2024 / The Sunday Times

John Tavener: sacred music for a secular world

Why does the secular mind seek out the sacred, often at moments of heightened stress or torment?

February 14 2024 / The New Statesman

Labour has a Palestinian problem

The Arab Street and the politics of Israel-Palestine have arrived in British cities

February 4 2024 / The Sunday Times

Ramsay MacDonald and The Wild Men of Labour

How the first Labour government - of 1924 - shattered the old political order

January 21 2024 / The Sunday Times

Kate Forbes: The Rooted Nomad

​Will the SNP’s Kate Forbes ultimately be forced to choose between politics and God?

December 6 2023 / The New Statesman

Wayne Barnes: sport, the courtroom and social media hate

As an international rugby referee, the English lawyer has faced sustained abuse and death threats. Now he is fighting back against the negligence of the tech giants

December 1 2023 / The New Statesman