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The end of the world is Nigh! Don’t believe me? Pick up a paper

Tom Hoctor The result of the Oldham East and Saddleworth (OES) by-election was not quite, but almost, a foregone conclusion. For reasons best known to…


‘I’ll have a teaspoon of liberalism and a taste of global economics’ – The after dinner discussion and its place in grass roots political analysis

“A few collected generalisations demarcate the arrival of conversation, a ‘have you seen the news?’ or ‘isn’t it awful about…?’ emerge, as ripe and provocative as the after effects of yet another episode of green cannon-ball warfare.”


Choice, competition and markets: Andrew Lansley and the future of the National Health Service

Martin Scott The recent guidelines proposed by the Health Secretary undoubtedly mark a major shake up of the function and future of the National Health…


Elections, Elections, Elections

“The Students’ Union elections may represent a hypothetical bridge between personal belief and national participation, it is student responsibility to cross that gulf and embrace union politics”

“Sorry mate, no can do, ‘Elf and safety an all that”

Tom Hoctor An early action of the coalition government was to commission a report into the merits of health and safety legislation. This was much…

The Week in Washington 2

Joe Sandler Clarke As of 26th February 2011, thousands of people were outside the State Capitol in Wisconsin fighting to prevent Republican Governor Scott Walker…


Liberal Hypocrisy

Lucy Hall “What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the cold war, or the passing of a particular period of post-war…

The Week In Washington 1

Joe Sandler Clarke Today in America, approximately 50.7 million people cannot afford health insurance. Further, an estimated 10 per cent of the population are unemployed;…

Campbell: 'I continue to believe we did the right thing.'

‘The world is a better place without Saddam – we turned a blind eye to his atrocities for too long’

Alastair Campbell opens up about phone hacking, the coalition government and, inevitably, Iraq


Hot Head – Letters

Alex Lynham discusses the importance and relevance of the letters page.


In Conversation

This week, Comment Editor Yasna Hawksley, is in conversation with Sarah (S), Emma (E), Abu (A), Greta (G), Andrew (AS), Elly (ES) and Dani (D) discussing LGBT week: