Exclusive: Articles on Thatcher's funeral protests

Exclusive: Articles on Thatcher's funeral protests

by Sadie Smith / 15 Apr 2013

Against the odds of journalistic possibility, Sadie Smith provides some articles written on the protests at Thatcher's funeral - before the funeral has even happened

Hair apparent: do looks matter in politics?

Hair apparent: do looks matter in politics?

by Sadie Smith / 21 Mar 2013

Do looks matter in politics more for men than women? And do you prefer the Mini to the normal sized Cheddar?

Gordon Brown's alive - and doing the right thing

Gordon Brown's alive - and doing the right thing

by Sadie Smith / 07 Mar 2013

Compared to previous PMs, Gordon Brown has kept his head down. Just what is wrong with that, asks Sadie Smith

The Hilary Mantel furore reeks of synthetic outrage

The Hilary Mantel furore reeks of synthetic outrage

by Sadie Smith / 20 Feb 2013

Politicians jump on a bandwagon to avoid a kicking, says Sadie Smith. We get what we deserve

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The gay marriage debate in full

The gay marriage debate in full

by Sadie Smith / 11 Feb 2013

"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, clad in pink feather boas, are upon us. Shame!" Sadie Smith faithfully transcribes last week's equal marriage debate for us in full...

Pious to the left, haters to the right

Pious to the left, haters to the right

by Sadie Smith / 21 Jan 2013

The opposition of some Tories to equal marriage and the recent outrage directed towards Suzanne Moore are about the ambitions of those who express such sentiments, and not much else

Political debate turns to panto

Political debate turns to panto

by Sadie Smith / 23 Nov 2012

Sadie Smith bemoans the polemicist rants of panto-style political debates

Yes we can...be patronising limey assholes

Yes we can...be patronising limey assholes

by Sadie Smith / 07 Nov 2012

The sanctimonious messages on the US elections have led Sadie Smith to believe that some of us have an attitude problem towards America

Van-banging: a study

Van-banging: a study

by Sadie Smith / 30 Oct 2012

Sadie Smith bemoans the modern condition where we stop thinking, and just denounce 'baddies'

How aliens will view David Cameron on twitter

How aliens will view David Cameron on twitter

by Sadie Smith / 08 Oct 2012

SCENE: A starship, several million years in the future. Two aliens, the best and brightest of their race are conferring about what they have discovered in the charred remains of the planet that was once known by its inhabitants as Earth.

The Ballad of David Miliband

The Ballad of David Miliband

by Sadie Smith / 28 Mar 2013

Mili senior had no reason to stay. I wouldn’t hang around to be bored and the subject of crap jokes either, says Sadie Smith

Boobs, booby traps, and matters Leveson

Boobs, booby traps, and matters Leveson

by Sadie Smith / 18 Mar 2013

Debating the Leveson proposals is much like wrangling over the abolition of Page Three – it’s just as much an argument of ‘freedom from’ as ‘freedom to’

The vulnerability of political staff should worry us

The vulnerability of political staff should worry us

by Sadie Smith / 27 Feb 2013

Politicians hold a great deal of power over their researchers without much in the way of responsiblity. In the wake of allegations about Lord Rennard's conduct, we can see how abuse of that power can easily happen, says Sadie Smith.

38 Degrees: 'Dangerous, untrue and insulting'

38 Degrees: 'Dangerous, untrue and insulting'

by Sadie Smith / 14 Feb 2013

Sadie Smith counters David Babbs on his vision of politics and the intricacies of his group 38 Degrees' campaign methods

In defence of the NIMBY

In defence of the NIMBY

by Sadie Smith / 06 Feb 2013

A little empathy is in order. Admit it, you would be angry if the government wanted to run a train line across your back garden, says Sadie Smith

Who will watch the papers if there is no state regulation?

Who will watch the papers if there is no state regulation?

by Sadie Smith / 26 Nov 2012

Sadie Smith thinks that the media needs a meaningful code of conduct

Liberty and those who misuse it

Liberty and those who misuse it

by Sadie Smith / 13 Nov 2012

Why our future Orwellian dystopia will stem more from rabid paparazzi than a surveillance state

In praise of political dramas (even the rubbish ones)

In praise of political dramas (even the rubbish ones)

by Sadie Smith / 05 Nov 2012

Why even the ropier political TV dramas are worth celebrating

Abortion has made me think about what left wing means

Abortion has made me think about what left wing means

by Sadie Smith / 15 Oct 2012

The abortion debate has Sadie Smith wondering if left wing and right wing are meaningless labels

Internet Wars: The Assange Saga

Internet Wars: The Assange Saga

by Sadie Smith / 26 Aug 2012