New Statesman



The New Statesman is an award-winning weekly magazine founded in 1913. It focuses on left-wing politics, current events and the arts. Duncan was involved in the magazine from 1978 to 1994, first as a staff writer then later as an associate editor in charge of investigations. In 1991, he was also named as Chairman and director.


Newly appointed editor, Bruce Page, formally of the Sunday Times's Insight Team, hired Campbell in 1978, who at 26 years had already gained notoriety as a journalist following the ABC Case that same year.


The New Statesman proved a perfect environment for Campbell to rage against the changing tides of the Thatcher years, and many of his most important works were written during his time there.


These pages is a complete archive of his work, starting at the beginning. It provides an important historical reference, not only as a running commentary on the heated political climate of the 70s and 80s, but also as a chronology of Campbell's development into an investigative reporter of weight and note.


The archives are organised on the left hand menu by year.

Most recent:


GCHQ: the uncensored story of Britain's most secret intelligence agency

Richard Aldrich's investigation into the history of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been 10 years in the making. Duncan Campbell reviews.

28 June 2010

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The Day Cook Saved The New Statesman

The full story of how Robin Cook thwarted Margaret Thatcher and prevented the government from suppressing an important intelligence revelation has not previously been published.

22 August, 2005

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