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Remote Control

How the media shafted the people of Scotland. Read more.

Political Straightjacket

If the ozone hole had been discovered ten years later, governments are likely to have done nothing. Read more.

England the Brave

The rest of the UK doesn’t need to be rescued by Scottish votes: independence could inspire transformation everywhere Read more.

Someone Else’s Story

Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm Read more.

The British Thermopylae

And the case for reintroducing big cats. A weird and wonderful tale. Read more.

Deviant and Proud

Do you feel left out? Perhaps it’s because you refuse to succumb to the competition, envy and fear neoliberalism breeds Read more.

Eat Meat and Save the World?

Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock numbers can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence? Read more.

Unmasked

The justifications for extreme inequality have collapsed. But only the Green Party is prepared to take the obvious step Read more.

The Pricing of Everything

The Natural Capital Agenda looks like an answer to the environmental crisis. But it’s a delusion. Read more.

Bone China Tea Party

Get ready for a radical rightwing insurgency that could be stirring within the Conservative Party. Read more.

A One Way Street to Oblivion

As soon as an animal becomes extinct, a new bill proposes, it will be classified as “non-native”. Read more.

Another Silent Spring?

Neonicotinoids appear to have devastating effects across the natural world: we need a global moratorium. Read more.

The Elixir of Life – In a Poisoned Chalice?

Is life extension science an astonishing promise or an astonishing threat? Or both? Read more.

Beaver Baiters

The government’s decision to capture England’s only free-living population is unjustified and irrational. Read more.

Purging Dissent

The real enemies of press freedom are in the newsroom. Read more.

A Legal Duty to Maximise Greenhouse Gases

Buried in the Infrastructure Bill is an astonishing and hitherto-unnoticed contradiction. Read more.

Towering Imbroglio

Is the government preparing to dispose of our forests and other public land? Read more.

An Ounce of Hope is Worth a Ton of Despair

We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda. Read more.

The Values Ratchet

How to ensure that nations slide ever further into selfishness, and ever further to the right. Read more.

Ripping Apart the Fabric of the Nation

In an extraordinary coup, farmers’ unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European Soil Framework Directive Read more.