What does democracy mean, under governments like this?
Category: landrights & planning
Don’t Move, Don’t Stop
The Police Bill would criminalise an entire minority: it’s as if nothing has been learnt from the 20th Century.
The Best-Laid Plans
The Conservatives promised that communities could reshape their own towns. As the shocking case of Totnes shows, it’s a con.
We cannot build our way out of the environmental crisis.
The Home Front
People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks.
Finding Our Feet
Landed power, built on theft, slavery and colonial looting, crushes our freedoms. It is time to reclaim them.
We have been shut out of most of the UK’s open land for centuries. It’s time this changed.
Those Who Trespass Against Us
This proposed new law would make us strangers in our own nation, by criminalising trespass.
Governments have built a heaven for landlords and a hell for tenants. It’s time to change the system.
Our new report puts forward transformative proposals for taking back control of the land.
The Fortifying Commons
In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth
Britain’s housing crisis won’t end until we face some uncomfortable truths
Wiping the World Clean
The Ecomodernists launching their manifesto today propose solutions that are both ignorant and brutal.
Britain’s Mafia State
Where does legitimate business end and organised crime begin?
What better symbol of a regenerating Scotland could there be than a new network of national parks?
A Hole in the System
The outrageous, untold story of how big business dumps its costs on us.
The Child Inside
Children are being airbrushed from our towns and cities. No wonder they stay indoors.
Breaking the Silence
It’s time to bring the Highland Spring south, and, like Scotland, introduce democracy to this quasi-feudal nation.
Is the government preparing to dispose of our forests and other public land?
The point of current housing policy is to sustain a system built on injustice.