The Great Impostors

In the name of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it. Read more.

Lead Soldiers

A new front opens up in the war against nature. Read more.

The Promised Land

This is the fate of young people today: excluded, but forbidden to opt out. Read more.


Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad. Read more.

Mythologists of the Glen

A report on deer in the Scottish Highlands is a sycophantic paean to Balmorality and landed power. Read more.

War with the Wullies

This planning battle is a fight between the people and a totalitarian model of capitalism. Read more.

Making a Mockery of Localism

The government’s claim that local people will have more say over planning is an outright lie. Read more.

Terra Nullius

Read the small print and you find that the government wants a total abandonment of the planning system. Read more.


As Sydney residents are being paid to leave the city, the case for compact, high-density settlement becomes clearer than ever. Read more.

Forest Chumps

The sale of England’s state forests is a chance to do something interesting. It’s being squandered. Read more.

In a Hole, Still Digging

Why does England have weaker rules on opencast mining than Wales and Scotland? Read more.

Home Rule

Here’s the remarkable, hidden truth about our housing crisis. Read more.

Turning Estates into Villages

How good planning can make us slimmer, fitter, safer and less lonely. Read more.

The Propaganda of the Victor

How the poor were airbrushed from history Read more.

Three Million Homes?

Yes, I am sorry to say, we need them. Read more.

The New Coal Age

A vast new opencast pit will ruin local people’s lives and wreck the government’s climate change policies. How was it allowed to happen? Read more.

Someone Else’s Legacy

Everywhere they go, the Olympic Games become an excuse for eviction and displacement. Read more.

Marooned in the Suburbs

When planning laws are relaxed, it is the poor who suffer most. Read more.

Untroubled by Democracy

The consultations surrounding the Olympic Games are a stitch-up. Read more.

Britain’s Most Selfish People

Owning a second home during a housing crisis ensures that other people are homeless. Read more.