Russell Brand’s grim trajectory shows us where politics is heading
This senseless lawsuit could bankrupt the Labour party and let the Tories win again.
Because Twitter threads aren’t working at the moment (thanks Elon!), I’m republishing a chain of tweets about how we should rise to the challenge of democratic collapse.
The Oligarch’s Oligarch
Just as we need to get the money out of politics, we have been gifted a Prime Minister who represents the ultra-rich.
A Manchurian Candidate
Liz Truss has been trained and shaped by dark-money lobbyists.
Liz Truss promises to double down on policies that have been completely discredited.
To this government, the duty of care is an abomination.
Enclaves of Democracy
How to defend ourselves from power and build a politics that belongs to us.
Noisily Doing Nothing
The failure to adapt to new realities is not an accident. It’s the design.
If the UK government had set out to undermine and degrade our country, it couldn’t have done a better job.
How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.
How to Rule Forever
Do new technologies make autocrats impossible to overthrow?
The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome.
Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump.
The State of It
The government retreats for billionaires, while smashing down our doors.
Full-scale participatory democracy would change everything. It has the same revolutionary potential as the universal franchise and women’s suffrage.
For Your Eyes Only
The opaque and secretive networks on which Boris Johnson builds his power.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad?
Rings of Power
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is not so much a democratic leader as a monarch with a five-year term.
The Roots of Fascism
When political leaders brazenly flout the law, we are heading towards a very dark place.