Category: politics

Our Path

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.

The Undead

Liz Truss promises to double down on policies that have been completely discredited.

Absent Minded

To this government, the duty of care is an abomination.

The Saboteurs

If the UK government had set out to undermine and degrade our country, it couldn’t have done a better job.

Spirited Away

How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.

Breaking Point

The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome.

Monster Makers

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.

Democratic Revolution

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.

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.

Rewilding Politics

It’s not just governments we need to change, but the entire, top-down, 19th Century political system. And we can start, right now, in our towns and cities.

Resist and Rebuild

Don’t despair: we will fight back, and, eventually, return stronger than before.