Something Wicked This Way Comes

Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad? Read more.

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. Read more.

The Roots of Fascism

When political leaders brazenly flout the law, we are heading towards a very dark place. Read more.

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. Read more.

Resist and Rebuild

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

Platform for the Planet

The political parties have finally woken up to the environmental crisis. But the media hasn’t Read more.

Power Failure

The current Labour Party has a weak instinct for power. This undermines its chances, but it reflects some rare and important traits. Read more.

Popularity Contest

If politicians genuinely respected “the people’s will”, they would let us express it between elections. Read more.

Start Making Sense

By understanding the psychological buttons they’re pressing, we can stop demagogues from destroying our democracy. Read more.

Our Brezhnev Moment

Neoliberalism has stalled, so the fanatics in government are using Brexit to revive it. Read more.

Killer Clowns

Why are so many nations now led by extravagant buffoons? Because the nature of capitalism has changed. Read more.

Outer Turmoil

Our toxic political system produces toxic leaders. We should design a system that rewards kindness and honesty. Read more.

Crisis? What Crisis?

The government’s refusal to respond to our democratic emergency is one symptom of systemic political failure Read more.

The Mask of Anarchy

Why disaster capitalists are praying for a no deal Brexit. Read more.

Mutually Assured Salvation

A world-changing experiment in London’s poorest borough shows how to break out of our disastrous spiral of alienation. Read more.

Rebelling Against Extinction

When governments abandon us, we must step up Read more.

Invisible Hands

Dark money is undermining our democracies, and it’s never darker than when channelled through lobby groups masquerading as think tanks Read more.

A Revolution Has Begun

The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at a coming transformation in US politics Read more.

System Failure

Is complex society on the brink of collapse? Read more.

Vote Often

Our representative democracy is scarcely worthy of the name. 21st Century politics demands a more participatory system Read more.