Full-scale participatory democracy would change everything. It has the same revolutionary potential as the universal franchise and women’s suffrage. Read more.
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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is not so much a democratic leader as a monarch with a five-year term. Read more.
When political leaders brazenly flout the law, we are heading towards a very dark place. Read more.
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Don’t despair: we will fight back, and, eventually, return stronger than before. Read more.
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If politicians genuinely respected “the people’s will”, they would let us express it between elections. Read more.
By understanding the psychological buttons they’re pressing, we can stop demagogues from destroying our democracy. Read more.
Neoliberalism has stalled, so the fanatics in government are using Brexit to revive it. Read more.
Why are so many nations now led by extravagant buffoons? Because the nature of capitalism has changed. Read more.
Our toxic political system produces toxic leaders. We should design a system that rewards kindness and honesty. Read more.
The government’s refusal to respond to our democratic emergency is one symptom of systemic political failure Read more.
A world-changing experiment in London’s poorest borough shows how to break out of our disastrous spiral of alienation. Read more.
Dark money is undermining our democracies, and it’s never darker than when channelled through lobby groups masquerading as think tanks Read more.