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.

How Do We Get Out of This Mess?

Here are my proposals for a new politics, designed for the 21st Century Read more.

Secrets and Lies

Brexit should be halted until we know who paid for the Leave vote Read more.

Vote in Hope

This election could transform our captured, corrupted nation. The outcome, as ever, belongs to those who turn up Read more.

Lighten the Darkness

How dark money is subverting democracy in the UK. Read more.

The Destructive Party

Those who claim to be “conservatives” would shred the very fabric of the nation. Read more.

The Case Against Competence

I would rather live with Jeremy Corbyn’s gentle dithering than Theresa May’s brutal efficiency Read more.

Scot Free

Why would Scotland wish to be tethered to the political wasteland south of the border? Read more.

Use IT or Lose it

Digital technologies could be used to destroy democracy, or to save it. Read more.

All Together Now

This is how to stop demagogues and extremists: rebuild community. Read more.

All About That Base

Our democracies are broken, debased and distrusted. Here are some ideas for restoring them. Read more.

The Fortifying Commons

In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth Read more.