The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is not so much a democratic leader as a monarch with a five-year term.
When political leaders brazenly flout the law, we are heading towards a very dark place.
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.
Don’t despair: we will fight back, and, eventually, return stronger than before.
The political parties have finally woken up to the environmental crisis. But the media hasn’t
The current Labour Party has a weak instinct for power. This undermines its chances, but it reflects some rare and important traits.
If politicians genuinely respected “the people’s will”, they would let us express it between elections.
By understanding the psychological buttons they’re pressing, we can stop demagogues from destroying our democracy.
Neoliberalism has stalled, so the fanatics in government are using Brexit to revive it.
Why are so many nations now led by extravagant buffoons? Because the nature of capitalism has changed.
Our toxic political system produces toxic leaders. We should design a system that rewards kindness and honesty.
The government’s refusal to respond to our democratic emergency is one symptom of systemic political failure
Why disaster capitalists are praying for a no deal Brexit.
A world-changing experiment in London’s poorest borough shows how to break out of our disastrous spiral of alienation.
When governments abandon us, we must step up
Dark money is undermining our democracies, and it’s never darker than when channelled through lobby groups masquerading as think tanks
The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at a coming transformation in US politics
Is complex society on the brink of collapse?
Our representative democracy is scarcely worthy of the name. 21st Century politics demands a more participatory system
Here are my proposals for a new politics, designed for the 21st Century