Category: politics

Platform for the Planet

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

Power Failure

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

Popularity Contest

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

Start Making Sense

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

Our Brezhnev Moment

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

Killer Clowns

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

Outer Turmoil

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

Crisis? What Crisis?

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

Mutually Assured Salvation

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

Invisible Hands

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

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

Vote Often

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

Secrets and Lies

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

Vote in Hope

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

The Destructive Party

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