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.

The Golden Arches Theory of Decline

Why is there a worldwide revolt against politics as usual? Because corporate globalisation has crushed democratic choice. Read more.

The Misinformation Machine

Donald Trump’s staff are drawn from an opaque network of corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots campaigns Read more.

The Deep History Behind Trump’s Rise

How a ruthless network of super-rich ideologues killed choice and destroyed people’s faith in politics Read more.

The Man in the Mirror

Donald Trump is not an outlier, but the distillation of our dominant values Read more.

What We Are

Democracy cannot work as it is meant to; human nature does not allow it. Read more.

Soul Traders

If we saw it anywhere else, we would recognise our political funding system as utterly corrupt Read more.

Labour Savers

The Labour Party can survive, but only if it’s prepared to form an alliance with other parties Read more.