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Adam Ramsay is the Co-Editor of openDemocracyUK and also works with Bright Green. Before, he was a full time campaigner with People & Planet. You can follow him at @adamramsay.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Key poll which boosted Leadsom’s leadership bid funded by DUP’s dark-money donors

An important poll which added momentum to Andrea Leadsom’s campaign to become prime minister was funded by the secretive Constitutional Research Council.

Release details of DUP Brexit ‘dark money’, MPs tells Northern Ireland Secretary

Why is James Brokenshire colluding with the DUP to cover up Northern Irish donations between 2014 and 2017?

Brexit negotiations: why are the liberal media accepting the first lie of nationalism?

On Steve Baker's corporate interests and Brexit negotiations as shock doctrine.

Podcast: Josie Long's guide to setting up your own charity

In 2011, the comedian and broadcaster Josie Long was worried that austerity would exclude working class young people from the arts. And so, with a friend, she founded the group Arts Emergency. After l...

The new Brexit minister, the arms industry, the American hard right… and Equatorial Guinea

Steve Baker, the new Brexit minister, has taken cash from the shady Constitutional Research Council… and a whole lot of other people too.

Meet the Soopa Doopa branding agency that delivered Brexit

How did all of the different Leave campaigns stumble upon the same obscure branding agency in Ely, if they weren't working as a coordinated campaign? 

A fire in the world's laundromat

  This isn’t a story about the disaster in Grenfell tower. If you want to know about that, then I recommend Dawn Foster. But it is a story about housing in London. It is a story about how co...

Why has civil society failed to stop climate change?

Civil society organisations have mobilised across the country – and the planet – to demand ambitious action on climate change. And yet new fossil fuel projects continue to attract investment. Comm...

So, who are the DUP?

The most likely coalition partners for a floundering Conservative party sit on the hard right fringe of British politics.

From the Northern Isles to the Isle of Wight: a guide to tonight

What's happening across the UK? Which seats should we look out for as the votes are counted? The openDemocracyUK guide to results night 2017.

Interview: defending the Tory terrorism strategy

Cameron's government isn't to blame for the mess in Libya, argues the Tory candidate in Bradford West, the former Libya Herald deputy editor.

The dark money driving the Scottish Tory surge

Electoral Commission 'looking into' Scottish Tory £100,000 donation after openDemocracy exposes potential rule breach.

How dark money is drowning British democracy

Organisations which fund political parties are meant to declare all major donations they receive. Yet only one ever has.

Trident and the very British yearning for Empire bling

Britain needs a redundant technology to make it feel like it's still great.

Podcast: Steve Keen's manifesto

The economist Steve Keen was one of the few to predict the 2007/8 collapse. We interviewed him about how to avoid the next one.

openDemocracyUK welcomes Laurie Macfarlane

openDemocracyUK's new economics editor starts next week.

Meet the Scottish Tory behind the £425,000 DUP Brexit donation

Senior Scottish Conservative Richard Cook is at the centre of a major Brexit funding scandal.

DUP Donaldson can’t remember why his Brexit campaign spent more than £32,000 on controversial data analytics company linked to Trump

Was it a coincidence that different Leave campaign groups used the same obscure Canadian firm? Or was there potentially illegal co-ordination between campaigns?

Democratic Unionist Party Brexit campaign manager admits he didn’t know about its mysterious donor’s links to the Saudi intelligence service

Jeffrey Donaldson MP should have ensured that a £435,000 donation his party accepted came from a legitimate source. Did he?

Britain's banks now know that they can keep buying our elections

Let's not forget who it is that pays for Tory party campaigns, and that what they demand in exchange threatens us all.

There is a simple way to get the election coverage you want

Theresa May has called a snap election. That means we need real journalism. There's only one way to get it...

Will Brexit deliver a united Ireland?

Everything has changed in Northern Ireland. But what does that mean for the century-old question of partition?

Video: What do the people of Derry and Coleraine make of Brexit?

As Theresa May triggers Article 50, what do the people in the West of Northern Ireland make of it all?

Exploring two Alternatives

openDemocracy meets up with Denmark’s fastest-growing political party, Alternativet, and The Alternative UK, who inspired by them, have just launched their own ‘friendly revolution’. Interview.

10 things you can do to resist hard Brexit

As Article 50 is triggered, here's what you can do to stop Britain's slide to the hard right. Add your own suggestions in the comments.

Martin McGuinness's last political act was to usher in another new era

The Sinn Fein leader, who died last night, was one of the most significant politicians in the UK and Ireland for a generation.

For Britain to solve its economic problems, it needs to stop lying to itself about its past

On trade, 'Empire 2.0', and the truth in Liam Fox's nonsense. In May 1840, William Gladstone said that he lived “in dread of the judgments of God upon England for our national iniquity towards Ch...

What happened in Northern Ireland last week and what next

Change in Northern Ireland has been a long time coming – and it isn't done yet.

Podcast: to rebalance Britain's economy, we must rethink land and housing economics

Housing sucks up more of our income and more of our savings than anything else. It represents around 60% of Britain's assets. From soaring homelessness to widening wealth inequality, the relationship ...

The lack of British interest in Northern Ireland's crucial election is more evidence that the union is dead

Yesterday's election in Northern Ireland could scarcely have been more important. Yet the British media barely considered it worth reporting.

Electoral Commission contradicts DUP on Brexit donor transparency

Did Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party do the checks the law requires of it before accepting a vast donation for its Brexit campaign?

The strange link between the DUP Brexit donation and a notorious Indian gun running trial

We still don’t know how how key Leave campaign adverts were funded, but the one man who has been named has some surprising relationships...

Secretive DUP Brexit donor links to the Saudi intelligence service

The DUP's revelation about their Brexit donation leaves us with more questions than answers...

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Anger and impotence in Northern Ireland's elections

Will a snap election in Northern Ireland bring about the change that so many want?

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