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About Mike Butcher

Mike Butcher is a former BBC editor from back in the days of the USSR, up to the  time of Gorbachev and Yeltsin. More recently, as 'Creaky', he has been growing quietly radical through taking the time to look, and is documenting it at "Codgertation" -


Articles by Mike Butcher

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Should I vote? Should you?

After the Russell Brand debate the question of abstaining in general elections is again generating discussion in Britain. So what are we really achieving with our vote, and what effect do we think abstaining can actually have?

Russell Brand was right - 'left/right' politics in the UK is over

A former BBC editor argues that the system is close to breaking point and meaningful voting and participative democracy, rather than revolution, must be the answer.

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