John Weeks is Professor Emeritus, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and author of Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy, (Anthem Press), published earlier this year.
EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: read it before you vote on 23 June
Of the many strange aspects of the referendum debate is how little stress the Remain camp gives to EU protection of...
Brexit and the law of unexpected consequences
The exit of Britain could contribute not to disintegration but a consolidation of authoritarian governance in the...
The Tory 'remain' strategy is based on fear and selfishness
There is an obvious reason that no Tory politician would cite the Social Charter as a reason for the British...
Five ways to slash London's lethal air pollution
London's poisonous air kills thousands of people every year. It's perfectly possible to stop this.
The cracks begin to show: a review of the UK economy in 2015 (part one)
On the first day of 2016 trading the FTSE 500 index nosedived. This surprised perennially optimistic business...
The cracks begin to show: a review of the UK economy in 2015 (part two)
Thus, the ultra-flexible UK labour market (“with employers in the driving seat”, in the government’s own charming...