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Re-energising Wales

Rhea Stevens and Shea Buckland-Jones from the Institute of Welsh Affairs discuss how Wales can move to 100% renewable energy by 2035.

Osborne’s Evening Standard ‘cash for column inches’ denials ‘do not stack up’ – says Caroline Lucas

Green Party leader calls on London paper to ‘come clean’ about its hidden commercial agendas – citing another lucrative sponsorship deal with GM giant Syngenta

Everyday Lexiteers - an interview

 "The European Union is inherently racist, unchanging, technocratic and oppressive. Nothing makes any of those things okay, not even a nice conversation, or falling in love with a French girl."

Abortion? That would be a devolved matter

After the Republic's historic vote, women in Northern Ireland are fed up of having their bodily autonomy used as a bargaining chip and seeing Theresa May absolve herself of responsibility.

As Ireland embraces the future, Scottish Nationalists merely embrace the (flawed) present

On the day Ireland cast its historic vote on abortion, the SNP launched an economic policy that maintains fiscal conservatism – vacating a space which could be inhabited by a more honest, bold and radical independence movement.

Want better protection for whistleblowers? Your experiences needed!

From the NHS to rigged elections, care homes to financial fraud - existing UK whistleblowing protection laws are not protecting concerned staff, nor the public. Call for evidence for forthcoming expert event.

Five causes of media amnesia

How did a banking meltdown morph into an onslaught against the public sector and immigrants?

Legatum breached charity regulations with Brexit work, Charity Commission finds

Controversial think tank influential amongst pro-Brexit ministers did not provide “balanced, neutral evidence and analysis” and was “not consistent” with the charity’s objectives.

George Osborne’s London Evening Standard sells its editorial independence to Uber, Google and others – for £3 million

Exclusive: Newspaper promised six commercial giants “money-can’t-buy” news coverage in a lucrative deal, leaving millions of Londoners unaware of who’s paying for their news.

It’s time for Remainers to stop caricaturing Leave voters as stupid dupes

We all need to heal divisions and seize the Brexit moment. A speech by Claire Fox given on 24 March at “Our Fractured Society” at the Oxford Literary Festival.

The great NHS property sell-off gathers pace

A reliance on firesales of NHS buildings – both unused and currently in use – returns us to the bad old days of a few rich London hospitals and impoverished hospitals everywhere else.

Beware the authoritarian centre

In Britain, hostility to democracy is highest not at the extremes – but in the centre.  

Why human rights campaigning needs to change more than just its framing

The problem is not how we speak – it’s who we are.

Listen England, it is Ireland talking

Brexit is fuelled by an English nationalism as crude and self-deluded as Irish nationalism used to be. The best response is to follow Ireland's journey to an inclusive, pluralist vision of patriotism.

How media amnesia has trapped us in a neoliberal groundhog day

The media's acute amnesia about the causes of the financial crisis has made austerity, privatisation and corporate tax breaks seem like common sense solutions to our economic problems.

Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising 'solutions'

The effects of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act are now too disastrous to ignore. But Jeremy Hunt’s shift is of rhetoric, not of substance - .and his new “ACO” plans are so dangerous, campaigners this week challenged them in the High Court.

The Progressive Economy Forum: a new initiative to solve an old problem

A new economic vision based on the values of equality, dynamism and sustainability. 

MPs criticise Facebook’s “not fit for purpose” foreign ad ban as Ireland votes on abortion

British and Irish parliamentarians call for major changes to unregulated social media campaigning following openDemocracy revelations – but too late for Friday’s historic vote.

Revealed: Brexit campaigner obtained millions of voters' data

Vote Leave's former chief technology officer claims he needed this data to check that donations to his company were legal – despite receiving no donations.

Con- and F-words in the Brexit era

What should post-Brexit governance look like in the UK? What is needed, urgently, is for this to be politically addressed head on.

Six ways Ireland’s abortion referendum could be hacked this week

Anti-abortion money, Facebook ads and boots-on-the-ground volunteers have piled in from across the world to try and swing Friday’s historic vote. Will they succeed?

The Belhaj case shows British intelligence agencies are out of control

Tony Blair’s non-apology to the victim of ‘extraordinary rendition’ – and Jack Straw and Theresa May’s attempts to draw a line under the issue – raise more questions than they answer.

When Harry weds Meghan

Some bashed the monarchy and called the royal wedding a non-event. A minority voice claimed that the wedding was no big deal. (He was wrong).

“Just be fair”: when does journalism undermine its own reputation?

 “I don't think I have ever seen another media organisation targeted by the full force of the State, as WikiLeaks is.” Interview with Stefania Maurizi.

Zionism: the history of a contested word

These polarising terms should be shelved, and taken out only when we are discussing political philosophy, which most of the time, we are not.

The fault lines of Welsh politics have been redrawn

Plaid Cymru's leader argues that the UK parties are no longer pretending to represent Wales.

Owning the future: why we need new models of ownership

From the national to the firm level, new models of ownership can begin to reshape how our economy works and for whom.

Yes, neoliberalism is a thing. Don't let economists tell you otherwise

On the list of ‘ten tell-tale signs you’re a neoliberal’, insisting that Neoliberalism Is Not A Thing must surely be number one.

Book review: The Divide by Jason Hickel

A masterful guide to the reality of global inequality and its tangled roots.

The final chapter for North Sea oil

Scotland’s oil should be left under the seabed

Back to the future with empire oil

A network of oil companies arond Mayfair, but registered in Britain's offshore tax-haven network, provides a snapshot of the new imperialism.

Why the Sainsbury's-Asda merger is bad news for everyone

The 'mega merger' is a perfect illustration of the accelerating race to the bottom in the grocery retail sector.

An open letter to UK university lecturers

Whether it’s the restructuring of lecturers' pensions in the UK or the introduction of selective entrance requirements to French universities — the struggle is one and the same.

Afghan interpreters: belonging on the battlefield, exclusion from the nation?

The recent Windrush migration scandal poignantly illustrated the tensions between people’s sense of belonging to a country, societal recognition of that belonging, and legal status and access to social rights.

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