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7 reasons why some progressives don’t get population

A response to Adam Ramsay's article. Wishful thinking does nothing to address real problems.

Jeremy Corbyn's victory: a European moment

Europe's troubles have discredited elites and fuelled the populist right. Can Labour's new leader win an argument for change from the left?

The Sun trials - Friday 25th September 2015 - the Crown's case concludes

Officer 2044 was paid for information on 13 stories, including a rape allegation against Mick Hucknall.

The Sun corruption trial - setting the scene

Two Sun journalists are again on trial for allegedly making corrupt payments to a police officer in return for information and photos. Here's the context.

Postcapitalism: is it what we Greens have always been arguing for?

The UK's Green MP reviews Paul Mason's new book on the end of capitalism and what should replace it.

The Sun trials - Thursday 24th September 2015 - how News International avoided prosecution

News International assisted the police in order to avoid prosecution themselves, the court hears.

The 5 reasons Addenbrookes really ‘failed’ – and what it means for the whole NHS

Disgraceful attempts by The Sun to blame, 'name and shame' NHS staff for failings are designed to obscure the ideological idiocy being imposed from Westminster.

Corbyn: (mostly) the right message, but the worst possible messenger

There is no chance – absolutely no chance on Earth – that Jeremy Corbyn will be Labour leader at the 2020 General Election. Here's why.

Can Michael Gove save our legal system?

Mr Gove must restore legal aid as a vital element in a fair justice system. 

Jeremy Corbyn: rebel with a cause

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory will revolutionise British politics – with severe ramifications for Europe.

Imagining the BBC as new

Despite Armando Iannucci’s skilful defence of the BBC, defending the Corporation as it stands falls into the trap of using the language of austerity.

The charity which campaigned to ban Syrian refugees from Britain

Meet the neo-Malthusians campaigning against refugees and for child benefits to be scrapped.

Time for a democracy commission?

Political inequality and disengagement are increasing. Is a Democracy Commission part of the solution?

Northern Powerhouse: switch on the power

To complete the Northern Powerhouse we need to invest in creativity.

One world labourism: can Corbyn link national security to global justice?

Corbyn could lead a fundamental shift in Britain's foreign policy.

Tim, Telstra, and the tech takeover of the NHS

Tim Kelsey’s legacy to the NHS isn’t just the botched project. He’s also been pushing a vision of digital salvation, that his new firm is already starting to benefit from.

Is Labour anti-women?

No, but Corbyn should be very careful about the amount of women’s representation, and at what level.

Does the theory of a natural right of self-defence justify the lethal use of drones?

John Locke’s theory of self-defence falls short in justifying drone strike killings of innocent bystanders.

The cause of the Runnymede eco-villagers is a righteous one

By criminalising squatting and begging the government is closing all the exits out of a low-wage and rentier economy: we must resist.

Affordable housing and the future of London as a creative city

What happens to a city when all the artists leave?

Lipstick on the TTIP pig

Corbyn seems less inclined to buy the 'compromises' that TTIP negotiators are selling - which campaigners have labelled 'lipstick on a pig'. But will our national parliaments even get a vote?

Scotland and Britain have changed: the ‘big bang’ of the indy ref and after

The Scottish independence referendum was only one part of a wider democratisation of public life. 

The burdensome should be allowed to seek help to kill themselves

Should assisted suicide be legalised?

Media reform: back to ''unfinished business''

Jeremy Corbyn’s and Tom Watson combine forces with activists in countering the inadequacies of the British media. 

Corbyn: the kind of society we want

The first major speech by the new leader of Britain's Labour Party was to the Trade Union Congress.

Forever blowing bubbles: why Corbyn won Labour and how he can change Britain

The radical left in the UK has grown from a few tiny bubbles into a network capable of winning the Labour leadership. To win the country, it must keep expanding.

Is Corbyn’s Thatcherite idealism the Labour party’s salvation?

The Corbynite portrayal of Thatcher’s ‘Fundi’ rise to power is inexact.

The sham of voter registration in the UK

The government is now purging the electoral register ahead of its boundary review, with profound implications for our democracy.

Northern Ireland: what Einstein would have said

The latest crisis in Northern Ireland looks like déjà vu all over again. It’s not that the situation never changes but the remedy offered by London remains stubbornly the same.

A response to Jeremy Gilbert - nothing is possible without power

Jeremy must understand that the purpose of the Labour party is to win power, and to use that power for progressive ends. To implement anything you must be able to win a general election.

What should Corbyn demand of Europe?

To campaign for remaining in the EU without advancing a set of positive reforms that address its problems, would obviously be a non-starter. 

Corbyn: the European media react

Press comments on the Continent openly betray editorial lines – impartiality on the new Labour leader has proved nigh on impossible.

Britain's nuclear plans: the Corbyn factor

In the debate about replacing the Trident nuclear system, there is space for options that link British to international experience.  

BBC Charter Review and children's content: beware the Trojan horse!

The Green Paper’s proposals for children’s programming should ring loud alarm bells – for children, parents, and for the future of the BBC itself.

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