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What will happen after the referendum?

A quick examination of the Tory project whatever the results shows worrying prospects.

‘We apologise to anybody who feels let down’

A linguistics student looks at language used by the NHS Trust whose negligence contributed to the death of her cousin. (Ahead of Wednesday’s Parliamentary debate on Southern Health). 

Podcast: a younger voter's guide to the European referendum

What is motivating younger voters in the European referendum – and what should?

Ghosted away: UK’s secret removal flights examined

On Home Office flights private sector guards apply restraints so extreme they are very rarely used in prisons. What happened on the 24/25 May flight to Nigeria and Ghana?

The EU referendum matters for Global Justice Now. Here’s why.

We spend our time fighting against EU policies. But now, we're campaigning to stay in.

It’s England’s Brexit

The referendum is an English question. When it is over the UK will need an English parliament. Chapter 10 of Blimey, it could be Brexit!

Green Party leadership election: a stitch up?

Is Caroline Lucas using her profile to give the relatively unknown Jonathan Bartley a shoe in to the Green Party leadership?

The BBC is failing the public in its coverage of government surveillance

Historically close to Britain’s national security state, the BBC is still its friend today.

Who is voting to leave the EU and why?

Demographic data tell an interesting story about Britain's EU referendum.

Let's not pretend Trident renewal is a simple question for the left

Trident renewal should be a complex debate, and there is a strong case for the left to support partial renewal.

They spy on us because they recognise our power, and fear it

The climate movement has learnt from the Spy Cops scandal; we won't let it stop us.

The Green Party leadership race doesn’t have to be a ‘coronation’

Caroline Lucas and Jon Bartley have announced they are standing together for co-leaders of the Green Party. Members should put their cynicism aside.

Catching up with Portugal

As the England team meets Portugal again, national decline is on the country's mind.

What's going on inside Labour's new economics?

With the UK focused on making the wealthy wealthier, is there any hope for a new economics? We talk to Labour Party members and policy experts at the shadow chancellor’s "State of the Economy Conference". !2-minute vid.

Authoritarian Britain is made freer by the EU

The idea that the EU undermines English liberty is nonsense: it has helped curtail the British state's repressive surveillance.

VoteIn might have better arguments, but it is failing those it needs to reach

The arguments made at the openDemocracy-sponsored VoteIn rally were, at last, convincing. But is the campaign refusing to engage with Brexiteers’ grievances?

Climate activists and blacklisted workers face the same struggle against surveillance

The climate movement and trades union movement need to come together to stop repressive corporate/state spying.

Undigested Snowden

These pieces of research indicate a pattern of behavioural change that dampens dissent and resistance to overbearing power, both of which are hallmarks of an active democratic citizenry.

Blimey, it could be Brexit: your views

Anthony Barnett's Blimey, it could be Brexit! has provoked perceptive discussion among our readers. Here, we bring you the best of Blimey, below-the-line.

Dear SNP

The latest in a series of letters from the Chair of Compass to the members of each of Britain's progressive parties.

Let's scrap the impartiality rules holding back British broadcasters

The EU referendum is fast approaching, and British TV is failing to engage the public. It's time to look again at ‘impartiality’ rules that prevent broadcasters from fulfilling their democratic remit. 

Waiving the rules again

The British armed forces have quietly turned to their traditional methods of finding “manpower” when they see themselves running short.

"More and better mandarins!": lessons from my adventures as a government minister

Government is weird. And other thoughts after stepping down as Scotland's minister for local government and community empowerment.

Inquest jury finds failures in detainee healthcare

An MRI brain scan that was wrongly cancelled might have led to life-saving treatment for Bruno Dos Santos, who died aged 25 in the care of UK immigration authorities.

The BBC and British branding

The corporation’s claims to the public and to neutrality are crucial for the British state and its power across the globe. 

The left shouldn't limp away from Europe, we should stay and fight

The left case for Brexit doesn't stand up.

Spain: no country for old-men-politics?

While male politicians occupy newspapers headlines, television and radio debates in Spain, at local and regional levels women for change are challenging austerity head on. Part of the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism seriesEspañol

Cancelled brain scan could have saved UK immigration detainee

Inquest, Day Four: Neurologist testifies that he might have saved 25 year old Bruno Dos Santos. 

Reflections: antisemitism, anti-imperialism and liberal communitarianism

In the current European context, associations between left-wing movements and the far-right, anti-cosmopolitan ‘revolt against modernity’ are very much fringe phenomena. Everything should be done to keep it that way.

Private healthcare company Care UK cancelled immigration detainee’s brain scan

Jury hears that HMP Thameside staff didn’t know the rules concerning hospital appointments. Bruno Dos Santos Inquest, Day Three. 

The long history of Labour's missing oomph

What on earth has happened to the left in the referendum debate? Chapter nine of Blimey, it could be Brexit!

Greek media and independent journalism under austerity

In Greece, the media landscape under austerity has created bleak conditions for journalism and media freedom; a post-austerity agenda could change this situation.

Part of the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism series.

G4S promises (again) to repaint asylum seeker red doors and relocate families at risk

Four months after 'red doors' scandal broke, security company says it really will stop making asylum seekers’ homes so easy to locate and attack.

The UK Gangmasters Licensing Agency: a model to be followed and how to undermine it

The GLA has helped mitigate labour exploitation at the British end of agricultural sector supply chains, however British immigration policies and insufficient labour protections in sending countries threaten those gains.

This is what Anti-Austerity looks like

Photo essay: People's Assembly against Austerity protest, London, 16 April 2016.

Part of the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism series.

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