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Thomas Rowley

Michael Edwards is editor of oDR.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The ruling class that drove Brexit

The media loves to blame far right movements and moments on the working class. Our Brexit research tells a very different story.

Still raging against the economy?

Many great minds of the past would be dismayed at the damage to people and planet being caused by our pursuit of ‘progress’.

Democracy must be re-established in Europe

Call to engage in a continent-wide democratic debate on the deep crisis facing the European Union and how to overcome it.

A tale of two unions

Scotland can only look on with envy as the concerns of the Irish Government are placed centre stage in Brussels while Scotland is ignored or derided at Westminster.

Brexit, democracy and the sacred

There is no way back to anything resembling a united kingdom without some kind of sacrifice.

Voting doesn’t build consensus – we need a People’s Debate

With a Damocles sword hanging over UK democracy, everyone is underestimating how many people they need to listen to or persuade for real progress to be made.

The Planetary Health Diet isn’t much use to people living in food poverty

People shouldn’t be forced to choose between eating well, and eating in an environmentally conscious way.

Lexit: The biggest unicorn of them all

Lexiters who portray the EU as mostly underpinned by Hayekian neoliberalism have got it wrong, writes Paul Walsh.

Salmond, Sturgeon and the end of the SNP's imperial era

Just when Scotland's voice is needed in the Brexit mess, the SNP's famous internal discipline seems to be disintegrating into factionalism.

Brexit – The Uncivil War: The former Chair of Labour Leave responds

As we look for ways through the current Brexit impasse, it’s crucial to understand both the key role played by Labour Eurosceptics in swinging the vote – and that movement’s long history.

Ten reasons I came round to a People's Vote

A second referendum denies democracy, I thought - but arguments on the other side have become overwhelming.

Why the left must unite against Brexit

The debate about Lexit is now irrelevant. The only form of Brexit that is possible is one that will entrench the status quo or produce something far worse. The left must unite against it.

2019 is the year to embrace energy democracy - or face social and climate breakdown

The private sector has proved it can’t lead the transition to a low-carbon economy. It's time for something new.

Beyond the Brexit pantomime

Forget the political melodrama. What matters most are the deep weaknesses in our democracy that Brexit has exposed – and which extend across Europe.

An Englishman, a Scotswoman and Irishman talk about Brexit

Fintan O'Toole, Lesley Riddoch and Anthony Barnett grapple with the 'Strange passions of Brexit'.

Paddy Ashdown – a frank remembrance

Ashdown’s successes as a relatable man, a tactician and a statesman should not blind us to his strategic failures.

The NHS Long Term Plan, prevention, and a century of promises

Bringing together prevention and cure, health and social care, is hardly a new – or strange – idea. So why hasn’t it happened?

Former shadow Northern Ireland minister asks elections watchdog to investigate DUP Brexit dark money

Former Northern Ireland frontbencher joins cross-party MPs calling for ‘full investigation’ into Richard Cook and the controversial £435,000 DUP Brexit donation.

Terrorism policing: the YPG/YPJ, an ally abroad but a danger at home?

The erratic treatment members of the YPG/YPJ receive at the hands of Europe’s counterterrorism networks doesn’t look set to change in the near future.

Think Anew, Act Anew: a Convention on Brexit and a People's Vote

An emergency, public gathering in London will take place this Friday ahead of the big parliamentary debate on the UK and the EU. Come along!

No one rules Britain

A first hand account of a country and an economy led by lemmings taking the wider public with them over the cliff edge. 

Brexit, lies, and rich folk

The Leave campaign was built on lies, and as the UK hurtles toward the brink the liars who told them are laughing all the way to the bank.

Revealed: the dirty secrets of the DUP’s ‘dark money’ Brexit donor

MPs call on Richard Cook to “emerge from the shadows” after we uncover his trail of illegal waste, unpaid bills and court documents stretching from India to California.

Brexit can be a good crisis

"Brexit is not about Brexit. Certainly not just about Europe. It poses matters both economic and democratic simultaneously as it demands an answer to the kind of country we are."

White is the new black: populism and the academic alt-right

“It is our duty to expose this moral agenda for what it is, not by 'deplatforming' them – only adding victimisation to their already lavish arsenal – but through reasoned argument.”

After Me Too, can we trust the UK government to tackle sexual abuse?

If our lawmakers fail to confront abuse in their own workplace, how do we trust them to enact effective policies for the rest of us?

What the ‘Drone Wolf’ tries to teach us

The event at Gatwick airport, surely orchestrated by a resentful philosopher, demystifies the workings of our everyday.

A People’s Vote without a People’s Debate won’t bring about Another Europe

An open letter to Another Europe Is Possible on the democratic component fatally lacking from the Brexit process hitherto.

John Cleese stars in animation about the state of British democracy

He won't return to the UK from the Caribbean island of Nevis until “we get Proportional Representation”.

Doctors leaders call on government to halt NHS migrant charges

The Royal College of Physicians have today joined with other Royal Colleges to call on the government to suspend upfront charging of overseas visitors within the NHS, calling them a "concerning barrier to care".

How Scousers see off the fascists

Recent successful efforts to repel fascist groups draw on a long history of antifascist mobilisation in Liverpool.

Government immigration plans will harm integration and fuel negative perceptions

Proposals for short term visas, separating families, and income caps will worsen rather than assuage public concerns, say Hope not Hate.

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