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Do you know where the Brexit dark money came from? Tell us anonymously

Someone out there knows something about the DUP's mystery £435,000 Brexit spending spree. It's vital for democracy that we all find out.

How Legatum has written the hymn sheet for a Dirty Brexit

The open secret that Brexit is more about financial and environmental deregulation than immigration is confirmed by a Legatum Institute briefing for City slickers.

Legatum: the Brexiteers’ favourite think tank. Who is behind them?

It's arguably the most influential think tank in the country, pushing a free market pro-Brexit vision and enjoying privileged access to media and ministers. But what does their background in 'disaster capitalism' tell us about Legatum's Brexit agenda?

The movement to replace neoliberalism is on the ascendency – where should it go next?

Making the politically impossible the politically inevitable. 

Does migration have to be a national issue - or could it be localised?

The Home Office's immigration system is in a mess. Perhaps it's time to let councils have more of a say in running it, instead.

Our constitution is being rewritten – the time to fight is now

We only have a few months to stop it. 

Tax us if you can: Why Philip Hammond's 'crackdown' falls short of the mark

Less a crackdown, and more a tentative step in the right direction.

How to get out of a gigantic mess - of Brexit, citizens assemblies, and popular sovereignty

The UK is in a mess thanks to an ill-defined ‘Leave’ option in the Brexit vote. More genuine popular sovereignty could have prevented the mess – and could yet get us out of it.

“We are just 500 days from chaos”, warns immigration charity

The British immigration system that EU nationals are about to be plunged into, has been broken for a long time. It’s time to improve everyone’s rights.

If Philip Hammond wants to reduce debt, he must draw a line under austerity

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond is likely to use his Budget speech on Wednesday to declare that the UK has turned the corner on public debt. Recent tax receipts have been higher than expected and the def...

Nationalised pasties – the new divide in British politics

When millennials are told it's their lunch-buying habits that put home-buying out of reach, no wonder they respond with demands to #NationaliseGreggs.

Citizens, participation and economics: Emerging findings from the Citizens’ Economic Council

The Citizens’ Economic Council programme is piloting models of engagement that seek to enable citizens to ‘take back control’ over the economic decisions that affect their lives.

Why progressives should support wikileaks

It is a fundamental political error to casually associate Wikileaks with neoconservatism or reactionary populism. No affinity between these two worlds is possible.

One more time with feeling, in Athens

Nick Cave's fearlessness in visiting darkness makes the light shine brighter.

Recognising and resisting militarisation; Demilitarise King’s at DSEi

It’s time we reflect on the militarisation of our education, of our society as a whole, to confront our complicity and our responsibilities, stand up, and put an end to the business of war.

Bodies at the gates

Bodies are not just simply tools or targets in practices of state violence but also crucial in the resistance of the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms trade fair.

Fox/Sky: more twists and turns

The 21st Century Fox bid to buy the 61% of Sky it doesn’t own has provoked a formidable level of opposition. Will that count when push comes to shove?

"Diversity, Ofcom and the BBC: the £1 billion gap"

Next year, will the BBC Chair Sir David Clementi get a grip on diversity and close the BBC's £1 billion diversity gap?

Making Britain Great Again – in a different way

By thinking big and making connections, Labour can raise people and country.

Gordon Brown: the ghost in the machine

Who is Brown really trying to convince in this account of his life in politics? Perhaps ultimately, himself.

Western countries are more secure without nuclear arms

NATO’s current nuclear strategy is untenable. Crises during the Cold War reveal that nuclear strategies become dangerous exactly in the circumstances they are intended to deter, in political confrontations.

From the boat race to Azerbaijani jails: how dirty gas sells itself to elites

A new report exposes the network of lobbying and hypocrisy that risks locking Europe into decades of unnecessary fossil fuel expansion.

MP demands answers on DUP Brexit funders’ fine

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP grilled the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on a secret fine charged to the DUP's dark-money Brexit funders.

Is Britain about anything other than battles?

The UK citizenship test, stripped of its practical questions, is now seen as part of Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’, a new study has found.

Is Lexit a centrist fantasy?

Lexit exists more in the mind of its opponents than in any on-the-ground reality. Why do commentators in the FT and Economist talk it up?

VIDEO: George Monbiot on replacing neoliberalism

George Monbiot speaks to openDemocracy about the task of replacing neoliberalism, reinvigorating democracy and averting climate breakdown. 

VIDEO: What became of the Big Society?

Who remembers the Big Society? Launched to great fanfare at the start of 2010, the Big Society was David Cameron’s big idea to create more social action, empower communities and open up public serv...

From soldiers to students, chapels to cinemas: lessons from England's first capital

What happens when an ancient garrison town becomes a student city?

Hiding the DUP dark money: The fraud of so-called transparency

Theresa May's government is cowering behind walls of secrecy.

It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory

Wealth amassed through the housing market has come straight out of the pockets of those who don't own property. 

Did the DUP's controversial Brexit donors break the law - by refusing to reveal the secret source of their cash?

It appears the secretive group that channelled Leave cash to Theresa May’s allies got hit with a record fine - for breaking rules on donor disclosure

This year’s Nobel prize winners are changing the culture on nuclear weapons - interview

Changing the culture around nuclear weapons to seeing them as just another dangerous weapon of mass destruction, won ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) a pivotal UN treaty and the Nobel Peace Prize last month. Ian Sinclair interviews Rebecca Sharkey, ICAN’s UK Coordinator from 2012-2017 on the background, the future – and the UK’s role in it.

Otto Dix and the robot soldiers

The paintings of Otto Dix are an imperishable reminder that the best possible bulwark against becoming "machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts' – in Chaplin's phrase – is in not thinking like a machine. 

That’s not MY greenhouse gas!

Rich countries are investing vast sums in fossil fuel booms abroad whilst seeking climate brownie points with their home audiences, finds a brand-new report. A focus on ‘territorial’ emissions makes little sense in a globalised economy.

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