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Why a second referendum would be a big mistake

As the political crisis over Brexit spins out of control, support for a second referendum – also known as a “people’s vote” – seems to be gathering momentum in and outside Parliament. In my view, going down this road […]

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From neoliberalism to illiberalism: What is behind the rise of the far right?

November 29th, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments

Here are the points I made when introducing the session “From neoliberalism to illiberalism: What is behind the rise of the far right?” at the ‘Getting to grips with neoliberalism’ teach/learn-in in Wigan on November 24:

Can real democracy – economic […]

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Brexit crisis shows political system is broken

The dramatic deadlock in the UK over Brexit is a spectacular expression of a broken political system. Our existing form of democracy is simply incapable of representing the diverse interests of […]

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Brexit crisis: beware threat of a national government

A deepening, unpredictable political and constitutional crisis sparked by Brexit could have far-reaching consequences before the year is out.

Some commentators have suggested that it is the biggest political challenge facing the ruling elites since the General Strike of 1926 […]

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First steps taken in scenario-planning to defend a Corbyn government

As the Tory government staggers from pillar to post, split many ways over Brexit, the prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government becomes more real by the day. That’s why making preparations now for the attacks it would inevitably face […]

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NHS needs a strong dose of democracy for its 70th birthday

The National Health Service remains the greatest achievement in the ongoing struggle for social justice in Britain and the best way to mark its 70th birthday is to move forward into a new era of democratic control and accountability.

Inspired […]

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Everything you wanted to know about neoliberalism but were afraid to ask

A profound crisis is threatening humanity. Democratic politics is being driven out by authoritarian populism in country after country. The planet’s fragile ecosystem is under unprecedented assault as a result of profit-seeking overproduction. International conflict looms more threateningly than […]

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How to derail neoliberalism – and replace it

Is neoliberalism – whereby the state promotes and facilitates the supremacy of the market in every area of society alongside tariff-free global trade – finally coming off the rails after an almost 40-year run?

Paradoxically, the most serious attack on […]

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A democratic revolution can unite for and against Brexit voters

Is the alternative to Brexit simply the UK remaining a member state of the European Union? Or is there a case for a more imaginative and democratic option that could appeal to both leavers and remainers?

It’s worth asking these […]

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Achieving Catalonia’s right to self-determination

Catalan political leaders and activists remain locked up in jail in Madrid, awaiting trial on sedition, rebellion and misuse of funds.

Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia, is in Belgium fighting extradition. Catalonia’s Parliament remains closed and the region’s ministries […]

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In Tory Britain, the only certainty is uncertainty itself

The break-up of the Tory government is more than just a crisis of a party that lost its majority, with many preferring a genuinely warm person like Jeremy Corbyn instead of a robotic prime minister.

Corbyn promised an end to […]

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From Russia with love

October 11th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

The 1917 Russian Revolution was driven by a theory and practice of social change that if developed can help humanity find a way forward today.

Significant political and other legacies, notably cultural, outlive both Stalinism and the restoration of capitalism […]

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