Philip Wade

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Take up McDonnell call for scenario-planning

September 28th, 2017|real democracy|4 Comments

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is absolutely right in his call to “start work now” on how to meet potential challenges to a Jeremy Corbyn-led government committed to radical political and economic change. We’re taking up his call.

A Labour government […]

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The case for a democratic revolution

1  The present political and economic system prioritises and serves powerful corporate and financial interests and not those of the majority.

2  Therefore the system cannot be regarded as democratic in a meaningful way, as is claimed by the ruling […]

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Brexit crisis a chance to turn the tables on the Tories

July 14th, 2017|Brexit, constitution, Corbyn|1 Comment

If talk of the “constitution” leaves you cold, think again because the political crisis blowing up around Brexit can be made into an opportunity for citizens to shape the future in their own interests.

The UK constitution – like any […]

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Get ready to defend a Corbyn government from state attack

If Labour wins next week’s general election, a Jeremy Corbyn government would come under immediate assault from the political establishment, the secret state and the financial markets to name just a few enemies of the people. We need to […]

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Trumplandia and the world of the surreal

The destabilisation of the American political system under the Donald Trump presidency reveals the fragility of the entire edifice of the country’s government and state system.

Built around its famous checks-and-balances constitution – the first legal document in history to […]

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Brexit constitutional crisis reflects deeper disquiet

October 13th, 2016|constitution, real democracy|0 Comments

People rarely get the chance to have a direct say in political affairs but when they do, the consequences can be dramatic as the constitutional crisis that has erupted over Brexit testifies.

Parliament and the government are at bitter odds […]

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The power and the potential of the social movement behind Corbyn

August 27th, 2016|Visions|6 Comments

As voting gets under way in the contest for the Labour leadership, which is almost certainly going to result in the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, it’s worth reflecting on the astonishing changes that have swept the party since the […]

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After Brexit vote, ‘Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition’

July 12th, 2016|Visions|0 Comments

flagAlways expect the unexpected. That should have been the government health warning at the bottom of the European Union referendum ballot paper. For the outcome has unlocked a whole load of […]

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