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Brexit crisis shows political system is broken

November 13th, 2018|Brexit, constitution, EU, real democracy|1 Comment

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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Tories ignore global heatwave and give backing for fracking

No to frackingIn the midst of the global heatwave, energy minister Claire Perry’s approval of the first UK fracking licence under its […]

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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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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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Hammond reboots austerity at our expense

November 23rd, 2017|Brexit, capitalism, Corbyn, Economy|0 Comments

Things are going to get harder, and harder and harder.

So said Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal […]

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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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A lesson from Greece: in government but not in power : book review

Syriza in Power

Support for Syriza, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, has melted away. Despite its programme of support for the worst hit […]

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Economy close to fatal debt overdose

July 25th, 2017|Brexit, capitalism, debt|0 Comments

Over the past year household incomes in the UK grew by just 1.5% but outstanding car loans, credit card balances and personal loans rose by 10%.

That 8.5% gap is one […]

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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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Six reasons to demand a fresh general election right now

The Tories are playing for time, desperately trying to reorganise themselves after their harrowing election campaign.

That’s a good reason why we should step up the campaign for a fresh election and complete the unfinished business of June 8 by […]

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Croydon Assembly joins campaign to remove the Tories

June 26th, 2017|Brexit, Corbyn, election|0 Comments

How to shorten the life of the minority Tory government and force another election? That was the question before the Croydon Assembly, which was meeting to discuss the outcome of the June 8 […]

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Remake democracy to end Toryism

The unpredictable political and constitutional crisis sweeping the UK is a sure sign that we have to remake our democracy from top to bottom. Building on the social movement that all but toppled the Tories on June 8 can […]

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