Such is the fragility of the political system in Britain that it only takes a few words in the shape of an indicative ruling by the Speaker of the House of Commons to spark off what the government’s Solicitor […]
The resignation of eight Labour MPs and three Tories from their parties in order to form a reactionary “Independent” Group in the House of Commons is a clear indication that the present Parliamentary system is in the midst of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government grows closer as Theresa May’s divided government staggers from pillar to post in the wake of the abysmal failure of her pathetic “strong and […]
Support for Syriza, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, has melted away. Despite its programme of support for the worst hit […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]