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 […]
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 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 […]
We are in a different world politically since the first referendum on Scottish independence was held in September 2014. The vote for Brexit is driving a continuous crisis of the UK […]
We should use the Brexit process to talk about what matters to us rather than what’s good for British business in terms of trade, access to markets and regulations.
That’s the corporate agenda, which is the priority for all the […]
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 […]
Always 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 […]