Local elections in England last week reflected a deep crisis of mainstream politics
In many ways Gavin Williamson, the sacked Tory defence secretary, is a preposterous figure. As chief whip, he helped Theresa May become prime minister. Promoted to defence secretary in November 2017, he struck hawkish poses.
The latest smear of antisemitism against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is another attempt to discredit the left and its opposition to war.
After a week of protests during the “International Rebellion” for climate change, political leaders have agreed to talks with the Extinction Rebellion (XR) direct action group.
Tommy Robinson is a danger to Muslims, minorities and working class people. Everyone has to make sure he isn’t elected as an MEP for the North West of England on 23 May.
There are two common mistakes about Brexit. The first is that it is necessarily a coherent right wing project about achieving an even more radical form of neoliberalism than currently prevails in Britain.
Local elections will take place in 248 English councils on Thursday of next week.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) has been a stunning success. Its action has helped to expose the urgency of the threat posed by climate change—and insisted that tackling it cannot be postponed.
I’m sure there are very many people who feel the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London over Easter mark a watershed.
Ordinary people have responded in a huge variety of ways to the political and economic crisis ravaging the system.
The Extinction Rebellion (XR) revolt this week is inspiring. Crucially, like the school students’ climate strikes, it has seen a move from words to action.
Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a brilliant novel called The Reprieve, set during the Munich crisis of September 1938. He showed how the agreement that ended the crisis solved nothing, simply postponing the outbreak of the Second World War by a year.
Theresa May’s appeal to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to resolve her Brexit crisis has infuriated many Tories.
Aeroplane firm Boeing admitted last week that its faulty planes are to blame for deadly crashes.
For once a Tory has told the truth about Britain’s wars. Foreign office minister Mark Field admitted in parliament on Monday that Britain’s interventions in Libya have had “calamitous outcomes”.
The meat industry is destructive but changing our diets won’t be enough to save the planet, says Martin Empson
Over a quarter of audits carried out by the major accountancy firms don’t meet the standards of the accountancy regulator.
Business as usual has broken down in politics.
The Corn Laws in 1846 showed how our rulers can fall out—but still work together against us, writes Sadie Robinson
Labour’s failure to put forward an independent vision for Brexit can allow neoliberal and right wing forces to make the running.