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.
Sadie Robinson looks back ten years on from reporting on a workers’ occuption at Visteon car parts factory
MPs want firms to cut bosses’ bonuses—because they fear the payouts will turn people against capitalism.
This year has seen the birth of a militant new climate movement on the streets.
Until recently the Corbyn-supporting Momentum group hasn’t done much beyond organising canvassing days and online petitions. Now all of a sudden it’s organising protests over climate change.
Divisions sown by the ruling class can have a devastating effect, writes Simon Basketter
Tory Britain is ruining lives. MPs have been forced to launch an inquiry into how the rollout of Universal Credit (UC) has pushed some women to work as prostitutes.
Votes that aren’t “meaningful”. Votes on the already defeated policies of a government without a majority. And votes blocked by parliamentary conventions from over 400 years ago.
Bad news has been hitting the British car industry since the start of the year. In January Jaguar Land Rover announced 4,500 redundancies, mostly in Britain.
Amid the stifling narrowness of official politics in Britain, there are some very welcome signs of change this week.