We live under a box set regime

“Do you remember a few months ago when the government losing a vote was a really big deal?” That’s what a close friend said to me after the latest “unprecedented” parliamentary shenanigans. Since last summer we’ve become so used to cabinet resignations and the government losing votes that the word unprecedented is a little over-used.

Britain After Brexit

Jon Bigger writes on the likely scene awaiting us and the UK’s decline as a world power – with or without the EU. It looks like Brexit might be delayed for a few months to allow more time for Theresa May to continue the best negotiations anyone has ever seen. May is the expert at

Why and how Trump is about to get worse than ever

I didn’t stay up all night awaiting news of the US mid-term elections but I did take a look at the results when I got up. The campaigning preceding the vote was said to be some of the most personal and abusive ever, with misogyny and racism at every turn. The man at the centre

Barred from Banksy’s Art World

How we all guffawed at Banksy’s jolly japes at Sotheby’s last week. On the face of it shredding a work of art in front of the person who had just spent £1m gaining it in auction was quite funny. An act of direct action against the stupidity of the art world. An act of subversion

The Myth of a left wing Brexit

Brexit may have sections of the UK’s ruling elite at each other’s throat but it should be clear to everyone by now that while there will be winners and losers in that battle, the situation for the vast majority of us will continue to get worse. The European Union is a gigantic, undemocratic experiment in

The myth of momentum

There is no doubt that Momentum helped secure Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership in the 2017 general election. It utilised and combined online tools with traditional campaigning to ensure people knocking on doors in marginal constituencies. That, with the aid of a manifesto which actually contained policies, enabled Labour to avoid an electoral disaster. Long gone