Politics + Policy

Cameron’s Tough Week Has a Long History

UK Uncut protest in London

Two brief observations on the offshore tax stuff: (1) Essentially, we have witnessed one of those occasional paradigm shifts where something that was previously tacitly accepted is now questioned. Like the post-Savile fallout made us look twice at the culture…

Autumn Statement: Osborne Fiddles While Rome Burns

Osborne's Autumn Statement

LEON ZADOK The public see Britain’s prosperity, less through the prism of a growing economy, and more through their collective experiences, their own circumstances. The latter will likely define Osborne’s legacy in politics. The positive outlook conjured this week, if…

Time for Labour to Confront the Alternatives

Jeremy Corbyn

RABBIL SIKDAR “Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself.” Tony Benn like many on the left believed that social change came from social movements, the organisation of ordinary people, collectivising their…

Neoliberal Media Tampers With Democracy

Neoliberalism Media and Democracy

RABBIL SIKDAR “If you are not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Those were the words of Malcolm X meant for fighting racism in the…