- April 05, 2019
There are many urgent reasons to oppose the rightwing populist movements that are gaining ground across Europe and beyond: their racism and hostility to minorities, their anti-Muslim bigotry, their authoritarianism, their incipient fascism, their hostility to democracy, the antisemitism that so often seeps through their opposition to ‘globalism’.
But there is another reason that tends to...
- February 16, 2014
National security is not a concept I generally have much respect for. As we’ve seen more than once over the last decade or so, it’s a term that governments like to use to cow and overawe civil society through the constant invocation of threats and emergencies, that become a justification for domestic repression and...
- February 13, 2014
As the country increasingly resembles the set of Kevin Costner’s Waterworld, our politicians have been keen to get out there to show how much they care and ‘raise morale.’
There was Ed Miliband out in deepest Berkshire looking earnestly clueless, in what appears to be the first pair of wellies he has bought for some time,...