Our Political System is run by big Money

How Political Interest groups are funded

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/feb/17/lobbying-fears-as-mps-interest-groups-receive-13m-from-private-firms

17th February 2021

Labour’s lost voters clamour for belonging

Nationalism is the natural home for communities that have lost their sense of belonging

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/03/labours-lost-voters-clamour-belonging

3rd May 2021

Covid misinformation costs lives

George Monbiot argues that we have a duty to stop pernicious misinformation

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/27/covid-lies-cost-lives-right-clamp-down-misinformation

27th January 2021

Politician’s love giving pledges for actions years in advance; it gives them the opportunity to look dynamic and ambitious¬† without the responsibility of achievement.

Of the 20 pledges at the UN Biodiversity conference at Nagoya, not one has been met.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/30/johnson-pledges-environment-un-biodiversity-summit

Britain’s claims to being a functioning democracy are only skin deep

Britain’s democratic processes are being abused

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/03/britain-democracy-tories-coronavirus-public-power

3rd June 2020

Local Politics

We need to revive community spirit and it starts with politics and finance

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/02/britain-local-councils-public-services

3rd August 2019

Optimism

Optimism can’t solve Britains’ problems; it can only disappoint.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/24/boris-johnson-optimism-sales-pitch-only-disappoint

2nd August 2019

Strongman politics

Obama on the politics of fear and disinformation

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/17/obama-criticises-strongman-politics-coded-attack-trump

18th July 2018

Trump creates his caliphate

The misuse of piety in justifying the unjustifiable

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/18/trump-american-caliphate-democracy-arab-world

18th June 2018

Hundreds of pledges quietly forgotten

On how ‘consultation’ is used to get politicians off the hook

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hundreds-of-government-pledges-the-tories-have-quietly-forgotten-6kwt879bg

30th March 2018