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