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Neoliberalism and other factors in the breakdown of society | Letters

Neoliberalism and other factors in the breakdown of society | Letters

George Monbiot concludes that, in response to the crisis that lies behind Brexit and Trump, what we need is “a new story of what it is to be a human in the 21st century” (The deep story beneath

Tony Blair said to be plotting a return to politics

Tony Blair is considering a return to politics, according to The Sunday Times. The former U.K prime minister is allegedly searching for new offices in Westminster in order to be close to the British
Tony Blair wonders what’s gone wrong with politics. How sad he can’t see it | Owen Jones

Tony Blair wonders what’s gone wrong with politics. How sad he can’t see it | Owen Jones

He oversaw the Iraq war and calamitous financial deregulation, and did lucrative work for foreign tyrants. No wonder faith in the centre-left has evaporatedIf Tony Blair is the answer, then the
IFS says workers face 'dreadful' decade without real-terms increase in wages - Politics live

IFS says workers face 'dreadful' decade without real-terms increase in wages - Politics live

Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the autumn statement and the IFS press conferencePhilip Hammond’s morning interviews - SummaryJohn

Tony Blair calls on British people to “rise up” and fight against Brexit

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on the British people to “rise up” and fight against Brexit, arguing that it is not inevitable that the U.K. has to leave the European Union — despite the
Blair is right on Brexit: parliament must have a democratic debate | Anatole Kaletsky

Blair is right on Brexit: parliament must have a democratic debate | Anatole Kaletsky

We must restore the principle of parliamentary sovereignty – Theresa May does not have an open-ended mandateFormer UK prime minister Tony Blair’s recent call for voters to think again about leaving
Liberalism Needs the “Alt-Left”

Liberalism Needs the “Alt-Left”

In the 2016 election, it was common for centrist conservatives and liberals to treat the populist fervor animating the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as two sides of the same coin.
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future

Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future

Ill-fated austerity plans will wreck the country, but the government knows it has no opposition to worry about There used to be an iron rule of politics. Governments that delivered strong growth in

Former IRA leader turned Northern Irish statesman Martin McGuinness dies

Martin McGuinness, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, died Tuesday at the age of 66. Leading figures across the political divide have paid tribute to his pivotal role in bringing
The Guardian view on the 1997 Labour landslide: not what it seemed | Editorial

The Guardian view on the 1997 Labour landslide: not what it seemed | Editorial

New Labour was a product of its time. History may judge it more kindly than many of today’s criticsIt was a perfect May dawn, that moment 20 years ago when the scale of New Labour’s victory became
Where have all the big political ideas gone? | Phil McDuff

Where have all the big political ideas gone? | Phil McDuff

Our economic model has reached its natural limits – it will never get better. Instead of managing the status quo it is time for centrists to overhaul the systemSay what you want about Tony Blair, and
The need to find a fairer system of taxing and spending in the UK | Letters

The need to find a fairer system of taxing and spending in the UK | Letters

Letters from Terry Kelly, Ruth Lister, Dr David Griffith, David Beard, Peter Fieldman and Richard Cooper in response to Guardian reports and Paul Mason’s articleIt did not take long in the current

Why Are Americans So Hostile to State-Funded Art?

On May 23, the Trump administration requested that Congress close the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, the premier government organizations for funding

Theresa May clings to power in U.K. after “dreadful campaign”

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday that she will form a government with the support of a small political party from Northern Ireland, following a disastrous general
How Britain fell out of love with the free market

How Britain fell out of love with the free market

Under Thatcher and Blair, it looked unassailable. But now both Britain’s main parties are turning away from unfettered capitalism. By Andy BeckettTwelve years ago, shortly after winning his third
A new centrist party would split the Tories, not Labour | Paul Mason

A new centrist party would split the Tories, not Labour | Paul Mason

A proposed new anti-Brexit movement would attract neoliberals in thrall to flawed free market economics. In short, half the Conservative partyOne Thursday night in the next couple of years we could go
Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen
Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world – podcast

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world – podcast

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human• Read the

Blair Sees Chance Brexit Will Be Reversed

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Bloomberg he thinks there is a 30% chance that Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will be reversed. Said Blair: “I still have some difficulty
Finding solutions to the UK’s housing crisis | Letters

Finding solutions to the UK’s housing crisis | Letters

Readers respond to Britain’s chronic shortage of affordable housing with solutions of their ownLarry Elliott suggests five steps to fix the housing market (Britain’s broken housing market – and how to