Devolution and Brexit require inspiring ideas – not tired retreads of ideological stances for social formations long since melted into air.
David Cameron's last project was to end the race divide among British voters. But can it last under May's government?
The physical gap between these places can be a matter of a few miles. The cultural gap can seem unbridgeable.
Whether we're talking trade, national security, immigration or social cohesion, the cosmopolitan axis already tells us more than a conventional left-right divide.
The past few years have been excellent for graduates and terrible for unskilled school-leavers. It's no wonder they have different feelings about the political status quo.
The voting power of pensioners has long had a distorting effect on British politics.
Opinion polls have shown that most voters, in theory, favour a fall in house prices. But do they in practice?
As I reflect on the new year, I remember that democracy alone can't prevent dictators – but try to not become Eeyorish.
How the “hippie tycoon” Dale Vince – a pioneer of renewable energy – plans to turn football and our motorways green.
The key difference between the liar and the bullshit artist is that the liar has at least some regard for the truth.
The First Minister knows that her demand of a "soft Brexit" is unlikely to be met.
As Brexit looms, the government needs scrutiny. We'll provide it.