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Paul Mason is a New Statesman contributing writer, author and film-maker. As economics editor at Newsnight, then Channel 4 News, he covered the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Gaza war. His latest book is Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being.
Boris Johnson’s bad faith negotiating tactics have backfired in Europe and are driving support for Scottish independence.
The Tories aim to get re-elected by trapping Keir Starmer on the wrong side of a new divide over Europe.
Conspiracy theories are a symptom of a failed status quo – the left must offer progressive alternatives.
What would a mass, peaceful protest movement against the theft of an election look like?
The A-level and Covid-19 crises show how irresponsibility is an inherent part of the neoliberal governance system.
Keir Starmer’s party needs to make an unambiguous case against racism – bland, technocratic statements aren’t enough.
Xi Jinping's architecture of torture and oppression demands an engaged and principled position.
In a global information society, the erosion of democracy takes place everywhere, at the same time.
Even a fairly meagre UBI scheme would provide a much stronger and more socially just safety net.
Rather than grandstanding as a global military power, Britain must respond to direct threats.