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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.
The Tories gained nothing from their four-year love-in with Donald Trump – and now they are suffering the consequences.
The US could yet fall apart under the strain of its structural racism and the dysfunctionality of its capitalism.
The false claim that lockdowns do not work endangers lives – politicians and public figures must aggressively rebut it.
The tiered system failed to prevent a new spike in infections and eroded national solidarity.
Boris Johnson and his allies have become adept at making others take responsibility for the chaos they have caused.
The right’s new fusion of prejudice and public spending only works for so long. People want a decent and tolerant society.
By treating far-right extremism as a law enforcement issue, governments are failing to prevent its spread.
I supported Keir Starmer for the leadership, and would do so again. But this cannot go on.
As Boris Johnson announced an extra £16bn for the Ministry of Defence, the potential costs of modern combat to our democracy have never been higher.
As the world divides into regional superpowers – the US, China and the EU – Britain cannot stand alone.