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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.
As neoliberalism collapses, national elites around the world are reviving mythical visions of empire.
Sajid Javid’s remark on “cowering” before Covid-19 was no accident – he believes in the survival of the fittest.
Staff redundancies and the ban on far-left groups are sapping enthusiasm and goodwill.
To stop the rot we need to make social media companies legally liable for threats and incitement to violence.
Beyond all the rhetoric and bluster, Brexit has made us into rule takers from everybody because we need foreign direct investment from everybody.
Kim Leadbeater is what many working-class Labour voters think of as an ideal MP: an ordinary local person.
The Labour leader needs to end his war with the left and produce bold and radical policies by the autumn.
For the UK, Brexit has been a reputational, social, political and geostrategic disaster.
Keir Starmer’s party must finally accept that without a progressive alliance it has no route to government.
After four decades of neoliberalism, the US president’s bid to redistribute wealth to workers is a watershed moment.