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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.
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.
The economic consequences of Covid-19 will be devastating. But the crisis presents a historic opportunity to transform our way of life.
The Chancellor only laid the foundations for his party’s political survival: an excuse for future economic failure.
Rather than simply scrutinising the government, and repairing Labour’s damaged reputation, Keir Starmer must offer a vision.
To win back socially conservative voters, the party doesn’t just need a new policy agenda – it needs a new activist culture.
White racists are appalled that black people have been allowed to express pride and anger on a mass scale.
Keir Starmer and his party need to counter racist narratives and their supporters openly and publicly.
The President has put himself at the head of a terrifying new far-right insurrection.