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 bestselling book Postcapitalism has been translated into 16 languages. His play Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere was televised on BBC Two in 2017.
The cancellation of Brexit and the election of Jeremy Corbyn would transform the mood in Europe.
Socialists must form tactical alliances with the centre – the main enemy of social justice is no longer the neoliberal elite.
By standing on a platform of Remain and reform, the party could cement a grand social coalition around its domestic project.
The Brexit negotiations were a battle over how much control Britain would have to cede to the EU and Theresa May lost it.
Support for the Tories’ agreement would harm the UK economically, geopolitically and democratically.
The party won big where it went left and where it fielded women, people of colour and, above all, people of principle.
We need a renewed critique of capitalism – but is discouraging the lifestyle of educated young people and promoting the “ethical family” really the answer?
The victory of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro demonstrates how quickly the centre can evaporate.
Authoritarian regimes that the liberal establishment assumed were client states are seeking to reset the power structure of the world.
The director of Fahrenheit 11/9 explains what Hitler and Trump have in common, and why he’s hopeful for the new wave of left-wing candidates politicised by decades of corporate greed.