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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 UK faces a choice: align with the US, or strengthen Europe. Without deciding, it will continue stumbling into problems like the Huawei ban.
The two biggest threats to Labour victory are Scottish independence and Change UK.
Rather than triangulating with pro-Remain parties or Lexiteers, Labour should fight the European elections on a platform for optimistic EU reform.
The assumption that Western civilisation is permanent was always an illusion.
Its MPs need to communicate in emotive language that is as powerful as that used by YouTubers and right-wing insurgents
The party can no longer be bound by the referendum of 2016 — it must fight for a transformed Europe from within.
By backing a confirmatory referendum and opposing Theresa May’s deal, the Labour leader has pulled his party back from the brink.
The left must fight for the softest possible form of exit and then unleash a counter-attack in the form of a second referendum.
We must address the fundamental economic problem: big companies are dangerous ones.
A party that was once capable of adapting to new forces has been trapped by its own rigidity.