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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 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.
The No 10 adviser’s blog suggests he may subscribe to the theory being used by the US right to whip up hostility towards China.
A very long-term analysis of returns on investment suggests a new paradigm is emerging. Can politicians do anything about it?
Keir Starmer should throw aside political caution to defeat the arguments from the right for new cuts.
Rather than forcing workers to pay the price of the crisis, the government should borrow and tax the wealthy.