Labour 2.0

Jeremy Corbyn can win leadership contests, seats from the Tories, and British hearts and minds with barely any MSM help. The 2017 snap general election was clear – the British electorate trusts Jeremy Corbyn and no longer wants Blairite politicians who change their ‘principles’ to what they think the public want to hear. Where to […]

From Jakarta Governor To Inmate: The Story of Ahok

Jakarta Governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – informally known as Ahok – quoted the Quran in a bid to persuade voters to elect the next governor based on policy, rather than faith. That decision would land him in jail. Journalist Eden Gillespie explores the role that religion, identity politics and social media played in his political downfall.

Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark

Whilst politicians globally extol Danish democratic virtues, very few of them talk about the pernicious effects financialization has had on the country. The Danish economy is carrying huge levels of private debt which, unless managed, could undermine their much-vaunted democracy. Is trouble looming in the democratic utopia, and how do a new crop of politicians stop the […]

Carpe Diem Politics

For far too long, the electorate has been spoken down to. The message was simple: politics is way too important to be put into the hands of the people. But the center ground and media monopoly wasn’t ever going to hold. There are many people of all generations who feel they have been marginalized by […]

Reality bias

There comes a point where the striving for ‘balance’ requires Lewis Carroll levels of delusion, says Jem Roberts… When the idea of writing this column was first put to me by a very kindly person with small birds twittering around their head, the issue of ‘balance’ was hit upon very quickly. ‘Political balance’ is something […]