Dark money

A second Brexit referendum is getting more likely. Here’s 3 things that must happen first.

ADAM RAMSAY 27 February 2019 for openDemocracy We can prevent a rerun of the abuses that dogged the 2016 vote. Here’s how Last month I asked Carole Cadwalladr a question. “Do we have an agreed figure for how much Arron…

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are

By George Monbiot for The Guardian They are no longer defending traditional values of national character and continuity, but rather catering to big business It’s a remarkable thing to witness: senior Conservatives attacking big business. It is not just Boris…

Dark money lurks at the heart of our political crisis

Democracy is threatened by organisations such as the Institute of Economic Affairs that refuse to reveal who funds them By George Monbiot for The Guardian A mere two millennia after Roman politicians paid mobs to riot on their behalf, we…

Billionaires, Fiscal Paradise, the World’s Debt, and the Victims

By Roberto Savio Among Bloomberg’s many profitable activities there is a convenient Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which has just published its findings for 2017. It covers only the 500 richest people, and it proudly announces that they have increased their wealth…

UK elections: Mrs May’s new embarrassing bedfellows

Having lost her majority the UK Prime Minister went out to clutch at some straws in order to attain “stability”. Who did she find? The DUP, the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. So, who are the DUP? openDemocracy The…