Jake Short writes on Transport for London’s billion pound bailout and the conflict between London’s regional powers, Labour and Conservatives going head to head, potentially repeating history.
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A New Leader, A New Time for the Labour Party, but Big Challenges Remain
Lewis Virgo writes on Keir Starmer’s victory and what the Labour party must learn from the 2019 General Election to improve in 2024.
How the ‘Washington Consensus’ allowed the global core to exploit the global periphery though unfair exchange from a World Systems Theory lens.
Josh Trood writes on the pitfalls of the Washington Consensus and the systematic explotation of countries in the global periphery
The decision on HS2, and the future implications for British infrastructure projects
Andrew Harris writes on the HS2 and its development under Boris Johnson
Sudan: A Revolution in the Making?
By Rob Johnston The 2011 Arab Springs shaped much of the contemporary Middle East and North African (MENA) region, but the large, mainly desert country of Sudan appeared to be unaffected. That is until now. In the past four weeks we have seen increasing tensions within the country as protestors take to the streets, speakingContinue reading “Sudan: A Revolution in the Making?”
Bitcoin: The Politics of a Stateless Currency
By Suhail Mayor Throughout time, literature has been replete with a wide variety of differing accounts on the concept of money. Through these theoretical versions of discourse most of them follow a common thread; they are intensely political in nature. Money has always been and will be a talking point in relation to its controlContinue reading “Bitcoin: The Politics of a Stateless Currency”
The Paradise Papers: Central to Society
By Sarah Jasem The Paradise Papers are 13.4 million leaked documents spanning the period between 1950 to 2016, which reveal the extent to which the assets of corporations like Facebook, and wealthy public figures from the Queen to Harvey Weinstein, are held offshore where they can be unregulated and untaxed. Almost 7 million of theseContinue reading “The Paradise Papers: Central to Society”
The New Right: Fictitious Yesterdays and Fabricated Tomorrows
By Ovais Malik In contemporary political discourse, doctrine and reality tend to be radically divorced from each other. We often hear from the New Right about the alleged glories of private enterprise; the wonders of the “free market”; and the incompetence of government intervention. When it comes to reality, however, sinister hypocrisies pervade this rhetoric.
Neoliberalism and Its Upheaval
By Vladimir Ivlev Peer through the lens of neoliberalism and you see more clearly how the political thinkers most admired by Thatcher and Reagan helped shape the ideal of society as a kind of universal market (and not, for example, a polis, a civilContinue reading “Neoliberalism and Its Upheaval”
Opinion Piece – Ignorance Beyond the West: East Asia
By Emma Temple Broadly accepted connotations of Eastern Asia are likely but not limited to ideas of a technological hub, a catalyst for global progression not least on an economic level but also in terms of military and material power. There is not in political practice, however, an in depth understanding of the cultural natureContinue reading “Opinion Piece – Ignorance Beyond the West: East Asia”