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Articles from George Monbiot

Press Gang

June 16, 2017 - 18:36 -- Admin

The media was exposed in this election as wildly out of touch with the nation. This is not surprising, as it lives in a hall of mirrors.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 16th June 2017

Vote in Hope

June 8, 2017 - 15:09 -- Admin

This election could transform our captured, corrupted nation. The outcome, as ever, belongs to those who turn up

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th June 2017

 Space Savers

June 6, 2017 - 01:11 -- Admin

We have enough physical and ecological space for public luxury for all. But not enough for private luxury for all.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 31st May 2017

Fell Purpose

May 19, 2017 - 23:27 -- Admin

The attempt to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site would be a disaster

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th May 2017

If this bid for power succeeds, the consequences for Britain will be irreversible. It will privilege special interests over the public good, shut out the voices of opposition and damage the fabric of the nation, perhaps indefinitely. No, I’m not writing about the election.

The Destructive Party

May 10, 2017 - 03:08 -- Admin

Those who claim to be “conservatives” would shred the very fabric of the nation.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd May 2017

Conservatism takes three main forms. Inclusive conservatism seeks to protect objects of value for the benefit of everyone. These might include great urban vistas, or national parks, or wildlife, or works of art, or great institutions, such as the NHS and the BBC. This is the conservatism governments invoke when a nation goes to war.

The Case Against Competence

April 27, 2017 - 15:46 -- Admin

I would rather live with Jeremy Corbyn’s gentle dithering than Theresa May’s brutal efficiency

By George Monbiot, published in The Guardian, 26th April 2017

Where are the nosepegs this time? Those who tolerated anything the Labour Party did under Blair tolerate nothing under Corbyn. Those who insisted that we should vote Labour at any cost – with a handy peg to exclude the stench of rotting corpses in Iraq – turn their backs as it seeks to recover its principles.


April 27, 2017 - 15:30 -- Admin

A note on the poison gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

By George Monbiot, published on, 27th April 2017

There’s an element on the left that seems determined to produce a mirror image of the Washington Consensus. Just as the billionaire press and Western governments downplay and deny the crimes of their allies, so this element downplays and denies the crimes of the West’s official enemies.

Scot Free

April 3, 2017 - 21:00 -- Admin

Why would Scotland wish to be tethered to the political wasteland south of the border?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th March 2017

Here is the question the people of Scotland will face in the next independence referendum: when England falls out of the boat like a block of concrete, do you want your foot tied to it?