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Articles from George Monbiot

Soul Traders

July 14, 2016 - 20:29 -- Admin

If we saw it anywhere else, we would recognise our political funding system as utterly corrupt

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th July 2016

The Judgement of History

July 7, 2016 - 16:30 -- Admin

The Chilcot report is utterly damning; but it’s still not justice.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 6th July 2016

Little is more corrosive of democracy than impunity. When politicians do terrible things and suffer no consequences, people lose trust in both politics and justice. They see them, correctly, as instruments deployed by the strong against the weak.

Labour Savers

July 6, 2016 - 15:12 -- Admin

The Labour Party can survive, but only if it’s prepared to form an alliance with other parties

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th July 2016

Is Labour finished? Is the collapse of the party that turned this country from an enclave of aristocratic power into a functioning democracy inevitable? I wouldn’t bet against it.

Leave Well Alone

June 22, 2016 - 06:18 -- Admin

Those who want to leave the EU refuse to make the most crushing argument against it. Here’s why.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd June 2016

Money’s Reach

June 15, 2016 - 17:59 -- Admin

The European Union looks thoroughly rotten – until you compare it to the alternatives.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th June 2016


What it’s about is not what it’s about. The referendum is a proxy question. Underlying it is the fundamental political question, one that is seldom asked precisely because it cuts to the heart: how do we best keep money out of politics?