An exploration of what it means to be middle-class and the dangers of allowing the welfare state to become subject to undemocratic elites.
What is the case for claiming we are all equal? How can we be equal if we are different? What does it mean to be an equal citizen? These are some of the questions I try to answer.
Scottish independence may be inevitable, but it won't be easy. Conflict and confusion are highly likely, but there's a solution: talk.
An alternative philosophical analysis of economics, towards a non teleological conception of the good.
Peter Oborne powerfully documents the lies of Boris Johnson in his book The Assault on Truth. But when did lying in politics really begin? Can the oligarchy that runs the UK really be expected to tell the truth?
Vasily Grossman's dilogy Stalingrad // Life and Fate is one of the greatest novels of all time.
Why has politics become some thing others do on our behalf? Why have we so cheaply abandoned citizenship and democracy? Why do we only align ourselves to the stars?
I was recently asked by a French journalist to give my views on how UBI might change our experience of work. I argue that UBI may be the key to rediscovering the true meaning of work.
Scottish is independence is inevitable. If we accept this then it will become easier for England to start to address the real issues it must confront.
A poem to honour the work of PFG Doncaster - the home of true peer support - and a community that knows that "our citizenship begins the moment that we claim it."
The Church needs to embrace Basic Income or be complicit with social injustice.
We should treat he results GE2019 as a severe emergency demanding radical action.
True security can only be found in a community of citizens who honour their obligations to each other.
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Christian who wrote novels, poetry, sermons and fairy tales.
Barnsley offers us hope of a community that commits to equal citizenship.
The Communist Manifesto is is 170 years old. It is still relevant?
It's not the nanny state we've got to worry about; it's something far worse.