Posts tagged with: Consitution

Through the Crystal Ball

2021 was a momentous year politically, in terms of public health, and in terms of the economy. It was also the year which showed us how unpredictable the world can be – and in particular the world of politics. In September, Johnson reshuffled his cabinet; and this reshuffle was described by the FT as displaying […]

Christmas Letter: Highs and Lows of 2021

Dear 99% members (and other readers),   As 2021 draws towards a close, I thought it might be worth quickly reviewing some of the high and low points of the year. The year began, as it is ending, with concern about whether the government is doing enough to protect the population of the UK from […]

Legalising Corruption?

This article was written before Paterson resigned. The points it raises go far beyond the egregious failings of one MP – the Prime Minister’s fingerprints are clearly visible. Please read the article and write to your MP.   The phrase ‘paid lobbying’ sounds rather innocuous. It is not. An MP who accepts money to lobby […]

Time to Change Track

The UK is a rich country with a proud democratic tradition. We have produced some of the world’s greatest scientists and a number of world-leading companies. We are strong in the Arts and our sporting heroes are world-class. Many of us have been (generally) proud of our past and optimistic about our future. And yet […]

Malice in Plunderland – a New Kind of Government?

Many members of today’s cabinet are market fundamentalists who believe that ‘mass democracy’ amounts to nothing less than oppression of the ultra-wealthy. In British politics, the Left is traditionally associated with ‘big state’ policies and Right with ‘small state’ policies. Recently, several commentators have suggested that Prime Minister Johnson is pioneering a new kind of […]

99% on ‘The Jist’: Podcast

Article by Heather Smith Here is Mark being interviewed by The Jist’s founder, Josh Hamilton,  for his The Jist Podcast of political chatter. Click here to watch the interview or here to listen to the podcast.   Here’s a summary of the interview, which had some really interesting observations from Josh, particularly from his perspective […]

Who Governs Britain?

The one significant group which does not appear to have undue influence on how Britain is governed is the bottom 99% of the UK population. There is an obvious and simple answer to the question: the UK has regular general elections; at each election, a party led by a proposed prime minister is elected; the […]

Saving Democracy

This article was orginally written to draw attention to the range of ways in which government is seeking to disable any and all checks and balances on its action, in particular to the dangers of the Internal Market Bill. Now the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill aims to take away our ability to undertake […]

Five Actions to Save the Post-War Social Contract

The post-war contract was based on people; the market fundamentalist contract is based on markets. Most importantly it represents a radically different view of justice; one which most people would regard as fundamentally unjust. Unfortunately, that is the direction in which we are drifting. During the Golden Age of Capitalism, the economy grew faster and […]

Understanding the Coup

This is a transcript of the 99% Launch presentation at the IPPR on Tuesday, 3 September 2019. Understanding the Coup A week ago, I thought I had my presentation ready. I thought my job was to show you some facts about mass impoverishment, to explain what will happen if current trends continue and to persuade […]

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