Posts tagged with: democracy

The Real Battle for Control of the UK

The battle in the UK is not the traditional competition between parties, but a much more dangerous struggle between a small number of billionaires and the bulk of the UK population On 5th May, much of the country went to the polls: most for local and mayoral elections, and Northern Ireland for the Assembly. The results […]

Democracy at the Cliff Edge

Sometimes a moment can be pivotal in a way which is not obvious at the time. This article explores whether the UK is at such a critical moment now, without most of the population realising it. And it suggests what we can do about it. The challenge is that we have a government which is […]

Judging Johnson

At some point, possibly this year, the Johnson premiership will be history. Johnson says that he would like to be judged on his record. How does that record look? Johnson’s record is extremely poor in terms of measurable things like wage growth, protecting the economy, keeping the citizens of the UK safe from COVID and […]

Combatting Dangerous Bills

This government has introduced several Bills which are against the interests of 99% of the UK population. We and other organisations are campaigning against them. To campaign effectively, it is crucial to understand how Bills become law and how bad Bills can be scrapped or amended. This article explains both the normal process by which […]

Letter sent to 99% members

Dear Member, Johnson has made it clear that he will not go quietly. And even if his departure is now inevitable, he can still do an immense amount of damage before he leaves. So this week, we are asking you to make sure your MP knows your views on our Prime Minister. What Johnson can still […]

The Wars of Johnson’s Career

The most ridiculous war in British history is possibly the War of Jenkins’ Ear. But the most needlessly damaging may be the Wars of Johnson’s Career. In order to promote or salvage his own career, Johnson has dragged Britain into metaphorical but enormously damaging wars with: The European Union; UK business and economy; The British […]

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 […]

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 […]

The View from Outer Space

    We have all had the experience of being so deeply immersed in something that we could not see the wood for the trees. And there is nothing we are so deeply immersed in as our own lives. So it is worth a little thought experiment: imagine that visitors from a distant galaxy were […]

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