A Convenient Truth

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Since the 1980s, progressive politics has been rudderless. Having lost its vision of how to create a qualitatively better society for everyone, radical politics has lacked idealism, a sense of purpose and the ability to inspire. As a result, politicians seem driven mainly by short-term expediency, and great swathes of the population regard politics as…


Labour’s Britain: The case for more public ownership

Graham Stringer MP

Tony Blair portrayed himself as a non-ideological, pragmatic leader whose mantra was that he supported ‘what worked’. Unfortunately this wasn’t true. During the debate on the privatisation of air traffic control he told me, in a private meeting, that however strong the arguments were against placing air traffic control in private ownership he believed that…