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Paul Mason

2023’s most unwelcome reboot: the nuclear nightmare is back

The scale of the global crisis means the time for pacifism is long gone

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Unless we unite now to stop them, populists can win anywhere

This lesson is as old as the 1930s but clearly it takes a long time to learn

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The Sánchez strategy that Biden must copy

The US president must take a leaf out of the Spanish prime minister’s book and focus on social justice and saving democracy

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Once the fighting stops, the world must empower an independent Palestine

Palestine needs a swift route to economic sovereignty and statehood

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Starmer is right about Israel and Gaza. But he needs steel – and a philosophy

The crisis has put the Labour leader between a rock and a hard place

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Invading Gaza: a strategic mistake

If the Israeli military destroys both Hamas and large parts of Gaza – then what?

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Just how secure can we feel about Rachel Reeves’s Securonomics?

Securonomics is not something the existing machinery of the British state is equipped to execute

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As we look to the Middle East, beware a faultline near the heart of Europe

As the aftermath of the Hamas incursion dominates the headlines, we should not take our eyes off Kosovo

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This is Starmer’s big chance to connect with voters. He must not squander it

In Liverpool, Labour needs to gather the kind of momentum that will bury the Tories for a generation

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Joining a four-tier Europe would protect Britain from the coming storm

It's not just the survival of the union that is at stake, but the survival of democracy

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Our tractor-beam world has killed off Britain’s delusions of going it alone

Globalisation is failing and it's taking Britain's Brexit down with it

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After the impact of the austerity, growth must be everything

A Labour government will need money so that vital public services don’t fall through the cracks

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Cleverly left our credibility in Beijing. We’re pandering to dictators again

Our credibility is gone at a time when tough talking to Xi should be our strategy

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Space is becoming the new Wild West; it must be a national security priority

Russia’s recent failed attempt to land a space probe on the dark side of the moon should be a wake-up call for the west

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China’s crisis should be a turning point for the West’s policy of indulgence

China is the world leader in solar energy, but its status as a likely economic superpower is now in jeopardy

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The Tories weaponising racist rage for votes damages them.. and Britain

Elevating Lee Anderson to deputy chairman and giving him carte blanche to stir up racism is a huge mistake by Rishi Sunak

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Elon Musk is killing Twitter to fulfil his vision of a rules-free corporate order

Musk is building his libertarian utopia on dry land while the rest of us hold up our hands in despair

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Sunak’s ‘rip-off degree’ war deserves a first-class diploma in missing the point

Sunak's fantasy economics ignore the fact that we need a more skilled workforce and capping arts degree numbers won't solve this

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The right’s new dangerous dog-whistler knows nothing about Britishness

Alex Phillips believes London isn’t British anymore. Her justification should concern us all

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Can Spain hold back the right?

While British politics moves leftwards, populist extremists are entering power across Europe – and Vox could be next

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Let’s say the unsayable: only the rich paying more tax will save our NHS

Labour’s NHS Fit for the Future plan is not enough. We need more radical reform

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We need an economic regime change… this six-point plan would help bring it

Once there is a mandate, Labour needs to sign up to as many as possible of Europe’s own “Bidenomics” projects

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Are Labour ready for the venom that will be flung at them in office?

Every mistake Labour makes will be woven into a systematic story of hate

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What if everyone were entitled to a universal basic income?

The impact would be behavioural and social as well as financial. But we won’t know until we try it

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We need a new industrial revolution. But can Labour really create one?

Labour understands what economic measures need to be taken. But, knowing how to achieve them is a whole different ball game

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The West must now commit to Ukraine joining Nato

Nato’s flag in Ukraine would send a strong signal to Russia. It’s a big step that needs to be taken

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Erdoğan may win this battle, but we can still win the war against populism

If the Turkish president scrapes victory in Sunday’s run-off, there are still lessons to be learned about how to fight populist authoritarianism

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Sanctions against Putin aren’t working fast enough… so it will have to be guns

It's time for Putin to cut his losses. Except he doesn't see it this way

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Only delivering American self-belief can stop a Trump nightmare in 2024

If president Biden’s gamble fails to pay off, the entire collective west will likely fragment

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A simple truth is being missed: wages must rise or our economies will fall

A major rethink is needed to reverse years of vast geopolitical insecurity

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We’ve no chance of becoming the new Silicon Valley and the Tories know it

Britain needs innovation. For that to happen, people need to believe it is a country with a future, not just a past

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Liz Truss was wrong about everything… except the irresponsible OBR

If the OBR were obliged to model a range of outcomes it would be far more constructive and could, finally, hand political responsibility back to the politicians

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