Tories say that regulation will make the UK less competitive. But climate-driven floods and heatwaves already cost Britain billions.
T.J. Coles is a postdoctoral researcher at Plymouth University’s Cognition Institute and the author of several books, including Human Wrongs (iff Books) and Privatized Planet (New Internationalist).
Despite the government’s anti-immigrant posturing to win right-wing votes, their current economic model necessitates continued immigration to the UK.
Statistics show that contrary to media headlines, little over 30 percent of working class people voted for the Conservatives in the 2019 general election.
The British Academy says that the UK’s capitalist model is extreme. The Johnson government now has a mandate to put extremism into overdrive.
From dog-whistles to support for far-right parties, the Tories’ record on anti-Semitism is not being scrutinised, despite two suspended candidates still standing as Tory candidates in the election.
Contrary to widespread perceptions, the economy performs no worse under Labour than under the Tories—by some measures it does much better.
“Free trade” deals are often a cover for privatising public services and US negotiating texts already mention British drug and tech companies.
Boris Johnson invoked classical philosophy to justify his tax cuts, but he appears to have lifted it from Ronald Reagan.
Billionaire investors make money from instability—now they’re funding an unstable government.
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