• Britain today – The graph that says it all...

    There is no need for TruePublica to comment or state the obvious as to why British society is fracturing - inequality breeds discrimination and injustice. We are not all in this together are we?

To privatise or not to privatise – this is the question that confuses some

Sadiq Khan - 3rd December 2009 when Minister of State, Department for Transport in debate is being questioned by several Tory MP's about the railways in Britain. Mr Khan makes a clear reference to his approval of rail privatisation - probably...

Brexit is very profitable for some

Boris Johnson writes for the very pro-Brexit newspaper, The Telegraph. He gets £275,000 a year salary. He also gets over £140,000 salary for being an MP and complained exactly one year ago this month that his MP's salary was not...

At What Point Do We Officially Declare Palestine as Suffering From Apartheid or Genocide?

In Apartheid South Africa - 1948 - 1994 Apartheid made segregation part of the law. It cruelly and forcibly separated people, and had a fearsome state apparatus to punish those who disagreed. Another reason why apartheid was seen as much...

Reproducing the political class

By Nicholas Dickinson - via Democratic Audit: We elect politicians to represent us, and for most aspiring MPs the desire to serve the public is a key motivating factor. Yet, once in parliament, even the more idealistic tend to become members...

No more one-party councils: Demand a fair voting system for local elections

In a true democracy, election results should be determined by how people vote. Instead, England’s broken voting system hands parties unchecked power. By casting aside all votes apart from those for the biggest party, millions of people’s voices go unheard...

No Spring In The UK Air From Hammond

By Simon Wren-Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford:  I was not going to write anything about the non-event of Hammond’s Spring statement, in part because I confess I am tired of writing...

More votes but fewer seats? Surely you’re joking?

By Darren Hughes - Electoral reform Society: Imagine if at the next General Election one party received the most votes, but another – with fewer votes – returned more MPs. It sounds wholly unfair, undemocratic and absurd. But that is exactly...

The Power Of Governments To Nudge

TruePublica Editor: The author of this article argues that politically instigated 'nudging' can be a good thing for society as a whole and whilst he acknowledges that "Nudging has proven popular with governments around the world, with the UK in...

American Democracy Sold To The Highest Bidder

If the quality of democracy is to be measured by the extent to which it constrains the economically dominant, then American democracy is failing, writes George Tyler. Recent research has shown how campaign financing is skewing policy influence towards top earners....