The Green Party is best thought of as a free-range environment where middle-class liberal lefties can say what they really think.
Edited by Peter Franklin
The Deep End dives deeper in to the stories and long-term trends behind the daily news.
Saudi Arabia’s key vulnerability is an ideological environment deliberately created by the Saudi state.
The rapid formation of the 2010 coalition has lulled us into a false sense of security – next time won’t be so easy
Why do several EU governments – including our own – support the creation of a transnational system of corporate courts?
If litter is a class issue, then it’s also a gender and generational issue – because, judging by its composition, a disproportionate amount is clearly generated by young males
We need a way of improving the supply, affordability and quality of new housing. The question is whether loosening the Green Belt is going to achieve that.
With budgets under pressure, it’s politically easier to take CCTV cameras of our streets than police officers.
To give the broadcasters the power to choose who gets a platform in the single most important event of the election campaign is to grant excessive power to a narrow elite
Environmental regulation – when properly designed – encourages greater efficiency in the use of resources, which is the very stuff of productivity
Natural resources like oil are one kind of easy wealth, but there are other kinds – such as that derived from property speculation.
American liberals can recognise the insanity of the Eurozone, so why can’t their European counterparts do the same?
The single currency creates the conditions that allow – or require – the wrong policies to be implemented at the wrong time in the wrong places.
Broadcasters should make room for as many visibly distinctive points-of-view as possible, but also the counter-arguments
Three reasons why the political status quo might reassert itself
Heresy of the week: Our politicians will respond strongly to the Paris massacre, but not to protect free speech
The cultivation of hyper-sensitivity is now spreading from the post-modern left to the rest of the political spectrum
The people working on the NHS frontline might not be perfect, but they are in a better position to know what’s what than ministers and officials.