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Rising cornflakes – or Boris Johnson’s faux pas

Danny Dorling on why the London mayor has unwittingly done us all a favour by exposing what our élitist leaders erroneously believe.

Filed in: Equality Politics

Will fracking realign the world?

Pundits foresee an altered world order brought on by fracked gas and oil. Dinyar Godrej thinks the changes could play out quite differently.

Filed in: Energy Environment Politics Sustainability

The dirt on Olli Rehn

Introducing the EU’s austerity czar, a Finnish Eurocrat and self-styled archangel of fiscal sobriety.

Filed in: Economics Europe Politics

Is it time to junk the UN Security Council?

Lecturer and writer Phil Leech and researcher Richard Gowan go head to head.

Filed in: Politics

Country Profile: Central African Republic

The UN says it is at risk of descending into complete chaos. Ruby Diamonde provides an overview of a country in crisis.

Filed in: Central African Republic Economics Politics Society

Why success should be measured in chocolate-chip muffins

Chris Coltrane reflects on food banks, GDP and austerity.

Filed in: Economics Politics

Crude triumphalism in Sri Lanka

On the eve of the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, Lewis Garland reports on the insidious disempowerment of the country’s Tamil community.

Filed in: Minorities Politics Sri Lanka

The Thai protest parody

Cod Satrusayang believes that opposing demonstrators should unite against incompetent leaders instead of fighting each other.

Filed in: Activism Thailand

Forget Flowers: it’s time to save our bank

The Co-op Bank has a proud past; as bondholders prepare to vote on a rescue package, Ryan Brightwell looks at the campaign to make sure it has an ethical future.

Filed in: Activism Economics England Finance

Has this been the decade of gay rights in Britain?

From Section 28 to equal marriage, legal gains have been achieved but there is still work to be done, says Adam Long.

Filed in: Equality Gay Rights Politics

Quick, get on eBay - nature's for sale!

Hannah Griffiths invites bids as the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh plans to sell off the environment.

Filed in: Corporations Energy Environment Privatization

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