Articles by

Alex Niven

Alex Niven is a writer, editor, and lecturer in English at Newcastle University. His books include Folk Opposition, Definitely Maybe 33 1/3, and New Model Island.

The Yellow Man

Ten years after the first Coalition austerity budget, we recall the rise of Nick Clegg – British centrism's last great hope – who appealed to the radical instincts of his supporters, only to march them to the right.

Football for the Many

Across the country, football supporters are growing alienated from the modern game - soulless, expensive and dominated by oligarchs. Labour wants to give power back to the fans.

Has Labour Lost the North?

Deindustrialisation, privatisation, and then austerity produced decades of decline in the north of England. Labour must fight its corner again — before it’s too late.