This week’s conference saw Boris Johnson talk of ‘levelling up’ as part of his grand scheme for the country – but we wouldn’t need to level up if a decade of Tory austerity hadn’t levelled us down.
The Israeli Supreme Court’s verdict on the Sheikh Jarrah evictions was deferred this week – but the deal offered to residents shows the state is still intent on dispossessing Palestinians.
It is increasingly clear that Israel has no intention of ending its occupation and dispossession of the Palestinians – faced with this reality, it’s time for the world to act through boycott, divestment and sanctions.
Priti Patel is reportedly drawing up plans for police force league tables. It’s a market-logic method that’s been shown to reproduce inequality elsewhere – and risks making police brutality even worse.
For years, London has been a playground for international investors while 2.5 million Londoners – 28% of the population – lived in poverty. As Covid-19 slows the influx of capital, it’s time to imagine a more equal city.
Neoliberalism has marketed itself on efficiency and pragmatism for almost fifty years, but Britain’s experience of Covid-19 has exposed those claims as false – at the cost of many thousands of lives.