Paul Mason

Politics

The UK Has 14 Voting Tribes – and They Explain Why Labour Lost So Badly

Polling during the election cycle identified seven Tory-voting and seven left-leaning archetypes.
Paul Mason
12.20.19
General Election 2019

Paul Mason: There's a Danger of the UK Becoming a 'Managed Democracy'

An alliance of the right and the far-right has bulldozed a left that didn't want to ally over anything – and if it doesn't get its act together, there will be a lot more of this to come.
Paul Mason
12.13.19
General Election 2019

Boris Johnson Constantly Gets Away with Lying – This Is Why

As Andrew Marr's interview with the Tory leader showed, the old way of doing journalism can't cope with politicians whose electoral strategy is falsehood.
Paul Mason
12.2.19
Politics

Following Brexit? You're Watching the Disintegration of Our Democracy

The ongoing parliamentary crisis shows the real fight is no longer about leaving or staying in the EU. It's about our identity as the UK.
Paul Mason
10.21.19
Brexit

Paul Mason: The Progressive Majority Can Rescue Us from the Brink of Brexit Chaos

We're headed for a culture-war election with a choice between a racist government or a progressive government.
Paul Mason
9.4.19
Politics

Paul Mason: 'Our Secret Weapon to Defend Democracy Is Ourselves'

Parliamentary options to protect democracy are limited, but we can use mass civil disobedience to create a situation politically unbearable for the Tories.
Paul Mason
8.29.19
News

To Deal with the Refugee Crisis, Europe Needs to Confront the Demons From Its History

Paul Mason talks about his new short film 'Astoria' and the parallels between the treatment of refugees and Europe's dark past.
Paul Mason
5.16.16
News

Explaining Yanis Varoufakis: Greece's Anti-Austerity 'Rock Star'

Paul Mason's foreword from The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy by Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's ex-finance minister who resigned this morning.
Paul Mason
7.6.15
Music

Poor-Man's Speed: Coming of Age in Wigan's Anarchic Northern Soul Scene

The music Paul Mason remembers falling in love with is undergoing a revival.
Paul Mason
9.23.13