Adam Ramsay,

Adam Ramsay

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Adam:

Yes, Britain is corrupt. But it’s a lot worse than you think

But once we understand that kleptocracy is a process at the heart of the modern global economy, we see that Britain is a lot worse than it seems at first. → Read More

Quiz: 2022 in review

A lot has happened in the wild year that was 2022, how much do you remember? → Read More

Quiz: Christmas 2022

Test your knowledge of the festive season with our christmas quiz... → Read More

Labour’s run to the right is pushing Scotland towards independence

OPINION: As nurses strike in the rest of the UK, Scotland has reached a deal. That has implications beyond the NHS → Read More

‘Carbon offsetting’ is just greenwash. Here’s what we need instead

The way we’re going to actually solve problems like the UK’s addiction to carbon-intensive infrastructure isn’t through a series of customers paying companies to ‘offset’ their emissions in some scammy scheme. → Read More

Will Liz Truss continue Johnson’s assault on rights? Here’s what we know

The new PM promises an authoritarian crackdown on workers, protesters, migrants – pretty much everyone, in fact → Read More

Energy workers to stage more protests as companies raise bills but not pay

Employees at Drax, Grangemouth and other energy sites will walk out every fortnight as firms rake in huge profits → Read More

Partygate: Why being fined by police could be good for Boris Johnson

The prime minister built his career by stoking distrust in politics. His fine from the police could end up benefiting him → Read More

French election: Why 2022 presidential poll is all about imperialism

With oligarchs using their media outlets to promote far-Right presidential candidates, France is being haunted by its own ghosts → Read More

Minister met lobbyists ahead of conversion therapy U-turn, documents reveal

Revealed: Groups linked to anti-trans lobbying met Kemi Badenoch after privately urging equalities minister to drop conversion therapy ban → Read More

Russia can’t afford its war on Ukraine. Here’s why

Weapons are astonishingly expensive and Ukrainians won’t surrender. But those aren’t Vladimir Putin’s only problems → Read More

Culture wars: It’s the Right that is trying to cancel free speech

While the powerful try to silence those who speak back to them, working-class cultures all over the world are quietly being erased. Last in a series of four on the culture wars → Read More

Why do the Tories have a chance of winning North Shropshire?

Why have voters in rural constituencies like North Shropshire traditionally voted Conservative, and will changing demographics alter voting patterns in the future? → Read More

Climate action is Nigeria’s chance to free itself from the tyranny of oil

British colonialism’s horrific legacy has not only suppressed this complex African state’s prosperity but is now causing dangerous desertification → Read More

The Global North caused the climate crisis. Now is the time to pay its dues

Climate finance involves funding from the Global North to the Global South to support the transition to a low carbon economy. → Read More

COP26: How the UK started the climate crisis

COP26 – will be a fight over different possible futures, a battle between social movements and entrenched power;....between reality and spin → Read More

The Pandora Papers show the true face of global Britain

Through its network of tax havens, the UK is the fulcrum of a system that benefits the rich and powerful → Read More

By crushing party democracy, Labour may sign its own death warrant

The Labour Right hopes that giving power back to MPs will prevent any future shift to the Left. But Britain needs more radicalism, not less → Read More

‘I lost my candidacy because I’m trans’: English Green Party member Kathryn Bristow

‘I’ve been deemed a risk to the party’s reputation for being transgender,’ Bristow tells openDemocracy in an exclusive interview → Read More

Siân Berry on transphobia in the Green Party: ‘We have a problem to solve’

Exclusive: Days after quitting as Green co-leader, Berry talks to openDemocracy about the rifts in her party and the need to be ‘actively anti-transphobic’ → Read More