A non-partisan journal of the left.

About Matt Genner

Based: Caynham

Articles Written

Book of the Month: George Lansbury's 'Miracle of Fleet Street'

by Matt Genner

Fri 20th Nov 2009
This month's recommended read is a passionate and intriguing account of the early life of the Daily Herald newspaper, as Matt Genner explains.... [read more]

Book of the Month: Stephen Chan, 'The End of Certainty'

by Matt Genner

Fri 19th Jun 2009
Matt Genner reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]

Book of the Month - 'Thomas Paine: In Search of the Common Good'

by Matt Genner

Fri 1st May 2009
This month's recommendation is an insightful examination of the life and work of a truly exceptional figure.... [read more]
 

The Internet: A Democratising Force or Information Overload?

by Matt Genner

Fri 3rd Apr 2009
Matt Genner examines the impact of the dot com revolution on democratic debate and political activism.... [read more]

Making the Case for Equality

by Matt Genner

Fri 27th Mar 2009
Matt Genner considers a recent Equality Trust report on the societal benefits of social equality.... [read more]

Book of the Month: "Beyond Bogota" by Garry Leech

by Matt Genner

Fri 13th Feb 2009
This month's recommendation is a work of great courage, insight and journalistic integrity, as Matt Genner explains.... [read more]
 

Book of the Month: Matti Kohonen and Francine Mestrum Eds, "Tax Justice"

by Matt Genner

Fri 9th Jan 2009
In the first of our regular "Book of the Month" features, Matt Genner recommends this insightful collection of essays on economic reform.... [read more]

Book Review: Frank Ackerman, "Can We Afford the Future?"

by Matt Genner

Fri 19th Dec 2008
Matt Genner on a new book which debunks the economic myths around global warming.... [read more]

The Contest for the Centre

by Matt Genner

Fri 19th Sep 2008
Matt Genner on how the ongoing struggle for the political centre ground is undermining democracy.... [read more]
 

The Contradiction of Choice from the Government

by Matt Genner

Fri 22nd Aug 2008
The Government offers us 'choice' as 'empowerment' but are they really giving us less choice as a result?... [read more]

Labour Must Endorse Living Wage Campaign to Win Back Popular Support

by Matt Genner

Fri 8th Aug 2008
Matt Genner argues that committing itself to a national living wage would help restore Labour's credentials as the mainstream party most committed to social justice. ... [read more]

Safety Initiatives are Criminalising Young People

by Matt Genner

Fri 18th Jul 2008
As a new curfew is scheme is tried out in Cornwall, Matt Genner argues that such policies will only ostracise young people and perpetuate a culture of fear and isolation.... [read more]
 

The US Election and the Changing Face of Electoral Politics

by Matt Genner

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Matt Genner on what the 2008 primaries have told us about the nature of electoral politics in the 21st Century.... [read more]

Hay Festival Raises More Questions Than Answers

by Matt Genner

Fri 6th Jun 2008
Matt Genner considers Naomi Klein's comments at this year's Hay Festival.... [read more]

Brown's Failure to Pursue a Progressive Policy on Taxation is Alienating Labour's Core Support

by Matt Genner

Fri 9th May 2008
Matt Genner believes the Tories' local election success shows Gordon Brown must be bolder.... [read more]
 

A "Partisan and Right-Skewed Press"

by Matt Genner

Fri 25th Apr 2008
Matt Genner examines the reasons behind the right-wing bias in the mainstream media.... [read more]

Proposed Child DNA Database Will Increase Crime and Social Division

by Matt Genner

Fri 21st Mar 2008
Matt Genner on the latest bright idea for crime-fighting.... [read more]

Brown's Taxation U-Turn Shows Labour Is In Thrall To Big Business....Again

by Matt Genner

Fri 15th Feb 2008
Labour's U-turn on non-domicile tax threatens their credibility and electoral prospects.... [read more]