• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: politics and the economy

Why the opinion polls got it so wrong

In an era of ‘You can’t say that’, people aren’t always honest with pollsters.

We need to inject some humanism into British politics

The UK general election campaign has exposed the paucity of liberal thinking.

The SNP: playing the anti-politics card to gain power

Nicola Sturgeon is bashing 'Westminster insiders' in the hope of becoming one.

Six ways that the Miners’ Strike changed British politics forever

Thirty years on, how that uprising altered everything.

The year the culture wars went global

Turning geopolitics into a battlefield over values is a really bad idea.

25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Culture Wall has replaced it

Why the fall of the wall did not herald a new golden age of politics.

The Scottish referendum: don’t believe the hype

Challenging the myth that the referendum renewed UK democracy.

Europa en het populisme: Gehaktballen zijn politiek

Jean-Claude Juncker presenteerde vorige week een nieuwe, minder technocratische Europese Commissie. Dat is een goed idee, want miljoenen Europeanen reageren op de antidemocratische en technocratische regeringsstijl van de Europese oligarchie door het populisme te omarmen.

Where are the defenders of the union?

Scottish referendum: our leaders have gone AWOL from the battle of ideas.

Britain’s Shrinking Executive

Britain is leaping head first into the juridicalization of its politics. It will regret it.

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