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Less work, more play: the 4 day week

By Will Day With Labour’s proposal to implement a four-day working week, the concept of working less for the same pay has been thrust into the public sphere. For many,…

Howard Pilott: “The environment will force the hand of the world”

It doesn’t feel like the setting for talk of revolution. It’s a rainy day in Lewes, and I’m sat in Howard Pilott’s large open plan kitchen as he stands distractedly…

Champagne socialist: An origin story

The term ‘champagne socialist’ has fascinated me for a long time. The term is used, usually as an insult, to describe someone who is middle class and acknowledge themselves to…

Has the welfare system become a parody of socialism?

Unlike my friend Eleanor Griggs, who wrote an article a few weeks ago condemning the Tories’ welfare reform proposals, I am not the product of a middle-classed family. In fact,…