Useful Links

A Blog by one of our founding members Prof Richard Murphy largely concerned with Tax, Economics and Politics.

Scientific scepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn’t what happens with climate change denial. Sceptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets sceptical about global warming scepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?

A  fresh, radical, centre-left blog looking at current political and economic issues independent of the neoliberal/Westminster mindset. It is strongly illuminated by a scientific background, analysing claims by politicians (almost never scientists) for their accuracy. Many of the postings will be concerned with the urgent need to address inequality in our society and what can be done practically to make it more fair, better balanced and appealing to the electorate on all sides. is  the blog of the well known author George Monbiot. In his words “my job is to tell people what they don’t want to hear. That is not what I set out to do. I wanted only to cover the subjects I thought were interesting and important. But wherever I turned, I met a brick wall of denial.”

More United is a new movement that will give you a direct influence over our politics. We raise money to support political candidates who stand by our values, regardless of their party. Our support helps those candidates get elected and influences the make-up of Parliament, changing Britain for the better.

Scientists for EU is a campaign by UK scientists to keep the UK in the EU. Science is vital for the UK’s economy and quality of life. Science is also at the heart of global, social challenges that face us all. They believe that we can achieve so much more good for the UK and the world from within the EU.

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. They produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events. They have spent over 20 years at the centre of the policy debate, with an overarching mission to bring politics closer to people.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. Their vision is for a prosperous UK without poverty, where everyone can thrive and contribute. Our comprehensive strategy – We can solve poverty in the UK – sets out recommendations for how this could be achieved.

Macroeconomic Blog by Simon Wren-Lewis, Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, and a fellow of Merton College. This blog is written for both economists and non-economists.

The aim of this website is to provide commentary, information,and intelligent discourse about the Irish economy.

Clip Chart Fairy Tales advertises as “Business Bullshit, Corporate Crap and other stuff from the World of Work” but dont let that put off – a lot of very interesting insights.

The Equality Trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality.

DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats.
We believe that the European Union is disintegrating. Europeans are losing their faith in the possibility of European solutions to European problems. At the same time as faith in the EU is waning, we see a rise of misanthropy, xenophobia and toxic nationalism. If this development is not stopped, we fear a return to the 1930s. That is why we have come together despite our diverse political traditions – Green, radical left, liberal – in order to repair the EU. The EU needs to become a realm of shared prosperity, peace and solidarity for all Europeans. We must act quickly, before the EU disintegrates.

Common Weal is a vision of what Scotland can be if it rejects the failed Me-First politics that left us all in second place and instead builds a politics that puts All Of Us First.

An independent source of facts, news and analysis on the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland from Fearghal McKinney (a former newspaper, radio and television reporter and presenter and served as an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly) and Séamus Murphy (background in financial journalism in Ireland and Scandinavia including a seven-year stint as editor of European Banker).
Bill Mitchell is a Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. His blog is on Modern Monetary Theory and he is extremely widely respected in Macroeconomic Circles.

An award winning news and opinion portal, which takes a critical look at various strands of political politics in Ireland and Britain with a focus on NI. It tries to bring its readers ‘open source analysis’ from both the mainstream media and the blogosphere. And we are constantly on the look out for opportunities to add value to the debate of matters of regional, national and international concern.

Scottish site run by Paul Kavanagh, formerly a full time carer in Glasgow. He gave up work to look after Andy (partner of 25 years), diagnosed with dementia in 2012 and required 24 hour care and attendance. Formerly lived in Spain, where we acquired the Dug and he was the editor and publisher of a monthly English language features magazine.

We are a group of over 5500 UK citizens living in France, campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU and for the protection of the rights of UK citizens living in Europe after the referendum of June 2016. Equally, we support the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.

An interesting, fairly low key economy blog from ‘not an economist’. Many may take issue on the promotion of the ‘Job Guarantee’ instead of a Universal Basic Income. But it is well argued so points of agreement and difference are easily spotted.