Articles by Tom Clark
The government now has power to swipe away inconvenient safeguards. Vigilance is required
Comparing the political histories of Mansfield and Huntingdon throws England’s realignment into sharp relief—and raises dark questions for Labour about whether it can ever rebuild the “red...
Boris Johnson has routed Labour. But his victory could turn out to contain the seeds of its own destruction
The British have assumed our democratic traditions would restrain brute prime ministerial power. That complacency could now be tested like never before
Zoom out and take a longer view, and there are good reasons to muster a new confidence for the 2020s
Tom Clark / December 11, 2019
New year, new openings
For decades mainstream politicians fixated on education as the way to level the playing field of life. They were wrong
Tom Clark / November 20, 2019
Televising national sporting events like football and cricket is what economists would call a "public good"
Each party has come to see the other as not merely its opposition, but its enemy. That has implications for the way our politics will work in the years ahead
The lesson of history? If the forces of Remain don't get their act together, they could be wiped out
Tom Clark / November 12, 2019
As Nigel Farage weighs in behind Boris Johnson, Labour and the Lib Dems must urgently put their bitter disagreements to one side—and do a deal