Power and democracy

As inequality has risen the rich have found it ever easier to buy power and influence. Property developers shape our housing system; bankers and finance businesses tell us how the economy has to be; privatized corporations run formerly public services. Even schools are no longer under local democratic control. Democracy and equality are joined at the hip. The Mayor should find new ways to make sure that ordinary Londoners are included in decisions about their city and their lives.

Sign the petition for a fairer London

Watch Professor Kate Pickett talking about how inequality messes us up, and messes up society, based on all the evidence in her book (with Richard Wilkinson) The Inner Level.

Read our take on how the Government's initial response to Covid 19 was rooted in their individualistic, neoliberal biases. One thing that viruses show us is that we are all human, and that we live, or die, together.

Here Bill Kerry, one of the founders of The Equality Trust, reflects on the 2019 election result.


Read all the Agenda points:


It's "Inequality stupid"

• Fair economy: fair pay, fair taxes, fair incomes, fair rewards

Fair housing, fair space, fair rents

• Climate change and the environment

• Children and young people

• Press and the media

• Power and democracy

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  • Loti Martin