Tom Walker


Gammon-gate: How to cook up a pointless scandal

15 May 2018 The media is desperate to talk about anything other than the actual news, writes Tom Walker, so they spend their time blowing up left Twitter in-jokes into national scandals.

Deleting Facebook isn’t enough: The rise of ‘surveillance capitalism’

30 March 2018 The Cambridge Analytica scandal has put data harvesting in the spotlight, writes Tom Walker – but the problem goes far beyond Facebook

Bitcoin and the bandits: how Wall Street captured the Occupy of money

21 December 2017 The online currency started as an alternative to the failed financial system – but as a huge bubble inflates and bankers board the bandwagon, Tom Walker argues bitcoin has drowned in greed

‘Paradise Papers’ tax dodgers should be behind bars for the world’s biggest robbery

7 November 2017 The global elite have been stealing from society on an unprecedented scale, writes Tom Walker

Universal credit isn’t about saving money – it’s about disciplining unemployed people

18 October 2017 The scheme has cost a fortune and done nothing but cause suffering. So why does it exist at all? Tom Walker digs into universal credit’s origins in Tory ideology

You might be a centrist if…

10 October 2017 What does 'centrist' mean? Tom Walker identifies the key markers to help you spot centrism in the wild

Jeremy Corbyn is no longer the leader of the opposition – he has become the People’s Prime Minister

21 June 2017 While Theresa May hides away, Corbyn stands with the people in our hours of need, writes Tom Walker

Brexit: clearly not Jeremy Corbyn’s fault

8 August 2016 Tom Walker argues the official Remain campaign let the side down

The Brexit nightmare

16 June 2016 Tom Walker imagines waking up screaming at the hard-right ascendancy following a referendum Out vote

13 climate criminals who should be in jail

23 February 2016 As the Heathrow 13 face prison for protesting against airport expansion, Tom Walker lists the real climate offenders

Politics in a Time of Crisis

1 February 2016 Politics in a Time of Crisis, by Pablo Iglesias, reviewed by Tom Walker

The myths of the Greek crisis

31 July 2015 The people of Greece aren’t to blame for the country’s debts. Tom Walker looks at some of the myths of the crisis

No, Syriza has not surrendered

22 February 2015 Tom Walker looks at what Greece's government has agreed – and argues that buying time is not the same thing as breaking promises

Mythbuster: Israel’s attack on Gaza

18 July 2014 Tom Walker takes apart the excuses Israel is using to justify its massacre

Is there nothing G4S can do that will stop it getting government contracts?

30 April 2014 Just two years after its Olympics screw-up, the firm has been let back into the fold, writes Tom Walker

Bain Capital: the vampire firm that’s just bought our blood supply

21 July 2013 Tom Walker looks at the frightening history of the private equity firm

This is the week Labour turned its back on the welfare state

6 June 2013 As Ed Miliband backs a cap on benefits spending, Tom Walker says that the more you read of Labour’s new welfare policies, the worse it gets

Europe’s far right rises

31 August 2009 The British National Party will be joined in the European parliament by far-right parties from across the continent. But how much support are fascists and racists really picking up? Tom Walker investigates