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What next for politics in the UK? Is the South West leading the way? Local politics in Frome was transformed last year when a group of Independents took over their council. Bristol has elected independent George Ferguson as its first mayor. A panel including Frome Mayor Pippa Goldfinger, Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, and Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of the Ecology (now Green) Party, discuss the impact of operating
Peter is the Mayor of Frome, northeast Somerset, the author of Flatpack Democracy, and has worked in areas of social justice for 35 years. He is one of the founders Independents for Frome, created to support a group of individuals to stand and get elected to Frome Town Council in 2011.
Leo Panitch: Even mainstream economists like Krugman, Piketty and Munchau are saying that SYRIZA is advancing the only rational plan for Greece

Prof. Leo Panitch of York University says only in Greece is there a political party that is putting forth a clear radical democratic alternative of a progressive kind, and they are very close to taking power