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Pisapia’s soap opera

19 Oct 2017

Thankfully the attempt by the former mayor of Milan to pull fragments to the left of the PD back into the fold has ended in failure, writes Toby Abse

Dangerous games

05 Oct 2017

There is a perverse rationality to the Spanish repression of the Catalan independence campaign, writes Paul Demarty

Capitulating to xenophobia

05 Oct 2017

The Renzi government is now competing with the far right when it comes to migrants, writes Toby Abse

Macron exposes divisions

28 Sep 2017

The unions are split over the new laws. René Gimpel reports on the compromises and the protests

Pisapia’s deadly embrace

31 Aug 2017

How productive will Italy’s latest ‘left unity’ project turn out to be? Toby Abse investigates

Rhetoric and political realities

03 Aug 2017

A ‘rule of law’ which protects property rights above all else guarantees nothing but authoritarian demagogy, argues Mike Macnair

Check out, but never leave

27 Jul 2017

The reality of Brexit is starting to become apparent, writes Eddie Ford. And the government is increasingly under pressure from big business

Brexit reality wall

20 Jul 2017

Eddie Ford does not find it impossible to imagine a national government emerging from an EU-induced crisis

Hegemon opts out

13 Jul 2017

We live in strange times. Eddie Ford looks at the G20 summit in Hamburg

Left’s movementist delusions

13 Jul 2017

Neither a million-strong demonstration nor mass strikes would in themselves be likely to bring down the Tories, argues Mike Macnair. But, with the government weak and wobbly, the real question is what happens after a general election. Greece holds plenty of negative lessons

Racists and Islamophobes

06 Jul 2017

Following the triumph of the right in last month’s local elections, writes Toby Abse, the left appears more and more isolated

Macron’s crushing majority

22 Jun 2017

Despite the poor performance of the left René Gimpel expects militant action

Grillo and M5S humiliated

22 Jun 2017

Toby Abse examines the first round of the local elections and the return to the main parties

Difficult times ahead

08 Jun 2017

Macron appears to be hankering after some form of Gaullist rule. But what of the left? René Gimpel looks at the programmes, prospects and divisions in the run-up to the June 18 elections

Will Macron have a majority?

25 May 2017

In June there will be a general election in France as well as the UK. René Gimpel looks at the main contenders