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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

Genuine, consistent solidarity

03 Aug 2017

The clerical regime was reactionary from the start, writes Yassamine Mather - even though there were those who claimed it was ‘moving towards the socialist camp’

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

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

No concessions

04 May 2017

The French left must overcome its panic and maintain its opposition to the dysfunctional capitalist establishment, argues Paul Demarty

Not back to normal

27 Apr 2017

The centre-right and the centre-left suffered defeat, but the markets are no longer in a panic. Yassamine Mather looks at the French ... and the Iranian presidential elections

A watermen’s fight

30 Mar 2017

Esen Uslu reports on the pandemonium created by Erdoğan in the run-up to next month’s referendum

Shift to hard right

23 Mar 2017

Jos Alembic and Richard Hoogstraten analyse the results of the Dutch elections and where they leave the Socialist Party

Economic cold war looms

02 Feb 2017

Theresa May wants to cuddle up to Trump, writes Eddie Ford, but EU leaders are horrified

Punished for Brexit muddle

15 Dec 2016

In, out or what? Eddie Ford is still unsure about Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Europe

A vote on Renzi, not Europe

15 Dec 2016

Toby Abse looks at the possibilities following the referendum defeat and subsequent resignation of the prime minister

Are Renzi’s days numbered?

01 Dec 2016

The December 4 constitutional referendum could be one poll where the predictions turn out to be correct, writes Toby Abse

What sort of populism?

17 Nov 2016

Toby Abse reviews: Filippo Tronconi (ed) 'Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement: organisation, communication and ideology', Ashgate Publishing, 2015, pp250, £67.99