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Bigotry parading with a halo

22 Jun 2017

Tim Farron claims it is ‘impossible’ to be both a Christian and the leader of a modern political party. But, says Eddie Ford, he is a fake martyr

Grillo and M5S humiliated

22 Jun 2017

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

May’s fatal miscalculation

15 Jun 2017

Corbyn must press home his advantage after June 8, urges Tony Greenstein

Bloodied, but not broken

15 Jun 2017

Paul Demarty examines the media’s role in May’s humiliation

Bitter taste of victory

08 Jun 2017

Can Ukip recover from its present decline? Paul Demarty thinks not

Self-deception and apologetics

08 Jun 2017

The AWL cannot bring itself to condemn imperialist interventions in principle, writes Mike Macnair

No victory for progress

08 Jun 2017

The new taoiseach is anything but progressive, writes Anne McShane. He opposes abortion and women’s rights

Politics of failure

01 Jun 2017

The government’s response to the Manchester bombing is to promise further crackdowns on democratic rights, writes Eddie Ford

The myth of ‘human rights’

01 Jun 2017

He was the public face of US foreign policy, but Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) was far from being an original thinker, says Mike Macnair

The Libyan connection

01 Jun 2017

Those who voted for the bombing in 2011 must share some of the blame for incidents like Manchester, argues Yassamine Mather

Scandal fails to take hold

01 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn seems to have survived attacks on his historic links with Irish republicans, but his response was still weak, argues Paul Demarty

Prepare for after June 8

01 Jun 2017

With only one week to go, a better Labour result than in 2015 might help persuade Jeremy Corbyn to stay on a leader, argues David Shearer of Labour Party Marxists

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

Wait until 2018

25 May 2017

It seems quite possible that Donald Trump will not survive his full term, writes Peter Manson. But don’t expect any formal moves towards impeachment just yet

Pensioners sidelined by atrocity

25 May 2017

The Tory manifesto’s attacks on the elderly is no longer in the headlines - but Paul Demarty wonders why such risks were taken