Democracy & State > Europe
Europe's mutual suicide pact
19 Jan 2012
Austerity plans pursued by European governments are proving to be self-defeating, writes Eddie Ford
Far right conquers ‘red Umbria’
10 Nov 2019
Toby Abse explains the continuing decline of the Italian centre-left and the complete marginalization of the far left.
Another avoidable tragedy
31 Oct 2019
Sickening scenes in Essex show the need for a working class response to the migration question, argues Paul Demarty.
Nationalist dead end
24 Oct 2019
Paul Demarty examines the complex politics involved in the Catalan independence dispute.
Good riddance to Renzi
10 Oct 2019
The former leader of the PD has left to form a new party, writes Toby Abse. What a pity that the current leader is doing his best to placate the rightwingers who did not follow him.
Time to reassess
10 Oct 2019
The Irish left is still attempting to justify its support for Brexit, notes Anne McShane.
Coming to the rescue
20 Sep 2019
The Partito Democratico - an amalgam of Christian democrats and former ‘communists’ - have joined the ‘anti-establishment’ populists of the Five Star Movement in a new government. Toby Abse reports on what he calls the new ‘popular front’.
Desperate times, desperate measures
12 Sep 2019
Ever since he got elected, Boris Johnson has been acting in a ‘revolutionary’ fashion and shows no sign of rowing back, writes Eddie Ford.
No playing by Queensberry Rules
16 Aug 2019
The political establishment now faces a blunt choice of either crashing out of the EU or forming a national government, writes Eddie Ford.
Brexit and reunification
18 Jul 2019
James Harvey considers the consequences in the Six Counties if the United Kingdom really does leave the EU
From bailout to Brexit
12 Jul 2019
The Dublin government sees its future with mainland Europe, not an insular UK, writes James Harvey
Completing the vicious circle
12 Jul 2019
Michael Roberts recalls the disastrous policies of the Syriza government
From miracle to hard border?
04 Jul 2019
In the 1990s Ireland was a great success story. Then came the financial crash and now there is the danger of Brexit unleashing economic mayhem. In the first of two articles, James Harvey discusses the changing fortunes of Irish capitalism
New type of party
13 Jun 2019
Genuine democracy means collective decision-making and accountability, argues Peter Manson
Gospel of no deal
06 Jun 2019
Forget the chatter about the Tory Party being ‘doomed’, writes Eddie Ford. We could, however, see a significant realignment of British politics
Politics of disenchantment
02 May 2019
Voting for a comedian as president is an act of sheer desperation, writes Eddie Ford