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Europe's mutual suicide pact

19 Jan 2012

Austerity plans pursued by European governments are proving to be self-defeating, writes Eddie Ford

Politics of two borders

15 Oct 2020

With Brexit negotiations going to the wire, the future in Ireland remains uncertain. This is an edited version of the talk given by James Harvey to Online Communist Forum

Return of the Denim Revolution

04 Sep 2020

Have no illusions in the western-backed Belarus opposition, warns Eddie Ford

Holding the fort

02 Jul 2020

At last a new government has been formed. James Harvey looks at the whys and wherefores

Power, not office

28 May 2020

With the main parties still jockeying for position, James Harvey looks at the ongoing calls for a ‘left government’ with Sinn Féin

All will not end well

15 May 2020

Despite the easing of the lockdown, there will be no quick economic bounce-back, warns Toby Abse

Rise to the challenge

26 Mar 2020

Sinn Féin might be about to join a grand coalition, but the left should not join Sinn Féin, argues Anne McShane.

Nationalism and COVID-19

12 Mar 2020

Despite the rapid spread of coronavirus, notes Toby Abse, the response of the Italian government compares favourably to Boris Johnson’s.

Illusions of the left

29 Feb 2020

There should be no talk of participation in a bourgeois government, argues James Harvey.

Sinn Féin’s success, left’s collapse

13 Feb 2020

Anne McShane assesses the February 8 election and the rush by the Trotskyist ‘left’ to enter a bourgeois government.

Here we go again

09 Feb 2020

Red lines, cliff edges, friction, no deal, hard Brexit … Eddie Ford gets a sense of déjà vu.

In the balance

31 Jan 2020

James Harvey looks at the contenders for next month’s Irish general election and the possible coalitions

Full steam ahead?

16 Jan 2020

While Stormont has been restored, writes James Harvey, the old communal divisions remain firmly in place.

Our attitude to Europe

09 Jan 2020

A long-standing member of the Communist Party of Britain has tried to start an open debate using the ‘normal channels’. Though this letter was sent to the CPB, the Morning Star and Communist Review in December 2019, it has neither been printed not even acknowledged

Writing on the wall

12 Dec 2019

With the Brexit Party collapsing about his ears, Nigel Farage is thinking about launching the Reform Party. Eddie Ford is amused.

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.

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