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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

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

Next step hard right

25 Apr 2019

George Galloway, Claire Fox and Alka Sehgal Cuthbert are providing a ‘left’ cover for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, writes Carla Roberts of Labour Party Marxists

Trying to escape the maze

18 Apr 2019

With the polls looking disastrous and Brexit an ongoing failure, the Tories are deep in crisis. But they are not about to split the army and launch a civil war, writes Eddie Ford

Politics in the round

11 Apr 2019

Rex Dunn offers his view of what is now a full-blown crisis. Is Britain about to descend into civil war?

Reset to Year Zero

11 Apr 2019

With the EU agreeing to a six month ‘flexible extension’ and talks with Labour getting nowhere, Theresa May is fast running out of options, writes Eddie Ford

Consensus unlikely to break out

04 Apr 2019

Enraging the right, Theresa May has asked Jeremy Corbyn to help break the impasse. But is it a genuine offer or a trap, asks Eddie Ford

March for a national government

28 Mar 2019

Eddie Ford warns those on the left backing the People’s Vote campaign - be careful what you wish for

Time to end the tailism

28 Mar 2019

With the United Kingdom in the grip of a profound constitutional crisis, Jack Conrad says the left must reject referendums as a matter of principle. Instead we need our own programme and our own tactics

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