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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
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.
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.