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
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.
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