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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

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

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