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Referendum has nothing to offer

07 Jun 2012

Neither Scottish independence nor British unionism. Sarah McDonald looks at the launch of the "Yes" campaign

Flies in the ointment

12 Sep 2019

Whither the Brexit Party? James Harvey thinks it has no long-term future.

No pacts, no coalitions

12 Sep 2019

The willingness of the Labour leadership to bloc with Liberal Democrats, Scottish nationalists and Tory rebels is a mistake, argues Paul Demarty. It could easily presage a government of national unity.

The clock is the spur

08 Aug 2019

Only a national government can stop Brexit, and that would mean splitting the Labour Party, reckons Eddie Ford.

Election has already begun

02 Aug 2019

Boris Johnson’s spending spree and visits to the four corners of the UK are about seeing off Jeremy Corbyn, but, writes Eddie Fordthe parliamentary establishment might still make a decisive move.

Brexit do or die

25 Jul 2019

Eddie Ford asks if Boris Johnson can deliver where Theresa May failed

The politics of offence

18 Jul 2019

Eddie Ford thinks everybody should be open to political criticism - even those who are pregnant or receiving treatment for illness

Volatile times ahead

18 Jul 2019

We are heading for a constitutional crisis, writes Peter Manson and certainly an early general election.

Constitutional or political?

18 Jul 2019

Mike Macnair asks whether talk of a ‘constitutional crisis’ following the election of Boris Johnson as Tory leader is real or illusory

Time to reorient

12 Jul 2019

With talk of prorogation and an ‘alternative parliament’, writes Eddie Ford, a constitutional crisis is looming.

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

A company union?

04 Jul 2019

James Marshall of Labour Party Marxists looks at Jeremy Corbyn’s latest proposals for the armed forces

Storms heading our way

27 Jun 2019

In order to win the Tory leadership election Boris Johnson says that when it comes to Brexit it is ‘do or die’. According to existing parliamentary arithmetic, he will die. But that will hardly be the end of matters, says Eddie Ford

Blue-on-blue fight

20 Jun 2019

Boris Johnson is cruising to victory - but then what? Eddie Ford looks at the various possibilities

The prosecutor’s fallacy

06 Jun 2019

Boris Johnson is surely guilty of lying - but dishonesty in politics cannot be dealt with by the courts, argues Paul Demarty

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

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