The Rise and Fall of the House of Scottish Labour | Gerry Hassan After a quick overview of the history of modern Scottish politics, Hassan concludes that "it is by no means certain that Labour can even be sure that it will remain the leading opposition party" - arguing that in the realignment to come the SNP is likely to be challenged from both the centre-right (by the Tories?) and from the radical left (which could involve the Greens and Radical Indys)
By Sergio Cesaratto The victory of ‘no’ opens two scenarios. The most likely is the further effort by the Syriza-led government to reach a new agreement with the Troika, but it is not clear why it should be given something that had not been given before. The financial upheaval of recent days may be such as […]
Italy’s Five Star Movement, which has campaigned for a referendum on the Euro, is in Athens today to support the Syriza government. Interview with Italian MP Alessandro Di Battista of the Five Star movement, who is participating in the delegation led by party leader Beppe Grillo. By Giacomo Russo Spena Top Quotes: Today’s referendum: “It is […]
What image will remain in the European Union in the wake of the Greek crisis? Indeed, whatever the outcome of this crisis, whether it results in a Greek default and a possible exit from the euro zone, or a capitulation of the Greek government, the consequences of this crisis on the EU and its image […]
Barcelona’s new radical mayor-elect has signalled her determination to secure a fair deal for exploited Telefonica-Movistar workers by threatening to curtail the company’s contract with the City to put pressure the company in its labour dispute. Outgoing mayor Xavier Triasa aimed to prolong the contract between the operator and the City Council for another year until July 2016, but that is now […]
This week I didn't behave well. Really bad in fact. I mean I slow clapped the home secretary as she headed for her lobby. I then followed it with, what I will call a robust exchange, with the minister for women and equalities Nicky Morgan across the chamber.
On Saturday, I was proud to march alongside friends, family and hundreds of thousands of other people - trade unionists, campaigners, celebrities and activists - all united in their determination to voice their anger at the Tory Government’s austerity agenda.
Sadiq Khan highlights why it's so important that you use the power voting in elections gives you. "The election on May 7th is so important. It's about who runs the country. It's about whether you can get a decent job that pays well. Whether you can get a home that's affordable. And it's even about […]
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