Staggers on the Beach

Published: May 27, 2016
Written by Andrew Rosthorn
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When our colleagues at the New Statesman chose the Irish-born professor of the history of international relations at Cambridge to demolish Boris Johnson’s Brexit fantasies, they chose well. In four …

Yes, there is an alternative

Published: May 27, 2016
Written by Brian Heatley

AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST: EUROPE, AUSTERITY AND THE THREAT TO GLOBAL STABILITY by Yanis Varoufakis The Bodley Head £16.99

Far right denied

Published: May 27, 2016
Written by Chris McLaughlin

An attempt by the far right to take the presidency of Austria was seen off by the narrowest of margins when the former Green Party leader beat the anti-immigration Freedom …

Queen’s Speech: ‘compassion’ and cvil war

Published: May 19, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

David Cameron set out his plans for a more “compassionate” approach to social reform in the Queen’s Speech. But the Prime Minister’s plan to leave a “legacy” immediately unravelled due …

‘Referendum effect’ could damage Tories

Published: May 15, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

The “referendum effect” could spell trouble for the Conservatives – just as the Scottish independence poll had disastrous consequences for Labour, June’s European Union poll could hit the Tories too.

As I Please – Martin Rowson

Published: May 15, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

It’s possible for the recent election results to be ­SIMULTANEOUSLY both a triumph AND a disaster for Jeremy Corbyn, and for holders of either view to believe ­holders of the …

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: May 13, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Never before has a Labour leader been subjected to so much abuse, so much ­disloyalty from certain Members of Parliament and so many attempts to destabilise his leadership.

Still the only card game in town

Published: May 13, 2016
Written by Pat Glass

Pat Glass contends that quitting the European Union would have devastating consequences for employment rights and social protection

Austrian Chancellor quits

Published: May 13, 2016
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Austria’s social democrat Chancellor Werner Faymann has unexpectedly resigned following his party’s heavy losses in last month’s presidential election.