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States of the nations

SIMON TOUBEAU: Federalism has always proved a challenge for the European left

The impact Brexit would have on Ireland

Three weeks ago, at the British Labour party conference in Brighton, I spent a few days trying to explain to delegates and visitors the impact Brexit would have on Ireland.

In the weeks before the conference, Keir Starmer had worked to...

The value of staying in the EU

It seems evident that the United Kingdom should stay as close as possible to the European Union. Indeed, my preferred option (like that of the now 52 per cent who said in a recent poll they preferred now to stay...

Book review: A whistleblower’s tale

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment, Yanis Varoufakis, 2017, Bodley Head, £20

Yanis Varoufakis, a British-trained economist who taught for many years in Australia, Britain and Greece, was Greece’s finance minister for 162 days during Syriza’s first...

The Schulz factor

Charles Lees assesses the prospects for Europe’s oldest social democratic party in the forthcoming election and beyond
As we approach this September’s federal elections, the SPD’s prospects of unseating Angela Merkel’s grip on the Federal Chancellor’s office look increasingly bleak. After...

Leaving the EU

Leaving the EU seems to open a period of great uncertainty for the UK. There are many roads it might follow but you would have to be crazy, reckless or both to follow most of them. The range of sensible...

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