Barring major surprises, Britain will next week find itself with Prime Minister Johnson and the leader of the opposition Corbyn. One might justifiably ask how on earth it has come to this. Continue reading Does Britain really deserve this?
The Independent Group is good news. Given how difficult the decision to leave their respective parties must have been, these are evidently honest, principled politicians who have put country before party. Continue reading The Independent Group: good decision and good luck
Labour is a great British political institution. The party should rightly be proud of its achievements which have had enormous, game-changing impact, such as the establishment of the NHS, minimum wage and peace in Northern Ireland (achieved under Labour government), to name just a few.
However, the current leadership has been a disgrace on several fronts. Continue reading This Labour is awful. It does not deserve any progressive votes
The list of President Maduro’s sins, committed against his own people, is a long one. This week’s Observer editorial has put it succinctly: Continue reading Bring on new elections in Venezuela
The very last thing that the Democratic Republic of the Congo needs now is yet more instability. Continue reading DR Congo urgently needs solutions
Brexit is ruining Britain. This is unacceptable and something must change – fundamentally so. Apart from hardliners and their fantasies, the sane rest of the world can see what damage is being caused.
It is widely acknowledged that Europe is facing a number of formidable, sometimes unprecedented challenges. Rising inequality, terrorism, environmental concerns, crime, Brexit, fake news and immigration are some of the more pressing ones, according to both ordinary Europeans and political institutions. We can safely add the threat of radical, nationalist movements wishing to do away with most European liberal values. Continue reading Transnational political parties and movements could be the future for Europe