National Sections of the L5I:

Analysis by Country

France: A choice between the Plague and Cholera

In the end it wasn’t only in France that adherents of the two winners of the first round of the country’s presidential elections were celebrating but their equivalents right across Europe. Read more...

Turkey: Erdogan declares himself victor

It was a tight race between the Evet (Yes) and the Hayir (No) camp in Turkey on the evening of 16 April. Read more...

Britain: Labour must turn Left to spike May’s plans

Labour can stop a big Tory win if it fights with a bold left-wing message, pledging to tax the wealthy to rebuild our public services and communities. Read more...

USA: May Day, 2017

The irony of May Day in the USA is that this workers' holiday, celebrated officially in 66 countries in the world and unofficially in most of the rest, had its origins in the United States. Read more...

Brexit and Britain's political crisis

The period since the 2015 general election has been a roller coaster ride for Britain’s political parties, with all of them forced to ditch their incumbent leaders at one point or another. Read more...

Syrian missile attack: Trump plays with fire

The US attack on a Syrian airbase near Homs marked a dangerous and dramatic escalation of the conflict in that country. Read more...

Germany: Prohibitions against Erdogan?

The Turkish president Erdogan's verbal attacks on EU politicians are getting more and more bizarre, says the CDU vice-president Klöckner. Read more...

UK: May triggers Article 50, a bad day for workers in Britain and the EU

FREEDOM screams the hate Mail. The blinding Sun, “beams this message from our iconic White Cliffs to our neighbours. DOVER AND OUT”. The Telegraph roars JUBILATION. Read more...