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UK: Boris Johnson's Brexit heralds race to the bottom

Whatever a narrow majority of the electorate imagined they would get when they voted to Leave the European Union, the strategists who planned Brexit knew exactly what they wanted. Read more...

Compromise ends EU budget dispute

After weeks of wrangling with Poland and Hungary, the German Council presidency just managed to avoid the EU's next looming disaster. Read more...

UK: Labour in crisis over repression of Corbyn supporters

On 29 October 2020, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader from September 2015 to April 2020, was suspended from party membership and had his membership of the Parliamentary Labour Party withdrawn. Read more...

France: down with the “security” laws and police impunity!

The second wave of the pandemic, combined with a second month-long lockdown, are certainly far from the best conditions to organise a fight back against President Emmanuel Macron’s draconian new globa Read more...

Political crisis in Sweden: Strike action is the way forward

Ever since a general election in September 2018 produced a hung parliament, Sweden has limped from one near-crisis to the next. Read more...

Self-determination and the war in Nagorno-Karabakh

The war in Nagorno Karabakh may be drawing to a close after Armenia, which had mobilised in defence of the ethnically Armenian state, and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on November 9. Read more...

Austria: Terrorist attack in Vienna

On November 2, the last day before the introduction of an anti-Covid-19 curfew, the first major terrorist attack in decades occurred in Vienna. Read more...

Labour Party suspends Jeremy Corbyn from membership

Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the Labour Party for pointing out that the party bureaucracy obstructed attempts to deal with genuine cases of antisemitism, and his political opponents dramatica Read more...

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