Monthly Archives: July 2015

Trusted on the economy – to do what exactly?

The Observer today (Sunday) repeats what can be read in any newspaper and heard endlessly on the radio. Labour needs to come to terms with the fact that it wasn’t trusted on the economy. This is the message for Labour’s … Continue reading

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What were they playing at?

Tsipras rejects the Euro bailout deal and appeals to the Greek public who give him an overwhelming vote of confidence. He returns to the negotiating table and accepts a harsher deal than was previously on offer. Yanis Varoufakis, who resigned, … Continue reading

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Europe after Greece

In the Guardian Owen Jones rallies anti-EU sentiment and charts the disillusion among progressive Europeans after the crucifixion of Greece. Jürgen Habermas sticks to the European ideal but fears that Merkel has destroyed it; Wolfgang Streeck thinks the episode in Greece … Continue reading

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Did the electorate get it wrong?

Harriett Harman thinks ‘We cannot simply say to the public you were wrong at the election’. Why not? They elected the Conservatives, goddamn-it! You would think that much would be obvious to the leader of the party that lost. But … Continue reading

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