Labour’s poll lead over Tories proves austerity is more unpopular than the EU

When David Cameron blindsided Ed Miliband with an in-out referendum on the EU last month, he hoped to deal a devastating blow to the opposition by painting the Conservatives as the party of democracy with its finger on the pulse of public opinion against an out of touch Labour afraid to give people a choice. […]

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Why we need the EU

Continuing the European theme from Reuben’s well-reasoned article, I have thrown in my two euro cents on the EU on my new website salmanshaheen.com David Cameron is taking his sabre to the Netherlands tomorrow, rattling it like a toy rattles when it’s thrown from a pram. On the agenda: Britain’s future in Europe. There will […]

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Greece forced to amend its constitution as part of the bailout deal!

It emerged that Greece will be forced to amend its constitution as part of the bailout deal. The BBC reports that: Within the next two months, Greece will also have to amend its constitution to give priority to debt repayments over the funding of government services. Just amazing. Without a doubt, this is the greatest […]

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How Europe became Germany’s perfect gunboat

Athens has begun to burn. Since 2008, Greece has sacrificed everything – up to and including its multi-party democracy – in order to ensure that French and German banks can continue to recieve tribute on their loans, and that the Euro can go on in its present form. On sunday night, a people with little […]

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Cameron’s duplicity on taxing the banks

Imagine a door-to-door salesman comes to your house one day to try and sell you a burglar alarm by telling you about the terribly high crime rate is in your area. You’re not convinced, so you tell him you don’t want one. A little while later that same salesman breaks into your house, nicks the […]

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Square Mile Bigger Than a Continent for Cameron

This is a guest post by Natty As we all struggle to grasp what David Cameron’s veto in Brussels last Friday actually means, one theme continues to re-emerge. Indeed it’s a theme that has emerged time and time again in the history of British politics. When asking ourselves why the PM decided to ostracise the […]

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Can progressives still support the European project?

The European Union, in pursuit of an austerity agenda supported only by the elite, has now effectively suspended democracy in two European countries. We have now, within the space of a week, entered the age of the Technocrat government (described brilliantly by one writer in The Times as ‘a form of civilian junta’). It is […]

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“I am not a politician” says the new Greek PM – a banker who’s never stood for public office

Well, my friends, the suspension of Greek  democracy appears to be complete. When Papanderou was forced out, to be replaced by a government of national unity. I remarked: Greece’s multi-party democracy has in effect been supplanted by one party – The Austerity Party. The political elites have, in effect, formed a cartel. Greece’s major parties […]

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Greece’s multi-party democracy has been supplanted by one party – The Austerity Party

A week can be a long time in the debasement of politics. Just last Sunday, Prime Minister Papandreou appeared to salvage a smidgeon of honor for his government, when he announced that the Greek people would be given a referendum on the austerity-bailout package. For two years the Greek people have struggled with mounting pain […]

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What the Conservative split on Europe is really about

There are serious tensions building up within the Conservative Party ahead of tomorrow, as MPs prepare on whether Britain should have an in/out referendum on the EU. Cameron has whipped has MPs to vote against it, and the possibility of a minor rebellion has generated numerous column inches. However most commentators have failed to grasp […]

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