Proroguing Westminster is a transparent manoeuvre by Boris Johnson to set up a âpeople versus Parliamentâ election, even with the UK on course to crash out of the EU.
The outgoing European Commission had some successes. But it was more defined by its shortcomings.
After the recent developments, and especially the UK Governmentâs âChequers Statementâ, a new reality has dawned regarding the outcome of Brexit: there will either be a ‘cliff-edge’ scenario â UK crashing out in 2019 without any deal â or a â3rd country-regime-with-some-but-not-even-remotely-the-same-as-before-advantagesâ, which we might call ‘soft(er) Brexit’. Thus understood, ‘soft(er)’ Brexit has taken the […]
Since 2015 international politics have sped up and changed direction. The return to power of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), led by Jaroslav Kaczynski in October 2015, the Brexit vote in June 2016 and the Trump victory in November 2016 should be seen in conjunction and taken as portents of a new political era. […]
What would you say is the current situation of Pasok, the Greek social democratic party? What is the historic position of social democracy in the Greek political system? Given the recent Greek crisis, where does the party now stand? Iâve been working for some 30 years now around the socialist parties. Not only in Greece […]
The concept of crises engendering opportunities for the ârebirthâ of Europe should haveÂ died with the Greek experienceÂ in theÂ most dramatic phaseÂ of whichÂ YanisÂ VaroufakisÂ tookÂ anÂ active part. Having worked withÂ former Prime Minister George PapandreouÂ before embarking on his âradical Leftâ experiment, which nearly cost Greece its place in the Eurozone,Â Varoufakis shouldÂ have learned that courting the abyss and generating crises is neverÂ a […]