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  • Brexit • EU • Integration
    Andrew Duff - 24 May 2016

    Britain’s complex relationship with the EU would ensure a long and potentially painful withdrawal process

  • Brexit • Europe • Integration
    Renaud Thillaye - 24 May 2016
    Brexit or not, one thing is certain: there will be no EU superstate in the future
  • State of the Left • Spain
    Elisa Díaz-Martínez & Marta Romero - 19 May 2016
    The outcome of Spain’s bid to alleviate electoral stalemate will determine the future leadership of the country’s left
  • State of the Left • Australia
    John McTernan - 19 May 2016
    Labor has surprised many by reclaiming ground on education and fiscal prudence ahead of Australia’s double dissolution
  • State of the Left • Ireland
    Maeve Glavey - 19 May 2016
    Ireland’s two major parties have agreed a pact to enable Enda Kenny to hold onto power. But what are the implications for the left?
  • State of the Left • United States
    Claire O'Connor - 19 May 2016
    Why is Bernie Sanders staying in the US presidential race? And what does it mean for Hillary Clinton?
  • State of the Left • Germany
    Felix Hörisch - 19 May 2016
    A variety of structural factors contributed to a disappointing result for the SPD in Baden-Württemberg
  • State of the Left • Scotland
    Emma Kinloch - 19 May 2016

    Following this month’s elections, Scottish Labour must come to recognise that devolution has not followed the path envisaged by its founders

  • Europe • Referendum • Brexit
    Roger Liddle - 05 May 2016
    It is an error to mistake European sorrow at the prospect of Brexit for the potential for special treatment
  • Brexit • Europe • Innovation
    Renaud Thillaye - 03 May 2016
    Can the concept of 'platform' offer a new way of thinking about how the EU can effectively operate?

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