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Puigdemont appeals for international help to restore democracy in Catalonia

Britain’s youngest MP, Mhairi Black, has damned the EU for doing nothing about Madrid’s controversial response to the recent Catalan independence referendum. And she says “we should all be outraged”. A Belgian judge, meanwhile, has released Catalan President Carles Puigdemont … Continue reading

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Brexit means exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few, say Boris and friends

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn once accused the Theresa May government of seeking a post-Brexit Britain akin to an offshore tax haven, with minimal workers’ rights. But an alliance between ultra-Brexiteers and neoliberals is determined that this scenario becomes reality. Which … Continue reading

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Tories underestimated complexity/costs of Brexit and provoking crash as only way out

Immediately after visiting Buckingham Palace to formally seek the dissolution of parliament, Theresa May took to a podium outside of 10 Downing Street. She appeared angry, and launched straight into a speech. But in doing so, she let slip how … Continue reading

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New investigation undermines the legitimacy of the entire Tory election strategy

A new investigation is looking into Leave.eu, one of the two pro-Brexit campaigns in the 2016 EU referendum. The outcome of this and another investigation into Leave.eu, as well as a separate investigation into Vote Leave, could prove damaging to … Continue reading

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Funder named in Ulster unionists’ Brexit row, will now target Scottish nationalists

A little-known organisation that quietly bankrolled a pro-Brexit campaign is now poised to target Scottish nationalists intent on a second independence referendum. The Constitutional Research Council (CRC) funded the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) Brexit drive to the tune of £425,000. The money was used to … Continue reading

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Good news: proposal for everyone to get Universal Basic Income. Bad news: Britons excluded

    A proposal for universal basic income (UBI) is finally on the political agenda. If implemented, it will benefit millions of people who are in poverty or struggling to make ends meet. Unless, that is, you’re British. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Turkey (again) threatens Europe with refugees; court quashes ‘deep state’ convictions

Earlier this week Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, warned he would end the EU-Turkey refugees deal if visa-free travel for Turks was not delivered as promised. This was a repeat of a similar threat issued last November by President Recep … Continue reading

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