Category "The Left"

Reflections on the election campaign

Reflections on the election campaign

A week into the general elections with the none event head-to-head between Cameron and Miliband and the seven-way tag debate over, the whole thing was in full swing.  Everybody agrees that the minor parties benefitted. My sister says she thought their [...]

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Syriza, the Troika and Grexit

Syriza, the Troika and Grexit

The four-month breathing space As I write, the Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, is meeting again with the Eurogroup finance ministers in another chapter in the tortuous negotiations over revising the conditions for the extension of the bailout programme for Greek [...]

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What electoral strategy for Left Unity?

What electoral strategy for Left Unity?

The March 2014 Left Unity (LU) Conference agreed that the party should open discussions with other left groups, coalitions and parties to avoid electoral clashes and move towards electoral pacts – with the initial aim of creating the largest ever [...]

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