Steve McGiffen

Why Syriza deserves our support

It’s an easy game to play from the stands.

Vίκη!

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Hollowing out democracy

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European Parliament elections reveal poverty of British left’s tactics

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Failure to make any impression should mean “No 2 abstentionism, Yes 2 grown-up politics” argues Steve McGiffen.

European Elections - Britain’s Left Unity can’t ignore Europe

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Left Unity, which recently held its first national conference, is a worthy initiative and one which deserves widespread support. I wish it well. Britain certainly needs a new party. Voting Labour has gone from tactically dubious to utterly absurd. And reading through the policies adopted at the new party’s conference, I could find little to disagree with – in principle.

European elections - Prospects for radical left parties

The EP elections are due from 22nd to 25th May this year.

Death at Lampedusa

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Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, has promised that she will try to ensure that the European Union’s border management agency, Frontex, will step up the number of patrols in the Mediterranean Sea in order to avoid further hecatombs such as the one which resulted from the Lampedusa tragedy.

Lifting the arms embargo on Syria – a decision whose results will be measured in hecatombs

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The results of the EU’s decision not to extend its embargo on arms sales to Syria will be measured in hecatombs, and not in Syria alone.

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