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Eurozone Crisis: Beggar Thyself and Thy Neighbour

Larry Elliott’s article about the current Eurozone crisis in yesterday’s Guardian contained a reference to some interesting research to come out of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. The paper, titled Eurozone Crisis: Beggar Thyself and Thy Neighbour contains some thoughtful insights into the underlying structural causes of the current predicament. [...]

Kraft and The State of Advanced Capitalism

It was almost inevitable. Following Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury, the US food giant has gone back on its guarantee not to close the Cadbury plant in Somerdale with the loss of 400 jobs. According to the BBC, Cadbury employs 4,500 people in the UK. Kraft has yet to announce plans for its Bournville factory in [...]

Sinn Féin: The Politics of Intimidation and the Culture of Deceit

I was horrified to read Suzanne Breen’s latest instalment in her brave solo exposition of what is one of the most disturbing stories to emergence from behind the Iron Curtain of the Sinn Féin spin machine in recent years. Two women, the first a former national secretary of Ogra Shinn Féin and niece of Joe [...]

Marxist Economics

In the midst of one of history’s most severe crises of capitalism, there is no more apt time than the present to briefly survey the basics of Marxist economics. It would be beyond the scope of this short article to trace the development of the theory from the works of Marx up until the present [...]

The Long March: The Political Strategy of Sinn Féin, 1981-2007

With the ongoing instability of the devolved institutions and the degeneration of the relationship between the First and deputy First ministers, it is an apposite time to revisit a rather under-rated monograph from the beginning of the year.
‘The Long March: The Political Strategy of Sinn Féin, 1981-2007‘ by Cambridge historian, Martyn Frampton, is a necessary [...]

Democratic Double-Standards

In a sign of things to come, whatever the result of the next General Election, Ken Clarke has announced Tory plans to sell off the Royal Mail. The democratic choice facing the electorate will be a Tory full-blooded privatisation or a Labour part-privatisation, with the Liberal Democrats also supporting the latter option. Such a democratic [...]

Whither SDLP?

Sunday’s news that SDLP leader, Mark Durkan, would stand aside if he was re-elected as the MP for Foyle came as a surprise to almost everyone. It was assumed by many that his time as leader would be soon coming to an end, but the timing and the nature of his announcement to Mark Devenport [...]

The Politics of Crisis

The nature of crises is a multi-faceted one; they seem, at first, to come from nowhere yet they are the unfolding of underlying laws of motion to their ultimate and destructive conclusion; they are both a moment of great catastrophe but also one of great opportunity; they are, so to speak, the end of one [...]