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Politics

Where Ideas Go To Die

Where Ideas Go To Die

Politics
Mark Hoskins
A lot of dedicated, principled socialists ran in both the European and local elections in Ireland, many of whom I know personally. There’s a tendency for electoral socialists to take personally criticism of electoralism from anarchists who have been comrades on campaigns, but we aren’t saying you’re terrible because you run in elections; we’re saying you’re better than that. I didn’t ask anyone to abstain from voting in the local and European elections. I don’t particularly care if you stick a number beside a name on a ballot paper. I’m not asking you to agree, I’m not asking you to text join if you do, and I don’t have a paper to sell you or a petition ...
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The Brexit Humiliation

The Brexit Humiliation

Politics
Zack Breslin
With the UK about to vote in elections for the European parliament, it is fair to say its politics have become increasingly strange. The country is stuck in a weird pre-Brexit twilight zone, with its ruling class too proud to admit that the Brexit project is on the verge of failure but not quite stupid enough to self-inflict a catastrophic no-deal. The result is that Britain remains in a kind of chaotic state of institutional denial.The two main political parties are unclear about the way out of this three-year-long political crisis. The ruling Conservative Party is deeply divided, and Theresa May is a lame duck leader who is on the verge of suffering yet another defeat on ...
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