Author Archives: Tom Gill

France’s Front National brand detox is going nowhere

The party remains thoroughly toxic, right to the top.

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It is not just Hungary that the EU needs to tackle on democracy breaches

The European Commission is reportedly planning to harden its stance against member states who fail to adhere to democracy and the rule of the law.

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It’s time for Spain’s indignados to grow up

United Left needs a resounding endorsement, shouted loud and clear from the streets, if radical change in Spain is to have a fighting chance.

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Italian politics: Pier Luigi Bersani should be trying harder to woo Beppe Grillo

Instead of engineering a revival of the media magnate, whose party is now ahead of the Democrats in the polls, Italy’s Pier Luigi Bersani should be trying harder to woo Beppe Grillo, who, despite his contradictions and megaphone political style, has a programme that is much closer to the traditions of the Democrats.

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Inequality is back on the agenda in Germany

Inequality is on the increase in Germany but unions are fighting back and the social democrats may yet win the election later this year.

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Spanish Treasury broke? Not when it comes to arms…

With deep austerity in place in Spain hitting workers, hospitals and school hardest is it really fair €1.7 billion has been loaned to the Ministry of Defence?

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Spain: Rubalcaba gets irresponsible

Tweet  Tom Gill  is a London-based writer who blogs at www.revolting-europe.com  on European affairs from a radical left perspective. The Spanish socialists have ditched ‘responsible opposition’. But have they got enough fight to stop Rajoy?  ‘Responsible opposition’ has been the watchword of Spain’s socialists since their inglorious defeat by the right wing Popular Party at the elections of […]

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Comment: Hollande wades into choppy waters over Europe

Francois Hollande’s promises have become a reality of more of the same, with poll ratings sliding and division within the French Socialist party.

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