by Tommy McKearney and Mel Corry It is now one month till the UK goes to the polls in what will be the biggest general election in a generation. Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal sits in cold storage, with the Prime Minister searching for that elusive majority. Talk of a return to violence in Northern Ireland
The once “strong tiger” of the German economy might be crumbling. For decades, the Made in Germany strategy pursued by successive governments suggested high quality goods worth paying for. Systemic faultlines, structural conservatism and policies of privatisation have created new lines of conflict domestically. Why this is bad also for the rest of Europe and
by Seán Byers & Stiofán Ó Nuallaín Borders are scratched across the hearts of menBy strangers with a calm, judicial penAnd when the borders bleed we watch with dreadThe lines of ink across the map turn red. Marya Mannes, Subverse: Rhymes for Our Times, 1959 Empires love maps. They particularly love drawing borders on maps.
Expressing international solidarity is easy. But taking steps to build transformative change on a European and international level is much harder. At the World Transformed Festival, Another Europe’s Zoe Williams hosted a discussion bringing together perspectives from two countries with quite different experiences of the EU: Portugal has been on the frontline of austerity and
by Seán Byers & Stiofán Ó Nualláin Boris Johnson’s recent no-show at a press briefing with the Luxemburg premier Xavier Bettel is the latest in a series of public humiliations for the new British Prime Minister. It follows a string of public appearances where his incoherent mutterings have been drowned out by loud and angry
As part of the Brexit Blog we hosted a live recorded podcast in Belfast bringing together a panel of speakers to explore, analyse and debate the impact of Brexit on Ireland, north and south, in the context of austerity, right-wing populism and an organic crisis of politics.