Tag Archives: Hollande

Melenchon and the left alternative to the liberal front

(This is a column for the Morning Star newspaper in Britain written on Sunday 9 April) The French presidential election moved further into uncharted territory this week following a televised debate between all 11 candidates. A snap audience survey following … Continue reading

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France in the streets: against the government and EU

This column first appeared at Counterfire  There is a ferocious battle taking place in France to defend workers’ rights and wages against the new labour law. It pits working people and youth against the government. The government of Francois Hollande … Continue reading

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Europe, socialist strategy and varied political initiatives

Much of the discussion on the left in Britain about the EU referendum hinges on a tight focus upon an assessment of the balance of forces or “tactics”. Whatever the merits of that, and the judgements made, it would be … Continue reading

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Paris – the backlash and opposing the war

The fruit of mass murder in Paris will be further barbarism everywhere. That was the aim of the terrorist operations. Our rulers are more than capable of bringing that about. War is what will achieve it. The Paris attacks will … Continue reading

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