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Social Europe

politics, economy and employment & labour

To focus on online platforms in isolation would miss the point that they are part of a wider phenomenon of spreading and intensifying precarity at work.

Social Europe

Author: Sacha Garben
Posted: 31-07-2019

The decision by the European Council to bypass the Spitzenkandidaten process was an intergovernmental slap in the face for the European parties. Yet they are not so ‘European’ either.

Social Europe

Author: Guido Montani and Roberto Castaldi
Posted: 31-07-2019

In our ‘Europe2025’ series, Kirsty Hughes argues that a Green New Deal can gel the domestic and neighbourhood policies of the union.

Social Europe

Author: Kirsty Hughes
Posted: 30-07-2019

Climate change is rapidly rising as a public concern across Europe and citizens can and must be involved in policy-making on the energy transition.

Social Europe

Author: Pierre Jean Coulon, Claire Vandewalle and Kristian Krieger
Posted: 30-07-2019

Branko Milanovic argues that, after all the struggles to universalise the franchise, one-person one-vote is not the summit of democracy at all.

Social Europe

Author: Branko Milanovic
Posted: 29-07-2019

Europe – The Federal Trust

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 12th August 2019 The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street and the impending Article 50 deadline of 31st October have given a new sense of urgency to political players and observers, particularly among those opposed to Brexit. Specifically, it is increasingly accepted that if Boris Johnson is still … Continue reading The Anti-Brexit GNU: Essential, impossible, viable…?
Author: admin
Posted: 12-08-2019
by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 30th July 2019 It was a disappointment to many that the Labour Party and those Conservative MPs opposed to a “no deal” Brexit did so little last week to oppose the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. The summer recess will, however, allow both Labour and moderate Conservative … Continue reading Anti-Brexit forces have five weeks to decide on how to defeat ‘no deal’
Author: admin
Posted: 30-07-2019
by Dr Andrew BlickSenior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 12th July 2019 Uncertainty is a constant and deleterious feature of the Brexit experience. The prospect that the United Kingdom (UK) might – or might not – soon be leaving the European Union (EU), on … Continue reading Brexit – By Royal Appointment?
Author: admin
Posted: 12-07-2019
by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 9th July 2019 Much justified criticism has been heaped upon Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt for the unrealistic European policies they have promised the Conservative membership in the current leadership contest. It is not however always sufficiently understood how necessary such unrealistic promises are in order to win over … Continue reading The Brexit Revolution Eats Its Conservative Parents
Author: admin
Posted: 09-07-2019
by Dr Andrew BlickSenior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 13th June 2019 By the end of July, at the latest, the Conservative Party will have a new leader. That person, it is widely assumed, will also be the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom … Continue reading After the fall: governing the UK in the post-May era
Author: admin
Posted: 13-06-2019

British Politics:

Politics | The Guardian

Latest Politics news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice

Labour leader urges MPs to join him and work together to head off ‘constitutional storm’

Jeremy Corbyn will gather opposition leaders and Tory rebels at a meeting in parliament next week to discuss the fight against a no-deal Brexit, amid continuing splits over tactics to prevent Boris Johnson leading a crash-out from the EU on 31 October.

The Labour leader invited SNP, Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru, Conservative and independent MPs to visit his office on Tuesday, as he urged them to talk about “all tactics available to prevent no deal”.

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Author: Rowena Mason Deputy political editor
Posted: 21-08-2019

Macron rules out renegotiating Brexit deal, as French see no deal as ‘most likely outcome’

Angela Merkel has challenged Boris Johnson to come up with a solution to avert a no-deal Brexit “in the next 30 days”, putting responsibility for stopping the UK crashing out of the EU firmly at the British prime minister’s door.

After weeks of diplomatic tension, the German chancellor used her first face-to-face meeting with her UK counterpart on Wednesday to emphasise that Britain still has the power to resolve the crisis, suggesting that the backstop was “a placeholder that will no longer be necessary” if a solution to the impasse over the Irish border can be found.

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Author: Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Posted: 21-08-2019

Dover staff say move could compromise security and leave border without protection

Agency workers will take over tasks from Border Force guards for the first time in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Guardian can reveal.

The development has concerned permanent staff in Dover who believe the unprecedented move could compromise security.

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Author: Rajeev Syal
Posted: 21-08-2019

Dorothy Byrne describes PM as a liar and says broadcasters must call out his falsehoods

Boris Johnson is a “known liar” who is copying Vladimir Putin’s approach to the media, according to Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs, who called on broadcasters to aggressively challenge the prime minister’s falsehoods.

Dorothy Byrne said Johnson’s shift towards publishing his own videos on Facebook rather than giving sit-down interviews to journalists reminded her of the Russian president, “who also likes to talk directly to the nation”.

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Author: Jim Waterson Media editor
Posted: 21-08-2019

LabourList

Labour Party News

Jeremy Corbyn has invited other party leaders and senior backbenchers from across parliament to meet Tuesday 27 August…

The post Corbyn calls meeting with senior MPs to stop no deal Brexit appeared first on LabourList.

Author: James F. Kelly
Posted: 21-08-2019

Jonathan Ashworth has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to stop silencing NHS staff, following a report that…

The post Stop silencing NHS staff from telling the truth about no deal impact, says Ashworth appeared first on LabourList.

Author: James F. Kelly
Posted: 21-08-2019

In May, immigration enforcement officers arrived at the Circus Street development in central Brighton. They were there to…

The post How Labour members can dismantle the hostile environment through direct action appeared first on LabourList.

Author: Callum Cant
Posted: 21-08-2019

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has said that ending freedom of movement on 31 October “will create chaos,”…

The post Ending free movement with a no deal Brexit “will create chaos,” says Abbott appeared first on LabourList.

Author: James F. Kelly
Posted: 20-08-2019

“Qu’ils s’en aillent tous!” – Jean-Luc Mélenchon In the centrist imagination, “populism” is understood as a caustic, anti-democratic…

The post What Corbynism could learn from France’s Mélenchon appeared first on LabourList.

Author: James McKevitt
Posted: 20-08-2019

The USA – a viewpoint from Reuters

Reuters: Politics

Reuters.com is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including personal finance and stocks. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential nomination.
Posted: 22-08-2019
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing a previous 20-day limit.
Posted: 22-08-2019
Mexico's Foreign Ministry expressed "concern" over a U.S. plan to permit extended periods of detention for migrant children and adolescents in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Posted: 22-08-2019
A federal judge on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump to appeal key preliminary rulings in a lawsuit accusing him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, likely freezing the case for months.
Posted: 21-08-2019
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally.
Posted: 21-08-2019

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