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It is not enough just to talk about revolution

While it can’t exactly be said that Russell Brand, in his latest incarnation as robe-wearing Youtube Guru, exudes anything approaching glamour, the idea to which he is presently in thrall – revolution – has long been attractive to young people: a tendency of thought picked up and brushed off as quickly as a penchant for […]

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The SNP has sparked change in Scottish left

With the red rose of Labour expected to decay into a few sparse petals while the virile SNP thrives on the scorched earth of post-referendum politics, the map of Westminster constituencies will soon reflect the ramifications of that “once-in-a-generation” event. Whatever the consequences of the SNP’s growth for the make-up of the UK Parliament – […]

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Croatia’s debt-cancelling policy is admirable

The news that Croatia will cancel the debts of up to 60,000 of its poorest citizens will be welcomed in many quarters, either as an example of progressive economic thinking designed to facilitate future growth, or as a potentially life-changing reprieve for people who perhaps have fallen on hard times through no fault of their […]