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Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity, progressive platform has found a large and receptive audience among the UK Labour Party faithful. Reuters/Russell Cheyne

With or without EU: Jeremy Corbyn and the re-emergence of left-wing Euroscepticism

A Jeremy Corbyn victory would consolidate Euroscepticism across the British political spectrum, throwing the outcome of the forthcoming referendum into even further doubt.
The prospect of left-wing frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn becoming Labour Party leader is shaking up Britain’s political establishment. flickr/Garry Knight

Has Britain’s ‘pissed off’ constituency found a leader in Jeremy Corbyn?

The emergence of ageing left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as the unlikely frontrunner in the Labour Party leadership contest signals that many British voters reject what politics has become.
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German lessons

Impressionistic, subjective snapshots of complex societies are best avoided. And yet when you actually get the chance to live somewhere – even briefly – like most forms of temptation it is difficult to…
The success of Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has profoundly disrupted the tedious pendulum movement between Left and Right. EPA/Robert Perry

European movements could mark the end of ‘representative’ politics

With a steady hollowing out of membership, the cosying up to vested interests with pockets deep enough to maintain party, today's political parties barely “represent”.

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