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Like Greece and Spain, Portugal endured a bailout and austerity. But it has not seen the rise of a Syriza or Podemos equivalent.
Strange bedfellows: UUP leader Mike Nesbitt (centre left) and DUP leader Peter Robinson (centre right) outside Stormont.
Stormont's parties refuse to conduct politics in any mode besides crisis mode.
Who needs clubs when you can dance in the street?
The real age of the rave was the early 90s, when politics and partying combined to extraordinary result. And once again we find ourselves in hard times ...
Taking the mic. Varoufakis.
Greece's 'accidental economist' speaks to the UK's leading minds on Syriza, the troika, and whether he’s just a little over-exposed.
Times are tough – for some more than others.
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The harshest cuts have yet to happen, but the bite is already being felt.
Front doors closed as indefinite strike continues.
The debate about museums as businesses is in danger of trumping defences of museums and galleries as public institutions.
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Making the NHS a seven-day service would intensify the pressure on the groaning social care system.
Jeremy Corbyn: the future PM?
Upstarts on the left and right are proving that people of all political leanings want change.
A Greek tragedy.
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Being poor doesn't make you a bad parent but families need protective factors to counter the negative ones.
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and IMF head Christine Lagarde.
Greece can learn a lot from Africa's 1980s and 1990s experience of living with structural adjustment (austerity). The damage has been long-lasting – not only on economies, but also directly on people.
Unfortunately, the eurozone doesn’t exactly fit together like a puzzle.
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The last-minute bailout deal will keep Greece in the common currency, but at a cost of the dream that was the euro.
Hitting the wall. Greece’s future is still in the balance.
What might feel like a victory this morning for eurozone leaders and lenders has only served to feed a eurosceptic beast.
Fully stocked – for now.
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The government's austerity programme hasn't just put the poor under terrible pressure – it's actually breached Britain's international legal obligations.
The deadline for Greece's latest payment has passed, so why is Syriza pushing ahead with a referendum?
Calm in a crisis.
The upcoming emergency budget will offer the chancellor of exchequer, George Osborne, an opportunity to set up his stall as an unofficial candidate to the leadership of the Conservative Party. No other…
Navigating the welfare system is part of the daily work of most health and social care workers – from the therapists advising patients on how to survive a “fitness to work” assessment to the 30% of NHS…
Blessed are the bean counters? New investment in Greece could drive development.
Investment for profit and development should lie at the heart of a solution for the imbalances in Greece and Europe.
Making a risky promise.
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Osborne's experience as chancellor from 2010-2015 should have taught him that he can't directly control the deficit or surplus.
Protesters gathered in force for the UK state opening of parliament on May 27.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.
Is time running out for the NHS?
The Conservative Party's plans for an extra £8 billion annual health spending aren't enough to halt a decline in quality care – never mind transform the NHS.