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Tories in budget U-turn

Dennis Leech sees the partial ditching of austerity as the sign of a new type of Tory government and an indication Labour needs to change tack

Local government on the brink

Duncan Bowie explains how eight years of an austerity straitjacket has pushed many councils to the verge of collapse. But does Labour have an...

It’s crunch time for local Labour

Tom Miller on holes in the dented shield  Local government is looking increasingly threadbare in the face of austerity. The trend adopted by ‘localist’ Conservatives has been to cut and...

“On your bike”

Amy Edwards sees May's Tories cutting everything, even that which might spite their own face In 1981, Norman...

Let Greece breathe

In seeking an end to austerity Greece’s left government is fighting for all Europe says Marina Prentoulis   The victory of Syriza on 25 January was...

Yanis Varoufakis: The second man of our Greek moment

Greece's freshly minted finance minister is London this week. Since Syriza's earth shaking win in Greece last month, Yanis Varoufakis has been making some...

Greece must not stand alone

Mike Davis on why support for the new Greek government is vital and in Labour’s interests Hope, dignity, bread could summarise the slogans of the...

Frank Lee sees a European Spring, but calls for caution

Frank Lee is encouraged by the landslide victory of Syriza in Greece but sees huge challenges ahead   The welcome electoral success of Syriza in the...

Podemos and Socialists arise: In Chartist #272

In CHARTIST 272 Manuel Cortes and Mike Davis cast an interested eye over Podemos & examine the prospects for a revived left in Spain Not...

Greek anti-austerity parties: Prentoulis in Chartist 272

As Greek politics again is shrouded in crisis, Marina Prentoulis' piece in the new issue of CHARTIST is a timely reminder of what real...

Our Broken Economy: Ed’s mission

Ed Miliband had to rally his troops this week. In truth – this was already done for him prior to his big speech on...