Who Dares Question the EU?

By Amelia Casey-Rerhaye, BA Arabic Since 2020, EU nations have used illegal operations to push back 40,000 asylum seekers in the Mediterranean. An investigation by the Guardian linked these actions to the deaths of over 2,000 refugees. I would like to introduce you to Front-LEX, an organisation dedicated to holding the EU and the European […]

What can we learn from the rise of Syriza?

Sparsh Pandya, BA South Asian Studies The European political zeitgeist has undoubtedly been gripped by austerity. This is not an illogical phenomenon by any means – since the 2008 financial crisis, harsh austerity measures have been carried out by governments all over Europe. These measures have been facilitated by the ‘Troika’ – the International Monetary […]

Greeks strike blow to Eurozone austerity

Tom King, BA Politics  Syriza has topped the polls in Greece’s snap election to oust the conservative New Democracy government from power. The far left party have pledged to end “the humiliation of austerity” which was imposed as part of a Eurozone bailout agreement. The International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank deal has seen huge public […]

European results are a warning for Labour

Tom King, BA Politics As Labour strive to be in opposition for just one term, the party leadership has walked a tightrope between opposing unpopular cuts which have battered working class people and largely backing an ‘austerity-lite’ package to wipe out the deficit and run a budget surplus in a bid to win ‘economic credibility’. […]