Analysis: The Independent Group isn’t about changing politics - it’s about turning back the clock
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds that the pro-austerity, anti-public ownership and anti-grassroots democracy messages coming from the Independent Group indicate a set of politicians united by a pining for 2010
THE Independent Group’s policy platform appears to be taking shape.
Trade justice campaigners warn of executive power grab ahead of post-Brexit trade deal debate
David Lawrence Trade Justice Movement: “Thursday’s debate could be the only chance for MPs to debate these deals, and does not offer any assurances that MPs will be able to influence negotiations, access texts or get a meaningful vote on the deals.”
MEPs condemn ‘unequal treatment’ as European Parliament blocks Catalan conference but allows far-right Spanish event
The far-right Spanish party Vox will accuse the Catalan independence movement of a “coup d'état" at the European Parliament in March, while an event featuring Catalan President Quim Torra and former president Carles Puigdemont has been banned
Corporate capture of EU member-states in Brussels ‘very high’ and ‘getting worse’, think-tank finds
‘Captured States: When EU Governments are a channel for corporate interests’ challenges “nationalist rhetoric” which sees “blaming the EU ‘appartus’ alone” as a sufficient explanation of EU corporate power
Analysis: Thankfully, #YouthStrike4Climate's hysterical critics have no power over the next generation
The hysterical reaction to last week’s youthful activism will teach those involved far more than their critics intended, Sean Bell finds
DID I ever tell you kids about the early 2000s?