Analysis: The Catalan trials are political, regardless of what the Spanish Government says
To deny the political dimension of the Spanish judiciary and its crusade against Catalonia’s political prisoners is to deny reality
EVERYTHING is political. Whether openly acknowledged or not, much of the world has gradually come to accept this argument, once the reserve of radicals and liberationists only. The personal and the philosophical, the artistic and the economic; war and peace, identity and nationhood…Law and justice.
Analysis: Micro-politics isn't enough - we must address the partition of Ireland
Debates around the UK border in Ireland and the so called 'backstop' bring the crisis elements of the British state into sharper focus
AMONG the many hurdles facing the Brexit process and the British Government, perhaps the most intractable so far has proven to be the plans for a backstop plan covering a ‘open border’ on the island of Ireland - movement of people and goods across the UK state's border in Ireland.
Analysis: Gavin Williamson's Empire 2.0 'reign of terror' is Britain in late stage imperial decline
The UK Defence Minister delivered a speech for the ages – so riddled with imperial bombast and blood-thirsty intent that no one could fail to read it and still think Britain is one of the world’s good guys
GAVIN WILLIAMSON, UK Defence Minister, delivered a speech on Monday [11 February] that will probably go down in history. Not because it was in any way good, or coherent, or elegant. It was none of those things.