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
Analysis: The take away from the first days of Brexit 2019? No Deal is a charade that won’t happen
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds that the last few days at Westminster provide undeniable evidence that May is engaged in a massive No Deal sham – but have Labour MP’s noticed?
THE first few days back following the Christmas holidays has been clarifying as to where we are at in the Brexit process. So clarifying, in fact, that we really should start narrowing down our ‘what if?’ questions when it comes to analysing the political possibilities going forward.
Analysis: US’ success in unilaterally re-imposing sanctions on Iran shows America still rules the world
US’ success in unilaterally ripping up the Iran deal and re-imposing sanctions despite European protests shows it’s wrong-headed to think the American Empire is entering a Last Days of Rome scenario, Ben Wray finds
JUST one day before the midterm elections in the United States, Donald Trump has shown that when it comes to hard power, America is still the world’s policeman, regardless of how just or unjust its actions may be.
Ghost of Franco looms over Spain as fascist sympathisers protest plans to move dictator’s body
Spain’s new government has pledged to exhume General Franco’s remains from their infamous tomb, describing it as a “divisive symbol”
PLANS by Spain’s new government to exhume the body of fascist dictator General Francisco Franco from its state-funded mausoleum have been protested by over 1,000 Francoist sympathisers, who rallied outside of Franco’s tomb over the weekend.
Anti-war activists hit back at Trump's threats to NATO members over military spending
The US president reportedly threatened to exit NATO over member states’ military spending
UNITED STATES president Donald Trump has today (12 July) threatened to split from NATO in a bid to press leaders to commit to increased military spending targets – a move anti-war campaigners have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reject.
"The only ones that will benefit from the drive for ever-greater military spending are the arms companies that stand to make a killing from it,” said Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).
Steve Bannon explained: The war-hungry ideology at the heart of the US regime
Steve Bannon, the strategist and ideologue at the heart of Donald Trump’s administration, has an aggressively reactionary world view that might tell us about its future direction
STEVE BANNON has quickly emerged as the man at the heart of US President Donald Trump’s new administration.
UK Government under fresh pressure as May insists on public sector pay cut
Turmoil in government continues with key ministers rebelling over austerity measure
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May's government has come under renewed attack from unions as she doubles down on a one per cent pay freeze in the public sector.
The 1 per cent pay cap, at a time when inflation rides around 3 per cent, amounts to a substantial pay cut for 5.5 million UK workers.