The SNP has flexed its Westminster muscles over fox-hunting in protest at plans to bring in EVEL. The UK government had already retreated on its draft bill but there are other more far-reaching consequences from English-only laws
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The deal to keep Greece in the euro, reached after marathon talks, leaves huge questions of democracy, unity and Germany’s hegemony open. A German commentator is unsparing in his critique of Berlin
Like his colourful predecessor Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s new Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is an economics professor turned politician with a strong belief in the potential of the European Union as a force for progressive change, as our review of his most recent book shows.
As Eurozone country leaders hold yet another crisis on Greece a leading German historian urges Merkel to show true leadership rather than just kick the can down the road as usual
The SNP’s “fury” about House of Lords scrutiny of the Scotland Bill ignores the role peers play in defending liberties – and sits uneasily with its own centralising modus operandi.
Five likely consequences of Sunday’s historic No vote in the Greek referendum are set out here by a German social democrat as the fates of Greece, the eurozone and Europe hang together in the balance
EVEL is designed to bring Westminster up to speed with shifts in the national mood of the English but may set off a new Anglo-Scottish conflict
Ahead of the Greek – and UK – referendum Angus Armstrong argues that a strong EU including Greece is in Britain’s interest
Nicola Sturgeon has rightly spoken out against the crushing effect of yet more austerity on Greece and its people but she and the SNP have yet to spell out a clear vision of what EU they are seeking.