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Last call for the Dutch Left?

By Klara Boonstra / 23 March, 2021

Last week’s elections in the Netherlands show a disastrous result for the three traditional left-wing parties. But defining themselves by emphasising their differences, steadily diminishes their common impact. There is a debate on uniting these three parties into one. A major intervention is certainly required, but a merger should not […]

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Israeli Progressives should reach out more to their international partners

By Nimrod Goren / 14 January, 2021

The progressive camp in Israel has been trying for years to find its way back to the corridors of power and influence. So far unsuccessfully. Those seeking ways for change often wonder whether the solution to Israel’s problems will emerge from outside, for example driven by international action. Or if […]

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Budging beyond Brexit

By Roger Liddle / 12 January, 2021

For half a century I have campaigned for a united Europe with Britain playing a full role. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that was approved by the British Parliament on 30 December heralded, for me, a very bad and very very painful day. The TCA finalises Britain’s divorce from […]

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New Zealand stays together in a troubled world

By Kathy Errington / 23 October, 2020

In the troubled times of the pandemic, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected with a landslide victory. It is the biggest victory of any party since New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996. And it is a resounding confirmation of PM Ardern’s stewardship during the […]

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The changing face of New Zealand’s parliament

By Fiona Barker / 21 October, 2020

With the recent elections, New Zealand’s parliament has started looking more and more like the country’s society – in all its diversity. However, the increased share of female representation, of LGBTQIA+ MPs, of representatives with Māori, Pacific or other ethnicities is largely due to the slates of the progressive parties. […]

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New Zealand’s unexpected heroine

By Grant Duncan / 21 October, 2020

Last week, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won re-election with a landslide – confirming her solid lead in the country, as well as her status as an international progressive superstar. Only a few months before the 2017 elections however, she was not even expected to run as party […]

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General Election 2020 and Ireland’s new normal

By David Kitching / 13 February, 2020

The results of the Irish Election invite comparisons to a political earthquake, but a brief look at recent history tells a more multi-layered story.

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Ireland: Clash between the official narrative of the economy and the lived reality of people’s lives

By Ivana Bacik / 12 February, 2020

Fine Gael had been telling the public for several years now that the economy was improving – and yet people were clearly not feeling that.

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