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Conflict in Catalonia

Scenes of Spanish police beating people trying to vote in an Independence Referendum in Catalonia have disturbed us all. Here our good friend Enric Ravello Barber gives an insight into both the historical background to the conflict and current events. Historical background. Catalonia was one of the first zones of the Iberian Peninsula by which … Continue reading

Brits want Blair put on trial for war crimes

Tony Blair should be put on trial for war crimes according to the latest YouGov poll. Two thirds of those surveyed in a representative sample say this. This is what the Third Way wants too. Many believe that Blair knowingly misled Parliament in order to mount an invasion of Iraq in coalition with the United … Continue reading

Undercover cops infiltrated over 1,000 groups in four decades

Undercover police officers have infiltrated more than 1,000 political groups in England and Wales since 1968, the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) has found. The list of groups has not been released, but includes environmentalist, anti-racist and animal rights groups, as well as ‘far-left’ and ‘far-right’ parties, The Guardian reports. It should be noted that we … Continue reading

US attack on Syrian forces marks a dangerous escalation

The Tomahawk missile attack on Syria‚Äôs Shayrat air base represents a dangerous escalation and calls into doubt how far things have changed with US foreign policy under President Trump argues Pat Harrington When President Trump was campaigning for the Presidency one of his most attractive features was that he didn’t go along with the demonisation … Continue reading

EU leaders reluctantly sign up for self-paced integration

“Any speed, one direction. Britain in the rear view mirror, French elections and Turkish hostility looming on the horizon ahead.” That’s how Pat Harrington, Director of the Third Way thinktank, described the meeting of European Union leaders who descended on Rome to reaffirm their vows to the project that began there 60 years ago. In … Continue reading

The left and indyref2

  In recent Scottish politics, the focus has been on the call from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party and their allies for a second referendum on Scottish independence based on Scotland having a say on its constitutional future prior to Brexit. The grounds of this appeal are flimsy at best as … Continue reading