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Irish people may be the next to reject Europe's austerity dream

Opinion digest
Fri 11 May, AT 11:13

Opinion digest: Irish austerity, gay marriage culture wars, British FBI and Olympic propaganda

Dutch desire for the good life risks collapsing Euro project

Point of View
Tue 24 Apr, AT 08:25

Euro might survive the exit of Greece or Italy, but the exit of 'the model Europeans' could prove fatal

Protest Spain austerity

Austerity retreats as refuseniks make gains across Europe

Tue 8 May, AT 10:05

Established parties are feeling the heat as economies falter and voters react. Could Italy be next?


Francois Hollande: win gives Miliband chance to push Plan B

Mon 7 May, AT 09:45
The Mole

French result presents Labour with a political opportunity, but there are dangers too


UK set for 'dismal growth' as Item Club predicts 0.4% rate

One-Minute Read
Mon 16 Apr, AT 10:38

Bank of England has done the right thing, but UK businesses are too risk-averse says report

Athens riots

Tragedy of Greek pensioner puts focus on rising austerity suicides

First Post
Thu 5 Apr, AT 09:52

Man kills himself in protest at pension cut on day fears rise of further eurozone difficulties


50p tax cut caps chances of overall Tory majority in 2015

Opinion digest
Thu 22 Mar, AT 09:48

Opinion Digest: Ian Birrell and Max Hastings on the Budget – and it it time Dr Who had a male assistant?

Richard Ehrman

Alienating the elderly is unwise. But the big worry is growth

Thu 22 Mar, AT 08:33
Richard Ehrman

The furore over pensions might ease with time, but there's still no sign of the economy perking up

Cameron's pledge on executive pay risks sounding hollow

Talking Point
Mon 9 Jan, AT 11:49

The Government wants to be seen to be addressing the issue of fairness, but is it just buying time?