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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: roll up, roll up, and watch the right implode

When the right are actually advocating sterilising the poor, the end is probably nigh.

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Rundle: who’s afraid of the latte-sippers?

The Greens are, in the long run, the party in waiting for leadership, because their class is in waiting for leadership.

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Rundle: picking your own ‘winners’ is no way to fund the arts

After increasing ministerial oversight of arts funding, George Brandis now bears personal responsibility for every piece of terrible, biased and just plain dumb art that is commissioned.

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Rundle: four ways the Labor Party could save its bacon

If — and this is a big if — the Labor Party wants to continue as an Australian political party with any votes and influence at all, here is what it needs to do.

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Rundle: Labo(u)r in crisis — suck it up and lay off the Greens

Labour in the UK might just have to accept its role as a party representing a diminishing section of the social whole. Labor in Australia has a bold opportunity to reshape its core.

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Rundle: why Jews (and everyone) need to stand up for halal

There are shades of anti-Semitism at the root of the anti-halal nonsense.

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Rundle: ‘visionaries’ with 20-20 hindsight pick apart Labour’s corpse

Labo(u)r parties everywhere are both weaker and stronger than they appear to be.

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Rundle: calls for bloodletting as Labour, Lib-Dems count their dead

Barely anyone expected the shock wins and losses at the recent UK election. So, just who cannibalised whose votes? And where to for David Cameron and his diminished, eight-seat majority?

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Why the right hates universities so much

The Bjorn Lomborg fiasco is symptomatic of an all-out war being waged by the right on the intelligentsia since the ’60s.

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Rundle: dashed hopes and a bitter dawn for a progressive UK

Ed Miliband has failed to convince UK voters to entrust him with their country. The question will be: what now?

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A seat-by-seat guide to the UK election (and how Guy Rundle will be voting)

On the eve of the election, Crikey’s writer-at-large gives you a handy form guide to tell which way the wind is blowing.

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Rundle: Class War and vodka cheesecake

Communist-anarchist-socialist troublemakers Class War heckled and jeered their way through a pantomime hustings in a Tory stronghold. Was anything truly at stake?

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And now, for the snooker

Snooker is a struggle against the mute indifference of the universe to your desires, says Crikey’s writer-a-large.

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Rundle: who will definitely (maybe) win the UK election, in six scenarios

It is possible Labour could form a coalition government with the Scottish National Party. Except it has sworn it would do no deals with the SNP. So now what?

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Miliband’s election hopes crushed to death by elaborate, horrific metaphor

Ed Miliband says he will erect an eight-foot stone tablet etched with five key election promises in the garden of No. 10 Downing St. Good lord.

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Rundle: in Northern Ireland, the future, or the end, of the Union

The Social Democratic and Labour Party and Sinn Feinn are the main game as unionist parties prove more biff and boff.

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Rundle: watching Labour lose Scotland in real time

Labour has a very strong candidate in Glasgow. But it won’t matter, with national pride overruling anything else in Scotland.

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Rundle: after shots rang out, a deafening silence and nothing to be done

There was no need or moral purpose in killing Chan and Sukumaran, or the other six who died with them. But even the macabre theatre of death that execution involves will be swept up in the daily struggle to stay alive for hundreds of millions.

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Rundle: finger-painting Tories, sex symbol Labour as both sides bunker down

The UK election is almost upon us. Which means it’s time for the really dumb campaign stuff.

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Rundle: Gorgeous George Galloway, the last socialist in England

George Galloway is a flea-bitten old Scottish socialist, who seems to have won the hearts and minds of a Britain that Thatcher forgot.

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David Marr searches London for evidence of election

It ain’t no CSI:UK election as The Guardian’s primo journo hits the country’s capital for a little forensic digging.

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Rundle: on Anzac Day in Dublin and a cause worth dying for

The Easter Rising was worth becoming a martyr for, but Anzac Day collapses under the weight of its own meaninglessness.

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Rundle: the guns of August, the landing at Gallipoli, and the complicated reasoning of WW I

World War I was the confluence of a huge number of factors, and Gallipoli was just one tiny part of a dramatic world shift that continues to this day.

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Rundle: Nazi trial a triumph of our imagined good over evil

As another former Auschwitz guard stands trial, is it too easy to stand on history’s moral high ground and presume we would act differently?

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Rundle: Tories, Tories everywhere

The Tories are back in attack-dog mode, trying to scare the horses over fears of Scottish secession. Plus there are a few good scandals cropping up on the hustings …

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