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Articles by Guy Rundle

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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Rundle: authoritarianism, not terrorists, killed Charlie Hebdo

France is locking up people because of what they say on the street. And other Western powers are saying nothing.

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Rundle: the UK was destroyed long ago

Margaret Thatcher destroyed the UK decades ago. Now we’re just waiting for everyone to realise it.

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Rundle: on the hustings with Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson tries his best to woo a legion of Conservative Party voters in London.

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Rundle: did Sinn Fein just drop a bomshell?

The challengers have debated, with the winner perhaps being Ed Miliband. who was not even there.

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Rundle: the Right really do not want to open the Anzac can of worms

Insisting that Turkey hold a truth and reconciliation commission into the slaughter of Armenians around the time of the Gallipoli landing will raise some very uncomfortable questions about Australia’s own behaviour.

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Rundle: not your mother’s Clinton v Bush

Hillary Clinton is an inspiring candidate, and no, she’s not just riding on Bill’s coattails as Dubya ran on H.W.’s.

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Rundle: what the UK election will come down to

Labour’s campaign is going better than anyone expected, but the Tories will probably still win.

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Rundle: if words could describe acting, it wouldn’t be art

From Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln to Mark Rylance as Henry VIII, demythologised “anti-acting” is to be celebrated, for it happens only rarely.

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Rundle: how to defeat Reclaim Australia

The anti-Muslim Reclaim Australia will not be stopped with counter-demonstrations or vile attacks. But there is something we can do.

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Rundle: spreading contagion of Greens Derangement Syndrome

Labor and conservative columnists are apoplectic over the rise of the Greens. Good god, they like French films and even ice cream!

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Rundle: UK election neck-and-neck, but UK itself on shaky ground

Both Labour and the Tories are ignoring a pretty big elephant in the room — that the United Kingdom itself could be breaking up.

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Rundle: ‘depression confessional’ culture obscures the true nature of mental illness

Mia Freedman’s original confessional on her anxiety, coupled with her supporters’ follow-up commentary, display a profound lack of understanding of the historical and social causes of depression and anxiety.

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Rundle: can the current sleazy crew of chancers hold on in the UK?

David Cameron should have this election sewn up. But the Tories have the problem of convincing voters to like them, and thus far it has not been a roaring success.

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Rundle: what will become of Sanaa when the fighting ends?

One of the great masterpieces of the world is the centre of heavy fighting in Yemen. Who knows what we will find when the smoke clears …

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Rundle: UK election going the full Monty

Ed “Two Kitchens” Miliband has an inexplicable lead over David Cameron. But neither of them can deliver workable government.

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