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Articles by Guy Rundle

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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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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