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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 8 UNLOCK?

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 8 UNLOCK?

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 15 UNLOCK?

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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WILLIAM BOWE | EUROPE | 5 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: UK sticks with same old Tory, a good sign for Abbott

The UK Conservatives’ unexpected win has left pollsters scrambling for answers, and left fellow conservative Tony Abbott with a renewed sense of confidence.

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 32

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 3

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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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE |

Plenty of paranoia, few answers in Germanwings investigation

Paranoia is now on the loose in relation to pilots mental health issues, ranging from the remote possibility that two suicidal pilots might find themselves operating the same flight to misunderstandings about what the cabin attendant is going to do.

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 3

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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HELEN RAZER | EUROPE |

Razer: the royal baby is a tool of oppression, stop being fooled

Wills and Kate are about as “natural’ in their new parent photos as you are in your filtered selfie-stick Instagram profile pic.

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 5

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 6

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 7

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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CHARLES RICHARDSON | EUROPE | 5

Cameron channels Netanyahu over the Scottish bogeyman

The Tories would like to keep Scotland in the union, but they’d prefer the Scots stayed home on polling day.

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 4

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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CRIKEY INTERN | EUROPE | 2

Poll Bludger: Britain a square peg in electoral system’s round hole

The UK election highlights the redundancy of a majoritarian voting system, but will Britain rise to the challenge of electoral reform?

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 14

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 32

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 24

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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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 17

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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