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Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle  — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Forget Howard, will Gordon Brown go early?

Forget Howard, will Gordon Brown go early?

Will he go early? No, not Howard... British PM Gordon Brown who is even now contemplating a years-early poll, to hit the Tories while they're back in the basement.

Will McCann allegations signal the end of public emotionality? Not likely...

Will McCann allegations signal the end of public emotionality? Not likely...

If the allegations now levelled at the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann turn out to be true, they have put up one of the greatest performances of all time, running a media campaign that went global.

George Orwell: a riddle wrapped in a mythology

George Orwell: a riddle wrapped in a mythology

There’s a lot of proxy wars going on at the moment, and one is over St George Orwell. St George bears little relation to George Orwell, the writer whose work is full of the contradictions of a bizarre period.

If Pearson had the guts he'd turn against the Intervention too

If Pearson had the guts he'd turn against the Intervention too

Judging by the numerous reports and excerpts of Noel Pearson's speech at the Melbourne Writers Festival, it would seem that Pearson is already preparing his excuses for the failure of the "national emergency," writes Guy Rundle.

British withdrawal signals the end for Iraq's willing coalition

British withdrawal signals the end for Iraq's willing coalition

Can we safely say that yesterday's withdrawal of British troops from Basra Palace marked the end of the Iraq war, in a loss for the coalition of the willing?

Groundhog Day for the polls... again

Groundhog Day for the polls... again

The lead article in today's Oz has "news" that the ALP has a "crushing" 59-41 2PP lead on the Coalition -- the same lead they had months ago, and the same lead they've had pretty much consistently since Rudd took over as leader of the Opposition.

SBS needs to connect with cultural change to survive

SBS needs to connect with cultural change to survive

In a world very different from the one into which it was born in 1980, one has to seriously ask the question - what is SBS for?

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Riding the "antipodean effect" to Edinburgh Fringe glory

And the winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival if.comedy award is... Brendon Burns! From Australia! Who?

S-x in politics: we don't really give a rat's

S-x in politics: we don't really give a rat's

In France they kiss on main street, Joni Mitchell sang - or so say the liner notes. Anyway, it will serve as a working summary of French politics, which has been transfixed this past week by contemplation of Nicholas "Sarko" Sarkozy.

The Vietnam Iraq comparison: Wading into the heart of it

The Vietnam Iraq comparison: Wading into the heart of it

Dubya's Vietnam/Iraq comparison was obviously intended as a way of avoiding discussion of an exit strategy. Defend your weak spots by attacking as audaciously, as ridiculously as possible, writes Guy Rundle.