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Rundle: mad, bad Boris Johnson could somehow still end up steering Britain

Rundle: mad, bad Boris Johnson could somehow still end up steering Britain

Guy Rundle October 5, 2017 32 Comments

Milquetoast Theresa May looks closer to political death everyday, leaving the helm of the Good Ship Tory (and Britain) up for grabs.

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

Crikey October 4, 2017 7 Comments

With Munich’s famous Oktoberfest coming to a climax this week, clam-handed castaway Richard Ogier has the city’s DIY denizens decidedly non-plussed.

Catalan independence referendum turns violent as police storm voting stations

Catalan independence referendum turns violent as police storm voting stations

Professor Damien Kingsbury October 2, 2017 4 Comments

With national police raiding and closing dozens of voting booths yesterday, it is clear that the vote will not be recognised by the conservative People’s Party government in Madrid.

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Charlie Lewis September 25, 2017 19 Comments

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

What is killing neoliberalism?

What is killing neoliberalism?

Bernard Keane September 14, 2017 13 Comments

The US, the UK, France, Canada, New Zealand, even Japan -- wherever you look, wages are stagnant. And that's terrible news for neoliberalism.

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

Crikey September 11, 2017 7 Comments

After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

Crikey August 18, 2017 6 Comments

The La Rambla attack in Barcelona tragically shows the adaptive capabilities of terrorists.

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Helen Razer August 15, 2017 7 Comments

Of course, a monarchy is ridiculous. But I can't help but love Queen Elizabeth.

Did Canavan’s mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

Did Canavan’s mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

Charlie Lewis July 28, 2017 7 Comments

The 2006 Italian election was a tight race, and the first in which Australian-Italians could have their say. Is that why Matt Canavan's mother signed him up?

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

Bernard Keane July 25, 2017 2 Comments

At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.