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Boris Johnson's burqa imbroglio sums up UK politics

Boris Johnson's burqa imbroglio sums up UK politics

Half the Tory right believe that the party would triumph if it could be an unashamedly nationalist and chauvinist party, and hell, they may be right.

What ally, what fellow conservative? LNP senator wades in to Brexit

What ally, what fellow conservative? LNP senator wades in to Brexit

Forget loyalty to conservative allies -- a Queensland senator is ostentatiously taking pleasure from the troubles of Theresa May.

Brexit of champions now a dog's dinner

Brexit of champions now a dog's dinner

Is this the beginning of the end for Theresa May?

Erdogan's election marks huge shift for Turkey and the West

Erdogan's election marks huge shift for Turkey and the West

With Turkey increasingly slipping into autocratic rule, what remains of its relationships with alliance partners and what can we expect going forward?

Rundle: how May 1968 tricked the world into thinking Marxism was finished

Rundle: how May 1968 tricked the world into thinking Marxism was finished

The May 1968 uprisings sprang in part from one big question: what had happened to Marx's revolutionary working class?

How does Australia stack up in punishing financial crimes?

How does Australia stack up in punishing financial crimes?

If Australian banks were to be taken on by regulators in the US or UK, it's fair to say the banks would be sweating right now.

Corbyn anti-Semitism furore backfires on Tories

Corbyn anti-Semitism furore backfires on Tories

A series of attacks on Jeremy Corbyn for being anti-Semitic has drawn out decades of genuine contempt from the right.

Italian Politics 101

Italian Politics 101

Confused about Italy’s latest slew of politicians jostling for the throne? Use Crikey‘s handy family tree to get a handle on the lookalikes and political kindred spirits of the biggest players.   _____________________________________________________     _____________________________________________________

Carillion and Co expose serious flaws in outsourcing

Carillion and Co expose serious flaws in outsourcing

Does poor management of outsourcing by governments breed laziness and incompetence in major companies? The collapse of a major UK company poses serious questions for a key tenet of neoliberalism.

Rundle: how to lose friends and alienate people, Spectator style

Rundle: how to lose friends and alienate people, Spectator style

Toby Young, like most of the right, deals with self-hatred by turning it on others.