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Rutger Bregman argues for a 15-hour working week, a world without borders and a basic salary for every citizen. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather eac(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: wants an expansion of EU powers in exactly the kind of way that makes many Europeans feel alienated.  Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP

Humility is not Emmanuel Macron’s defining characteristic. He has an approval rating of about 34 per cent in France, which is 10 per cent lower than D(...)

British Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has  said it would be common practice to see MPs whipped to support party policy, but said he understood the difficulties such a decision could pose for MPs in pro-Leave constituencies. File photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Labour party will whip its MPs to back a second Brexit referendum rather than offer a free vote, its shadow chancellor John McDonnell, has s(...)

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi: “I think the news of the death of Europe at the hand of populism has been greatly exaggerated.”  Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti

Matteo Renzi’s office, in a 16th-century Roman palazzo opposite Italy’s senate, is incongruously decorated with mementos of his time as a jet-setting (...)

Seán Murray, who directed ‘Unquiet Graves: the Story of the Glennane Gang’, with actor Stephen Rea who narrates the documentary about the loyalist paramilitary group believed responsible for more than 120 killings in the early to mid 1970s.

A former RUC officer has alleged that British intelligence tried to persuade the Ulster Volunteer Force to attack a Catholic primary school in Co Arma(...)

Chuka Umunna speaking at the Independent Group launch in London. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

As they faced the press in a small, overcrowded room across the river from Westminster, the seven MPs leaving Labour discouraged any comparison with t(...)

John Downey arrives for an extradition hearing in Dublin. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile former garda has been accused in the High Court of helping UK police to “fabricate” evidence against alleged IRA bomber John Downey. (...)

Pro-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament:  hard Brexiteers, under the cover of nationalism, want to unleash an even more virulent form of globalisation that will destroy what is left of working-class communities. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Before Christmas I was talking to a middle-aged man in Magharafelt, Co Derry. He was from a Catholic background and was active locally in the SDLP. In(...)

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at  JCB headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshireon Friday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters.

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for Theresa May’s g overnment to request an extension to the Article 50 proc(...)

“Border Roads – 1990-1994”. Photograph: Tony O’Shea

The Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been the issue that has bedevilled the Brexit negotiations, one that has overshado(...)

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