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From Greece to Spain to France, radical parties are making gains. And the Eurocrats have no one to blame but themselves. My latest column for Foreign Policy

Posted 04 Feb 2015 in Blog
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I am quoted repeatedly in Ian Traynor’s excellent piece on European politics in last Sunday’s Observer.

Posted 21 Nov 2014 in Uncategorised
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My interview with Javier Gallego in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo

Posted 05 Jun 2014 in Blog
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Posted 28 May 2014 in Blog
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Quartz, 26 May 2014.

Posted 26 May 2014 in Published articles
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The EU has just had 28 national elections rather than one European one. Even so, some trends stand out: 1. Most people didn’t bother to vote.  Even with the enhanced powers granted to the European Parliament by the Lisbon Treaty, the novelty of candidates campaigning to be European Commission president and a chance to cast […]

Posted 26 May 2014 in Blog
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I was interviewed on Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Cooper about the collapse in support for mainstream parties ahead of the European elections. It starts 19 minutes in

Posted 22 May 2014 in Blog
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European Spring is reviewed as part of the lead review in this week’s Economist. The Economist writes: Philippe Legrain, who once worked for The Economist, was another close observer of the euro crisis, as an economic adviser to the European Commission president, José Manuel Barroso. His conclusions are similar to Mr Pisani-Ferry’s, if more stridently expressed. […]

Posted 21 May 2014 in Blog
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The Guardian, 16 May 2014. The financial crisis led to a eurozone shaped by Germany’s narrow interests as a creditor. We need a freer, fairer Europe

Posted 21 May 2014 in Published articles
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I was interviewed about European Spring by Heidi Plougsgaard Jensen of the Danish newspaper, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. PDFs are here and here 

Posted 10 May 2014 in Uncategorised
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The Independent, 24 April 2014. The crisis has tipped many into disillusionment, despair and extremism – we need a European Spring.

Posted 24 Apr 2014 in Published articles
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Britain and the rest of Europe are in a mess. Our economies are failing to deliver higher living standards for most people and many have lost faith in politicians’ ability to deliver a brighter future, with support for parties like UKIP soaring. Are stagnation, decline and disillusionment inevitable? Do people have to turn to the […]

Posted 25 Mar 2014 in Blog
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Svenska Dagbladet, 5 December 2013.

Posted 05 Dec 2013 in Published articles
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Svenska Dagbladet, 27 October 2013.

Posted 29 Oct 2013 in Published articles
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Progress, 3 February 2011. A response to Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford

Posted 05 Feb 2011 in Published articles
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I participated in a roundtable debate on this issue on Next Left’s website. Read the contributions here.

Posted 01 May 2010 in Blog
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I debate with Andrew Green of MigrationWatch on BBC Radio 4’s PM programme, yesterday, 29 April 2010. Bizarrely, Green lambasts the BBC for failing to give him airtime and then claims that his extremist anti-immigration group speaks for the majority of the British people. Listen to the clip here.

Posted 30 Apr 2010 in Media
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Though ironically they copied the image from Italy’s Northern League. Hat tip: The Straight Choice

Posted 24 Apr 2010 in Blog
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Writing in the FT, Chris Huhne demolishes the Tories’ scaremongering about the perils of a hung parliament: It is demonstrably wrong to argue that sound economics requires single-party government… Of the 14 countries that enjoy the top AAA rating for creditworthiness with all three rating agencies – Fitch, Moody’s, and Standard and Poor’s – 10 […]

Posted 24 Apr 2010 in Blog
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Ken Clarke and the Tories are trying to scare people by claiming that a hung parliament would cause a crisis in the markets that could push Britain into the hands of the IMF. Yet as Cleggmania has swept Britain this week, the pound has strengthened against the euro every day, as this graph from FT.com […]

Posted 23 Apr 2010 in Blog