Steve McGiffen

The European Project has always been to further capitalism, not to foster peace


My appreciation of Syriza has not really changed since the Greek capitulation to the Brussels-Frankfurt Gang.

Why Syriza deserves our support

It’s an easy game to play from the stands.



Hollowing out democracy


European Parliament elections reveal poverty of British left’s tactics


Failure to make any impression should mean “No 2 abstentionism, Yes 2 grown-up politics” argues Steve McGiffen.

European Elections - Britain’s Left Unity can’t ignore Europe


Left Unity, which recently held its first national conference, is a worthy initiative and one which deserves widespread support. I wish it well. Britain certainly needs a new party. Voting Labour has gone from tactically dubious to utterly absurd. And reading through the policies adopted at the new party’s conference, I could find little to disagree with – in principle.

European elections - Prospects for radical left parties

The EP elections are due from 22nd to 25th May this year.

Death at Lampedusa


Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, has promised that she will try to ensure that the European Union’s border management agency, Frontex, will step up the number of patrols in the Mediterranean Sea in order to avoid further hecatombs such as the one which resulted from the Lampedusa tragedy.

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