From the daily archives:

Monday, May 7, 2012

#460: 1982, New Order, Temptation

May 7, 2012

The French people have elected a new President who stood on an expressly anti-austerity platform.  The Greek elections saw the two mainstream pro-austerity parties (New Democracy and PASOK) reduced from 79% of the vote between them last time (itself a record low in the post restoration of democracy era) to a pitiful 32% of the […]

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Magnifique!

May 7, 2012

Congratulations, France.  The result might have been tighter than the polls suggested, but Francois Hollande‘s victory yesterday gives new hope to the left in Europe. The writing was clearly on the wall when George Osborne spun on the Andrew Marr show yesterday that Hollande was in favour of austerity, and drew a distinction between this […]

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