Joe Keady / 21 Feb 2020

Hatred Made Him Do It

The Tobias Rathjen Murders

The facts of the Hanau killings are not in dispute: the assailant, 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen, entered a hookah bar on Wednesday night and began firing indiscriminately before shooting several more people at a kiosk. (...)

Before the deluge. Keir Starmer (L) with Jeremy Corbyn, October 2019.
Josh White / 17 Feb 2020

Destroying the Labour Party

The False Promise of Centrism

“You can’t change things if you’re in opposition,” says the centrist dad. “Labour has to get back into power to help the majority of people. That means we have to appeal to the centre-ground. Otherwise, you’re just a protest party.”(...)

The better country. Berlin, 5 February.
Joe Keady / 12 Feb 2020

German Democracy in Crisis

Alternative für Deutschland in Thuringia

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it's often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia's turn. (...)

He could see into the future. Boris Johnson, 2012.
Josh White / 03 Feb 2020

Exit to Nowhere

Britain Enters the Void

It was inevitable that Brexit Day would be a day of mourning for some and of celebration for others. Some of us did our best to ignore it.(...)

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