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CORBYN'S EUROPEAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN HITS THE RIGHT NOTE

LABOUR IS COMMITTED TO RESULT OF BREXIT REFERENDUM
Author: Ben Chacko - Published 10-05-2019 10:45 GMT-0000
As is usually the case with his keynote speeches, Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of Labour’s European election campaign on Thursday was well judged. Unsurprisingly the election, like the locals earlier this month, looks set to be dominated by Brexit.

UNCERTAINTY IN EUROPE AS PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS APPROCH

IMMIGRATION, AUSTERITY, UNEPLOYMENT MAJOR CONCERNS
Author: Conn Hallinan - Published 28-03-2019 10:11 GMT-0000
As the campaigns for the European Parliament get underway, some of the traditional lines that formerly divided left, right, and center are shifting, making it harder to easily categorize political parties.

CHINA TOUGHENS ITS STAND ON EXILED LEADER DALAI LAMA

INDIA HAS TO TACKLE CAREFULLY THE REINCARNATION ISSUE
Author: Nitya Chakraborty - Published 28-03-2019 10:02 GMT-0000
China has hardened its policy on dealing with the status of the spiritual head of the Tibetans Dalai Lama who is in exile in India since 1959. In a document released on Wednesday ahead of the 60th anniversary of the 14th Dalai Lama’s exit from Tibet after the failed uprising against the Beijing regime, the state council information office of the Chinese government circulated a white paper on Tibet ruling out any engagement with the present Dalai Lama who is 83 years old and is having serious ailment.
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BREXIT ISSUE DIVIDES BOTH LABOUR AND TORIES

THERESA MAY HERSELF IS CONFUSED ABOUT NEXT MOVE
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 18-03-2019 17:41 GMT-0000
Barely ten days left for the Brexit dateline to expire— March 29, 2019-- the Theresa May government is yet to evolve the future action; whether the UK will ask for some more time or prefer to continue to be a member of the European Union for some more years. She has no clear path before her for how to exit the EU. During her last two years of rule, May has simply created a political mess through her wavering handling of the issue. She has been not clear whether she should opt for no deal or deal-withdrawal or a second referendum.

BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS REACHING DEAD-END

BRITONS WERE NEVER SO UNSURE ABOUT FUTURE
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 07-03-2019 09:31 GMT-0000
The Brexit negotiations having stumbled in Brussels after late-night talks with EU officials the British politics is passing through a bind. Both the treasury and opposition leaders are unable to comprehend what political line they should follow in the matter of Brexit. At a time when complete confusion grips the British politics, a labour parliamentarian Yvette Cooper has come up with the suggestion to delay Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot get her deal through Parliament by a specified date. Interestingly this idea of Cooper has received the support of 15 ministers, including three cabinet ministers.

BRITISH PM HAS NO NEW PLAN AS DEADLINE NEARS

CORBYN’S OFFER ON BREXIT DEAL RAISES INTEREST IN EU
Author: Al Neal - Published 12-02-2019 08:46 GMT-0000
With each movement of the little hand, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s self-imposed deadline to deliver a renegotiated Brexit deal before Parliament seems less likely—the UK government doesn’t even expect any EU concessions by the deadline. And the palpable fear of a no-deal withdrawal grows with each passing day.

CHINA SUFFERS TWO DIPLOMATIC SETBACKS IN ASIA

INDIA NOW NEEDS TO WEAN AWAY NEPAL FROM BEIJING
Author: Barun Das Gupta - Published 26-12-2018 15:04 GMT-0000
China has suffered two major diplomatic setbacks in Asia within the span of one month. The first was its failure to get its protégé Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. The second was the defeat of its friend Abdulla Yameen in the presidential election of Maldives at the hands of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a close friend of India.

REFORMING THE EUROPEAN UNION IS AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

SOCIALISTS MUST WORK FOR PRO-PEOPLE ECONOMY
Author: Robert Griffiths - Published 20-12-2018 10:22 GMT-0000
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told some uncomfortable truths to Europe’s social democratic parties in Lisbon last week. He urged the congress of the Party of European Socialists to “work together to help build a real social Europe, a people’s Europe, a Europe that will strengthen solidarity across borders, resist the race to the bottom in rights and protections, and work together to extend them for all workers, consumers, and our environment.”
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CORBYN SHOULD BE A MODEL FOR EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS

OPPOSITION TO EU’S NEO-LIBERALISM IS IMPERATIVE
Author: Ben Chacko - Published 11-12-2018 19:17 GMT-0000
It’s my deal or no deal is the unwelcome message that Theresa May’s little helpers have been carrying to the far corners of Torydom over this weekend. Gin and tonic-fuelled discussions in the bars of Conservative clubs up and down the shires is perhaps not the most accurate measure of Britain’s mood. But these ministerial missions to this least representative loci of public opinion are more about framing a consensus — any kind of consensus — among the warring tribes of Tory MPs than any more ambitious political project.

SINO-INDIAN RIVALRY AND SRI LANKA CRISIS

REASONS FOR NEW DELHI TO BE WORRIED
Author: Barun Das Gupta - Published 12-11-2018 10:12 GMT-0000
The constitutional coup – his critics say highly unconstitutional – that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sought to carry off by sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place has landed him in a soup. Not only did Wickremesinghe challenge the President by telling him that under the constitution he was still the Prime Minister and would not vacate his official residence Temple Tree, Sirisena found to his dismay that his action had invited criticism of the U.S. and other Western countries.