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When conspiracy theories enter the mainstream, it’s time to worry | Mark Wallace NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 12 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Secret oil fields in the North Sea, ‘powerful forces’ conspiring against Ed Miliband, the EU to blame for Russia pouring arms into Ukraine. Enough alreadyThere was a time when conspiracy theories were confined to the lunatic fringes of Br...
Owen Paterson the badger battler takes aim at Yurp | John Crace NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 22 Minutes ago
The Tory former environment secretary doesn’t seem to be clear on much about the European Union other than it’s a bad thing“The superstar has arrived,” Lord Ashcroft shouted as Owen Paterson stepped on to the makeshift stage.
Eurocrats to regulate our Marigolds? We have tocombat these EU fantasies | John Palmer NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 10 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
With a UK referendum on EU membership on the cards, the campaign to demonise Brussels’ regulatory process will only get more vitriolicSound the alarm! According to the Daily Telegraph, “bonkers” European commission regulatory offici...
The Guardian view on low pay and migrant workers: better pay and fairer workplaces would help to beat Ukip | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 15 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
An overlooked report shows that employers trying to fill low-paid jobs draw migrants to the UKPitch-rolling is becoming a well-established political device. On Sunday morning on the Andrew Marr Show, the home secretary Theresa May had the heavy rolle...
I remain a Tory, but Ukip is a good thing | Peter Bone NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
I am not defecting to Ukip, because I want an EU referendum – but Nigel Farage has filled the vacuum left by my own partyThe bookies list David Cameron at 500-1 as the next Conservative MP to defect to Ukip. If I was a betting man, I would sugg...
Thank You for the Moment is a painful read – and not just for Hollande | Christina Patterson NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 3 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
François Hollande sounds very much like the man Valérie Trierweiler fell in love with. Philandering liar lies? Quelle surpriseI met a sex therapist last week. For professional reasons, I should probably add. He told me that women only b...
Steve Bell on David Cameron's EU reform plans – cartoon NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 21 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
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The Guardian view on the world economy: Mr Cameron’s grim forebodings | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 15 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
A prime minister who once talked about sunshine is now at pains to point to storm clouds. The bad news from Europe is real enough, but it only underlines the folly of austerityIn 2010, with the Euro-crisis deepening, stagnation entrenched and unemplo...
François Hollande says France wants to remain a Pacific power. Is it wishful thinking? | Nic Maclellan NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 20 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The interplay between France, Australia and neighbouring Pacific island nations has improved since the days of French nuclear testing – but tensions remainThis week, French president François Hollande is making a flying visit to Australi...
The west must be tough on Putin – but it may take a generation to bring Russia back | John Kampfner NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 8 Minutes ago
Putin is the author of his country’s misfortune, and he will probably outlast his western opponentsIn a few days Russia’s last remotely independent radio station could be silenced. Ever since the country’s energy conglomerate Gazpro...
We’re better together with Europe, so we must learn from the Scotland campaign | Alistair Darling NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The eurosceptics could win the in-out referendum before it’s even begun. We must make the case for the EU nowIt’s not easy to win a referendum. I know. You need to be absolutely clear about not just the question but also who and what you...
If you believe in freedom of expression, support Abode of Chaos | Michael Cosgrove NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
This French art museum has attracted protests for its chaotic topical imagery. But does that mean it should be closed?The first thing you see when you walk through the blackened wrought-iron gates are the stony faces of Osama bin Laden, Mahmoud Ahmad...
To defeat modern slavery, we must today ensure the law is up to the job | Paul Blomfield NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
If John Lewis, with its exemplary anti-slavery processes, can find exploitation in its supply chain, what hope for this modern slavery bill?Last year, 30 miles up the road from my constituency, more than 40 Hungarians were found working for less than...
The Guardian view on John Majors political return | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Britain needs the serving prime minister, and not a former prime minister, to stand up for our place in EuropeThe UKs political elders are making their presence felt on the big issues of the day this autumn. First Gordon Brown took the Scottish refer...
Red lights are flashing on the global economy | David Cameron NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
The G20 meeting in Brisbane made it clearer than ever to me that we in Britain must stick to our long-term economic planSix years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashb...
Viva Podemos: the left shows it can adapt and thrive in a crisis | Owen Jones NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The explosive ascent of Podemos in Spain proves there is nothing inevitable about Ukip-style anti-immigrant politicsIts almost a political cliche. If a country is battered by economic disaster, its ever poorer citizens will turn in droves to the crud...
The Observers view on Putins Russia | Observer editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
World leaders must stand up to Putin to bring him to heelThe steady advance of Russian tanks, artillery and troops into the rebel-held Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, documented last week by Nato and independent international observers, is an alarm...
The Guardian view on subversion in Ukraine and its impact on the international system | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
As the G20 meets in Australia, the collateral damage from the Ukraine crisis affects both trade and nuclear weapons securityThe poison injected into international life by Russias intervention in Ukraine spreads apace. When Russia joined the G8 and th...
Its wrong to sack a scientist for her opinions | Andrew Brown NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Anne Glover was appointed the EUs chief scientific officer for her judgment but lost the post apparently for exercising it in a manner disapproved of by GreenpeaceIts not technically true that Anne Glover, the chief scientific officer to the Europea...
Tiger schmiger big cat sightings simply play on our will to believe | George Monbiot NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
So the Paris tiger belongs with the Beast of Barnet and all the other cat flaps that reflect a thrill we all seek in our tame and predictable livesThe helicopters were scrambled, the marksmen were mobilised; the police swept the woods and everyone wa...