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Europe’s trades unionists have won the argument even if they haven’t won the streets

 Last week’ pan-european strike was the biggest show of trade union solidarity since the creation of the European Union. 40 trades unions in 23 countries took to the streets in protest at the austerity policies being pursued by European countries under the direction of the IMF and the European Central Bank. The organisers should be very … Continue reading

Spanish debt crisis is a crisis for all of us.

     Capital Flight may sound like the name of a new budget airline – in fact it’s what happens when a country loses trust in itself. In the first three months of the year, Spaniards exported a total of e100 billion to London, Frankfurt, Paris – anywhere. The biggest flight of funds since records … Continue reading

Grexit is exit for euro.

The European single currency and the Sunday Herald are the same age. Both entered the world on January 1999, a coincidence our first editorial thought highly auspicious. To be honest, while most observers thought the euro was here to stay, they weren’t so confident about the fate of the first new Scottish quality sunday paper … Continue reading

Sorry guys: the debt has to be paid,

 They don’t call it the dismal science for nothing.  You could forgive politicians of all parties for despairing of economics.  Take the great deficit row.  On the one hand we have all the economic analysts in the City, saying that Britain’s budget deficit is much too high, the largest peacetime deficit in history,  and has … Continue reading

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