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  • No, Obama, you couldn’t

    BARACK OBAMA’S farewell speech was a self-congratulatory performance that played down political failure but contained a telling reference to the scale of a task that proved beyond him.

    The outgoing president highlighted the aspiration of his enthused supporters to a...

    Thursday 12th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Corbyn right again on EU

    DEBATES on the left in Britain over immigration tend to polarise between those committed to open borders and others obsessed with cutting newcomer numbers.

    The former is portrayed as an expression of internationalism — “no worker is illegal” — and the latter a...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Swept Under the Carpet

    HOW can a story affecting Britain’s national security be relegated from newspaper front pages one day to a non-event the next?

    How can an opposition front-bench demand for an inquiry be simply ignored and left to lie without protest?

    Labour shadow foreign secretary Emily...

    Tuesday 10th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • New slogan, same cruelty

    DAVID CAMERON’S “big society” was a bid to dissociate the Conservative Party with the toxic legacy of Thatcher, whose “no such thing as society” mantra was too brutal for his preferred public image.

    “There is such a thing as society, it’s just...

    Monday 9th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • SNP: lost in translation

    AFTER losing referendums on Scottish independence and Britain’s membership of the European Union, why does Nicola Sturgeon bang on about a second independence vote?

    Yes, it’s a given that she and her party want Scotland to leave the United Kingdom.

    But she must know...

    Saturday 7th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Fracking the planet & dubious safety on Southern trains

    CUADRILLA starting construction of fracking wells in Lancashire is a dark day for our future.

    The fracking fiasco is rotten the whole way through. The immediate issue of the government overturning the county council’s decision and rejecting the wishes of residents is utterly...

    Friday 6th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Open debate essential for Brexit

    EUROPEAN Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud has expressed regret at the “loss” of Ivan Rogers, Britain’s ambassador to the European Union.

    Her compliments to his professionalism and knowledge may be entirely sincere, but assessment of him as a “tough”...

    Thursday 5th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • No lurch to the right

    DISTRESSING though Labour’s polling may be, shadow housing secretary John Healey is right to point out that giving up on forming a government is not the answer.

    The Fabian Society may believe that seeking to build a coalition with smaller parties is a more realistic goal than...

    Wednesday 4th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Stitching up passengers

    FRESH from new year celebrations, rail users run slap-bang into reality with this year’s instalment of above-inflation fare increases.

    Even worse than the basic fact of an average 2.3 per cent increase is the reality that fares rise by different percentages dependent on a...

    Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Israel rant a sop to Trump

    POLITICAL commentators sought new superlatives in 2016 to describe the astonishment value of victory for the Leave camp in the EU referendum, followed by Donald Trump’s election as US president.

    But no “shock horror” hyperbole for these events could match the...

    Saturday 31st Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial