Raph Pigott

Don't bend to pressure

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In November SR Sabby Sagall puts forward the left case for remain. This essentially consists of an argument that the EU supports “women’s and workers’ rights” and “upholds environmental protections and provides major support for the arts.” This argument might come as a surprise to the people of Greece who have seen in practice exactly what EU “support” does to the rights of women and workers, environmental protection and so on.

In Defence of the Terror

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Sophie Wahnich

George Orwell said that, thanks to Dickens, the popular image of the French Revolution was a pyramid of severed heads. On this version the revolutionary events in France started out as a struggle against oppression and ended up as a bloody tyranny with the revolution devouring its own children. And what goes for the revolution in France goes 10 times over for Russia in 1917 - all revolutions end in repression, it's the inevitable result of our flawed human nature.

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