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Bad things can still happen to ‘good pupils’ in the Eurozone

Neil Dooley

Portugal’s aspirant ‘good behaviour’ has contributed not only to its recent political crisis, but also its longstanding economic woes Portugal’s political elites, such as Luís Marques Guedes, are often eager to let the world know that they are the hardworking ‘ants’ of Aesop’s fable, while ‘the Greeks are grass-hoppers’ who have failed to plan for the future.  In a thematically … Continue reading

9 December 2015 by
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UKIP, deprivation and the 2015 general election

The simple narrative on UKIP as a right-wing party does not capture its appeal across the political spectrum UKIP has traditionally been seen as a right-wing political party and, as such, an electoral threat to the Conservative Party.  In particular, UKIP’s anti-EU and anti-immigration stances represent policy positions which have historically appealed to the right of the Conservative party.  However, … Continue reading

15 April 2015 by
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