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Peter Oborne

Newspaper in shock corruption scandal!

The chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph has resigned from the paper, for its coverage of HSBC and its Swiss tax-dodging scandal. Des Freedman looks at the wider significance

  • Written by Des Freedman
  • Category: Analysis
Protestors gather in Athens' Syntagma Square. Photo: Marco Neitzert

Greece: this is democracy against the bankers

The European Central Bank's decision to cut support to Greek banks may force the Syriza-led government to default and exit rather than abandon its anti-austerity programme writes James Meadway

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis

Greece: a deal approaching?

With the German government's austerity mania losing them friends, it's looking increasingly likely that the new Syriza government will get a deal on Greece’s debt

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis
Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left) and Yanis Varoufakis spoke at a rather frosty joint press conference

Syriza versus the Troika: the first week

The Syriza government has begun to reverse austerity despite opposition from Europe's elites. James Meadway looks at the backround for the opening battle with the EU/ECB/IMF 'Troika'

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

Graphic: Britain's Afghan balance sheet

By 2020 Britain's Afghan operation will have cost over £40 billion according to figures compiled by journalist Frank Ledwidge in his book Investment in Blood, yet it is widely regarded as a strategic disaster

  • Written by Ady Cousins
  • Category: Analysis
Shaimaa al-Sabbagh died of her injuries shortly after this photo was taken. Photo: Reuters

The Egyptian state shoots its young

Two young women shot dead on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the revolution but, asks John Rees, how did 'order' come to rule in Cairo?

  • Written by John Rees
  • Category: Analysis

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