How far the Greens have come. Or how much the climate has changed

by Rashmee

Posted on February 8, 2020


In Austria, the Greens are in chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s coalition government. In Germany, opinion polls suggest the Greens are on course to enter government. If an election were held in Germany today, the party could win 21 to 23 per cent of the vote. That’s more than the Social Democrats (SPD) and second to the … Continue reading “How far the Greens have come. Or how much the climate has changed”

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In Vienna, it’s yesterday once more

by Rashmee

Posted on January 13, 2020


Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s chancellor, is proof that political leopards don’t change their spots even when they swap out a far-right coalition partner for one on the left. In his first interview with the international media since taking office after re-election, Mr Kurz was talking a familiar poisonous line. He described illegal immigrants as a threat … Continue reading “In Vienna, it’s yesterday once more”

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100 years and 363 days on, another ‘coupon’ election in Britain?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2019


The announcement of an election pact by three ‘Remain’, pro-European parties – the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru – is a throwback to 1918, a momentous year for Britain electorally. The election of 1918 was held on December 14, just two days after the UK goes to the polls this year. As in 1918, … Continue reading “100 years and 363 days on, another ‘coupon’ election in Britain?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK