Attacks and their promotion should be equated with Nazism and the act of denying its crimes
Prof. Mihail Konstantinov
Terror in Europe has been a fixture of the region’s political and social landscape since WWII. Following the end of the Algerian War in 1962, dissatisfied with the signed peace accord, France’s underground military organisation OAS committed 12,000 terror attacks in Algeria and 660 in France. Italy was similarly maligned by the Red Brigades between 1970 and 1988, including several thousands of attacks, the assassination of Prime Minister Aldo Moro and countless other victims.
The UK election has seen pundits lurch from one misguided certainty to another
Conor Quinn
Nature abhors a vacuum - and political commentators abhor a vote without a narrative. So it is that pundits are lining up to proclaim the British election “the end of hard Brexit.” This is far from certain. At this point, it is not clear that a softer Brexit is any more likely than it was before the election. True, PM Theresa May, who had championed a hard Brexit since she came to power, did not achieve the majority she hoped for. Equally true is the fact that the opposition Labour Party surpassed all expectations, while the anti-Brussels UK Independence Party was wiped out. But there are a few caveats to add at this point. May claimed that she called the election to resolve divisions in Westminster over Brexit. Yet there was no real division between the major parties: Labour had just applied a three line whip to induce its MPs to support the Conservatives' triggering of Article 50.