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Tom Gallagher is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Bradford University and is researching a book on why Britain’s ability to avoid the internal conflicts which have marked continental Europe is disappearing.

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    Uncrowned King Alex Salmond-Napoleon remembers

    There has been a strange alliance between Alex Salmond and Rupert Murdoch. Salmond the supreme egotist lets rip (about himself as much as Scotland) in his tragicomic, melodramatic account of the failed independence referendum campaign

    by Tom Gallagher - 25 March 2015
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    Seeds of tyranny being sown in Scotland?

    Is the nationalist camp in Scotland really creating an atmosphere of intimidation against opponents of independence? There are now real fears of a creeping soft authoritarianism

    by Tom Gallagher -  3 March 2015
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    EU crisis: Mediterranean Game of Thrones

    The real story of Greece's talks with the EU on austerity is of a massive climbdown by the supposedly anti-austerity Syriza. In this game of thrones the Germans have outgamed the Greeks, and will do the same to Spain, all because of their addiction to the euro

    by Tom Gallagher - 23 February 2015
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    Why charlatans and demagogues are flourishing

    The Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset knew a thing or two about the modern world, and the shallow populism that seduces it. Modern Europe should re-read his penetrating analysis on how democracy dies

    by Tom Gallagher - 12 February 2015
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    Greek crisis foreshadows new European order

    Far-Left Syriza's victory in Greece could herald the beginning of an even more bureaucratic, state-dominated and anti-democratic European Union than we already have

    by Tom Gallagher -  5 February 2015
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    Perfect European storm approaches from Greece

    The Greek elections threaten to send the Euro crisis into overdrive as the structural flaws in the whole project of monetary and political union risk an epic row. Can the project survive?

    by Tom Gallagher - 23 January 2015
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    UKIP currently clueless about fighting separatism

    The UK could be tested to destruction if the SNP is turned into a major Westminster force by dumb UKIP electoral tactics in Scotland. And dumb tactics are exactly what UKIP looks to be going for

    by Tom Gallagher - 30 December 2014
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    No Papal bull for the Eurocrats

    Belief in a progressive, kaleidoscopic multi-cultural society in which numerous lifestyles are promoted along with diverse ethnic cultures has seized the commanding heights of the EU. The Pope's moral clarity does not sit well with the Eurocrats

    by Tom Gallagher - 28 November 2014
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    The band plays on the broken Eurozone

    The post-1999 currency union is easily the costliest mistake in the history of the European integration process, as Tom Gallagher's new book demonstrates with alarming clarity. Damage, damage, nothing but damage

    by Tom Gallagher -  9 November 2014
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    Scottish Labour’s aversion to winning

    Next year, the SNP could hold the balance of power in Westminster. The reliable cohort of Scottish seats which Ed Miliband, the insecure head of UK Labour banks on to enter Downing Street, could suddenly vanish. Can Jim Murphy save them?

    by Tom Gallagher - 29 October 2014
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    The rise of Scotland the terrible

    Some elements of the Scottish pro-independence campaign have harnessed, for political purposes, the social volatility which until now has played out in gang warfare and football rivalry. Not a pretty sight; but telling

    by Tom Gallagher - 13 September 2014
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    Scottish Self-Sabotage

    The polls have narrowed in the run-up to the 18 September referendum and with its superior electoral machine some now think that the SNP may be unstoppable. If so, it's going to be an act of collective self-sabotage

    by Tom Gallagher -  5 September 2014
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    As referendum nears, scoundrel time in Scotland

    With just a few weeks to go, Alex Salmond, head of the Scottish independence movement, and wanna-be, 'Braveheart', has shown himself to be the rabble-rousing, vacant-minded populist that he is. As for the BBC...

    by Tom Gallagher - 26 August 2014
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    The day the SNP abandoned its ‘civic’ nationalism

    As Scottish pro-independence campaigners stoop to new lows in smearing and intimidating their opponents, it is increasingly clear that whatever the referendum result Scotland is going to be a sharply polarized country

    by Tom Gallagher - 24 August 2014
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    The world after Britain: An Australian leader gets it

    Australia's Tony Abbott, a Rhodes scholar who shone academically at Oxford rather more completely than Alex Salmond did at St Andrews will know that the 1707 Act of Union was a liberation for many in Scotland. He also knows that a vibrant Britain is vital to the wider West

    by Tom Gallagher - 17 August 2014


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