The Euro Disaster

Many nations within the euro-zone are in chronic economic crisis, which has resulted in a permanent political crisis in the EU. Jörg Bibow and...

Populism against Xenophobia

It has become commonplace to associate populism with racism and xenophobia. This is certainly true of right-wing populism. However, for left-wing populists  xenophobia and...

Corbyn: Populism or Bust?

The Labour left has decided that its route to success rests on a high-stakes gamble: re-imagine Jeremy Corbyn as a populist champion of the...

Tax Evader, Banker, Grenfell Tower: Sajid Javid is a good man.

Did you like Amber Rudd? Then you will love Sajid Javid, our new Home Secretary. Sajid is a very pleasant character, who devoted all his...

Refugees and the Housing Crisis: When Sanctuary Ceases to be a...

In this article Caroline Forde reports on the housing crisis and its effects on vulnerable communities in contemporary Ireland. Interviewing Hani, a young Syrian refugee...

Extinction Rebellion and the Future of Direct Action | Liz Lee...

This week in the The New Pretender we bring you an original piece from Liz Lee Reynolds on the direct action movement ‘Extinction Rebellion’....

“A Hostile Environment” – Immigration in Contemporary Britain

This weekend The New Pretender brings you a republication of this short article, on the Windrush Scandal, Race and the Criminalisation of Immigration in Contemporary Britain,...

Peter Bloom | We live in a populist age – but...

This weekend the New Pretender takes great pleasure in republishing the following intervention by Peter Bloom from our partners Brave New Europe. Bloom notes the loose...

“The Centre Cannot Hold”: Reflections on the Irish Presidential Election |...

In this article Gary Hussey turns his eye to the recent Irish Presidential Elections which not only saw the return to the Aras the...

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest...

This week, we take great pleasure in republishing Georgina Blakeley, on the situation in Catalonia a year on, from our partners Brave New Europe....