Tag Archives: European Union

Hugh Gaitskell: what is the Labour leader’s legacy?

It’s now exactly fifty years since Hugh Gaitskell, Leader of the Labour Party from 1955 to 1963, died of a mysterious illness. The Labour Party tends to revere those leading lights that have been prematurely taken away from it. Since their respective deaths in 1963 and 1994, both Hugh Gaitskell and John Smith have now […]

Read More

Libya and trans-Atlantic tensions

European and American forces find themselves, once again, fighting side-by-side over foreign lands; this time acting under a United Nations mandate protecting citizens in Libya. Yet this demonstration of trans-atlantic unity was far from a foregone conclusion. The early stages of the rebellion saw tensions between the US and Europe over whether to become involved. […]

Read More