China’s digital system overtly seeks to monitor the behaviour of its 1.4bn people, writes John Lloyd
UK liberals want a second Brexit vote to reverse the decision to leave the EU. But it would generate class war, writes John Lloyd
The passion of supporters at the World Cup in Russia provides both hope and fear for politicians whose fate can rise or fall on the performance of the team, writes John Lloyd.
The rise of pro-Putin parties in the recent Italian elections has again underlined how American leverage has waned in comparison, writes John Lloyd.
Donald Trump undermined Theresa May last week, showing again his narcissism and unpredictability threatens us all, says John Lloyd
The current crisis in Catalonia is just one of a number of separatist issues being looked on with disfavour and alarm in Europe’s corridors of power, writes John Lloyd
The president’s increasing authoritarianism is unwise and will only foster dissent and protest in the long-term, says John Lloyd.
The EU is caught between Brexit Britain and a disenchanted group of Middle Europeans whose political sentiment is antithetical to the liberal ideals of the EU, says John Lloyd.
The post-Second World War generations let the good times roll too long, and John Lloyd asks if younger people will be forgiving if a myriad of threats aren’t taken seriously.
Germany has the confidence and capacity to lead Europe, but, ahead of Angela Merkel’s expected re-election, that doesn’t mean its partners have to like it, writes John Lloyd.
With the EU unyielding in its Brexit demands, and with the third round of talks failing, the UK will become ever more dependent on its largest trading partner says John Lloyd
Though it may be running a little scared, the City props up the UK, and a report by PwC says London is resilient, agile, and great at adapting, writes John Lloyd
Popular attitudes in Europe increasingly seem out of kilter with those of political leaders but should not be mistaken for permanent, racially-based ill will, says John Lloyd
The president has discarded the US’s traditional foreign policy by antagonising allies, cosying up to enemies, and then flip-flopping on a whim, writes John Lloyd.
France is at the forefront of a global movement away from traditional politics and towards individuals free from party ties, writes John Lloyd.
The British prime minister and the new US president are meeting today for the first time, in Washington, and her best strategy may be an offer of friendship to the isolationist, says John Lloyd.
Trust the American people, says avowed liberal John Lloyd, who believes the US Constitution is one of the reasons why the new administration won’t be as bad as feared
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Two of journalism’s most radical figures, Julian Assange and Nick Denton, have, for different reasons seen their power and influence in the modern world decline, writes John Lloyd.
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John Lloyd would have all 500 million of us in the European Union retreat into our bunkers because a few criminal fanatics want to murder their fellow citizens [Nail in the European Union coffin, March 24].
Frightened people will turn to the national authorities they know and may increasingly see Europe, not as the answer, but as the problem — even the threat, writes John Lloyd
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Building more permanent camps, together with the provision of work for migrants is an idea that’s going in the right direction, writes John Lloyd
The country has behaved fecklessly since it joined the European Union, which is finally content to let it leave, says John Lloyd
The Irish answer to the issue of same-sex marriage underscores Pope Francis’s isolation from the Western world and its people, writes John Lloyd.
The honeymoon of the amiable Argentinian may be over, as the recent synod showed the tensions that exist between conservatives and liberals within the Church, writes John Lloyd
The ebola crisis may be one of the most severe health emergencies in modern times but it shows the rich get the best care while the poor are left to die, writes John Lloyd
Tributes have poured in for comedian and actor Rik Mayall who died yesterday morning at the age of 56.
Andy Murray seems certain to have a new coach in place for the defence of his Wimbledon title after revealing he has held talks with the person he would like to replace Ivan Lendl.
‘Blackadder’ producer John Lloyd has ruled out a return for the show, saying it would be “difficult to top” the existing episodes.
Tune into UTV at 9pm tonight for a two-part documentary which takes a graphic look at the dramatic rise in the number of dog attacks and asks if the root cause of the problem is irresponsible owners.
Comedian Mel Smith has died of a heart attack aged 60, his agent said today.
Despite deep divisions, a growing population feel neither Irish or British but Northern Irish, writes John Lloyd
With Mario Monti bowing out after taking some tough austerity measures, Italy is braced for a tough election battle as Silvio Berlusconi re-enters ring, reports John Lloyd
Andy Murray has signalled his intention to become more involved in the Davis Cup as he revelled in the atmosphere surrounding the Great Britain team ahead of their encounter with Luxembourg.
Britain's Lawn Tennis Association this morning denied a report they have approached Greg Rusedski about taking over from John Lloyd as Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain following yesterday’s humiliation in Lithuania.
John Lloyd’s Davis Cup rookies failed to fill the void left by Andy Murray as Great Britain slumped to within one rubber of defeat against Ukraine.
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