The Danish General Election on 5 June resulted in a defeat for the ‘blue bloc’, the centre-right governing alliance that had been in office since 2015, and a victory for the ‘red bloc’, the centre-left parties.
Relatives of the Ballymurphy Massacre have been stunned hearing the Inquest testimony of soldiers responsible for the deaths of their loved ones, as they related their part in the murders of eleven unarmed civilians at the hands of members of the Parachute regiment in 1971.
The latest general election in Spain confirms the deepening polarisation across society. The socialists (PSOE) were the big winners of the election but remain well short of forming a majority government.
The decision to charge just one soldier for Bloody Sunday – when 14 people were killed and others seriously injured – is a democratic outrage.
Spain’s minority PSOE (socialist) government has fallen and new elections are scheduled for 28 April.
The protestors of the ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vest) movement have inflicted a humiliating defeat on French President Macron. He has been forced to climbdown and, in a Presidential tv address, has offered a series of reforms in order to try to head off the movement, including a €100 a week increase in the minimum wage.