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Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving prime minister

WHO: Dr Ra Mason

"Shinzo Abe's term as Japan's longest-serving post-war prime minister says more about the divisions in any credible opposition and ruling party wranglings than it does about his wise or benevolent leadership."

British voters deserve more political debates

WHO: Prof Alan Finlayson

“At a time when trust in politics and politicians is low, it is important that the public can hear and see speeches that aren’t just great presentations and performances, but which also give people reasons to agree or disagree with political arguments.”

Anniversary of Greek uprising met with new government heavy handedness

WHO: Dr Marina Prentoulis

“Over 45 years after the Nov 17, 1973 student uprising, the right-wing government of Greece embarks on a new offensive against the student movement.”

Ruling on Extinction Rebellion right to protest more crucial than ever

WHO: Dr Rupert Read

“We are in an emergency. The right to peacefully assemble is therefore more crucial than ever.”

Impeachment comparison to “lynching” a new low

WHO: Dr Michael Frazer

"For a white President who is hardly known for his racial sensitivity to use the metaphor is downright shocking.”

Parliamentary majority faces herculean task

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"Debating and passing this law in 3 days seems a herculean task for any parliament. The parliamentary majority should be expecting 3 very difficult days.”

Halloween Brexit could be down to Tuesday vote

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"The Prime Minister’s efforts to achieve Brexit on 31 October could be seriously frustrated by Tuesday's action on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill."

Historic uncertainty for Spain, Gibraltar

WHO: Marián Arribas-Tomé

“Spain is facing a historical political crisis."
“Gibraltar's economy faces great damage if its access to the European market is restricted or closed, due to Brexit.”

New Brexit deal keeps part of EU law applying to Northern Ireland

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

“This agreed arrangement is also a tacit admission from the UK Government that in order to achieve a frictionless border on the island of Ireland, part of EU law should continue applying on Northern Ireland.”

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