A non-partisan journal of the left.

About David Eade

Based: Gibraltar
David Eade is a journalist and political advisor. He writes a daily column for the Gibraltar newspaper ‘Panorama’ and contributes features to The Morning Star and London Progressive Journal. He also writes regular weekly news items for various newspapers and blogs in Gibraltar, Spain, the UK and USA. He is an active member of the Labour Party, GSLP, Party of European Socialists (PES) as well as the Fabian Society and Compass. He is Director of the Progressive Forum think tank: hence he writes from a socialist perspective and one of his blogs can be found at http://www.lookingtotheleft.blogspot.com

Articles Written

Hungarians believe their politicians are corrupt

by David Eade

Thu 20th Mar 2014
When Transparency International issued its report on election spending on Monday the section that captured the headlines was that showing that Fidesz would spend over double the legal limit – and get away with it. Fidesz stayed quiet on this revelation but needless to say the opposition parties took to the social media immediately, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Fidesz Will Spend More Than Twice The Legal Limit in Hungarian Elections...And Get Away With It

by David Eade

Wed 19th Mar 2014
The Hungarian General Election takes place on Sunday April 6. The spotlight has been on the far right party, Jobbik, which will be fielding a national list at the polls... [read more]

The Flat World and the Good Society

by David Eade

Fri 7th Mar 2014
The other evening, within a matter of five minutes, I sent messages to socialist colleagues in France, Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania via Facebook and received answers back. The content was more social than socialist but I could have easily been organizing a Europe-wide campaign or demonstration, writes David Eade.... [read more]
 

Only Eight Per Cent of Abortions in Spain Would Be Legal Under the New Law

by David Eade

Wed 19th Feb 2014
There have been many words spoken in Parliament in Spain about the new repressive anti-abortion law proposed by Rajoy’s Partido Popular Government... [read more]

Islamic Terrorist or Innocent Man?

by David Eade

Sat 15th Feb 2014
Spaniards and Gibraltarians will remember well the case of Cengiz Yalcin. However as the British, French and USA secret services were claimed to be involved in his arrest, the case probably reverberated around the world... [read more]

Rajoy Versus Europe's Socialists Over Repressive Abortion Law

by David Eade

Tue 14th Jan 2014
Spain’s right wing Partido Popular leader and Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has achieved a notable feat. He has managed to have all the socialist parties in Europe declare war on his government.... [read more]
 

The Tory Party and Media Xenophobes

by David Eade

Thu 21st Nov 2013
In recent days I have read a Tweet saying that if the next British General Election is fought on the issue of immigration then Labour will lose... [read more]

Schulz Fights For A Democratic Europe

by David Eade

Sun 17th Nov 2013
I first heard Martin Schulz speak in Sofia in June at the PES Congress. He was then, as he is now, President of the European Parliament. He articulated a clear vision for reforming the EU which struck a chord... [read more]

Now you can vote for the next EC President

by David Eade

Thu 7th Nov 2013
On Wednesday 6 November a very significant event took place in Brussels. Martin Schulz was confirmed as the Party of European Socialists candidate designate for the European Commission President. So how does this impact on you? The answer is in a very big way, writes David Eade.... [read more]
 

The Sins Of Our Fathers

by David Eade

Fri 4th Oct 2013
David Eade reports on the Daily Mail campaign to vilify the father of the Labour Party leader Ed Miliband... [read more]

Britain can do better

by David Eade

Tue 24th Sep 2013
This afternoon [Tuesday] Labour Leader Ed Miliband made his keynote speech to his party’s annual conference in Brighton. Speaking as is now usual for more than hour without notes Miliband set out his vision of how “Britain can do better” under Labour, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Gibraltarians Demand Vote in EU In-Out Referendum

by David Eade

Tue 17th Sep 2013
Dsvid Eade writes about the battle to ensure Gibraltarians are allowed to vote in the Conservative’s EU In-Out Referendum should the Tories be returned to power at the next UK election... [read more]
 

EU Urgently Needs To Put Its Democracy In Order

by David Eade

Fri 9th Aug 2013
David Eade argues that democracy is under threat across the entire European Union... [read more]

Collapse in Support for Democracy

by David Eade

Tue 6th Aug 2013
David Eade looks at the indicators suggesting Spaniards are losing faith in democracy... [read more]

It’s Franco’s heart that beats in Madrid

by David Eade

Mon 29th Jul 2013
No Gibraltarian, and come to that anybody living in the real world, will believe the confrontations at sea last week over the reef laying and the six hour car queues to leave Gibraltar at the weekend were anything but linked, writes David Eade.... [read more]
 

Gibraltar: A Rock of Democratic Stability As Some Nations Become Ungovernable

by David Eade

Fri 19th Jul 2013
David Eade discusses the recent GSLP by-election victory in Gibraltar and examines the fragility of democracy across Europe... [read more]

Spaniards believe their political parties are corrupt

by David Eade

Thu 11th Jul 2013
The article based on the findings from Transparency International on its Global corruption Barometer was squeezed in at the bottom of the Spanish newspaper. This isn’t because the editor thought it unimportant it is just that the reports on the various corruption cases engulfing the centre right Partido Popular left little space, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Bulgarian Democracy: In A Delicate State

by David Eade

Fri 28th Jun 2013
David Eade revisits Bulgaria a month after the elections that brought the Bulgarian Socialist Party to power.... [read more]
 

Bulgaria elections: Widespread abuse but hope

by David Eade

Tue 14th May 2013
I set off to Bulgaria after being selected by the Party of European Socialists to be part of the 100 plus team from all across the European Union to monitor the General Election. David Eade reports.... [read more]

Spaniards Fall Out Of Love With Their Royals

by David Eade

Tue 7th May 2013
David Eade explains that since the financial crisis started there has been a fall in support for the Royal Household ... [read more]

Urgent calls for a General Election in Bulgaria

by David Eade

Wed 1st May 2013
On Sunday 12 May Bulgaria will hold its general election. The outcome will not only be closely awaited by the people of that country but by fellow European Union States and organisations such as Transparency International, which has been monitoring corruption in Bulgaria for over a decade, writes David Eade.... [read more]
 

Voting violations in an EU member state

by David Eade

Sat 27th Apr 2013
Voting violations such as ballot rigging, vote buying and control are acts we associate with the shadier, non democratic nations of the world. However such practices are alive and well right here in the EU, writes David Eade.... [read more]

From Goulash Socialism to Hunger March

by David Eade

Wed 20th Mar 2013
David Eade discusses Hungary’s answer to the Jarrow march... [read more]

Marching with the Neo-Nazis

by David Eade

Sun 17th Mar 2013
On Saturday I attended the MSZP socialist party rally in Budapest. It was held at the national stadium dedicated to Ferenc Puskás, writes David Eade... [read more]
 

The Battle to Save Democracy

by David Eade

Fri 15th Mar 2013
Last week I spent several days in Budapest at a conference organised by the Party of European Socialists (PES), David Eade reports... [read more]

Spain is the Most Corrupt Nation in the EU

by David Eade

Wed 6th Mar 2013
LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, shows how the Spanish people have lost faith in their politicians and national institutions... [read more]

Good News for the Left in Andalucía; Bad News for Democracy in Spain

by David Eade

Thu 21st Feb 2013
The southern most region of Spain, Andalucía, has always been a socialist fiefdom but the centre right Partido Popular (PP) came very close to toppling the socialist PSOE party from power in the 2012 regional elections, writes David Eade... [read more]
 

Andalucía High Court backs workers’ champion

by David Eade

Thu 14th Feb 2013
If you have an image of a person who is an old school Communist mayor and trade unionist in Andalucía the chances are you would come up with a description of Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Ne Les Oublions Jamais

by David Eade

Thu 7th Feb 2013
David Eade recounts his experience of Holocaust Memorial Day in Paris... [read more]

A nation divided over same sex marriage

by David Eade

Wed 6th Feb 2013
France’s Parliament, the Assemblee Nationale, has started the long debate to enshrine same sex marriages in law. David Eade reports.... [read more]
 

One Nation- Ed's Third Way

by David Eade

Sat 12th Jan 2013
David Eade reports on Ed Milliband's speech at the Fabian Society conference today... [read more]

Lying Around Like Dogs In Ditches

by David Eade

Thu 20th Dec 2012
Just two weeks ago in the London Progressive Journal I wrote of the hundreds of Republican supporters seeking refuge at La Sauceda who were rounded up by Franco’s forces and slain at El Marrufo in Andalucía in the Spanish Civil War, today I report on another burial that took place on Sunday, writes David Eade.... [read more]

El Marrufo starts to give up its Spanish Civil War dead

by David Eade

Thu 6th Dec 2012
The Spanish Civil War will always hold a special place in the hearts of those on the left of politics. In Spain the memories are still raw, nowhere more so than amongst the thousands of families who lost relatives, assassinated by Franco’s forces... [read more]
 

Mas means less

by David Eade

Mon 26th Nov 2012
LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, provides a breakdown of the Catalan elections and discusses the implications the election results have for the issue of Catalan independence... [read more]

“It was so bad you just wanted to laugh”

by David Eade

Tue 20th Nov 2012
LPJ French political affairs correspondent, David Eade, comments on the recent leadership election within France’s Conservative opposition party, the UMP... [read more]

The Scotland Question answered

by David Eade

Fri 9th Nov 2012
David Eade explains how allowing Scotland a referendum on independence may have implications for other secessionist movements across Europe.... [read more]
 

Time for our unions to come to Spain’s aid

by David Eade

Thu 1st Nov 2012
David Eade calls for a renewal of international solidarity to help Spain’s embattled workers... [read more]

Growth Comes with Jobs, Innovation and Access to Credit

by David Eade

Sat 20th Oct 2012
David Eade talks to Parti Socialiste MP Axelle Lemaire about French President François Hollande budget for 2013... [read more]

The Spanish State Faces Disintegration

by David Eade

Wed 10th Oct 2012
The Spain of today is in a deep financial crisis. Rather than the country pulling together it is pulling apart. LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, discusses the possibility of the Spainish state breaking up into autonomous regions... [read more]
 

Ed's speech of faith

by David Eade

Sun 7th Oct 2012
“That is my faith. One nation: a country for all, with everyone playing their part. A Britain we rebuild together.” David Eade reports on Ed Milliband's speech to the Labour Party Conference... [read more]

Spain’s other valley of the fallen

by David Eade

Thu 2nd Aug 2012
David Eade discusses Spain’s ‘Valley of the Fallen’ where to this day the bones of those who perished under the Nationalist onslaught in the Civil War still lie on the ground... [read more]

Spain's abusive banks

by David Eade

Thu 21st Jun 2012
The big economic news has been the massive 100bn euros bailout of Spain’s banks. However the back story has been the numerous protests by Spaniards against measures to support banks which are largely in trouble through their own greed, corruption and mismanagement, writes David Eade.... [read more]
 

Historic Victory and a Spicy Tale

by David Eade

Wed 20th Jun 2012
In the last of a series of articles on the French elections, David Eade looks at the breakdown of the National Assembly elections and the way forward for Francois Hollande and the Parti Socialiste ... [read more]

French Canadian battles to speak for London in Paris

by David Eade

Tue 5th Jun 2012
France may have a new President but the electoral contest is far from over, reports David Eade... [read more]

Spain’s fishing armada stopped from ‘raping’ Gibraltar’s waters

by David Eade

Mon 28th May 2012
LPJ’s Iberian correspondent, David Eade, reports on tensions between Spanish fishermen and the Gibraltarian government following the rescindment of a ‘Joint Understanding’ that allowed Spanish vessels to fish in Gibraltar’s waters... [read more]
 

Spain’s May 15 protest movement celebrates its anniversary

by David Eade

Mon 14th May 2012
As the Spanish 15-M protest movement celebrates its first anniversary, LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, reveals that the movement is spreading from main street to mainstream... [read more]

I am the President of the youth of France

by David Eade

Wed 9th May 2012
David Eade reports from Paris on the outcome of the French Presidential elections... [read more]

The French Presidential Campaign: As Viewed from the Rue de Solférino

by David Eade

Thu 26th Apr 2012
David Eade talks to Pierre Kanuty about Francois Hollande's real chance of victory in the upcoming French election.... [read more]
 

Advantage Hollande

by David Eade

Tue 24th Apr 2012
David Eade on the increase in French left-wing voters and the possibility this might mean victory for Francois Hollande.... [read more]

UKs French set to oust Sarkosy

by David Eade

Thu 5th Apr 2012
In his latest article on the upcoming French Presidential elections, David Eade looks at the crucial role French voters living in Britain will play in determining the winner... [read more]

Hollande: in bed with the voters

by David Eade

Sat 31st Mar 2012
In the first of a series of articles on the forthcoming French Presidential elections, David Eade evaluates Francois Hollande - the Parti Socialiste candidate who may well be the next French President... [read more]
 

Spain's last election

by David Eade

Wed 21st Mar 2012
David Eade contemplates the chances of the Left parties winning the Andalucían Parliamentary Elections on 25th March... [read more]

Has Europe abandoned the Left?

by David Eade

Thu 8th Mar 2012
David Eade looks at whether there is any truth in the claim that the people of Europe have turned away from the parties of the Left... [read more]

News International Wapping Exhibition closes as Sun on Sunday is launched

by David Eade

Tue 28th Feb 2012
David Eade reviews the News International Wapping – 25 Years on exhibition that has been touring around the UK... [read more]
 

Is Ed making a balls of it?

by David Eade

Thu 26th Jan 2012
David Eade reflects on Ed Balls' recent speech at a Fabian Society conference and asks whether the Shadow Chancellor is more of a hinderence than a help to his own party... [read more]

Protest Movement or tourist attraction?

by David Eade

Fri 13th Jan 2012
David Eade contrasts the Occupy movement in the UK with the 15-M movement in Spain... [read more]

Ban the Spanish Royal family from business

by David Eade

Tue 20th Dec 2011
David Eade looks at allegations of a business scandal involving members of the Spanish royal family... [read more]
 

The fourth force in Spanish politics: Voto en Blanco

by David Eade

Thu 1st Dec 2011
David Eade reflects on the results of the recent Spanish General election and the rise of the Voto en Blanco ... [read more]

Voters swing behind the PCE on its 90th anniversary

by David Eade

Mon 14th Nov 2011
David Eade recounts the history of the Communist Party of Spain and shows that the party still has influence in Spanish politics... [read more]

Angry, broke and Homeless

by David Eade

Sat 29th Oct 2011
As the Spanish general election approaches, David Eade shows how a protest movement, led by the homeless, will be campaigning out on the streets.... [read more]