Britain may have forgotten the past, but across the Irish Sea, the troubled relationship – from the Great Famine to the War of Independence – still shapes attitudes.
By losing his temper and recalling an ambassador, the French president has descended to the level of his opponents.
There is a growing gulf between the grass-roots gilets, the militant mob involved in violent destruction, and the political wing seeking to keep the main movement together.
In short: they aren’t nobodies. It is also hard to miss the fact that most of them ended up at young, left-leaning publications.
The leader of the SPD’s youth wing has been explicit that the party must learn from the “traditional political answers” offered by Labour under Corbyn’s leadership.
Unity was once the “solution that dare not speak its name”, but when it comes to a desire to remain within the EU, Ireland is already united.
The Labour leadership champions “internationalism in one country” – but hardening borders won’t benefit workers.
“What they are doing to the right to protest today, they will do to the freedom of the press tomorrow.”
Five hundred years ago a political and religious crisis tore Europe apart. Now the continent is entering another age of schism.
Banning burqas is a reflection of the colonial undercurrents that structure society.
The party has to take on and defeat the neo-imperialists of the right – not just over austerity and welfare, but on its vision for the world.