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Mariano Rajoy’s repression in Spain props up the European Union too

Mariano Rajoy’s repression in Spain props up the European Union too “When one joins the civil guard, one declares civil war,” wrote the novelist Ramon Sender in 1936, the year his native Spain disintegrated into war.

New Ukip boss Henry Bolton rails against migrants in first speech as leader

New Ukip boss Henry Bolton rails against migrants in first speech as leader New Ukip leader Henry Bolton kicked off his stint by attacking multiculturalism and immigration. Last week the former cop and soldier was elected Ukip’s fourth leader in just over a year.

Ukip leadership contest deepens splits within the party

Ukip leadership contest deepens splits within the party The racist Ukip party is set to announce its new leader today, Friday, as the party’s conference begins in Torquay.

As refugee crisis grows in Europe, we say - let them in

As refugee crisis grows in Europe, we say - let them in The refugee crisis has not gone away—if anything it is getting worse.

Brexit isn’t just a problem for the Tories

Brexit isn’t just a problem for the Tories Predictably enough, negotiations between the Tory government and the European Commission over the terms of Brexit are running into difficulty.

Tory Brexit plan will make migrants more vulnerable

Tory Brexit plan will make migrants more vulnerable The free movement of people between Britain and the European Union (EU) is set to end with Brexit in March 2019, the Tories have decided.

Time ticks away on the Tories’ collapsing cabinet

18 July 2017
Tony Blair's latest intervention in the Brexit debate shows him to be unusually self-deluding even by his standards. He still doesn’t seem to understand that every time he opens his mouth he damages whatever cause he’s supporting.

New reports say Britain’s state has ‘failed’ child refugees - and makes others less safe

12 July 2017
Britain’s government has let down refugee children in Europe, and patrols it supports in the Mediterranean have led to more deaths.

MPs vote down the Lords over Theresa May's Brexit bill

14 March 2017
Tories triggering Article 50 should be a spur to fight to shape the outcome, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Labour MPs are set to defy leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill

31 January 2017
Corbyn is right to reject Tory plans and trigger Article 50—but Labour rebels weaken him, says Nick Clark

'We support the free movement of labour' - trade unionists speak out

17 January 2017
Free movement of labour has become a key debate. Workers currently have the freedom to travel across the European Union (EU) under current rules.

Theresa May shifts to the right—but makes new enemies

11 October 2016
Theresa May used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.

Resist the rise in racism

19 September 2016
An attack on a pregnant woman in Bletchley has focused attention on racism. People in the Milton Keynes town told Tomáš Tengely-Evans about their experiences, the impact of the EU vote—and how they are fighting back

Calais camp swells—but Tories keep border shut

30 August 2016
The Border Force boat Valiant was scrambled on Thursday morning of last week to intercept a small dinghy crossing the Channel.

We must overcome the dangerous divisions in the working class

12 July 2016
The Brexit referendum revealed a united ruling class and a divided working class. A few eccentrics aside, big business backed Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU). They are now united in mourning the result of the vote.

Bosses will use Brexit as excuse for more austerity and cuts - if we let them

28 June 2016
The global rich claim that last week’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) will cause economic catastrophe.

Socialists in Ireland's parliament speak out against the EU

21 June 2016
Irish prime minister Enda Kenny and the Irish political establishment have been urging Irish people in Britain to vote to remain part of the EU. He implies that Ireland’s "national interest" lies with the Remain camp.

An anti-racist, anti-austerity and socialist case to vote Leave

14 June 2016
The EU is racist and beyond reform. A Leave vote would mean a double crisis—for the Tories and the ruling class

Populist right wins in Italian elections

07 June 2016
Italy’s populist 5-Star Movement moved one step closer to governing the capital Rome on Monday.

Would leaving the EU get rid of our rights?

07 June 2016
People who defend the European Union (EU) often argue that it protects human rights and that these cannot be taken away, under any circumstance.

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