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Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles

Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles A year ago Brexit dominated the headlines to the point of utter tedium. Now, of course, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic, which is too deadly to tolerate boredom. But Brexit is mounting a comeback, with a vengeance.

Priti Patel announces new racist regulation

Priti Patel announces new racist regulation The Tories’ new points-based system comes alongside brutal attacks on refugees, writes Sophie Squire

Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU

Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.

The left must move on from Brexit splits

The left must move on from Brexit splits “I have taken great care not to deride, bewail, or execrate human actions, but to understand them, ” the great philosopher Baruch Spinoza wrote in the Introduction to his Political Treatise, unfinished when he died in 1677.

Can Boris Johnson get an EU trade deal done?

Can Boris Johnson get an EU trade deal done? Now Boris Johnson really has to “get Brexit done”. Formally leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 January is one thing. Settling the real relationship between Britain and what will remain its biggest market is quite another.

Say no to a second referendum and a People’s Vote on the European Union

Say no to a second referendum and a People’s Vote on the European Union A very big protest took place in London last weekend calling for a “People’s Vote” on leaving the European Union (EU).

Corbyn’s confusion over the European Union emboldens the right

20 August 2019
Labour will commit to holding a referendum on a Brexit deal, if there is a general election in autumn, with an option to remain in the European Union (EU).

Tory plan for Brexit is a threat to ­two million EU migrants

19 August 2019
Whether you voted Leave or Remain, we should all defend migrants’ rights writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

New army of drones help oust migrants

06 August 2019
The European Union (EU) is pumping £95 million into an army of drones to monitor refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.

Warsaw 44 – An uprising betrayed

30 July 2019
Tens of thousands of people in Warsaw rose up against Nazi rule 75 years ago this month. The heroic action was abandoned by the Allies writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Firefighter Miguel Roldan speaks out - taking on the state to save refugees

04 July 2019
Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldan faces up to 20 years in jail for helping to rescue desperate refugees who would otherwise have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. He spoke to Nick Clark about why states are going to war on migrants – and what we can do about it

Europe—the struggle against the right

02 June 2019
Socialists from across Europe on the success of the right—and the tasks for the left

Labour Roots gets underway in Leeds with debates over bridging Brexit divide

02 June 2019
The first of a series of Labour Roots events, held in Leeds on Saturday, showed the continuing support for Jeremy Corbyn.

The politics of the D-Day landings

01 June 2019
As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings sees politicians commemorate the events Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the horrific reality of the Second World War

Labour right pressure Corbyn to back a 'people's vote'

28 May 2019
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is about to officially back a second Brexit referendum, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Labour vote gives ammunition to party right wingers who want rid of Corbyn

28 May 2019
The Labour Party did very poorly in the European elections—but not as badly as the Tories. It fell to third place overall, behind the Brexit Party and the Liberal Democrats. In Scotland it fell to fifth place, with less than a 10 percent share of the vote.

Far right gain from mainstream crisis

28 May 2019
The two “moderate” blocs that have run the European Parliament for decades have seen their control torn away in the recent elections.

Behind the swift rise of the Brexit Party beast

27 May 2019
Farage has played clever by bridging class divisions. The left must expose the racism at the heart of it

Euro elections see political crisis, and the racists make some gains

27 May 2019
The Brexit Party came first, the Tories took less than 10 percent - and there are questions for Labour. Tommy Robinson lost heavily,

Vote Labour in the European elections - and increase the Tories’ crisis

14 May 2019
The Tories are in near-terminal collapse. They cannot pass legislation, they cannot resolve Brexit and their supporters are jumping ship to the racists of the Brexit Party.

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