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

MPs vote down the Lords over Theresa Mays Brexit bill 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

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

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

Theresa May shifts to the right—but makes new enemies 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

Resist the rise in racism 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

Calais camp swells—but Tories keep border shut 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.

Remain or Leave—the left debates different visions of Europe (Video)

03 June 2016
Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, debates Joseph Choonara from the SWP and Lexit—the left leave campaign

The left debates the EU in Manchester

02 June 2016
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, Joseph Choonara from the Socialist Workers Party and other left wingers debated the EU referendum last night, Wednesday, in Manchester.

Establishment Remain and Leave campaigns ramp up fear, lies and racism

24 May 2016
The European Union (EU) referendum Remain campaign ramped up its attempts to frighten people with lies and wild claims this week.

Anti-racists build Calais convoy

24 May 2016
Anti-racists are preparing for a convoy to Calais on Saturday 18 June. They will bring much-needed aid—and stand in solidarity with refugees.

Don’t abandon the EU referendum to the racists

24 May 2016
Should the anti-EU left campaign to leave or hold their tongues? Dave Sewell argues we have to stick to our principles

Exit stage left - why we oppose the EU

24 May 2016
Socialists and anticapitalists come out fighting to put their own case against the bosses’ European Union at an international rally in London last week, reports Alistair Farrow

Solidarity with refugees as Tories pass racist immigration bill

17 May 2016
Britain’s draconian immigration controls were tightened last week with the passage of the Tories’ Immigration Act 2016.

Tory splits provide the opportunity of a lifetime

17 May 2016
“Tories in meltdown” ran a headline in the Sunday Times newspaper last week. The story said, “As party unity crumbles, Boris Johnson may be back to seize Cameron’s job”.

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