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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.

Tories could force out Theresa May as support in opinion polls plummets

14 May 2019
Tory support at the European parliament elections—and a possible general election—is collapsing.

Brexit crisis - Tories say Theresa May has got to go

23 April 2019
Theresa May was facing a growing revolt as Brexit talks with Labour resumed on Tuesday.

European Union’s border plan will put more refugees at risk

23 April 2019
Europe’s rulers are split between those who want stronger external borders and those who back stronger national borders. But all their policies are deadly, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Labour is wrong to agree to Tories’ racist plan over Brexit and free movement

09 April 2019
Anti-racists will have to fight major battles to push back the racist and far right challenge in elections and to defend workers’ freedom of movement

Refugees rescued but left stranded on ship by EU

09 April 2019
A rescue ship carrying 64 refugees is stuck at sea after the Italian and Maltese governments refused to let it dock last week.

Don’t back bigots in the battle for Brexit

02 April 2019
Labour’s failure to put forward an independent vision for Brexit can allow neoliberal and right wing forces to make the running.

French state sends in the army in attempt to stem the tide of Yellow Vests

24 March 2019
On Saturday the French interior minister cheered on a massive escalation of state repression.

Tory fools are in a Brexit farce as ruling class panic grows

19 March 2019
The Tories’ Brexit crisis has descended further into farce. But behind the absurdity is a deep panic in the ruling class.

Workers across Europe strike back against austerity

19 February 2019
The economic and social policies pushed by the European Union (EU) are often described as a haven from inequality and crisis.

May in crisis over EU deal as divisions get deeper for Tories

12 February 2019
Theresa May has launched another desperate bid to delay a vote on her Brexit deal.

Labour’s Brexit plan is a mistaken concession to the bosses’ agenda

08 February 2019
Jeremy Corbyn has written to Theresa May suggesting a five-point plan to deliver Brexit. And shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said that, unless May accepts the plan, there should be a second referendum.

Mood of rebellion moves to French trade unions

28 January 2019
Yellow Vests and trade unionists could together deliver a crushing blow to France’s president Emmanuel Macron.

Racist EU leaders are to blame for refugee deaths

22 January 2019
Around 170 refugees have drowned after two boats were shipwrecked in the Mediterranean Sea last week.

Jeremy Corbyn can break the impasse over Brexit if he backs free movement

22 January 2019
After the crushing House of Commons defeat for her deal with the European Union (EU), Theresa May has been going through the motions of talking to opposition parties.

Struggle can break paralysis on Brexit

15 January 2019
A thin ray of light shone through the Brexit tangle last week. Two government defeats in the House of Commons marked the moment when Theresa May definitively lost control of the parliamentary process governing Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU).

How can the left get its voice heard over Brexit?

08 January 2019
What machinations will May pull to get out of her crisis? And what should the left do to force her out? Tomáš Tengely-Evans says the key is a fight against racism and austerity

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