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Boris Johnson’s Brexit balance deepens division among Tories

Boris Johnson’s Brexit balance deepens division among Tories Johnson hopes he can deliver Brexit come what may on 31 October—and win back right wing votes. But he still has to appease the pro-EU big business, says? Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Labour’s position on the EU bends to the will of the right

Labour’s position on the EU  bends to the will of the right The Labour Party conference, beginning on Sunday, looks set to be dominated by debates over whether to back remaining in the racist and neoliberal European Union

Boris Johnson is in a Brexit bind as parliament shuts down

Boris Johnson is in a Brexit bind as parliament shuts down Boris Johnson slithered from the House of Commons early on Tuesday morning in the weakest position any prime minister has faced for decades.

Fight for a genuinely democratic society

Fight for a genuinely democratic society On many of the demonstrations against Boris Johnson there are placards calling to “defend democracy”.

How to make sense of the Tory crisis over Brexit

How to make sense of the Tory crisis over Brexit Tomáš Tengely-Evans dissects the latest stage of the Tory crisis and looks at how the left should respond

Unity with liberals is a bad deal for workers

Unity with liberals is a bad deal for workers The latest “cross party” bid to stop no-deal Brexit would be a gift to Tory right wingers, the far right and big business.

Why the world isn’t populists v centrists

27 August 2019
World leaders are supposed to present a united face at the annual G7 summit of powerful countries. But for the second year running, Donald Trump made sure their rivalries were on show for all to see.

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

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us

13 August 2019
Lots of people are rightly appalled that Boris Johnson is our prime minister.

Frontex—Fortress Europe’s racist border force

13 August 2019
As the European Union pours tens of millions of pounds into keeping refugees out, uncovered hidden documents reveal the violence it metes out at its borders. Tomáš Tengely-Evans says border force Frontex is the true, ugly face of the EU

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.

Pound zig-zags are due to Europe crisis

30 July 2019
The pound rose on the foreign exchange markets last week after Boris Johnson became the new prime minister. Alex Callinicos looks at why.

The downfall of Syriza in Greek elections is a crucial lesson for the left

08 July 2019
Greece’s once-radical left wing party Syriza was booted out of government in elections on Sunday—after four years of enforcing austerity and racism.

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

Boris Johnson won’t end the Tories’ woes

04 June 2019
The fact that Donald Trump has endorsed Boris Johnson for the Tory leadership, telling the Sun newspaper “he would be excellent”, is no surprise

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.

Mainstream parties reap fallout of political crisis

28 May 2019
The European election results have underlined the political crisis in Britain and the wholesale collapse of the Tories

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

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