Socialist Worker

European Union


European Union crackdown drives refugees to Spain on new dangerous sea route

European Union crackdown drives refugees to Spain on new dangerous sea route The number of refugees crossing the sea to Spain has tripled in a year. And in other international news Israeli army officers have talked up the possibility of a new war on Palestinians

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

New group demands Labour back freedom of movement

New group demands Labour back freedom of movement Labour activists, MPs and some trade union leaders have launched a campaign to “defend and extend” freedom of movement for migrants into Britain.

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

Time ticks away on the Tories’ collapsing cabinet 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

New reports say Britain’s state has ‘failed’ child refugees - and makes others less safe Britain’s government has let down refugee children in Europe, and patrols it supports in the Mediterranean have led to more deaths.

Tens of thousands join demonstrations against the G20 in Hamburg

08 July 2017
"What the G20 is doing is part of a general attack on the working class, we have to take that on."

The Labour right’s Brexit bungle helps the Tories

04 July 2017
The way forward for the left is not to defend the indefensible neoliberal EU

Defend migrants, not the European Union

27 June 2017
The left needs clarity in the Brexit debate. Dave Sewell argues that socialists should defend freedom of movement for migrants—and dump the bosses’ single market

Anti-Tory vote was no revolt of Remainers

13 June 2017
Some right wingers and liberals are trying to paint the election result as the revenge of Remain voters who want to stay in the European Union (EU).

Adults in the room - the inside story on Greece's bailout blackmail

16 May 2017
Workers across Greece were set to walk out in a general strike on Wednesday—against more austerity that a radical left government was elected to end two years ago.

Bring down the borders - and don’t capitulate to Tory racism on immigration

09 May 2017
Theresa May this week reaffirmed her vow to cut net immigration by two thirds, to below 100,000 a year. That target eluded her as home secretary—despite law after law and raid after raid to create a “hostile environment” for migrants.

May makes a meal of Brexit dinner

02 May 2017
Highly damaging leaks from a meeting at Downing Street have demolished Theresa May’s claim she will deliver a smooth Brexit for all.

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless

18 April 2017
Clashes with police erupted after the Grande-Synthe refugee camp was burnt down, and the EU has been blasted for turning a blind eye to refugees

As Theresa May triggers Article 50 activists say 'defend migrant workers'

04 April 2017
As Theresa May sent her letter to the European Union (EU) yesterday, Wednesday, campaigners sent her a clear message that they will stand with migrants from EU countries.

Brexit begins—but is it business as usual?

04 April 2017
The Brexit debate is being conducted by two wings of the British political and media elites. Both claim that Britain leaving the European Union (EU) will lead to profound changes—for the worse, according to the Remainers, for the better according to the Tory and Ukip Brexiteers.

Absurd Gibraltar bluster reveals what ‘kind of people’ the Tories really are

04 April 2017
A succession of Tories have threatened to go to war to “defend” Gibraltar, the British possession on the southern tip of the Spanish state.

Fight for a Brexit for workers

04 April 2017
The formal process of Britain leaving the European Union has begun. However we voted in the referendum last June, we now have to work together to beat back the right and seize the opportunities available.

Divisions at the top over Theresa May’s Brexit

28 March 2017
Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) was set to start on Wednesday—along with a new round of headaches for the Tories

As May triggers Article 50, the EU is still no alternative

21 March 2017
New EU attacks on Greek workers and on refugees are a reminder that our task is fight for a left Brexit

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.