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Theresa May is in a bind over Brexit—struggle could bring her government down

Theresa May is in a bind over Brexit—struggle could bring her government down Theresa May is being further squeezed by incompatible pressures over Brexit

For a Brexit from Ireland

For a Brexit from Ireland Jeremy Warner, an associate editor of the Daily Telegraph no less, wrote this week, “Ireland has poisoned UK politics and brought down governments for centuries.”

Europe’s centre ground is crumbling beneath Angela Merkel’s feet

Europe’s centre ground is crumbling beneath Angela Merkel’s feet In the endless discussions about Brexit, it’s commonly assumed that the British side is weak and confused and the European Union (EU) is strong and united. The first is true, the second not so much.

A crisis of politics hounds the European ruling class

A crisis of politics hounds the European ruling class Until this week the Tories looked like the weakest government in the European Union. (EU). That’s impressive given the competition.

The Tories’ Brexit carry-on—a guide to the EU Withdrawal Bill

The Tories’ Brexit carry-on—a guide to the EU Withdrawal Bill The big cheeses in the Tory party are in a pickle over their EU Withdrawal Bill. But what’s the fuss about—and what would the bill mean for workers and migrants? Dave Sewell investigates

May hangs by a thread as Tory Brexit fallout gets nasty

May hangs by a thread as Tory Brexit fallout gets nasty Theresa May was losing her grip over her own party as MPs prepared to debate the European Union (EU) Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday.

Court backs up the Tories and locks refugee children out of Britain

07 November 2017
The high court delivered a blow to refugees and migrants last week. It rejected a challenge to the Home Office’s closure of a scheme for unaccompanied young refugees.

Catalan struggle can damage smug bosses

24 October 2017
“When the first reports of serious disorders in Catalonia were reaching Madrid, the English ambassador wrote home that he saw ‘nothing in the business that is hard to settle’.”

Labour’s Starmer says he will work with Tory ‘rebels’ over Brexit

24 October 2017
Labour will collaborate with Tory MPs in parliament over legislation about leaving the European Union (EU), shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has said.

Humiliated May faces deepening Tory crisis

23 October 2017
Rows rumble on in the Tory party, but it will take struggle to get them out, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

The European Union vs Theresa May—neither side is progressive

17 October 2017
The Brexit negotiations will probably stay stuck after this week’s meeting of the European Council.

Mariano Rajoy’s repression in Spain props up the European Union too

09 October 2017
“When one joins the civil guard, one declares civil war,” wrote the novelist Ramon Sender in 1936, the year his native Spain disintegrated into war.

New Ukip boss Henry Bolton rails against migrants in first speech as leader

03 October 2017
New Ukip leader Henry Bolton kicked off his stint by attacking multiculturalism and immigration. Last week the former cop and soldier was elected Ukip’s fourth leader in just over a year.

Ukip leadership contest deepens splits within the party

28 September 2017
The racist Ukip party is set to announce its new leader today, Friday, as the party’s conference begins in Torquay.

As refugee crisis grows in Europe, we say - let them in

26 September 2017
The refugee crisis has not gone away—if anything it is getting worse.

Hundreds protest to defend rights of EU migrants

14 September 2017
Hundreds of people—most of them European Union (EU) migrants—rallied in Trafalgar Square last night Wednesday.

EU migrants slam the racist right wing Tories’ new plan to divide us

12 September 2017
Government documents leaked last week revealed the scale of the Tories’ planned clampdown on European Union migrants living in Britain. Migrants spoke to Dave Sewell about what the changes would mean—and how to take on the Tories’ racist scapegoating

Brexit isn’t just a problem for the Tories

05 September 2017
Predictably enough, negotiations between the Tory government and the European Commission over the terms of Brexit are running into difficulty.

Trade unions’ Brexit mistake

29 August 2017
The leader of Britain’s biggest union has praised Labour’s call for Britain to stay in the European single market (see page 3).

Can Portugal's government give us hope?

27 August 2017
What do the experiences of other left wing governments tell us about the possibilities for a future Jeremy Corbyn Labour government?

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