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Corbyn’s confusion over the European Union emboldens the right

Corbyn’s confusion over the European Union emboldens the right 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

Tory plan for Brexit is a threat to ­two million EU migrants Whether you voted Leave or Remain, we should all defend migrants’ rights writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us Lots of people are rightly appalled that Boris Johnson is our prime minister.

Frontex—Fortress Europe’s racist border force

Frontex—Fortress Europe’s racist border force 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

New army of drones help oust migrants 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

Pound zig-zags are  due to Europe crisis 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

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,

Real fight needed at British Steel to save jobs

22 May 2019
Unions are calling for nationalisation, but winning that will take mass resistance.

Nigel Farage’s Olympia rally - racism just beneath the surface

22 May 2019
At least 3,000 people packed into a Brexit Party rally in central London on Tuesday

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.

The dark side of the Brexit Party that Nigel Farage wants to keep hidden

14 May 2019
Nigel Farage thinks tackling climate change “isn’t terribly intelligent,” wants privatisation in the NHS and calls racist ­scaremongering over immigration “the truth”.

The Brexit Party aims to strengthen the far right - don’t be a fool for Farage

30 April 2019
There are two common mistakes about Brexit. The first is that it is necessarily a coherent right wing project about achieving an even more radical form of neoliberalism than currently prevails in Britain.

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.

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