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Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU

Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.

Lesvos—a hellhole for refugees created by racism

Lesvos—a hellhole for refugees created by racism Some 20,000 refugees are trapped in the tiny Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Nick Clark spoke to some of those in the camp about the reality of life there—and to anti-racist activists about how they have organised solidarity. Photographs by Guy Smallman

Greta Thunberg says new laws won’t tackle climate crisis

Greta Thunberg says new laws won’t tackle climate crisis Greta Thunberg has blasted the latest plan by the European Union (EU) commission to tackle carbon emissions as “empty words”.

‘Bring in all the refugees —give them asylum now’

‘Bring in all the refugees —give them asylum now’ As European border forces prepare to beat back thousands of refugees, the call needs to go out to let them in.

The left must move on from Brexit splits

The left must move on from Brexit splits “I have taken great care not to deride, bewail, or execrate human actions, but to understand them, ” the great philosopher Baruch Spinoza wrote in the Introduction to his Political Treatise, unfinished when he died in 1677.

Britain in firing line of US-EU trade war

Britain in firing line of US-EU trade war China and the United States have agreed to a truce in the trade war they have been waging for the past two years. What is supposed to be “phase one” of a larger trade deal was signed in Washington last week.

Can Boris Johnson get an EU trade deal done?

21 January 2020
Now Boris Johnson really has to “get Brexit done”. Formally leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 January is one thing. Settling the real relationship between Britain and what will remain its biggest market is quite another.

General election analysis—workers aren’t all right

17 December 2019
As the right claim the general election and the Brexit vote are a rejection of left wing politics, Tomáš Tengely-Evans says there’s something much more complicated going on

Build the resistance as risk of recession grows

10 December 2019
News from the German economy last week sent a shiver through bosses across Europe.

Tories expose their racist rot in general election campaign

19 November 2019
Boris Johnson has announced a huge rollback of migrants’ rights in a bid to divert blame for the Tory-made crisis in the NHS and public services.

Labour set to bow to McCluskey demand to drop free movement from its manifesto

18 November 2019
The Labour Party looked almost certain to ignore party members’ demands to include defending freedom of movement in its manifesto, set for publication this week.

Child dies in the European Union’s border crackdown

18 November 2019
The European Union’s (EU) border policy has caused the death of a nine month old baby in one of Greece’s vast, overcrowded refugee camps.

McCluskey’s opposition to Labour’s free movement policy gives into racist myths

15 November 2019
As Labour prepares its election manifesto, Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey has insisted that freedom of movement for migrants won’t be in it.

Letters—EU can’t have cake and eat it on Brexit food standards

12 November 2019
The latest Brexit scare story is that a trade deal with the US will undermine food standards in Britain.

LETTERS: Vote Labour—and keep up the fight against austerity

05 November 2019
The announcement of the general election is welcome news for anyone who is committed to challenging the racism and austerity we have suffered under the Tories.

Say no to a second referendum and a People’s Vote on the European Union

22 October 2019
A very big protest took place in London last weekend calling for a “People’s Vote” on leaving the European Union (EU).

The EU is a bad answer to a racist, neoliberal Brexit deal

22 October 2019
Boris Johnson’s rotten deal with the European Union (EU) faced key tests in parliament this week.

Johnson faces a crisis—but he isn’t finished

21 October 2019
He may have lost a battle last Saturday, but he hasn’t lost the war

Boris Johnson and EU agree a racist, neoliberal Brexit deal

17 October 2019
The deal, backed by the EU, is even more neoliberal than Theresa May’s

Pressure to reach Brexit deal adds to huge crisis for Boris Johnson

15 October 2019
Boris Johnson this week faces one of the biggest crises of his ­government.

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