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Labour is wrong to back second referendum

25 February 2019
The Labour Party’s left wing leaders have given in to pressure from the right to support calls for a second Brexit referendum.

Spanish elections will highlight Catalan struggle and continuing austerity

16 February 2019
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez of the Labour-type PSOE party has dissolved parliament and called elections for 28 April.

Another defeat for May—but Labour needs clear left vision for Brexit and resistance

14 February 2019
Theresa May found another way to lose a vote in parliament over Brexit on Thursday

May in crisis over EU deal as divisions get deeper for Tories

12 February 2019
Theresa May has launched another desperate bid to delay a vote on her Brexit deal.

Labour’s Brexit plan is a mistaken concession to the bosses’ agenda

08 February 2019
Jeremy Corbyn has written to Theresa May suggesting a five-point plan to deliver Brexit. And shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said that, unless May accepts the plan, there should be a second referendum.

May playing for time as Brexit rifts get deeper

22 January 2019
The pressure is on Theresa May after a record defeat for her Brexit deal, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Racist EU leaders are to blame for refugee deaths

22 January 2019
Around 170 refugees have drowned after two boats were shipwrecked in the Mediterranean Sea last week.

Jeremy Corbyn can break the impasse over Brexit if he backs free movement

22 January 2019
After the crushing House of Commons defeat for her deal with the European Union (EU), Theresa May has been going through the motions of talking to opposition parties.

Theresa May’s deal defeated in record vote - now fight to get rid of the Tories

15 January 2019
The shattering defeat for Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday has to mean the end for her as prime minister and lead to an immediate general election.

Struggle can break paralysis on Brexit

15 January 2019
A thin ray of light shone through the Brexit tangle last week. Two government defeats in the House of Commons marked the moment when Theresa May definitively lost control of the parliamentary process governing Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU).

Will no-deal Brexit mean chaos on the Kent coast?

11 January 2019
Politicians, bosses and the press are panicking about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. It’s driven by fears that leaving the European Union (EU) will hit firms’ profits.

How can the left get its voice heard over Brexit?

08 January 2019
What machinations will May pull to get out of her crisis? And what should the left do to force her out? Tomáš Tengely-Evans says the key is a fight against racism and austerity

Yellow Vests protests continue in France as President Macron faces a growing crisis

28 December 2018
The holiday season hasn’t ended the Yellow Vest revolt in France.

Liberals can’t solve a ruling class crisis

11 December 2018
Pundits rightly mock Theresa May’s promise to deliver “strong and stable” leadership amid the Brexit chaos. Yet she’s not the only European ruler facing a crisis. Germany and France are far from “strong and stable”.

New book shows how the European Union ‘hollowed out democracy’

11 December 2018
Costas Lapavitsas is a Marxist economist and author of a new book, The Left Case Against the EU. He urges a break with the neoliberal European Union

Crisis for Theresa May as vote on Brexit deal looms

04 December 2018
Nobody at the top of society knows what will happen in British politics in the next two weeks—including Theresa May. A crisis has struck at the heart of the government and the Tories.

Damning report exposes depth of racism in the EU

04 December 2018
It’s no surprise that people of African decent face shocking levels of harassment in the EU, writes Alistair Farrow

Don't give in on the rights of migrants

25 November 2018
Leading Leave and Remain supporters have found an issue that unites them—drawing up new ways to control immigration.

As Brexit chaos continues - grab this chance to push the Tories out

20 November 2018
Theresa May survived the first blasts of the Brexit crisis storm. But she still seems headed for disaster.

Labour’s confusion over Europe could save May

20 November 2018
The Labour Party is struggling to unite around a single line from which to attack the Tories

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