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European rulers plot new clampdown on refugees after Aquarius docks in Spain

17 June 2018
Hundreds of refugees arrived in Spain on Sunday after more than a week stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.

Exploit Tory Brexit split

05 June 2018
Theresa May is taking a gamble next week which, if it fails, could sink her.

EU borders cause refugee deaths

05 June 2018
Some 50 people have died after trying to migrate to Europe when their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia.

Greek general strike set to bring country to standstill

28 May 2018
Public and private sector workers in Greece are set to walk out on a general strike on Wednesday.

Right wing government in Spanish state could be on brink of collapse

25 May 2018
Prime minister Mariano Rajoy is in trouble after a court case revealed systematic corruption in his party.

May and the Labour right defend the big bosses’ EU

08 May 2018
Embattled prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans continue to unravel amid renewed Tory divisions and the European Union (EU) rulers’ bullishness.

Refugees suffer as governments collude to keep them out at all costs

08 May 2018
Horror stories from refugee camps in Greece and Libya have revealed the cruelty of the European Union’s (EU) border policies.

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on

26 April 2018
Health workers, power workers, pensioners and mining workers were all on the streets. But coordination is lacking.

A Brexit deal for bosses

20 March 2018
Theresa May’s deal with the European Union over Brexit will see a 21 month “transition period” after Brexit on 29 March 2019.

The real scandal behind Cambridge Analytica

20 March 2018
Politicians and big business will try every method to shape people’s views. And at the same time they will seek to make money from doing it.

Brexit talks show up tensions for Tories

27 February 2018
AS negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union move towards a climax, the policy positions of the Tories and Labour register the balance of forces within each party

Corbyn must not give in to the right over Brexit

25 February 2018
Jeremy Corbyn has come under massive pressure from right wing Labour politicians to back staying in the European single market, which enforces austerity and privatisation.

What's behind the row about George Soros and the EU?

09 February 2018
 Right wingers were shocked to find out that a billionaire financier is using his money to influence politics in favour of the rich.

Lies about the single market

02 February 2018
Sadie Robinson looks at the new pamphlet by the Labour Party right wingers claiming to bust “Lexit myths”. It weakly accepts the limits of the bosses’ system

Labour should not back single market

16 January 2018
Jeremy Corbyn is under increasing pressure from the Labour right to shift his policy on Brexit. This would mean—at the maximum—supporting a second referendum and—at the minimum—backing Britain staying in the European single market if it does leave.

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

04 December 2017
Theresa May is being further squeezed by incompatible pressures over Brexit

For a Brexit from Ireland

28 November 2017
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

27 November 2017
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

21 November 2017
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

17 November 2017
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

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