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May hangs by a thread as Tory Brexit fallout gets nasty

13 November 2017
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?

The Tories' Brexit dilemma is a chance to fight for socialist demands

22 August 2017
 

European Union crackdown drives refugees to Spain on new dangerous sea route

15 August 2017
The number of refugees crossing the sea to Spain has tripled in a year. And in other international news Israeli army officers have talked up the possibility of a new war on Palestinians

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles

08 August 2017
A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

New group demands Labour back freedom of movement

07 August 2017
Labour activists, MPs and some trade union leaders have launched a campaign to “defend and extend” freedom of movement for migrants into Britain.

Tory Brexit plan will make migrants more vulnerable

01 August 2017
The free movement of people between Britain and the European Union (EU) is set to end with Brexit in March 2019, the Tories have decided.

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