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We must overcome the dangerous divisions in the working class

12 July 2016
The Brexit referendum revealed a united ruling class and a divided working class. A few eccentrics aside, big business backed Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU). They are now united in mourning the result of the vote.

Tory thieves fall out in chaotic leadership campaign

05 July 2016
Divisions in the Tories have made their race to select a new leader chaotic.

Marxism 2016 - we can exploit the bosses’ crisis

05 July 2016
Around 2,700 people gathered at the Marxism 2016 festival last weekend. Hundreds heard former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg address the opening rally on Thursday of last week.

Don’t give racists the credit for the Leave vote

28 June 2016
Caricaturing the EU vote abandons half the working class to the racist right

Brexit vote was a revolt against the rich

28 June 2016
The vote to leave the European Union last week defied the establishment and revealed a deep disaffection towards a system that has failed working class people, argues Charlie Kimber

Bosses will use Brexit as excuse for more austerity and cuts - if we let them

28 June 2016
The global rich claim that last week’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) will cause economic catastrophe.

After EU vote and Cameron goes: unite to shape revolt against establishment

24 June 2016
David Cameron has resigned and the Leave vote in the EU referendum has hurled the establishment into a profound crisis.

Socialists in Ireland's parliament speak out against the EU

21 June 2016
Irish prime minister Enda Kenny and the Irish political establishment have been urging Irish people in Britain to vote to remain part of the EU. He implies that Ireland’s "national interest" lies with the Remain camp.

It’s OK to bash migrants, says EU court

21 June 2016
European courts ruled last week that Britain’s government can restrict access to benefits for EU migrants. Meanwhile charity MSF will no longer accept funding from the EU in protest at its clampdown on refugees.

The ruling class is terrified of leaving the rotten EU

21 June 2016
Bosses have fought to defend their interests ahead of the referendum this Thursday, writes Dave Sewe

Let’s take advantage of the establishment’s crisis

21 June 2016
The European Union (EU) referendum has exposed the depth of the crisis in the British political establishment—and that's good

French government moves to ban trade unions' demonstrations

21 June 2016
The French Labour-type government was threatening to ban unions from demonstrating against its attack on workers’ rights as Socialist Worker went to press. But it was facing threats of defiance.

Don't leave anger at the establishment to the racist right in EU referendum

21 June 2016
Labour MP Jo Cox’s horrible murder has haunted the final days of the European Union (EU) referendum campaign. It is now known that her attacker is an open Nazi.

The EU is no friend to workers

14 June 2016
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and most trade union leaders have played a disgraceful role during the EU referendum debate.

The rich, not migrants, are a drain on society

14 June 2016
Politicians have been scrambling to outbid each other in attacking migrants as the European Union (EU) referendum looms closer.

An anti-racist, anti-austerity and socialist case to vote Leave

14 June 2016
The EU is racist and beyond reform. A Leave vote would mean a double crisis—for the Tories and the ruling class

Oh yes? What would Churchill do in the EU vote?

07 June 2016
David Cameron believes that Winston Churchill would vote Remain on 23 June. Boris Johnson claims that Churchill would have been a Brexiter. Who is right? Who cares? Tories.

Would leaving the EU get rid of our rights?

07 June 2016
People who defend the European Union (EU) often argue that it protects human rights and that these cannot be taken away, under any circumstance.

Remain or Leave—the left debates different visions of Europe (Video)

03 June 2016
Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, debates Joseph Choonara from the SWP and Lexit—the left leave campaign

The left debates the EU in Manchester

02 June 2016
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, Joseph Choonara from the Socialist Workers Party and other left wingers debated the EU referendum last night, Wednesday, in Manchester.

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