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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.

Don’t bail out warring Tories - go on the offensive against them

31 May 2016
With deep divisions in the Tory party over Europe, the left must go on the offensive against Cameron’s weakened government instead of arguing for Remain, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Would leaving the EU really cause a recession?

27 May 2016
Remain campaigners threaten mass job losses if Britain leaves the EU. But the bosses’ club won’t save us, says Sadie Robinson

EU referendum campaigners unite against racism at Refugees Welcome rally

26 May 2016
Around 200 people joined Refugees Welcome Here – Racism out of the Referendum meeting in central London last night, Wednesday.

Say no to Fortress Europe - vote Leave on 23 June

24 May 2016
The European Union (EU) is erecting fences and having refugees rounded up into camps.

Don’t abandon the EU referendum to the racists

24 May 2016
Should the anti-EU left campaign to leave or hold their tongues? Dave Sewell argues we have to stick to our principles

Exit stage left - why we oppose the EU

24 May 2016
Socialists and anticapitalists come out fighting to put their own case against the bosses’ European Union at an international rally in London last week, reports Alistair Farrow

Establishment Remain and Leave campaigns ramp up fear, lies and racism

24 May 2016
The European Union (EU) referendum Remain campaign ramped up its attempts to frighten people with lies and wild claims this week.

Anti-racists build Calais convoy

24 May 2016
Anti-racists are preparing for a convoy to Calais on Saturday 18 June. They will bring much-needed aid—and stand in solidarity with refugees.

Lexit rally in London

19 May 2016
Speakers from the international left put the case for a left exit from the European Union at a rally in London yesterday, Wednesday.

The Left rallies in London against the EU

19 May 2016
Speakers from the international left put the case for a left exit from the European Union at a rally in London yesterday, Wednesday.

Solidarity with refugees as Tories pass racist immigration bill

17 May 2016
Britain’s draconian immigration controls were tightened last week with the passage of the Tories’ Immigration Act 2016.

Tory splits provide the opportunity of a lifetime

17 May 2016
“Tories in meltdown” ran a headline in the Sunday Times newspaper last week. The story said, “As party unity crumbles, Boris Johnson may be back to seize Cameron’s job”.

Labour is missing its chance to hurt the Tories over the EU

17 May 2016
It couldn’t be clearer that there is a chance to topple Cameron over the EU vote—but Labour is throwing the chance away. It should be boosting the left exit campaign.

Is the European Union a force to stop wars?

17 May 2016
Dave Sewell begins a series on issues raised by the European Union referendum, which will take place on Thursday 23 June

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