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The single market is a tool for the bosses

06 December 2016
Ordinary people are told that it is in their interests to support the European Single Market. In reality the single market was designed to nurture and protect giant corporations.

Defend free movement—not the single market

29 November 2016
Theresa May’s Tory government wants to “have its cake and eat it” in Brexit negotiations—but that’s not going to happen.

Demonstration against Ceta trade deal as it stalls in European Union

18 October 2016
Hundreds of protesters marched in London last Saturday against the proposed Ceta trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Canada.

Theresa May shifts to the right—but makes new enemies

11 October 2016
Theresa May used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.

Stand Up To Racism conference - activists debate and organise to defend migrant rights and oppose racists

11 October 2016
People have travelled from across Britain to join the Stand Up To Racism national conference in central London today, Saturday.

May cannot unite a Tory party that’s deeply split over Brexit

04 October 2016
Theresa May laid out her plan for Brexit on Sunday—at her first Tory party conference as prime minister.

World leaders look on as refugees drown

20 September 2016
Dave Sewell looks at a United Nations Refugee Agency report which details the scale of the crisis as world leaders plan a new clampdown on refugees

Fight to defend migrant rights

07 September 2016
Tory prime minister Theresa May could ban European Union (EU) migrants from coming to Britain unless they have a job. The family of a much-needed nurse, teacher or construction worker could be barred.

Calais camp swells—but Tories keep border shut

30 August 2016
The Border Force boat Valiant was scrambled on Thursday morning of last week to intercept a small dinghy crossing the Channel.

The Tories fear Brexit - we need to shape it

23 August 2016
The left must start to contest the debate about what will happen when Britain leaves the European Union (EU). At the moment the argument is dominated by competing right wing visions.

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.

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.

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

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

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