European Union

Review: The Left Case Against The EU

Andy Yorke reviews The Left Case Against the EU by Costas Lapavitsas

Workers Power  ·  29 January 2019

Lexit Myths Pave The Road To Nowhere

The incoherent arguments put forwards by Lexit supporters offer no route to radical reforms and lead away from socialism.

Workers Power  ·  27 January 2019

The Workers’ Answer to Brexit

THE starting point for any socialist looking to determine their stance on Brexit is to ascertain whether it is in the interests of the working class. All other considerations – electoral impact, the finality or otherwise of any given referendum outcome, the attitude to Brexit of the big capitalists or Chukka Umunna – are all […]

Workers Power  ·  08 October 2018

Labour’s members are its strength: it’s time to listen to them on Brexit

ANOTHER poll published yesterday by YouGov reveals that the overwhelming majority of Labour members (86%) support a referendum once negotiations are complete. This has prompted the predictable objection: “It’s a rigged/inaccurate poll” We know that pollsters got it wrong in 2017 and massively underestimated Jeremy Corbyn’s support, but YouGov were one of the only pollsters […]

Rob Schofield  ·  23 September 2018

Stop using the far right as blackmail against a vote on the Brexit deal

Recently, during a discussion about the recent poll showing majority support for a referendum on the final Brexit deal among members of the three biggest trade unions, I was met with a familiar but infuriating argument. “Don’t you understand the huge growth the far right will gain from a Labour-led new referendum?” we were asked. […]

Rob Schofield  ·  17 September 2018

The left’s Brexit debate is nasty, dangerous and narrow

By Simon Hannah  THE FIGHT over whether to leave the European Union is increasing in tempo. Hundreds of thousands marched in central London on 23 June (venomously described by some as “liberals”, “Blairites”, “croissant eating intellectuals” and so on) while sections of the left in Labour have swung to being militant Lexiteers. There is a […]

Workers Power  ·  26 June 2018

Labour must come clean on Brexit

By Peter Main  THIS MONTH sees the second anniversary of the “Brexit Referendum” and, a few days later, the opening of a crucial EU summit on 28 June. Until now, it has been possible for Theresa May to hold her party together by publicly echoing the rhetoric of the “hard Brexiteers” whilst, in the actual […]

Workers Power  ·  16 June 2018

Tories learn Brexit can’t please everyone

Learning the hard way

Workers Power  ·  21 October 2017

Labour conference rejects vote on Brexit policy

It's not undemocratic to oppose Brexit

Workers Power  ·  20 October 2017

Donald Trump: with or without EU?

DONALD TRUMP’S first trip abroad as President saw him launch radical changes in US foreign policy from those pursued by his predecessor

Workers Power  ·  21 June 2017

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