Posts Tagged ‘ Europe ’

The Causes and Cures of Brexit

Oct 18th, 2018 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

“The Brexit vote was the biggest single democratic revolution the UK has experienced in decades,” according to Neal Lawson of Compass. “In hindsight everyone saw it coming, but at the time the news when it trickled through in the early hours after the close of polling was a seismic shock. It still is.”

A new report from Compass brings together more than 20 short essays on why people voted to leave the European Union and what our collective response should be – looking at issues of economy, democracy and culture.

Brexit: Labour’s Fading Red Lines

Jan 14th, 2017 | By willb | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

Labour is in a mess over Brexit and its strategy for the forthcoming parliamentary votes on triggering Article 50 is a shambles. It did not have to be this way, argues WILL BROWN.

Finding a Progressive Future in Post-Brexit Britain

Oct 20th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Leading thinkers and key figures in the Labour movement will come together with grassroots organisers and activists at a conference in London on Saturday 5 November to “take stock, discuss policy solutions and map a progressive path forward for Britain” post-Brexit.

Brexit: Do we Need a New Consensus?

Jul 11th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

DAVE BERRY discusses his experiences of the referendum campaign and calls for left-wing reform of the European Union.

The referendum has been a painful experience for me and, like many others, I feel disconnected from politics. As an ex-shop steward and councillor I really miss being the representative of people rather than just an individual voice, and I have tried to have conversations with working people without being judgmental.

Brexit: Analysis and Action

Jul 11th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

“What has happened is that the protests against globalisation, capital and free markets by the disadvantaged has been captured by the right, in the absence of effective resistance from the left.” So writes Mike Rustin in one of the more coherent analyses of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on 23 June.

Labour in Crisis: A Statement from the ILP

Jul 3rd, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

The Labour Party is in mortal danger and the post-referendum crisis that now engulfs it genuinely threatens its very existence as a viable force in British politics.

Brexit: Organising for Dangerous Times

Jun 29th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

“I am truly worried about our country. We are living in dangerous times.” So says Nick Lowles of Hope not Hate as reports arrive of a rise in racist and xenophic attacks across the country in the wake of last Thursday’s Brexit vote.

“The decision to leave the EU has been quickly followed by a wave of racist and xenophobic attacks against Eastern Europeans and others across the country,” writes Lowles in his latest plea to members.

Brexit: The Left Responds

Jun 24th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

‘We still believe in each other’ is the message from Hope not Hate, just one of a number of left wing groups and organisations who have responded to the European Union referendum result.

The United Kingdom voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU at the polls yesterday, triggering Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his retirement this morning and provoking calls for political leaders and parties to work towards uniting a divided country.

EU: Why the left should vote Leave

Jun 15th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles

Comment posted by Ernie Jacques (15 June 2016):
So the Labour establishment wants to build a fair, democratic and inclusive European Union. Well, good luck with that one!  But in truth they have about as much chance of democratizing the European Union and reforming its overarching corruption and neoliberal agenda as King [...]

EU: Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils

Jun 13th, 2016 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The EU referendum campaign has hardly been inspiring. For the left it poses some awkward questions with few simple answers. DAVID CONNOLLY casts his eye over some of the better contributions and opts to vote Remain. Just.

Realistically, this debate was never going to be particularly sophisticated but the torrent of misleading statistics and highly contentious predictions has been crude, to say the least, all topped off with a hefty dose of racist scaremongering.