The Drums of Armageddon

In the words of the author himself, Ian Bullock’s latest work of left-wing history, The Drums of Armageddon, is an unusual book in several ways. First, The Drums of Armageddon covers a very short period …...

Another Europe to Fight On

Leading left anti-Brexit campaign group Another Europe is Possible has pledged to continue fighting for democracy, human rights and social justice and to protect key progressive aspects of EU membership....

The Causes and Cures of Brexit

“The Brexit vote was the biggest single democratic revolution the UK has experienced in decades,” according to Neal Lawson of Compass, whose new report brings together more than 20 short essays…...

Finding a Progressive Future in Post-Brexit Britain

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?

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...

Brexit: Analysis and Action

“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....

Brexit: Organising for Dangerous Times

“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...

Brexit: The Left Responds

‘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...

EU: Why the left should vote Leave

Comment posted by Ernie Jacques (15 June 2016): LABOUR – KING CANUTE PARTY 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...