The incoherent arguments put forwards by Lexit supporters offer no route to radical reforms and lead away from socialism.
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 … Continue reading The Workers’ Answer to Brexit
By Andy Yorke THE rejection of proposals to democratise the selection of MPs and the nomination of candidates for the Leadership at Labour's Liverpool conference threw a spotlight on the role of the unions in deciding party policy. Many first time delegates were shocked, and many more were infuriated, when, despite overwhelming support from the … Continue reading The Fight for Rank and File Democracy in the Trade Unions
By Bernie McAdam LABOUR'S Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has issued a call for a new Anti Nazi League “to resist racism and the growth of the far right”. This is in response to recent far right demonstrations in support of the jailed fascist Tommy Robinson organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, DFLA, and also … Continue reading We need a working class antifascist movement
By Jeremy Dewar ON JULY 14, amidst the political chaos of the Tory cabinet’s splits over Brexit and Donald Trump’s visit, a “Free Tommy Robinson” rally packed Whitehall with 6-10,000 assorted far rightists, fascists and the members of football firms, who form the base of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA). They were joined outside … Continue reading Fighting the rise of the far right
By KD Tait THE US, French, and British attack on the Syrian regime’s chemical warfare facilities, ostensibly in retaliation for the recent chemical attack in Douma, was little more than a cynical attempt by the Nato powers to avoid being made to look totally impotent by the Syrian dictator - whilst carefully avoiding a direct … Continue reading Labour can lead the fight against imperialism and war
By Frederik Haber THE results of the metal-workers' pay campaign in Germany have attracted a lot of attention not only at home but internationally. The workers' union, IG Metall, is widely recognised as the strongest trade-union in the industrial sector globally. It is almost certainly the wealthiest and it is centrally involved in the actual … Continue reading Germany: IG Metall pay settlement, workers’ victory or bureaucratic showpiece?
WITH COUNCIL elections looming in London, the Tory press is full of increasingly worried articles about a Labour landslide. Pollsters are predicting a big increase in Labour votes, Labour councillors and even the possible capture of Tory strongholds like Wandsworth (Thatcher’s favourite council in the 1980s) and Barnet. As Sadiq Khan recently said at the … Continue reading Organise the Left for London council campaigns
LABOUR'S DEMOCRACY review, led by Katy Clark, is an important opportunity for members to demand the opening up of the party to greater, meaningful participation from below. We list here some of our recommendations for the review. We have included the call for mandatory re-selection of MPs, even though the review does not explicitly refer … Continue reading Labour Party Democracy Review – where to begin?
Labour needs to become a genuine social movement to make an election victory the launchpad for a real struggle for power