‘Brexit Betrayal’ march fails to deliver – but antifascists have lessons to learn

By KD Tait It was billed as the big breakthrough for the far right: a demonstration on December 9, the supposed eve of Parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement, led by Gerard Batten, head of the rump-UKIP, and Tommy Robinson, self-appointed white crusader against Islam. In the end they managed to draw a crowd of … Continue reading ‘Brexit Betrayal’ march fails to deliver – but antifascists have lessons to learn

No to Tommy Robinson, no to Brexit

By KD Tait ON 9 DECEMBER, fascist leader Tommy Robinson will attempt to rally Brexit supporters in a march through London against what he calls the government’s ‘Great Brexit Betrayal’. This demonstration will mark Tommy Robinson’s first public appearance as UKIP ‘consultant’ on ‘grooming gangs’, a post arranged by the party’s new leader Gerard Batten, … Continue reading No to Tommy Robinson, no to Brexit

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 … Continue reading The Workers’ Answer to Brexit

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

By Rob Schofield 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 … Continue reading Labour’s members are its strength: it’s time to listen to them on Brexit