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

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

By Rob Schofield 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?” … Continue reading Stop using the far right as blackmail against a vote on the Brexit deal

Theresa May’s Chequered Brexit

By KD Tait After warning mutinous backbenchers that a divided Tory party risks paving the way for a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government, Theresa May gambled on splitting the pro-Brexit faction of her party, and uniting the Cabinet around the “hybrid” negotiating position agreed at Chequers last Friday. For now, it seems the gamble has paid … Continue reading Theresa May’s Chequered Brexit

The Socialist Workers Party and the EU referendum

By Dave Stockton The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) recently launched its campaign for Brexit with a long article by Alex Callinicos, The internationalist case against the European Union, and a pamphlet by Joseph Choonara, The EU: a left case for exit. If you want to know all the facts to prove that the EU is … Continue reading The Socialist Workers Party and the EU referendum

The UK EU Referendum – Vote Yes and fight for a socialist united states of Europe

Political Committee, 21 June 2015 1. Britain will hold a referendum on whether to stay in or leave the European Union by the end of 2017.  For revolutionary socialists the task of the day is to create a campaign of effective opposition to the racist and chauvinist No campaigners but equally to the pro-capitalist/neoliberal Yes … Continue reading The UK EU Referendum – Vote Yes and fight for a socialist united states of Europe

Constitutional crisis – Cameron’s opportunity

By KD Tait 20 May 2015 From an early EU referendum to scrapping the Human Rights Act, from devolving powers to Scotland through to English votes on English laws, the new Tory government has constitutional change firmly in its sights. Their aim will be to see off the hardline Eurosceptics whilst using devolution to decentralise … Continue reading Constitutional crisis – Cameron’s opportunity