Tag Archives: EU

Why Juncker and May need each other

“Praise god it’s not Russia this time!” The Russian embassy in London neatly trolled Theresa May as she stood on the steps of Downing Street this week accusing Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU of interference in the British general election. … Continue reading

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Free movement: control capital, unite all workers

Introduction Unite leader Len McCluskey writing in the Huffington Post to launch his re-election bid as general secretary of Britain’s biggest union says of the free movement of labour: “Unions understand that workers have always done best when the labour … Continue reading

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Immigration, class and racism

When people express “concerns” about immigration, the actual issue is never immigration.   It is either:   1) A displacement of concerns arising from real issues of economic hardship, lack of public services, jobs, houses and so on, or   2) … Continue reading

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Austria, fascism and the Europe question (pt. 1)

On the streets of Vienna against the resurgent far right Freedom Party (FPO) This is the first of a two part article. It locates the rise of the far right in Austria within the political crisis of the parties of … Continue reading

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Cameron’s crisis – a class moment for the left

It is very good of David Cameron to highlight the central political dynamic of the referendum campaign. That’s what he has just done by seeking to divert attention from his and the Tories’ latest crisis through announcing £9 million of … Continue reading

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Europe, socialist strategy and varied political initiatives

Much of the discussion on the left in Britain about the EU referendum hinges on a tight focus upon an assessment of the balance of forces or “tactics”. Whatever the merits of that, and the judgements made, it would be … Continue reading

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Refugees and the end of liberal Europe

In so far as it was ever a reality, the era of a liberalising Europe with diminished national tensions and ethnic conflict is over. The structures of official Europe – that is the European Union, the eurozone and their capitalist, … Continue reading

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