Britain faces a deep political crisis following the Referendum. The far right is resurgent, the Conservative Party is heading in a more right-wing direction, Jeremy Corbyn faces a coup from within his own party, and there has been a significant increase in racist and xenophobic abuse. Millions of us want to resist this turn to […] Read more »
Dave Landau from Islington Left Unity reports on the shocking escalation in hate crime since the referendum The Referendum campaign was from the outset poisonous and immigration was always at its centre. Cameron was bounced into promising a referendum by pressure from UKIP riding a wave of anti-migrant sentiment. On both sides the mainstream campaigns […] Read more »
Left Unity Executive Committee has issued the following statement on the outcome of the EU Referendum: Left Unity deplores the Leave outcome of the EU Referendum. This referendum came from pressure from the far right – driven by anti-immigration sentiment, fuelled by racism. This has been the most reactionary national campaign in British political history, […] Read more »
Graham Gifford interviews Tina Louise Rothery about her ongoing legal case against Cuadrilla It’s 9am on Day One of the new Brexit Britain, but as most of the UK is listening to the breaking news of Cameron’s resignation, a different drama is unfolding in Blackpool, Lancashire. Arriving at the County Courts, anti-fracking banners unfurl against […] Read more »
Neil Faulkner Taking a position on the EU Referendum was not easy. The in/out choice was essentially an argument inside the political and corporate elite about what was best for British capitalism. We do not wish to be ruled by either the City of London or the European Central Bank. Both are run by bankers. […] Read more »
Phil Hearse, 25 June 2016 Massive amounts of comment and analysis are emerging from the political Left and the left-of-centre commentariat. Some is sensible, some is full of half-truths and some is just fantasy. Let’s start with the fantasy wing of this debate. “A victory against austerity and neoliberalism” was the first response on the […] Read more »
On Sunday Spain goes to the polls – its second attempt to elect a government in six months. The prospects for the left are hugely increased by a newly united campaign from Izquierda Unida (United Left) and Podemos – together forming Unidos Podemos. Left Unity wishes them every success. Maite Mola, from the Izquierda Unida […] Read more »
Andrew Burgin makes a final appeal for a Remain vote. We must build a real political and socialist union across Europe. The British referendum campaign on EU membership is entering its final days. As I write this the opinion polls are signalling an advantage for Leave but the result will be close either way. […] Read more »
As the British referendum campaign on EU membership enters its final days, the tension and anger is palpable. Traditional fault lines in politics are breaking down as the divisions over Remain or Leave cross and re-cross through parties and movements where typically in a general election period sympathies would be predictable and tolerated. This referendum […] Read more »
Economist Michael Burke writes: The EU referendum campaign began as farcical attempt to set aside divisions in the Tory Party but it has turned into a debacle for Cameron. Overall anti-immigration rhetoric and racism have dominated. The entire responsibility for this lies with Cameron, the leadership of the Tories and their allies in the media. […] Read more »
Len Arthur shares responses to queries that have arisen during debates in Wales around key referendum issues Migration Concerns: asylum seekers; Turkey; pressure on services; pressure on our ‘civilization’ ‘culture’ ‘society’ ‘being overrun’; undermines conditions, jobs, benefits; security. Benefits: free movement good for all; freedom to travel; existing agreements lost; migrants benefit economy; what is […] Read more »
Terry Conway reports Over 1000 people gathered in central London on Saturday to hear a range of powerful speakers and discuss what role they could play over the next short weeks to secure a vote for remain in the European referendum on June 23 at an event called by Another Europe is Possible , open […] Read more »
Andrew Burgin argues for a ‘Remain’ vote in the forthcoming referendum. On June 23rd the British people will vote on whether to stay in or leave the European Union. The European project is facing the most profound crisis in its history driven by the subordination of the European Union not to the needs of its […] Read more »
Stuart King reports on the recent Lambeth Library occupation In mid April, shortly after a 10-day occupation of the Carnegie library in Lambeth, the first cracks appeared in the monolithic Progress run council in Lambeth. Councillor Rachel Heywood issued an open letter entitled “Why I broke ranks” referring to the fact that she marched with […] Read more »
Stuart King gives us a first hand account of the on-going occupation of the Carnegie library in Lambeth. The local council want ot close the library and re-open it with a private gym. DAY 3 – SATURDAY The occupation gives an interview with London Live TV at 9.00am. We got a mention in the Bookseller. […] Read more »
Stuart King reports from the occupation of the Carnegie Library in Lambeth which faced imminent closure by the local council. Lambeth council had planned to lock the doors of Carnegie Library to the public at 6.00.pm on Thursday night. Instead library users refused to leave and vowed to keep the library in the hands of […] Read more »
Inbar Tamari reports from NUT conference In the last two days of conference the union debates and reached important decisions regarding funding education and implementing policies in and out of the union. Inclusion and funding Conference noted how changes in government led to inclusion from being the norm for educating learners with special educational needs […] Read more »
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Wed 29 June, 19.00
Leeds Left Unity meeting
What do we do about Brexit? Everyone welcome.
Thurs 30 June, 19.00
London Left Unity meeting
Members discussion of the implications of Brexit and priority campaigns for Left Unity.
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Day-Mer Culture and Art Festival
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Stop Trident mass lobby of MPs
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