Discussion & Debate

The Supreme Court, Article 50 and Scottish Independence

Craig Lewis examines the impact on Scotland of the Supreme Court’s recent judgement The Supreme Court ruling that Theresa May’s government must consult parliament before triggering Article 50 has had additional ramifications for the Brexit debate in the devolved nations to which the radical left needs to respond.  This short piece looks at developments in […] Read more »


Are we witnessing a moment or a movement?

Susan Pashkoff on the possibility of a new movement arising from the mass protests that took place across the world yesterday Having participated in yesterday’s Women’s March in London and looking at all the pictures from the various sister marches in the US and around the world, this is a question we need to ask […] Read more »


A new movement rising?

  Neil Faulkner reports on the Women’s March on London. It was vast. You knew as you approached it. You saw people on the tube and the pavements with placards and banners. As you got closer, you found the street was rammed. I walked with my daughter from Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square, marching towards […] Read more »


The moral threat of National Labourism

Richard Farnos writes Corbyn’s “relaunch” speech on  Tuesday (10/1/17) has only managed to muddy the waters.  In it he said: “Labour is not wedded to freedom of movement for EU citizens as a point of principle,” then bizarrely added “but I don’t want that to be misinterpreted, nor do we rule it out.”  This position […] Read more »


Fighting the rise of racism and xenophobia

Dave Landau from Islington Left Unity on how to respond to the rise in racism and xenophobia. There is a spectre haunting Europe and the United States of America. It is the spectre of racism, xenophobia, nationalism and even fascism. Gallons of ink have been devoted to try and understand the triumph of Brexit and […] Read more »


Trump, Brexit and the crisis of liberalism

Susan Pashkoff looks at the new situation we face. We need to understand what the liberals already know but are unwilling to admit publicly; liberalism is in a deep crisis. The liberal wing of the ruling class has caught itself on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, the Liberals serve the interests […] Read more »


Momentous Muddle

Neil Faulkner on Momentum and Brexit and free movement Since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as its leader, the main fracture-line in British politics has run through the middle of the Labour Party. On one side is the main weight of the party apparatus and most of the party’s MPs, MEPs, and councillors. They form […] Read more »


Right wing authoritarianism could open the door to fascism and war

Phil Hearse continues the debate on Trump, Brexit and the dangers from the right. Neil Faulkner (This is what modern fascism looks like on this site) is right to sound the tocsin about the dangers involved in the new surge of right wing authoritarianism. But his article includes formulations about fascism and the stage we […] Read more »


Overall Benefit Cap (OBC) – Left Unity Workshop Report

On 30 October 2016, Left Unity members and affiliates met in Liverpool for a number of workshops, to share ideas and experiences. Joe Halewood reported from the Overall Benefit Cap (OBC) workshop. Read the report. Read more »


This is what modern fascism looks like

Neil Faulkner opens a debate on the nature of the threat we face from the far right in the wake of the Trump victory Marxists are divided on a question of vital historical importance. If the modern far right is simply an extreme form of conservatism – if Trump, for example, is simply a radical […] Read more »



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ACTIVIST CALENDAR

Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Wed 22 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Manchester

Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum, Waltraud Fritz and Stephen Hall. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.

6.30 – 9pm at Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FM.

Thurs 23 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Leeds

Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum and Waltraud Fritz. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.

6.30-9pm at The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, LS10 1JQ

Sat 1 April, 11.00
Leeds March for the NHS

Marching to oppose cuts and to reject the STP’s, calling for an yearly 4% increase in funding, to end privatisation and ensure that good quality free health care is provided for all.

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17-24 June
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain

Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.

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