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Left Unity to debate relationship with Labour Party

Left Unity’s annual conference this Saturday (21 Nov) will see the party debate its future – including a number of motions that would change its relationship to the Labour Party. Read more »


Blair should make his apologies at the Hague

Responding to Tony Blair’s apology for elements of the Iraq war, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “Blair’s very partial apology does not bring back a million dead Iraqis or rebuild a nation in ruins. “The Iraq war and the knock-on destabilisation of Syria has birthed the one of the greatest threats the world faces […] Read more »


We want a decent future, not a ‘desolate North’

Left Unity supports Sunday’s national demonstration by the TUC in Manchester. Read more »


Army mutiny threat shows ‘fear of democracy’

Responding to an army general’s anonymous threat of a ‘mutiny’ against a Jeremy Corbyn government, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s critics accuse him of wanting to drag Britain back to the past. But an army general are now threatening a mutiny against him – a coup that would drag Britain back to […] Read more »


Forget the national anthem, get serious about Corbyn

Responding to the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn today, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “Jeremy Corbyn is asking serious life-and-death questions to David Cameron at prime minister’s questions. “Yet the Tories and parts of the media seem obsessed with whether he sings the national anthem or not. “As a republican party we stand full-square behind […] Read more »


Refugees: Government should at least match German figure

Responding to the shifting government position on refugees, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “David Cameron is relenting slightly under pressure to allow more Syrian refugees into Britain. “However the government’s new position still does not go nearly far enough. Germany has taken over 100,000 refugees – Britain should at least match that. “The scale […] Read more »


Fitness-to-work tests ‘may have driven people to an early grave’

Responding to the release of figures showing thousands dying after passing fit-to-work tests, Left Unity’s Salman Shaheen said: “The government’s benefits regime is exposed as being cruellest to the weakest. People who are sick and dying are having to spend their final days fighting for money they are fully entitled to. “No wonder the government […] Read more »


Corbyn Iraq apology ‘can begin cleaning bloody stain’

Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to apologise for the Iraq war, Left Unity’s Salman Shaheen said: “This shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s victory will finally turn the page on the warmongering record of New Labour. “I have never been able to vote Labour since the Iraq war. “Corbyn can’t bring back the dead, but if he […] Read more »


After DWP’s fake benefit stories, sanctions should be scrapped

Responding to news that the DWP has admitted fabricating stories from benefit claimants on a leaflet, Salman Shaheen of Left Unity said: “It’s no wonder the DWP has been caught making up tall tales when its rhetoric is so far from reality. “The government claims benefit sanctions help people – but it can’t find a […] Read more »


‘We do not need our young people in boot camps’

As the Tories announce ‘boot camps’ for young unemployed people, Felicity Dowling of Left Unity said: “We do not need our young people in boot camps. We need free university and real, skill-based, well-paid apprenticeships – not punitive measures. “We need real jobs for social need. We need teachers and teaching assistants, nursery nurses, a […] Read more »



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

Saturday 25th November
Trump: Nuclear Apocalypse or New Cold War?

Leeds Swarthmore Centre at 2pm with Kate Hudson, General Secretary, CND. The threat of nuclear war is at its highest level since the Cold War. What can socialists do to stop it? facebook here

Saturday 25th November
Discussing Catalan self-determination

South London Left Unity discussion, also talking about the future of the left outside the Labour Party: 1- 4pm, Camberwell Library, Camberwell Green London SE5 7AL. All welcome.

Saturday 2 December
Latin America Conference 2017

TUC Congress House London at 9.15am: With countries across Latin America facing a resurgent right and the threat of intervention from Trump, this year’s Latin America Conference will be the most crucial yet. More info here

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