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June 19, 2016

Immigration is where a person wishes to leave the country where they live to emigrate and throw their lot in with another country. They must agree to and accept the laws and economic ups and downs of their new home and respect the culture of that country including the...

June 16, 2016

Ever since a teen-ager, I have supported the idea of a Socialist United States of Europe. As a UK government negotiator, I subsequently took part in many talks in Brussels.  In my time, it was largely a case of detailed ad hoc bargaining: “You give me this and I’ll giv...

April 20, 2016

June 23rd and the issue of #LEXIT (a left exit from the EU straight jacket) is an issue of democracy not just of politics or financial responsibility. At present, a vote for the EU is vote for surrendering your democratic rights to a group of unelected financiers hell...

April 7, 2016

An article by the Guardian’s Toby Moses appears today taking on the issue of left-wing arguments for or against Brexit. It features a very pointed first line: “What self-respecting lefty wants to line up alongside Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Iain Duncan Smith?”

 

It...

March 30, 2016

An interesting blog appears on the website of the Scottish Socialist Party addressing the possibility of a socialist case for leaving the European Union. 

 

In sum, the piece notes reasons for why a Socialist case can be made, particularly with regards to the issue of TT...

Jeremy Corbyn, in one of his now-deleted articles from his website, complained about the EU’s “ever-limiting powers for national parliaments”. So why is he now campaigning for In?

An interview for the Morning Star, still available on his site, earlier in the year might...

Events in Greece last year coloured left wing attitudes towards the European Union in a way previously unseen. A generation of young activists saw the extent to which the institutions held democracy in contempt.

 

And yet, one man at the centre of it all – Yanis Varoufak...

What a difference half a year can make!

 

Back in September 2015, just after it had been revealed that Jeremy Corbyn voted for Britain to leave Europe in the 1975 referendum, The Telegraph printed the following:

 

“The admission from the hard-left MP who is expected to be...

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