Powers to the Peoples! – John Foster & Vince Mills

John Foster and Vince Mills of Radical Options for Scotland and Europe ROSE argue the return of legislative powers from Brussels to the governments of Scotland, Wales and the English regions could lead a revival of regional economies once State Aid bans imposed under EU competition law are removed This summer workers in Glasgow’ s […]

Labour’s Brexit slide – Martin Hall

As Boris Johnson and the Tories cling to power, many people could be forgiven for wondering what is going on in the Labour Party. Having rightly had a stated policy of prioritising a general election these last two years, it has now turned down the chance to have one twice in under a week. Furthermore, […]

David Jamieson – After the Tory Cannibal

Since the coronation of Boris Johnson, the British state crisis has reached a new peak. This has revealed all the morbid symptoms of the systemr that socialists have, for years, insisted lies behind Brexit. The conspiracy theory of a Machiavellian elite faction bent on ‘disaster capitalism’ has lost credibility (among those paying attention) with every […]

Ray Morell – From No Deal to A Green New Deal

As the world economy slides towards recession, tension with existing international trade arrangements grow and the economic order that has led to the downgrading and downsizing of jobs is looking increasingly shaky. These changes at a global level combined with the vote to leave the EU all point to a recomposition of the global economic […]

Tommy McKearney – Brexit and the Future of Ireland

A recent article in the Irish Times reported retired Irish diplomat Sean Ó hUigínn quoting Edmund Burke’s remark that the English have only one ambition in relation to Ireland, which is to hear no more about it. Undoubtedly, with the Brexit backstop causing turmoil in the House of Commons, senior members of the Conservative party […]

Martin Hall and Phil Katz – The LeFT Case for Leave

As the clock ticks ever closer to Britain’s deadline for leaving the EU, people might be forgiven for wondering why a new socialist group pushing for the importance of getting the UK out of the EU is required. However, a quick look around at the political environment should make it clear that the socialist case […]

Sean Shirley-Smith – Leave – Fight – Transform

This article by Sean Shirley-Smith, a founding member of the LeFT campaign, was originally published by Labour Hub. Leave – Fight – Transform, or LeFT, is a grassroots campaign aiming to give voice to those on the left that desire a clean break with the European Union, to fight neoliberalism, and transform society. Founded by […]

Sarah Cundy – LeFT: Why we’re campaigning to leave, fight and transform

This article by Sarah Cundy, a spokesperson for the LeFT Campaign, was originally published by LabourList ‘Democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world’ – Tony Benn The capitalist world order is in crisis. The politicians we were told to trust with our planet and its people have engineered a situation of wage stagnation, […]

Alex Gordon and Paul O’Connell – The Mountain We Must Conquer

This article, written by two founding members of the campaign, was published in the Morning Star on the 10 August 2010 to coincide with the launch of Leave – Fight -Transform: The LeFT Campaign. The Brexit conjuncture is about so much more than the UK’s membership of the European Union. The referendum called in 2016 […]