Letter: Single Market vote cathy n Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:50

I suspect a sentence in the editorial of Solidarity (447) said something different from what the writer intended:

“For Labour to back a Tory amendment on a single market would be a mistake”.
Presumably it was meant to read “the single market”. But why a mistake?

Labour’s soft Brexit not good enough cathy n Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:23
Boris Johnson cartoon

It is very unusual for a Tory MP to say he is “ashamed to be British in many ways”. But those were the recent words of Charles Tannock, complaining about his party’s stance on Brexit.

He even went on to say the Tories were “mired in arrogance and hubris… the petty nationalisms, the triumphalism.”

Tannock joined criticisms from senior Tories, including the former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine. These Tories have denounced Theresa May, and openly talked about ditching her in order to prepare for the next election.

Brexit: fight for free movement! Matthew Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:36

As the UK-EU negotiations on Brexit begin, the political landscape in Britain is in flux. The general election result was widely interpreted as a riposte to the Tories’ push for a hard Brexit. Now senior Tory critics of a hard Brexit, and indeed of Brexit per se, are becoming bolder.