Brexit

Nottingham shows the campaign against Brexit can only be left wing
Manuel Cortes speaking at the Left Against Brexit
SJWWed, 08/08/2018 - 11:45

On Monday 30 July, 130 people gathered in Nottingham to hear left wing anti-Brexit speakers make the case for Labour to oppose Brexit.

Speakers included Manuel Cortes, General Secretary of the TSSA rail union as well as local migrant workers and anti-racist campaigners.
The organisers had held stalls in the town, advertised at the local Pride and other festivals and covered social media. The meeting surprised even them. It was five times larger than a similar event that was had held only three months earlier. 

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Seize chances of Tory chaos! Labour can stop Brexit!
Bollocks to Brexit stickers
SJWWed, 18/07/2018 - 11:01

Left Against Brexit committees and campaigns are being launched across the country along with organising efforts for the Left Against Brexit speaker tour (anothereurope.org/tour).

They are organising street stalls, debates, and speakers and motions to labour movement organisations.

With the Tories in trouble — even more trouble after Donald Trump told them that their Brexit plan would block a trade deal with the USA — an active Left Against Brexit campaign has a real chance of shifting the axis of debate.

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The answer to Trump: rebuild working-class organisation
Trump demo
SJWWed, 18/07/2018 - 10:08

July saw the one-man circus that is President Donald Trump smear its rancid trail across Europe.

Most eye-catching was Trump’s support for the anti-immigrant racism of the European populist right. He re-told the standard cultural racist narrative to the Sun, saying that immigration had “changed the fabric” of the continent “I think you are losing your culture.”

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Bastani: time for an answerSJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 12:44

Aaron Bastani of Novara Media had — after much to-ing and fro-ing — agreed to debate Brexit with us at Ideas for Freedom 2018, our summer school on 23-24 June.

He didn’t show. The session proceeded with only an anti-Brexit, pro-free-movement platform speaker.
Bastani has not responded to our queries about the no-show.

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Unite members oppose BrexitSJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 11:52

A poll of Unite members conducted by YouGov has shown a majority in favour of remaining in the single market, and in favour of a referendum on the final deal.

The poll, released ahead of Unite′s national policy conference which happened in Brighton on 2-6 July, puts increased pressure on the Labour leadership to stop trying to fudge its Brexit policy and come out in favour of a softer-Brexit or stopping Brexit all together.

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Stop Brexit! “People’s Brexit” is an illusion
Another Europe is Possible logo
SJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 11:46

Q: Labour’s current policy on Brexit is framed by Keir Starmer’s “Six Tests”. These tests, if applied, would almost certainly rule out Labour endorsing any Tory Brexit. Why aren’t the six tests enough?

A: We know that a Tory Brexit deal will not meet those six tests or be compatible with socialist values like defending migrant rights or workers’ rights. So, what happens next is key.

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Brexit and the "Jersey option"SJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 11:43

As the Tories stumble, grassroots opposition to Brexit is swelling. Some 100,000 marched in London on 23 June to demand no Tory Brexit formula go through without a referendum on it — many times more than marched the next Saturday for the NHS.

The “Left Against Brexit” tour organised by Another Europe is Possible starts on 4 July in Manchester. In many cities Workers’ Liberty people are helping to set up “Left Against Brexit” committees, for the tour meetings but also to continue and grow after that, with debates, street stalls, motions and speakers to labour movement bodies.

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Momentum should oppose BrexitSJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 13:06

#StopToryBrexit — A Final Say For The Many

We are proud members of Momentum and consistent supporters of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party and of the 2017 election manifesto. We deplore the persistent attacks of the right-wing of the Labour Party and their attempts to weaponise the issue of Brexit against our party leadership.

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Building the ‘Left Against Brexit’
Left Against Brexit
SJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 13:02

The Left Against Brexit is an initiative that seeks to take back what should be the common-sense left wing position on Brexit, and stand out from the more centrist establishment anti-Brexit campaigns.

David Miliband may believe speaking out with Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg from a rice factory will do the trick. We don’t.

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The four Bastanis and the EU
Bastani debating the EU
SJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 12:59

The commentator Aaron Bastani, who has gained some profile on the Labour left from his Novara Media platform, will debate us on Brexit at our summer school, Ideas for Freedom, on 23-24 June.

In late May he responded to an article in the Observer by political editor Toby Helm, reporting pressure from Labour members for a real debate on Brexit at Labour conference 2018, by accusing Helm (a routine journalist who used to work for the Daily Telegraph) of publishing an “AWL press release”.

We challenged Bastani to debate Brexit.

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