Brexit

Brexit is more and more troubled
Anti brexit sign N Ireland
SJWWed, 25/04/2018 - 11:31

The House of Commons will vote soon on a proposal for Britain to stay in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.

On 18 May, the House of Lords defeated the Government on that issue, voting through a recommendation that ministers take steps to negotiate a new customs union with the EU.

On Monday 23rd, the Government declared: “We will not be staying in the customs union or joining a customs union”. Pro-customs-union Tory MPs may blink, faced with the prospect of the Government being defeated, but it will only take a few Tory rebels to defeat Theresa May’s administration.

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Defend migrants, defend free movement, fight for socialism!MatthewWed, 14/02/2018 - 14:14

Look around the world. Look at EU migrants who have made the UK their home now wondering how long they can stay and on what terms, all under the threat of Brexit. If they want to stay, they will have to apply for “settled status”. 1.2 million UK citizens living in other EU member states face similar anxieties.

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Open up Brexit debate in LabourMatthewWed, 07/02/2018 - 10:39

The planned Labour Party leadership “away day” to reconsider policy on Brexit has been flagged up as coming in “early February”, so must be soon. May even have happened by the time this issue of Solidarity reaches readers.

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Labour base shifts on Brexit

Submitted by Matthew on 31 January, 2018 - 10:47 Author: Rhodri Evans
Labour against brexit demo

The base for a left-wing campaign in the labour movement to defend and extend free movement, and to stop Brexit, is expanding.

A recent poll has shown a four-to-one majority of existing and potential Labour voters want Labour to back permanent membership of the EU’s single market and customs union.

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The hard-Brexit right in disarray - but Labour, too
Mail and Express
martinMon, 18/12/2017 - 14:40

In mid-December, Theresa May agreed to keep British economic regulations "aligned" with the EU, thus opening the way to talks on a transition period and a Brexit trade deal. And rebellious Tory MPs defeated the Government in the House of Commons, to limit the Government's ability to legislate by decree over Brexit.

The hard-Brexit press, the Mail and the Express, backed the "alignment" deal, but were furious at the Tory rebel MPs. On 9 December the Mail's headline was: "Rejoice! We're On Our Way", and the Express had: "Huge Brexit Boost At Last".

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Letter: Single Market votecathy nThu, 21/09/2017 - 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?

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

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.

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Brexit: fight for free movement!
Brexit
MatthewMon, 03/07/2017 - 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.

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