Archiv: the British Left


05.04.2021 - 15:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris ‚wants vaccine passports up and running by JUNE 21‘ but could fail to get legislation past Parliament as he ‚promises Tory rebels they WILL get a vote‘ and Labour says scheme is like using ‚a sledgehammer to crack a nut‘

Boris Johnson wants domestic Covid passports in place by June 21 – but faces the prospect of an embarrassing Commons defeat after promising Tory rebels a vote on their introduction.

Michael Gove is said to have made the offer to furious backbenchers appalled at the idea of forcing Britons to prove their vaccination status to enter pubs and other social hubs.

Boris Johnson wants the scheme to be up and running for June 21, when the last social distancing measures are expected to be swept away.

04.04.2021 - 12:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

Boris Johnson to give go-ahead for trials of Covid passports

News of the trial events comes as senior Tories among a cross-party group have declared they will oppose the use of vaccine certificates, with 72 MPs signing a pledge to oppose the “divisive and discriminatory” scheme. Some have described their use as the creation of “checkpoint Britain”. A government scientific adviser has also warned that they could give people a false sense of security.

The size of the rebellion could create problems for the government, should it conclude that legislation is needed to introduce Covid passports

03.04.2021 - 19:13 [ UnBoxPHD / Youtube ]

Jeremy Corbyn SPEAKING at Kill the Bill Protest

Ex-Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn Speaks out against the Governments Bill.

03.04.2021 - 19:07 [ Paul Rance / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech in Parliament Square #killthebill

03.04.2021 - 18:50 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘Kill the bill’ protesters rally across England and Wales on Saturday: Demonstrations against crackdown on right to protest are organised in 25 cities including London

The police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, which passed its second reading in parliament last month, will modify existing public order legislation to make it easier for police to ban or shut down peaceful protests if they are considered too disruptive or likely to lead to disorder.

Opponents of the bill have called it an attack on the right to protest and a step towards authoritarianism.

03.04.2021 - 18:44 [ ORF ]

Erneut Proteste in England gegen neues Polizeigesetz

Allein in London versammelten sich heute einige tausend Demonstrierende auf dem zentralen Parliament Square, auch in Newcastle und Birmingham zogen mehrere hundert Menschen mit „Kill the Bill“-Plakaten (deutsch: „Tötet den Gesetzesentwurf“) durch die Straßen.

02.04.2021 - 11:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

FORTY rebel Tories including six ex-Cabinet ministers join forces with opposition MPs in bid to block ‚divisive and discriminatory‘ vaccine passports

– Unlikely alliance condemned vaccine passports as ‚divisive and discriminatory‘
– Members of coalition were organised by the pressure group Big Brother Watch
– Signed a pledge to oppose the idea if it is brought forward by ministers
– Signatories include Jeremy Corbyn, Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Esther McVey

27.03.2021 - 15:53 [ CampaignOpposingPoliceSurveillance.com ]

Which Justice Campaigns Were Spied On?

(14th February 2018)

Just as the infiltration of protest groups shows the counter-democratic remit of the spycops, so their infiltration of justice campaigns over a period of 26 years proves a key part of their purpose was to take an active role in obstructing justice.

The resources that should have established the truth and brought the guilty to justice were instead spent on undermining the grieving loved ones.

27.03.2021 - 15:46 [ @copscampaign / Twitter ]

The Met have admitted that #SpyCops targeted at least 18 justice campaigns by grieving loved ones. The real number is sure to be much higher. Resources that should have been spent catching killers were instead used to obstruct justice.

(24.03.2021)

27.03.2021 - 15:30 [ Matthew Dresch, Journalist @DailyMirror / Twitter ]

Police assaulted me at the Bristol protest even though I told them I was from the press. I was respectfully observing what was happening and posed no threat to any of the officers. I have muted the latter part of the video to spare you all the pain of hearing my shrill voice.

27.03.2021 - 15:28 [ theGuardian.com ]

Police under fire for ‚assault‘ of journalist at Bristol protest

Police have come under fire for their treatment of a reporter at demonstrations in Bristol on Friday night, during violent clashes between officers and protesters.

Daily Mirror journalist Matthew Dresch shared video footage that appeared to show police pushing him and hitting him with a baton as he shouted that he was a member of the press.

27.03.2021 - 14:31 [ BBC ]

Kill the Bill: Violent protest ‚disgraceful‘, says prime minister

Home Secretary Priti Patel also criticised the disorder and the „violence being directed towards the police“.

„I’m in no doubt the silent, law-abiding majority will be appalled by the actions of this criminal minority,“ she said.

„Despite repeated warnings to disperse, it’s clear these thugs were only intent on causing trouble.

27.03.2021 - 14:12 [ Guardian News / Youtube ]

‚Kill the bill‘: hundreds take part in Bristol protest

A crowd of people gathered in Bristol on Friday evening for a third ‚kill the bill‘ demonstration within a week.
Protesters met at two parks, Castle Park and College Green, and marched through the city centre and along Park Street towards Bristol University’s buildings
Hundreds sit down outside Bristol police station in ‚kill the bill‘ protest

22.03.2021 - 08:42 [ ITV.com ]

Three arrested after hundreds turned out to protest in Newcastle

The nationwide campaign for women’s safety follows the death of Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old marketing executive went missing while walking home from a friend’s flat in London on 3 March.

People are also protesting against the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill. It would change how protests are policed and making some aspects of the Coronavirus Act permanent.

It comes as the UK remains in a national lockdown, which bans gatherings

22.03.2021 - 08:10 [ The Tab Bristol / Facebook ]

Bristol Bridewell police station under siege

(livestream)

22.03.2021 - 07:45 [ Martin Booth / Twitter ]

Police lines have been pushed back almost to the door of the station

22.03.2021 - 07:40 [ DailyStar.co.uk ]

Bristol police station ‚under siege‘ as ‚Kill the Bill‘ rioters set fire to van

The event was dubbed „Kill the Bill“, in reference to the attempts to stop the Government’s proposed law which would give police and the Home Secretary increased powers to stop protests.

The Bill also makes a special new law to protect monuments and statues, in the wake of the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, with the crime of damaging them punishable by up to ten years in prison.

21.03.2021 - 19:04 [ Jerry Hicks / Twitter ]

Bristol this afternoon #PoliceCrackdownBill #PoliceCrimeSentencingCourtsBill #KillTheBill #Bristol

21.03.2021 - 18:57 [ Express.co.uk ]

Bristol protests: Huge crowds gather despite lockdown rules – fury at Policing Bill

Demonstrators began gathering at Bristol’s College Green around 2pm before marching through the city.

According to Bristol Live police initially encouraged them to disperse but moved to the crowd’s edges as numbers increased.

Protestors waved ‘Kill The Bill’ placards whilst a small number had black and red anarchist flags.

07.01.2021 - 20:15 [ Spiked ]

How the left learned to love the Tory police state

Lockdown has devastated civil liberties, punished the poor and boosted the rich, but the left wants more of it.

05.12.2020 - 15:03 [ Spiked ]

The left now loathes the working class

Paul Embery, trade unionist, writer and author of Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class, joins spiked’s editor for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. They discuss the left’s embrace of woke politics, and its rejection of the working class, national democracy and free speech.

15.11.2020 - 11:27 [ Undercover Policing Inquiry ]

Undercover Policing Inquiry’s evidence hearings in November to go ahead

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 1 (Phase 1) | Day 11 (Mon 16 Nov):

10:00 AM: HN 336
2:00 PM: HN 340
4:55 PM: Summary of evidence of HN 333

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 1 (Phase 1) | Day 12 (Tues 17 Nov):
Non-sitting day

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 1 (Phase 1) | Day 13 (Wed 18 Nov):
12:00 Noon: Summary of evidence of HN 45
2:00 PM: HN 348
4:50 PM: Summary of evidence of HN 339
4:55 PM: Summary of evidence of HN 349

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 1 (Phase 1) | Day 14 (Thurs 19 Nov):
11:30 AM: HN 345
2:00 PM: HN 345
3:25 PM: Summary of evidence of HN 343

15.11.2020 - 11:21 [ theWeek.co.uk ]

Why everybody’s talking about the public inquiry into undercover policing

(12.11.2020)

The UCPI was established in early 2015 in response to a series of allegations that May said amounted to evidence of “historical failings” by undercover policing units. Among these allegations were that the parents of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence had been spied on while campaigning for justice – claims that the police admitted were true.

After finally getting under way in London last week, the jury-led inquiry is looking at how at least “139 undercover officers spied on more than 1,000 political groups” over a period spanning back to 1968, writes investigative reporter Rob Evans, author of Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police.

15.11.2020 - 11:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

MI5 worked with undercover police to infiltrate Vietnam protests

The collaboration marked the start of a secret police operation that escalated over more than 40 years, involving at least 139 undercover officers spying on more than 1,000 political groups.

The top-secret collaboration between M15 and Scotland Yard was disclosed on the opening day of public evidence sessions that are being held by a judge-led public inquiry into the undercover policing scandal.

15.11.2020 - 10:56 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Spy cops‘ inquiry will ‚get to truth‘ of tactics used by undercover police infiltrating activist groups over decades – after complaints that officers stole dead babies‘ identities and tricked women into sexual relationships

(02.11.2020)

‚It has emerged that for decades undercover police officers infiltrated a significant number of political and other activist groups, in deployments which typically lasted for years.

‚The information reported by these undercover police officers was extensive. It covered the activities of the groups in question, and their members. It also extended to the groups and individuals with whom they came into contact, including elected representatives.

13.09.2020 - 16:41 [ Kate Hoey / Twitter ]

Not surprising that Major and Blair who were amongst the most extreme proponents of Brexit are supporting the EU position on free trade throughout the UK. I predict an even bigger majority for the Internal Market Bill tomorrow

#rightthingtodo

26.06.2020 - 09:44 [ ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk ]

RECAP: Reaction as Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked for tweeting ‚antisemitic‘ Maxine Peake interview

Salford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the shadow cabinet after she tweeted a link to an interview with actress Maxine Peake.

The shadow education secretary was forced out of her job by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who said the interview contained an ‚antisemitic conspiracy theory‘.

25.06.2020 - 20:38 [ @OwenJones84 / Twitter ]

Sacking Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an interview in *the Independent* with one of Britain’s most celebrated actors because of a sentence uttered by Maxine Peake which the Independent initially justified with a link to an Amnesty International report is an absurd overreaction

25.06.2020 - 20:33 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Maxine Peake: ‘People who couldn’t vote Labour because of Corbyn? They voted Tory as far as I’m concerned’

“I don’t know how we escape that cycle that’s indoctrinated into us all,” continues the 45-year-old. “Well, we get rid of it when we get rid of capitalism as far as I’m concerned. That’s what it’s all about. The establishment has got to go. We’ve got to change it.” Born in Bolton to a lorry driver father and care worker mother, Peake is strident and expressive; if religion wasn’t anathema to her, she’d be perfect in the pulpit. “Systemic racism is a global issue,” she adds. “The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.” (A spokesperson for the Israeli police has denied this, stating that “there is no tactic or protocol that calls to put pressure on the neck or airway”.)

25.06.2020 - 20:21 [ Haaretz ]

U.K. Labour Leader Sacks Education Spokeswoman for Sharing Article With ‚Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory‘

Long-Bailey had tweeted an Independent article written about British actress and anti-capitalist activist Maxine Peake writing „Maxine Peake is an absolute diamond.“

In the story, Peake alleges that „the tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.”

21.05.2020 - 07:51 [ Independent.co.uk ]

‘Almost hard to believe’: Joe Biden attacks antisemitism on the left in US and UK

It comes as Mr Biden’s presidential campaign considers how he can appeal to progressives on the left of the Democratic party, and younger voters in particular, who criticise Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

Mr Biden, who was asked about antisemitism among sections of the left in the US and UK, said that whilst antisemitism was “the mother of all conspiracy theories”, Americans had not heard enough about the dangers of the Holocaust happening again.

31.01.2020 - 18:12 [ Thomas Fazi / Twitter ]

Today is a historic day. Today the UK breaks the TINA (there is no alternative) spell that has been the main driving force behind the neoliberal anti-democratic monster that is the EU. Today the wheels of history are set in motion again. There is always an alternative. #BrexitDay

24.12.2019 - 13:33 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

There has been literally not a word on this from the ‘internationalist’ TUC. Our fellow workers are engaged in mass strike action just a few miles across the Channel, and the voice of the British trade union movement is silent. Totally shameful.

17.12.2019 - 21:45 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

‘If Labour is to ever win back the traditional working-class, it must stop treating them as though they were some kind of embarrassing elderly relative.’ My @UnHerd take on Labour’s implosion.

15.12.2019 - 11:07 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The lesson of the last 3 years is that our elites, in a very broad sense, are deeply hostile to the democratic principle – visible in their support for EU, and in their ruthless campaign to squash a vote against it.

15.12.2019 - 10:42 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Seeing a lot of tweets from Labour activists saying, “We just need to fight harder next time.” No. Labour did not get smashed for want of effort by activists. It got smashed because it lost the trust of the working-class. Until this is admitted, we cannot move forward.

15.12.2019 - 10:21 [ John Mann / Telegraph.co.uk ]

The arrogance and detachment of Corbyn’s middle class fan club was a factor in every seat Labour lost

The arrogance and detachment of Corbyn’s middle class fan club was a factor in every seat that Labour lost. And they were so away with the fairies that in a Bassetlaw they predicted a 1200 Labour majority on the eve of the election.

It is 95 years since Bassetlaw last elected a Conservative…

13.12.2019 - 20:39 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I warned time & time again in interviews, articles & meetings- backing a 2ndREF would destroy Labour in the heartlands. I WAS RIGHT. The arithmetic said it would be a disaster.Yet those ‚in the know‘ ignored my warnings. Now we reep the rewards.

13.12.2019 - 20:38 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

This was Polly Toynbee in the Guardian earlier this year, ridiculing the idea that the northern heartlands would abandon Labour. These chattering class metro-liberals were allowed to dictate Labour policy on Brexit and so much else. Look where it got us.

13.12.2019 - 14:10 [ Michael Tracey ‏/ Twitter ]

The legendary Dennis Skinner voted out. MP for Bolsover since 1970, campaigned for Leave, always stridently anti-war, personification of old-school Labour. My personal favorite MP. Tragic

13.12.2019 - 14:08 [ minty ‏/ Twitter ]

Worst results of the night: -Dennis Skinner losing his seat after 49 years -Conservatives gaining Kensington after Grenfell Tower

13.12.2019 - 06:55 [ Brendan Chilton Esq. @AshfordLabour / Twitter, ‏ ]

There is NO question concerning the Labour Party right now to which a middle class remain north London MP is the answer….The next Leader of the Party must come from outside London and understand what has happened tonight in order for us to rebuild.

11.12.2019 - 15:33 [ Matt Dilworth / Twitter ]

I’m standing to be Stoke North’s MP on an Independent platform. I will vote and campaign to deliver brexit, Increase funds to our public services, regenerate our area and reform our democracy. No Party Whip. No special Interests. Just honesty and integrity. #MD4MP

(02.12.2019)

11.12.2019 - 14:11 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge Brexiteers in Stoke-on-Trent Central to vote for .@gareth_snell- he voted for the deal and opposes a second referendum. A democrat and Brexiteer. Vote for Gareth tomorrow.

11.12.2019 - 13:53 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge Brexiteers in Barnsley East to vote for .@Steph_Peacock she respects the result, opposes a second referendum and voted for the deal. A true champion for her constituents and democracy. Vote for Stephanie Peacock tomorrow.

11.12.2019 - 06:21 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

Brexit Party standing down for Tory Remain Leader, Mays Deputy PM and Leader of anti no-deal Tory MPs Damian Green but won’t stand down against Labour Brexit champion Caroline Flint. BP serving their own interests not the national interest. #TurquoiseTories

(12.11.2019)

11.12.2019 - 06:18 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge every Brexiteer in Blackley and Broughton to vote for Graham Stringer. He campaigned to leave and opposes a second referendum. Vote for Graham Stringer on December 12th.

10.12.2019 - 20:39 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge every Brexiteer in Grimsby to back .@OnnMel she opposes a second referendum and voted for Boris Johnson’s deal. A champion for Grimsby, democracy and Brexit.

10.12.2019 - 20:31 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We urge everyone in Barnsley to vote for .@DanJarvisMP- who opposes a second referendum, and who voted for the withdrawal deal. A true democrat. Vote for Dan Jarvis on December 12th.

10.12.2019 - 20:26 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

Brexit Party standing against Labours Emma Lewell-Buc- she opposes a second ref and voted for Boris Johnson’s deal. Yet they are standing down for Stephen Hammond- arch Tory remainer. National interest? Yeah whatever. #TurquoiseTories

(12.11.2019)

10.12.2019 - 20:17 [ Brendan Chilton Esq., @AshfordLabour Leader, Brexit Campaigner / Twitter ]

So Brexit Party are standing down against arch remainer and architect of the worst deal in history- Theresa May- but are standing against Brexit champion of the past 50 years Dennis Skinner. There actions have nothing to do with national interest. #TurquoiseTories

(12.11.2019)

16.11.2019 - 19:47 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The post-war Labour government gave us full employment; the NHS; modern welfare state; public ownership of railways, electric, gas, coal and steel; and built a million new homes. All when the country’s back was broken. Never let it be said that we can’t afford a decent society.

29.09.2019 - 09:03 [ Spiked ]

‘People desperately want their vote to matter’: Kate Hoey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the political class’s refusal to deliver Brexit.

Maverick Labour MP Kate Hoey joins spiked’s editor for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. They discuss the left-wing case for Leave, Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal and Labour’s disconnect from its working-class heartlands.

27.09.2019 - 18:06 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Our political class is unfit for purpose. Self-obsessed, virtue-signalling, emotionally incontinent, fixated on things that are irrelevant to normal people. The past hysterical 24 hours have exposed them for what they are. They deserve to be swept away.

24.09.2019 - 13:37 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Don’t watch the news, it will do wonders for your blood pressure. In the last minutes, Miller, Corbyn, a grinning Soubry and Lucas. All harping on self righteously as what we voted for gets trampled into the dirt

22.09.2019 - 12:22 [ Blue Labour / Eventbrite.co.uk ]

The Blue Labour Fringe: Join Maurice Glasman and Paul Embery discussing Labour, Brexit, democracy, justice, and the future of radical politics.

Date and Time:
Sun, 22 September 2019
15:00 – 16:00 BST

Location:
Old Ship Hotel
Brighton
BN1 1NR
United Kingdom

22.09.2019 - 12:16 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Poll by Opinium for Sunday’s Observer: Con 37% Lab 22% Lib Dem 17% Brexit 12% Green 4% Second referendum strategy failing dismally for Labour. Heartland vote ebbing away. All utterly predictable. When will the middle-class liberals and Toytown revolutionaries start listening?

08.09.2019 - 13:09 [ The Sunday Times ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour Party was plunged into civil war again this evening as a veteran MP revealed he is quitting the Commons to take up a full-time role as the government’s anti-semitism tsar

07.09.2019 - 15:59 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Someone shared this under the Times piece. Suspect millions of people feel like this. Many, many millions. They will never come back to the parties they hold responsible.

07.09.2019 - 10:11 [ Paul Embery / Unherd.com ]

Labour’s Brexit shambles: The Party’s laughable strategy is alienating all its voters

Having been a Labour party member for the best part of a quarter of a century, I want my party to win the next election. So I take no pleasure in saying that Labour’s current strategy (such as it is) around Brexit is a half-baked, shambolic mess.

07.09.2019 - 09:47 [ Eddie Dempsey ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour nearly came to power with a policy of respecting the referendum despite best efforts to sabotage electoral success by the hard remain obsessed right. Now Labour has adopted their insane policy it has become a national joke. They don’t want Corbyn in power they want Remain.

04.09.2019 - 06:31 [ Jonathan Lis, Dep Director @britinfluence / Twitter ]

On the other side, only Kate Hoey and John Mann spoilt the party for Labour (plus ex-Labour MPs Ian Austin and Ivan Lewis). Big thanks to the Labour Leavers who, despite their misgivings, decided to put their constituents first.

03.09.2019 - 16:38 [ John Mann, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

It is my judgement that sufficient Labour MPs will vote to respect the referendum and stop Parliament from revoking.

(30.08.2019)

03.09.2019 - 16:35 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Any MP who votes for this Bill will be showing more loyalty to the European Union than to the United Kingdom

28.08.2019 - 16:43 [ Paul Embery / Twitter ]

I suspect that the decision to suspend parliament will be met with either support or indifference by most people up and down the country. Many MPs have been trying to subvert democracy for three years. This is where their antics have led us. People just want the thing sorted.

28.08.2019 - 16:39 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

52% of MPs‘ constituents voted to Leave. MPs are blocking that result because they didn’t agree with it. They think the views of 600 odd MPs should trump the largest democratic vote in British history. And they dare talk about ‚outrages‘. #brexit

10.07.2019 - 21:41 [ John Mills / Twitter ]

Wonderful article on @HuffPostUK by my colleague Brendan. We have deserted our Leave voters & traditional working-class supporters. ‚Deserted‘ is the right word.

10.07.2019 - 21:38 [ Brandon Chilton / Huffington Post ]

Backing A Second Referendum Could Finish Labour At The Ballot Box

On the biggest issue in British politics, Labour promised one thing before the election and then did the complete opposite afterwards. The last party that performed such an outrageous U-turn was the Liberal Democrats over tuition fees, and they were rightly destroyed in the following election.

Labour is now possibly facing that same oblivion.

As of this morning, just under five million Labour Leave voters are homeless. I’m sure The Brexit Party will be delighted.

09.07.2019 - 18:41 [ Susan Graham ‏/ Twitter ]

How about we all form a new party? True Labour?

09.07.2019 - 18:40 [ Kevin Barron,Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Whilst I remain an MP I will never support a second referendum in any form, the decision to leave the EU was made in 2016 and we should respect that!

09.07.2019 - 18:24 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Labour as we knew it is no more

Today is a tragic day in the Labour Party’s history, and a fatal day for British democracy. It is, potentially, the beginning of the end of the Labour Party as we know it.

09.07.2019 - 18:17 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The announcement from .@jeremycorbyn and @UKLabour today means that Labour is now a remain party and that means one thing. We have lost 5million Labour Leave voters, possibly 100 MPs will lose their seats and Jeremy has lost the next general election

06.07.2019 - 11:16 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexiteer warns of devastating consequences for Labour as ‚delusional‘ Remainers take over

Mr Chilton launched a furious attack on Remainers within the Labour Party and added: “And the message they are pushing down the Leader’s ear is that ‘we need to come out for a referendum and we need to campaign for Remain’. They are delusional.

“And what we need actually is for the Labour Party to accept the outcome of the referendum and go for Brexit and to articulate its vision for what the country should look like after we leave.

„And I think if the country did that then we would clean up.”

24.06.2019 - 09:48 [ Spiked ]

‘We need a rational left’

‘Professor in exile’ Bret Weinstein joins spiked’s editor for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. They discuss Bret’s hounding from campus, the woke rejection of reason, the Intellectual Dark Web, and why the left still matters.

14.06.2019 - 10:23 [ Channel Brexit / Youtube ]

#LeaveMeansLeaveMarch #BrexitMarch #BrexitBetrayal Paul Embery, „We need civil disobedience.“ (Leave Means Leave March)

Paul Embery @ Leave Means Leave March, 29th March.

14.06.2019 - 10:18 [ Spiked ]

The scandal of Paul Embery’s sacking

Paul Embery has spent 20 years as a dedicated trade-union official, fighting for better rights, conditions and pay for firefighters with the Fire Brigades Union. But today he revealed that he has been kicked off the union’s national executive and banned from office for two years.

Why? Because he delivered a pro-Brexit speech at the Leave Means Leave rally outside parliament on the day we were supposed to leave the EU.

14.06.2019 - 10:12 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Solidarity .@PaulEmbery you are a fantastic union official, a voice for working class people and. True democrat. We stand with you in solidarity and support.

14.06.2019 - 10:08 [ Leave.EU ‏/ Twitter ]

WATCH | The late Bob Crow exposes the truth about the anti-democratic EU & demands Brexit on behalf of British workers ? What a far cry from today’s trade unions, where the likes of @PaulEmbery are barred from office

Support us at https://leave.eu/get-involved

14.06.2019 - 10:05 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK / Twitter ]

This is absolutely outrageous. Solidarity with you My dear friend and fellow Democrat .@PaulEmbery Its a scandal.

14.06.2019 - 09:58 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

This is a shameful and intolerant decision. Paul has fought hard for better pay and conditions for firefighters for twenty years. Please show your solidarity with Paul Embery.

14.06.2019 - 09:55 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I am disappointed to report that I have been kicked off the national executive of my union – @fbunational – and banned from office for two years as a consequence of my speech at the ‚Leave Means Leave‘ rally outside parliament in March.

More below.

12.06.2019 - 18:10 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Sure, the EU likes workers‘ rights… unless they get in the way of corporate profiteering, then the ECJ steps in and squashes them. @EddieDempsey #brexit

12.06.2019 - 17:52 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

„There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties“, Juncker neatly crystallises the EU’s understanding of democratic votes and referendums, namely – they mean nothing. And the EU has shown that time and time again. #progressive #brexit

08.06.2019 - 12:11 [ Labourlist.org ]

Even if the next Tory leader keeps no deal on the table, Labour must not block Brexit

Labour MPs need to take a view, knowing where we are now, on both what is best for the country and what is most likely to hold together the party’s vital coalition of support between mostly Remain-orientated liberal-minded middle-class people and the largely Leave-leaning industrial working-class voters who have long been Labour’s electoral bedrock. Maybe reconsidering no deal would be the right thing for Labour MPs to consider on both counts.

29.05.2019 - 07:13 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Outside the M25…. Brexit Party to the left of them. Brexit Party to right of them. Brexit Party to the front of them. Into the valley of death rode the Labour Party.

29.05.2019 - 05:03 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour now looks set to back a second referendum, with the option to remain and Labour would campaign to remain. This is suicidal- but hey, London and Brighton will be happy. Labour starting down the path of other left parties- abandoning the core. Its a perilous route.

27.05.2019 - 05:21 [ Brendan Chilton / Twitter ]

Mainstream Media rarely have .@labourleave people on so here are my few thoughts on the #EUelections2019 #Labour #BrexitParty please share.

27.05.2019 - 04:20 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

The idea that anyone would see these extraordinary results for the Brexit Party and jump to the conclusion that Labour should back a second referendum is madness. Labour must stand for working people or we stand for nothing.

25.05.2019 - 07:15 [ Promises Rust ‏/ Twitter ]

What is happening to the Labour Party? Lifelong lexiteers are in charge but now instead of standing up for the millions of working class Labour voters who want to leave the EU, they are branding them racists, bigots, xenophobes and far right. They’ll crash as badly as the Tories.

22.05.2019 - 05:01 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

May now offering MPs second referendum if they vote for her colony agreement. This government is just beyond shameless. This whole stitch up really is deplorable to watch unfold and will only increase resentment and alienation among leave voters #brexit

21.05.2019 - 16:28 [ Eddie Dempsey / Twitter ]

Superb interview with @C_Lapavitsas on the nonsensical remain and reform argument, shows left remainism is capitulation to capitalism and spells out the false capitalist ‚internationalism‘ peddled by left remain is the opposite of workers internationalism.

21.05.2019 - 16:03 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ‏ ]

One of the things you learn after a couple of decades of political activity on the Left is that many who claim to be passionate supporters of freedom of expression don’t really mean it.

13.05.2019 - 07:55 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK ‏/ Twitter ]

So many calls/emails from .@labourleave supporters telling me they will not be voting .@UKLabour in the #EUElections2019 but will instead support @brexitparty_uk- Labour- we are losing our core vote fast- For god sake! Ignore the remoaners- They are at 2%!!! Leave voters count!

13.05.2019 - 07:14 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

How is stopping talking about Brexit going to make it go away? Maybe you should have stopped talking about it when you lost the vote 3 years ago

08.05.2019 - 05:56 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexiteer compares Theresa May’s leadership to ‚DICTATORSHIP‘ in huge rant – ‚Time is UP‘

The Labour MP accused the Conservative Party rules of forcing a form of „dictatorship“ on Parliament as nothing can be done to oust the Prime Minister before the end of the year. Ms Hoey urged Theresa May to resign from her post as soon as possible in the best interest of the country and to help find a solution to the Brexit impasse.

06.05.2019 - 17:28 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Only let Remainers speak! The sheer authoritarianism of the Remain elite never ceases to shock. In fairness to the media, they’ve been having a damn good go at this anyway. OFCOM has abandoned any pretence of ensuring news neutrality, as has the BBC. #brexit

24.04.2019 - 16:25 [ Eddie Dempsey ‏/ Twitter ]

Tony Benn said what they’re doing with the EU is creating an Empire. We should have no part of it. He was correct. Internationalism is the free association of free sovereign nations. The EU is everything we should oppose as anti imperialists, democrats, socialists.

20.04.2019 - 15:24 [ Daniel Neun ‏/ Twitter ]

To leave the peoples with no choice other than right-wingers and / or the second US on the planet is part of the paneuropean dialectic tactics. @UKLabour, @TheGreenParty THEY are the traitors. So let THEM sneer, keep your values and make it better! @labourleave @GreenLeavesorg

20.04.2019 - 13:59 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

Do we have to carry the British Left up the stairs, too? You have no party! So do one! That’s ok in a democracy once in a century, you know!? Don’t copy the utterly fatalist Left in Germany, blindly following their paneuropean ideologues. @PaulEmbery @BrendanChilton @LeftBrexit

17.04.2019 - 22:14 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

A political party launched less than a week ago is topping a national poll. If you didn’t see this coming, you haven’t been paying attention.

16.04.2019 - 00:33 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Mr Lammy really went off piste today, didn’t he

(14.4.2019)

14.04.2019 - 13:31 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK / Twitter ]

Labour in the 2010s made the fatal assumption that UKIP would only damage the Tories and we’d come through the middle…just a plea (not that the party has ever listened to those of us in touch with working class opinion)…let’s not make that same mistake with the Brexit Party.

14.04.2019 - 12:27 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“An apology is never enough for the self-appointed censors. Only apologise if you are at fault, not because someone has decided to take offence. The witch-hunters are a threat to free speech and they need to be faced down.” @PaulEmbery on Twittermobs

14.04.2019 - 12:20 [ UnHerd ]

The trouble with dog-whistles: Paul Embery is the latest victim of the cynical censorship brigade

One of the strange habits of our time is the one in which a self-appointed class roams the land, hands cupped to their ear, hoping to discern something they can identify as a ‘dog-whistle’. I wrote about this habit after Conservative MP Suella Braverman came in for a scolding for using the phrase ‘cultural Marxism’ in a speech.

12.04.2019 - 13:09 [ Spiked ]

The labour movement has turned against the working class

Embery: The Labour Party now is increasingly a bourgeois, metropolitan, liberal party. It is obsessed with students and youth. It’s very London-centric – removed almost completely from parts of this country, such as the northern industrial heartlands, where the Labour Party was once a strong presence.

11.04.2019 - 12:31 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

It is now clear that the government is unable to carry out the wishes of the British people. We need to hold a general strike in order to #SaveBrexit! #EUCO #Peston

11.04.2019 - 11:15 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tony Benn arguing in 1975 against handing over democratic powers to European technocrats. Eloquent, powerful and prescient. This was the best of the Left.

10.04.2019 - 18:31 [ Left of Centre Brexit / Twitter ]

Been looking through all the local @Leavers_Britain groups on Twitter. Do follow! @LeaversofB (Bristol), @Cheshire4Brexit, @VoteLeaveCroy (Croydon), @leaversofdorset, @BracknellBrexi1 (East Berks), @Leavers_GtrMcr (Manchester), @LeaversOfKent, @KingstonLeave, @lob_kirklees, cont.

09.04.2019 - 16:12 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tonight I learned that you may innocently use two everyday words in a discussion that had nothing to do with Jews, Jewishness or even race at all, but because Stalin used the same words to attack Jews 70 years ago, your comment will be considered anti-Semitic. Utterly insane.

08.04.2019 - 12:52 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A nation is not a home.‘ I fear this encapsulates the divide in our society – between a rootless, cosmopolitan, bohemian middle-class (in this case a bloke who used to sing folk songs on the BBC) and a rooted, communitarian, patriotic working-class.

07.04.2019 - 16:05 [ Spectator ]

Are both May and Corbyn prepared to risk splitting their parties?

The irony of the stalemate in the cross-party Brexit talks is that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not that far apart on the issue, as I say in The Sun this morning. They might use different language, but what they want is really quite similar.

But while they may not be that far apart, their parties are. A deal would require not one of them, but both of them to be prepared to split their parties.

07.04.2019 - 15:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Labour chairman attacks Corbyn over ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn was warned by Labour party chairman Ian Lavery that he risked going down in history as the leader who split his party if he backed another referendum on Brexit, in an extraordinary outburst during a meeting of the shadow cabinet last week, according to senior party sources.

06.04.2019 - 19:20 [ Paul Embery, firefighter, trade union official / Twitter ]

The PM confirms the UK is now preparing to take part in the European elections. So three years after the electorate voted to leave the EU, we will be sending politicians back there. A failure of statecraft and betrayal of democracy. Our political class deserves to be swept away.

06.04.2019 - 18:00 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Peter Shore MP, Labour statesman, died in 2001. Every word of this perhaps even more true now than when he spoke it in 1975 on the eve of the then referendum

05.04.2019 - 18:39 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

These #EuropeanElections are a de facto second referendum. The British people need to go to the ballot box on the 22nd of May and TELL THEM AGAIN that the British people will not be BULLIED into remaining. We need to SEND THEM A MESSAGE that we are leaving deal or no deal.

05.04.2019 - 17:36 [ Communist Party of Britain ]

Communists condemn ’saboteur‘ MPs and demand April 12 EU exit

Monday evening’s votes in the House of Commons confirm that a substantial number of MPs remain determined to bind Britain as closely as possible to the EU and its rules and institutions if they cannot stop Brexit altogether.

These MPs show utter contempt for the EU referendum result – the biggest democratic vote in our history – and make a mockery of their past pledges to ‚honour‘ the decision made by a clear majority of voters.

05.04.2019 - 14:54 [ Paul Embery / Unherd.com ]

Why does the Left sneer at the traditional working class? Labour alienates this integral element at its peril

When some on the Left argue that the term ‘traditional working-class’ is obscure or divisive or racist and should therefore be ditched, what they are really demonstrating, unintentionally, is their own hidden contempt for this group. They would rather it didn’t exist at all in the form it does.

They think its members are ‘nativist’ and reactionary and – God forbid – voted to leave the European Union. Because, you see, the group-thinkers and virtue-signallers and woke liberals and quasi-Marxists and echo-chamber-dwellers who comprise so much of the modern Left believe themselves to be Inherently Better People than those of us from the more traditional Left.

04.04.2019 - 19:03 [ TheFullBrexit.com ]

Transforming Britain After Brexit: Eddie Dempsey and the Divided Left

The charge that Eddie is somehow “far-right”, “racist”, or a “Tommy Robinson apologist” is absurd and unconvincing. Eddie has frequently put his body on the line to fight fascists on the streets and has, for example, supported Black Lives Matter rallies, a fact which his denouncers cynically ignore.

Eddie is right to say that many workers hate the liberal Left; academic research in many deindustrialised communities – including that profiled here on The Full Brexit – has clearly demonstrated this. Eddie is also right that they have good reason to do so: their sense of abandonment and betrayal, particularly by the Labour party, is firmly rooted in reality.

04.04.2019 - 18:54 [ NewStatesman.com ]

To defeat the far right, the left must embrace a socialist and internationalist Brexit

Paul Mason has made an important contribution to the debate on the left about Brexit. It is an important contribution because Mason is the left’s most militant supporter of the EU: an anti-democratic, capitalist organisation which has become a pillar of globalisation and a driver of inequality. His piece was full of the usual McCarthyite tactic of guilt by association against those who oppose the EU. Mason’s attack on Eddie Dempsey, an anti-fascist trade unionist, was a classic example of this. It is vital that we move beyond this kind of politics on the left.

01.04.2019 - 17:57 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Labour becoming a party of middle class reactionaries who think socialism is having more bike lanes; they are fundamentally conservative people who like the current system. Guardian’s Larry Elliott at #LeftBrexitTour #brexit

01.04.2019 - 17:47 [ Briefings for Brexit ]

Why the Internationalist Left Should Oppose the EU Customs Union

Labour’s position on the customs union is baffling. For the British left, supporting membership in the customs union is historically incongruous, morally aberrant, and logically inconsistent. Anti-racists, internationalists, and leftists should oppose EU customs union membership for Great Britain.

30.03.2019 - 12:14 [ Channel Brexit / Youtube ]

Kate Hoey, „I’m so angry with Parliament. The Betrayal.“ (Leave Means Leave March)

Kate Hoey @ Leave Means Leave March, 29th March. #LeaveMeansLeaveMarch #BrexitMarch

30.03.2019 - 12:07 [ Paul Tavares ‏/ Twitter ]

Some sterling speeches at the #Brexit rally at Westminster yesterday from .@JuliaHB1, .@PeterBoneUK, .@KateHoeyMP, Brendan O’Neill & others – but one of the most poignant was from .@PaulEmbery who said: „The divide is not Leave v Remain. It is Democracy v anti-democracy“

30.03.2019 - 10:37 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

One of the pleasing things about tonight’s events outside parliament is that the rally held on Whitehall by the loathsome racist rabble-rouser Tommy Robinson attracted a tiny number of people, and the overwhelming majority stayed with the main event in Parliament Square.

(twelve hours ago)

29.03.2019 - 13:43 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Any Labour MP voting for this deal today is not delivering Brexit. You are rendering the U.K. a vassal state. You are propping up a Tory government. You are abandoning leave voters. DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS TORY DEAL.

27.03.2019 - 06:12 [ DSG ‏/ Twitter ]

After confirmed plans for an EU army, Guy Verhofstadt openly promoting a United States of Europe & now #Article13. How anyone can’t see the direction of travel & still wants to remain in the EU is beyond me. Wake up. It’s the governance of totalitarianism & fear.

18.03.2019 - 07:25 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Proud to have taken part in the first day of #marchtoleave MP’s should not underestimate the anger millions of people feel about a potential betrayal #politicswillchange

18.03.2019 - 07:18 [ Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist / Twitter ]

650 MPs do not have the authority to overturn the decision of 17.4million people. Remain voters who understand #Democracy recognise that Parliament must not block #Brexit. The People voted to Leave the EU. The UK will leave.

18.03.2019 - 06:59 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Replying to @JohnMannMP Great to hear John. The referendum result must be honoured. If the Labour Party fails to honour the result, we will lose the next election. #Lexit

18.03.2019 - 06:49 [ John Mann, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

To save people time. No need to lobby me of new referendum proposal (Kyle/Wilson). It contradicts Labours election manifesto and I will not be voting for it.

17.03.2019 - 19:34 [ spiked / Twitter ]

“The implosion of the Conservative Party is one of the many glorious things about Brexit. I keep saying to my colleagues on the left, what’s not to like?” @PaulEmbery joins @Tom_Slater_, @Ella_M_Whelan and @FraserMyers on the spiked podcast

15.03.2019 - 11:02 [ Paul Embery, firefighter, trade union official, Blue Labour, pro-Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Dear MPs Democracy is a pressure relief valve. If you shut it off, the pressure doesn’t go away. It breaks out elsewhere. Be warned.

12.03.2019 - 16:21 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

At the heart of the #EU problem with #Brexit is a fundamental misunderstanding that they can stop #UK #Leave if they continue with #worstdealinhistory This misunderstanding is fed by renegade #Labour figures like #Mandelson and #Blair #WTOBrexit is #democratic

07.03.2019 - 12:40 [ the Full Brexit ]

The Folly of “Remain and Reform”: Why the EU is Impervious to Change

Ever since Britain’s EU referendum was called there has been a chorus of voices calling on the country to “remain and reform” (R&R) the EU from within. Prime Minister David Cameron was the first to try this, returning from Brussels with some meagre concessions that played no part in the subsequent referendum campaign. Since the vote to Leave, R&R arguments have come from two main groups. The first comprises those who saw little fault in the EU before 2016, and some who probably still don’t, and propose R&R as a sop to Leave voters as part of a campaign to stop Brexit. In the second camp are self-declared leftists, who urge Britain to stay and fight for a socialist EU. This includes commentators like Paul Mason, various lefty academics, and Yannis Varoufakis and his “DiEM 25” movement, which seeks to mobilise reformists across Europe.

05.03.2019 - 23:58 [ UnHerd ]

Labour should be careful what it wishes for

People voted Leave in such large numbers because they felt the political class in this country had stopped listening to them. And in the almost three years since, that political class has done everything in its power to prove them right. Little wonder that minds haven’t been changed and the polls are broadly mirroring what they were doing in the run-up to the referendum.

So here we stand: a government desperately trying to flog a deal that falls short of a genuine Brexit and threatening a delay to the whole project if it isn’t accepted; an opposition apparently bent on committing electoral suicide by demanding we vote again; and a wider establishment – including civil servants and business chiefs – doing its damnedest to ensure the thing doesn’t happen at all.

04.03.2019 - 20:31 [ Artists for Brexit ]

The Full Brexit: Launch of the ‚Transforming Britain After Brexit‘ Tour

Today, we are launching Transforming Britain After Brexit, a national Brexit tour. The tour is organised by Labour Leave, Trade Unionists Against the EU, the European Research Network on Social and Economic Policy, Polity Books, and The Full Brexit and includes dates in Coventry (4th), Manchester (5th), Liverpool (8th), London (25th), and Durham (28th).

Our aim with the tour is to promote arguments critical to the EU from a Left perspective that we feel have not been put forward enough in the British media. Economist and former Syriza member Professor Costas Lapavitsas is a key speaker at each event, and will be discussing his book The Left Case Against the EU.

27.02.2019 - 19:15 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

I hope MPs understand, all their talk of short delays, of ruling out no deal, the public understands exactly what is going on: underhand and deeply cynical attempts to overturn the biggest democratic mandate in British history. You’re not fooling anyone. #brexit

26.02.2019 - 13:33 [ Financial Times ]

Europhile MPs rally support for Brexit no-deal amendment

Yvette Cooper, a senior Labour MP, and Sir Oliver Letwin, a senior Conservative MP, have been rallying support for a proposal that would force the government to hand power to parliament if no UK-EU withdrawal deal has been approved by March 13.
Under the proposal, which is set to be tabled as an amendment on Wednesday, the government would be legally obliged to offer MPs the option of requesting an extension in the Article 50 exit process beyond March 29.

26.02.2019 - 13:28 [ John Mann, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Most Labour MPs ducking the question, would they support a Labour Brexit or remain in their proposed referendum . Keir Starmer will want to be first to make this crystal clear.

26.02.2019 - 13:21 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Labour MP tells Jeremy Corbyn: Backing referendum will stop you becoming Prime Minister

Brexit-backing backbencher John Mann said the decision to endorse a so-called „People’s Vote“ would infuriate Leave supporters in the Midlands and north of England.

At a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday evening, the Bassetlaw MP told Mr Corbyn: „This decision will stop you being Prime Minister.“

26.02.2019 - 13:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

So a choice between ‚No Brexit‘ and ‚Brexit in Name Only‘. Bad move, Labour. You are risking the support of millions of ordinary voters. Stop trying to undo democracy. Start respecting the referendum result.

25.02.2019 - 21:11 [ Darrell A Price ‏/ Twitter ]

5 million @UKLabour voters voted to Leave what a total fucking betrayal of Labour voters like myself who have voted @UKLabour at every election incl local elections for 36yrs, NEVER AGAIN Labour only now exist for middle classes & no longer represent their core working class vote

25.02.2019 - 21:10 [ Costas Lapavitsas ‏/ Twitter ]

It would be a terrible mistake if the Labour Party campaigned to stop #Brexit. Imagine having to confront working class voters afterwards. #LeftBrexitTour

24.02.2019 - 13:17 [ voteleavemedia / Youtube ]

Tony Benn – Britain must Leave the EU to restore Democracy

Published on Jun 13, 2016

„Leaving the EU is a democratic and not a nationalist argument“ – The Labour MP argued passionately for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU all through his political career.

24.02.2019 - 13:07 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn: „The EU is very worried about the consequences of no deal. That’s why we are determined to take it off the table.“ Erm, does anyone in Labour understand how negotiations actually work?

24.02.2019 - 13:02 [ Carole-Anne Collins ‏/ Twitter ]

Well guys, looks like there;s to be a full frontal attack on Labour party members and supporters, and on @jeremycorbyn from all sides today @Conservatives, The Tinge group, the Labour right/centrists in the guise of Tom Watson, AND the @BBCPolitics and @AndrewMarr9 himself

23.02.2019 - 12:16 [ JewishVoiceForLabour ‏/ Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is a crucial ally in the fight against antisemitism .. Over 200 Jewish members and supporters of the Labour party sign a letter urging that anyone seeking an end to bigotry and racism should back Labour and Corbyn

20.02.2019 - 16:26 [ The Full Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Transforming Britain After Brexit kicks off: Coventry 4 March! .. #LeftBrexitTour #BritainSaysOXI

Great speakers: @C_Lapavitsas @graceblakeley @anshu_64 @ExittheEU @DrLeeJones Free
tickets: https://www.facebook.com/thefullbrexit/
More dates:
5/3 Manchester
8/3 Liverpool
25/3 London
28/3 Durham

20.02.2019 - 16:21 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Blue Labour. Pro-Brexit / Twitter ]

One of the joys of following politics over the coming months will be witnessing the reaction of the 11 defectors as it slowly dawns on them that, far from representing ‚millions‘, they represent no-one. Their brand of metropolitan liberal ‚centrism‘ is dying fast. Thank God.

19.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Socialists for Britain / Twitter ]

If this whole “Independent Group” charade as taught us anything, it’s that the proposal for a #PeoplesVote is dead. The remain establishment have realised that they can’t bully Corbyn, or the public, into a second referendum. So they have decided to throw their toys out the pram.

19.02.2019 - 08:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

The Guardian view on the Labour split: a mistake but also a warning

Monday morning’s resignations by seven Labour MPs are a mistake, but they are also a warning. Like it or not, and a few on all wings have always disliked it, the Labour party is not a centralist party. It has always contained, and has been able to contain, a mix of political traditions. Most fundamentally of all, it has long been a coalition of organised labour and various mainstream socialist and social democratic traditions.

18.02.2019 - 15:14 [ Radio Utopie ]

Labour: Die E.U.-Ratten verlassen das Luftschiff

Sieben Abgeordnete des britischen House of Commons, in Deutschland „Unterhaus“ genannt, verlassen die Labour Party. Mit diesem Schritt wird deutlich – die zur Überführung der jeweils eigenen Demokratie in die vorprogrammierten „Vereinigten Staaten von Europa“ in allen E.U.-Mitgliedsstaaten, explizit in der etablierten politischen parlamentarischen und relevanten außerparlamentarischen Linken, über entristische Taktiken eingesickerten paneuropäischen, bellizistischen und imperialistischen Uboote und Contras geben die britische Labour als ihren „Wirt“ auf. Damit ist ein nicht nur für Großbritannien bedeutsamer Machtkampf entschieden.

18.02.2019 - 12:06 [ theindependent.group ]

Politics is broken. Let’s change it.

The Conservatives are captured by their right-wing, Labour by their hard left, and all put their own party interests before what is best for the country.

It’s time we changed our old-fashioned politics for politics fit for the 21st century.

16.02.2019 - 12:56 [ Jeremy Corbyn / Twitter ]

Sixteen years ago today, we marched against the Iraq war.

16.02.2019 - 12:37 [ George Galloway / Twitter ]

16 years ago today I was one of the leaders of the mightiest demonstration in British history against the imminent invasion and occupation of Iraq. Everything we said turned out to be right and everything our leaders and their media said turned out to be false. #Iraq #Feb15

02.02.2019 - 18:44 [ Maurice Glasman / theNation.com ]

Why No Deal Is the Real Deal: Brexit and the Politics of the Interregnum

(17.1.2019) The European Union is the greatest capitalist project ever devised by the human mind. It guarantees, in treaty form, the free movement of capital, labor, goods, and services throughout its territory as a constitutional right. These are known as the “Four Freedoms.” Imagine NAFTA underpinned by a political union so that it would be illegal to resist capitalism. A union in which economic policy is decided not democratically—but by judges interpreting whether the policy is “treaty compliant.” Yet that is the institution supported by the vast majority of progressives throughout the continent—and the main cause of the palsy that has overtaken social democrats across Europe.

02.02.2019 - 18:01 [ Richard Burgon, Abgeordneter des britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

On Question Time this week I explained how the problems in Venezuela are best resolved through a dialogue of all the parties there and through a negotiated peaceful settlement – not by a Donald Trump led intervention.

01.02.2019 - 16:19 [ theSun.co.uk ]

GROW UP! Corbyn and his MPs who want to delay Brexit are like squabbling children, Labour veteran blasts

Appearing as a special guest at the Tory Eurosceptic Bruges Group, Mr Stringer said: „Often in discussing the European Union my colleagues use kindergarten language – they say ‚they’re our friends, how could they not have our interests at heart?‘.

„I think it misunderstands that actually the bureaucrats in Brussels are a self-interested group of people – self-interested in their own survival and perpetuating their growing power and influence across the whole of the European continent.“

“It also misunderstands the fact that the European Union do negotiate but they usually come to agreements at the last minute – the 11th hour.

01.02.2019 - 15:23 [ Students for Brexit ]

second referendum: a rapacious vehicle of europe’s elite.

Written by Finn Anderson, Campaign Director at Socialists for Britain

I would just like to thank those at Students For Brexit for providing me with this platform to lay out a brief overview of the socialist case for leaving the EU. It’s refreshing to find a genuine student-led cross-party platform that is committed to upholding the democratic will of the people.

The European Union at its core is a neoliberal institution; shock horror I know! Brussels bureaucrats worship privatisation and purposefully allow wealthy corporations to avoid paying taxes. It is a capitalist project attempting to impose unity between nations from above, in the interests of the capitalist classes of Europe, particularly those from the most powerful nations.

01.02.2019 - 15:21 [ Socialists for Britain / Twitter ]

A great article from our Campaign Director, @Finn_M_Anderson. Well worth a read!

01.02.2019 - 12:26 [ Spiked ]

‘The establishment is trying to keep us in the EU’: The Guardian’s Larry Elliott on why we need a clean break from Brussels.

„I also have an old-fashioned left-wing view of the European Union. I don’t think it is democratic, I don’t think it works very well, and I think it is run in the interests of big business rather than ordinary people. I voted to come out in 1975, along with a large portion of the left, for what were then seen as Bennite reasons: democracy and the fact that it was pro-boss and anti-worker. I haven’t really changed my mind over the past 40 years.“

31.01.2019 - 11:14 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚The shock of no-deal Brexit is widely expected to cause a recession here and elsewhere,‘ says the Germany correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. One of the biggest myths of this entire saga is that the EU 27 would have nothing to lose from no-deal.

31.01.2019 - 11:07 [ Grace Blakeley / Tribunemag.co.uk ]

Another Britain Is Possible

The Left must meet this moment in history with a bold plan to remake our economy — or someone else will.

31.01.2019 - 11:04 [ Grace Blakeley, Economics commentator @NewStatesman ‏/ Twitter ]

Citizens across Europe are beginning to realise that a better world is possible — but it is not prefigured by the neoliberal, neo-colonial politics of the EU. If the Left fails to show what this new world might look like, the Right will do so instead.

30.01.2019 - 08:03 [ Brendan Chilton, @LabourFutureUK ‏/ Twitter ]

Well done .@gareth_snell @RogerGodsiff @KateHoeyMP @JohnMannMP @CarolineFlintMP @LauraSmithMP @IanAustinMP @KevinBarronMP @FitzMP @jarrowstevemp @rosie4westlancs and Dennis Skinner MP and Ronnie Campbell MP for voting against Yvette Coopers amendment to halt Brexit.#TrueDemocrats