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27 September 2017
There has recently been controversy among the clouds, or rather down on the ground, for Europe's largest airline, Ryanair, amid cancellations and a major staffing crisis
6 September 2017
The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government
29 August 2017
"The Labour Party's announcement that it wants the UK to remain within all the EU's structures ... is the best news to come out of British politics in a long time", said a FT editorial.
9 August 2017
Is capitalism reproducing the same conditions that led to the 2007-08 financial crash? In two introductory articles, Ross Saunders looks at the rickety global financial order and Ian Groeber points to the recent Italian bank bailouts to show how the working class continues to pick up the tab for the capitalists' failures.
26 July 2017
Stand firm for an internationalist, workers' Brexit: Just six weeks ago Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, and radical election manifesto, led to a historic surge in the Labour vote
5 July 2017
Corbyn had to sack three shadow ministers who voted to remain in the EU Single Market
5 April 2017
Talk of Britain 'going to war' with Spain, EU politicians telling each other not to 'lose their cool' - can all seem surreal. The chaos shows that there is no cohesive approach to Brexit within the British or European ruling classes
14 December 2016
Corbyn's Labour has to push for a working class alternative in the move towards Brexit.
9 November 2016
The decision of the High Court that the government must allow Parliament a say in the issue of Brexit is a bombshell with wide, and perhaps even unforeseen, effects. It could lead to a general election next year which in turn will widen even further the endemic splits within the Tory Party. As shown by the resignation of Tory MP Stephen Phillips over the government's handling of Brexit and of Zac Goldsmith over the third runway at Heathrow, these splits are already of Grand Canyon proportions!
2 November 2016
The saga of the on-off-and-on again EU-Canada trade agreement holds important lessons for how Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters could use the Brexit negotiations to build European-wide workers' opposition to the EU bosses' club.
2 November 2016
What is going on in Calais right now should be regarded as one of the darkest moments in the European Union's history.
12 October 2016
Fight for a socialist, internationalist exit: The Brexit vote was a democratic uprising - a rejection by millions of working class people of the establishment.
5 September 2016
The EU referendum Leave vote was a massive rejection of the capitalist establishment but not a vote for a governmental alternative. Now Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity to use his re-election campaign to rally both Leave and Remain voters behind a programme for a socialist and internationalist break with the EU bosses' club
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
6 July 2016
I am from Portugal and started university in 2008, the year of the big financial crisis. Me, my friends and our entire generation felt the effects and implications of the capitalist system we live in and the failed promises it made us.
29 June 2016
Letters to the editors: Reactions from some working class communities after Brexit.
22 June 2016
A letter from Tony Mulhearn, Liverpool Socialist Party and Liverpool 47
8 June 2016
Most of the capitalist class has consistently defended what it originally called the 'Common Market', but tried to develop and make more palatable as the 'European Economic Community' and then the 'European Union'
1 June 2016
Workers across France are stepping up their action against the country's new labour law, with strikes in various sectors and big demonstrations. The French working class has a long history of struggle, including widespread sit-in strikes in May-June 1936. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this movement, and to learn its lessons, here we carry an extract from an article written by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe and published in Militant (predecessor of the Socialist) in 1978.
25 May 2016
Featured letter - EU referendum: Last summer my mum was on holiday on a Greek island and had the misfortune to be bitten by a poisonous snake. The doctors she spoke to hadn't been paid in six weeks. Patients relied on friends and family to wash, change and toilet them, as well as bring them water.
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