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Tories Out! General election Now!

Theresa May’s government is on the brink. Yesterday the resignations began. Esther McVey and Dominic Raab were first out the door, along with a number of junior ministers. More could potentially follow them in the hours ahead. Coups, plots and leadership challenges are all being openly discussed. The trade union and labour movement must intervene now. Jeremy Corbyn and the ...

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Tories’ Brexit bust-up – general election now

Editorial from The Socialist October 17 2018 Before this week’s EU summit Tory ministers were once again desperately trying to square the circle on their Brexit proposals. At such a late stage and with no EU withdrawal agreement, May still hung onto a variant of her ‘Chequers proposal’, despite it facing opposition from many Tory backbench Brexiteers and Remainers and ...

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Corbyn must fight for a workers’ Brexit

From the editorial of The Socialist If a variant of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers proposal eventually becomes a Brexit deal, it will mean Britain remaining subject to much of the EU’s austerity-promoting and privatising neoliberalism. On the other hand, if the Tories who want a ‘hard’ break from the EU win out, it will also be against workers’ ...

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Wales TUC Congress: socialist opposition challenges conservative leaders

By Roger Butler, Swansea Trade Union Council delegate In probably one of the most passive and smallest attended Wales TUC Congress, it was Socialist Party members who brought some life to the Congress last week by intervening in numerous debates and  appealing for basic democratic rights that went down well with delegates. Nine Socialist Party Wales members attended the biennial ...

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Turmoil to the left and to the right across Europe

The Committee For A Workers International (to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) held the annual meeting of its International Executive Committee earlier this month. This is Matt Dobson’s report of the discussion on European Perspectives: The CWI IEC discussion on Europe reflected the political instability and upheaval seen this year across the continent. Tony Saunois from the International Secretariat ...

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Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

No divorce bill to subsidise capitalist elites of Europe For a socialist, internationalist Brexit For a while it looked like Theresa May might be about to crash out of office, as her fractured, divided party, propped up in government by the DUP, seemed unable even to reach agreement on a deal on the ‘first stage’ of Brexit negotiations. This time, ...

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How the Single Market blocks socialist policies

By Pete Watson, Nottingham Socialist Party The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government. The capitalist establishment across Europe is wedded to privatisation and austerity. And it can rely on Single Market treaties and EU law to impede nationalisation and state investment while ramping up privatisation. The 2009 Lisbon Treaty is the legal ...

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The Single Market: a neoliberal tool of the bosses

Hannah Sell Fight for a socialist Brexit Theresa May’s four-week holiday is drawing to a close. She is returning to an autumn of watching her party tear itself apart over the EU. Following her humiliating general election campaign she really is a ‘dead prime minister walking‘; powerless to be more than a passive bystander in the Tories’ civil war. According ...

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