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Populism and EU reaction

2 April 2018

This book argues that despite the supposed threat to democracy from populist movements, the anti-populist reaction is worse; a reactionary viewpoint characterising populist movements as xenophobic, anti-democratic and totalitarian.

EU army defeat

11 December 2017

On 13 November the government dramatically drew back from EU military integration schemes. It now refuses to absorb Britain’s armed forces into a Euro army and in doing has shown it respects our decision.

EU delusions: French style

22 May 2017

Hailed as Europe’s saviour, Emmanuel Macron’s first foreign trip as French President was to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They pledged to draw up a “common road map” for Europe and threatened Britain.

No to EU dodgy Brexit guidelines

12 May 2017

The EU continues to act in bad faith towards Britain over our vote to leave. Its negotiating guidelines aim to continue the European Court's influence over Britain.

Dyson Institute: planning out of the EU

13 December 2016

Sir James Dyson intends to establish an Institute of Technology in 2017. This positive initiative it raises significant questions for our class. We must become the front runners in preparing for life after Brexit; it’s not enough to leave the future of Britain to others.

No trade deal for EU and Canada

24 October 2016

Belgium cannot sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the EU’s proposed trade deal with Canada because of opposition from local elected bodies. That may block the whole deal.

 

Euro a 'house of cards'

The economic troubles of the EU will not go away, despite the sustained denials by politicians, echoed by some here in Britain. One expert tells a different story, explaining that struggling through crisises cannot go on endlessly.

Anti-Russia sanctions cost Europe dear

18 October 2016

European countries are extending sanctions against Russia because of the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. This belligerence is causing difficulties in Europe and Britain as well as for Russia.

Government abandons steel

26 February 2016

Business Secretary Sajid Javid told a manufacturing conference this week that public funds wouldn't be used to rescue steel. He didn’t add that EU rules would prohibit it. 

1: Take it or leave it

In theory, TiSA (and TTIP) can be stopped by just one member state saying no, or even by the European Parliament. It has to be approved by all 28 member state governments (the European Council) and, probably, by all 28 national parliaments.

Plans to tighten the euro noose

20 July 2015

Even as negotiations with Greece were continuing in June, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, released a report calling for closer monetary and political union.

The euro prison

8 July 2015

Pompously launched to the strains of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy at the start of 1991, the euro now stands revealed as a cage to trap and impoverish the peoples of Europe.

RMT support solid in Scottish ferry dispute

28 June 2015

Ferry workers halted sailings to islands on the west coast of Scotland, taking action against the threat to wages, standards and jobs arising from an EU-enforced privatisation process.

After the election

After 7 May, what should workers do? We don’t have the luxury of just preparing for the next election, as the Labour party is doing – though it looks like it is seeing how to lose the next election too.

When Britain leaves the EU

Tuesday 22 September 2015 19:30

 

CPBML Public Meeting, Tuesday 22 September, 7.30pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Over the past 50 years and more, Britain’s ruling class has battled to enmesh Britain in the European Union. With the euro in meltdown, come and discuss why Britain can only thrive outside the EU, and what Britain needs to do to retain its integrity, sovereignty and unity as an island of labour. All welcome.

EU membership: Britain’s choice

29 May 2015

The paper that won the Institute of Economic Affairs’ 2014 Brexit Prize argues that Britain could thrive outside the EU by improving our links with the rest of the world

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