The UK Brexit Referendum
By Chris Marsden, 25 May 2016
In speech after speech at a recent Left Leave meeting, the national division of the working class was portrayed as the sole means of opposing imperialism.
By Chris Marsden, 23 May 2016
”Left Leave” is a mechanism for transmitting the most degraded and right-wing nationalist sentiments into the working class.
By Julie Hyland, 14 May 2016
IMF head Christine Lagarde warned that in the event of a vote to leave the European Union, the UK could enter into recession.
By Chris Marsden, 12 May 2016
The referendum campaign has exposed the dangers confronting the working class as a result of the growing conflict between the imperialist powers.
By Chris Marsden, 11 May 2016
With the Conservatives divided, the Labour Party’s ability to deliver its 9 million voters is considered essential for the sections of the ruling class supporting a Remain vote on Brexit.
By Julie Hyland, 10 May 2016
Cameron made clear that he was speaking not only on behalf of the UK, but for all the major imperialist powers
By Tony Robson, 21 April 2016
The Remain and Leave campaigns are led by parties that have cut NHS and opened up public health care for privatisation.
By Michael Barnes and Julie Hyland, 19 April 2016
The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union and the train drivers union ASLEF claim EU membership is “bad for Britain in general and bad for the railway in particular.”
By Chris Marsden, 18 April 2016
The SEP urges a rejection of both the defenders of the European Union and the advocates of a British exit from the EU in the official Remain and Leave campaigns.
By Chris Marsden, 15 April 2016
The intervention by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in favour of Britain remaining in the EU is vital for the ruling elite amid growing popular hatred of the Cameron government.
By Julie Hyland, 9 April 2016
The Trade Union and Socialist Coalition and the Socialist Party are promoting “left nationalism” in the service of a faction of the British bourgeoisie.
By Chris Marsden, 7 April 2016
The following is an amended version of a report delivered March 26 by Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to a party aggregate in Sheffield.
By Chris Marsden, 19 March 2016
Against the pseudo-left, the Socialist Equality Party intervenes in the referendum campaign in order to clarify the fundamental historical and programmatic issues raised by the struggle against austerity, militarism and war.
By Chris Marsden, 18 March 2016
The Socialist Party has played the central role in glossing over the nationalist opposition to immigration on the part of Trade Unionists Against the European Union and its predecessors.
By Robert Stevens, 14 March 2016
There is nothing that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn once proclaimed as an issue of political principle that he will not jettison.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 10 March 2016
The support of the dominant sections of Britain’s financial and business elite for remaining in the European Union is based on maintaining trade links within the world’s largest single market.
By Robert Stevens, 8 March 2016
The “Leave” campaign speaks for a layer of the British ruling elite that regards the EU as a constraint on the pursuit of Britain’s national interests.
By Steve James, 7 March 2016
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has come forward as the most craven booster of the political bona-fides of the European Union.
By Robert Stevens, 5 March 2016
French officials threatened that a British exit from the European Union could lead France to stop blocking refugees from traveling via Calais to Britain.
By Chris Marsden, 2 March 2016
We are posting here replies to two comments from readers on the statement published this week by the Socialist Equality Party.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International
29 February 2016
By Robert Stevens, 27 February 2016
The letter by 13 military officials is testament to the role of the European Union in the militarist agenda of the main European powers.
By Chris Marsden, 23 February 2016
The first responsibility of a socialist in the referendum on “Brexit” is to reject all appeals for working people to fall in behind one or another faction of the bourgeoisie fighting over which strategy best upholds the interests of British imperialism.
By Chris Marsden and Robert Stevens, 22 February 2016
What is on offer in the June 23rd referendum is a choice between supporting one of two reactionary camps that articulate opposed strategies for the British bourgeoisie.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 20 February 2016
Despite disputes over financial regulation, there was broad agreement among EU heads of state for Prime Minister Cameron’s proposed cuts to social benefits for refugees.
By Chris Marsden, 4 February 2016
The proposed agreement between Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk is a refutation of those who depict the EU as the guardian of a more progressive agenda.
By Simon Whelan, 30 January 2016
Forty Conservative MPs wrote to the prime minister calling for a meeting to discuss concerns that he is not asking for sufficiently radical changes in return for the UK’s continued EU membership.
By Simon Whelan, 13 January 2016
It is estimated that up to two-thirds of Conservative MPs support a “Brexit.”