Note from the front of 31-05-2018

31st May 2018 Socialist Action 0

Following the reactionary campaign that dominated the June 2016 referendum on EU membership and the racism and xenophobia that were stirred up in its aftermath, there has been a gradual shift in the terrain of the fight over immigration policy in Britain.

photo: Homerton University Hospital

Migration is an economic benefit

21st June 2016 Socialist Action 0

The leadership of the Leave campaign in the UK’s EU referendum has focussed its fight on whipping up hostility to immigration and encouraged a reactionary political climate. It’s main argument, that immigration lowers living standards, is not true, but this is not being challenged by the Cameron leadership of the Remain campaign.

The article below, by Michael Burke, explaining why migration raises living standards, was initially published by Socialist Economic Bulletin.

Fight austerity not migrants

30th May 2014 Socialist Action 0

The following article by Barry Gray, looking at the progressive agenda Labour should set, originally appeared on Left Futures.

Last week’s local and European elections, alongside opinion polls, suggest Labour should win next year’s General Election, but only if the decline in its support since late 2012 is halted at this point.

How to fight UKIP

8th May 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Jo Mullins

UKIP and its politics are dominating the forthcoming European and local elections. In part this reflects the coverage of the mainstream media who have assiduously promoted its racist agenda. But it also reflects the unwillingness of the main parties to challenge UKIP politically. In politics whoever sets the agenda wins.