Labour and trade unions increasingly moving to supporting Single Market membership

12th September 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Ian Richardson

Both wings of the labour movement are increasing their opposition to Tory plans to quit the EU Single Market – a move that would lead to the loss of huge numbers of jobs and a general decline in living standards as inflation from the devaluation of the pound cut real wages. The political background is the increasingly acrimonious negotiations with the EU as government bluster about the claimed benefits of leaving the Single Market are exposed.

Fighting the racist onslaught- building the March 22 demo!

1st March 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

Vile attacks on immigrants and ethnic minorities are continuing all across Europe.

Reaction is being whipped up by the pro-austerity parties, who also lend support to each other’s agendas. The latest example, but by no means the worst, is Merkel’s support for Cameron on her recent visit to Britain. While she was completely unwilling and unable to offer any encouragement on his central demand for a European referendum, the consolation prize offered was support for yet another ‘clampdown on benefit tourism’.