14 | 11 | 2019

The vote on Thursday to leave the European Union is a historic decision. Our country has been a member for 43 years -half the people of this country cannot remember ever not being a member of the European Union.

We are in a new world and now there will be at least two years of discussions and negotiations before we are no longer members.

We must make sure that those negotiations deliver the protections our country needs, working rights and the environments.

Portuguese Communist PartyThe victory of the exit from the European Union in the referendum held in the United Kingdom is an event of tremendous political magnitude for the people of the United Kingdom and also for the peoples of Europe.

It represents a far-reaching change in the process of capitalist integration in Europe and a new threshold of struggle for those who have, for decades, fought against the European Union of big business and the big powers, and for a Europe of the workers and the peoples.

Communist Party of GreeceThe result of Britain's referendum demonstrates the increasing discontent of the working class and popular forces towards the EU and its anti-people policies. However these forces must disentangle themselves from the choices of sections and political forces of the bourgeoisie and acquire radical and anti-capitalist characteristics. The result records the dissipation of the expectations, which had been fostered by all the bourgeois parties-in Greece as well-together with the EU's mechanisms that the peoples could allegedly be prosperous inside the framework of the EU.

Communist Party of BritainCommunist Party of Britain

The referendum result represents a huge and potentially disorientating blow to the ruling capitalist class in Britain, its hired politicians and its imperialist allies in the EU, the USA, IMF and NATO.

The people have spoken and popular sovereignty now demands that the Westminster Parliament accepts and implements their decision. The left must now redouble its efforts to turn this referendum result into a defeat for the whole EU-IMF-NATO axis.

But it is clear that the Cameron-Osborne government has lost the confidence of the electorate and cannot be trusted with the responsibility of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union. It should resign forthwith.

Communist Party of BritainCommunist Party of BritainCommunist Party chair Liz Payne has criticised EU supporters in the labour movement for »talking as though the working class are passive victims who rely on a bountiful EU for their rights«.

»Our trade unions and Labour governments fought for the right to join a union, collective bargaining, the right to strike, equal pay, maternity rights and health and safety at work - they weren't granted to us by the European Commission or the European Central Bank«, she told her party's political committee on Thirsday evening.

Morning StarANTAGONISMS and ambitions within the Tory Party occupy the corporate media’s coverage of the EU referendum. Fear and loathing have poisoned the liberal commentariat: fear of Boris Johnson and a few posh boys, coupled with a bitter loathing of the working class. It’s embarrassing, and unnecessary.

The scenario frightening metropolitan liberals that a Leave victory will deliver power to the racist right is a gross miscalculation.

If Leave win, David Cameron — who helped prop up the old Afrikaner regime in South Africa, let’s not forget — will be ousted and Johnson or Michael Gove will secure the keys to 10 Downing Street.

Morning Star, June 18th, 2016Morning Star, June 18th, 2016TODAY’S editorial ought to be a triumphant recognition that Rosena Allin-Khan has more than doubled Labour’s majority in Tooting following the by-election to replace London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

That a junior doctor should be adopted by Labour and then backed by the electorate, after Tory efforts to discredit these vital NHS workers, is an important development.

It confirms the trend of Labour doing well in most election contests, following Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership victory, in the face of allegations by the Tory media and many Labour MPs that a Corbyn-led Labour Party would be electorally toxic.

The left campaign to leave the EU issued this statement about the murder of Labour politician Jo Cox:

We are horrified at the death of Jo Cox and send our deepest condolences to her husband and children, to her family, friends and colleagues.

We believe that the murder of an elected representative marks a deterioration of our society and our politics. Any links with possible far right groups must be fully investigated.

wftuOn the occasion of the junior doctors strike in Britain, the World Federation of Trade Unions and its 92 million members around the world extend our solidarity to their continuous escalating struggle:

“Dear colleagues,

We are following the course of your struggle and express our solidarity to your fair demands.

Communist Party of BritainCommunist Party of Britain»Britain has an obligation to help many more of the refugees fleeing Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya where US, British and NATO policies have wrought such devastation«, Anita Halpin told the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening (September 3).  She denounced the British government’s obsession with keeping refugees out as »callous« and »shameful«.

»Prime Minister Cameron and his cruel Cabinet are trying desperately to wriggle out of their commitments under international law to allow and process claims for asylum, while the UKIP attitude appears to be that refugees should be left to perish while we discuss the long-term future of the Middle East and Africa«, Ms Halpin accused. She also slammed the EU for its ‘total inability’ to devise a coherent, humane response to the refugee crisis, which she said confirmed that the EU is primarily concerned with promoting big business profits. »For the capitalist monopolies and their EU member state governments, the so-called ›free movement of labour‹ is – like the free movement of capital – enforced in order to serve the interests of big business, not those of workers or the people generally«, she explained. »For communists and socialists, on the other hand, the mass movement of labour and capital should be planned, not left to market forces controlled by the monopolies«, Ms Halpin added.

Foto: Class War - Womens Death Brigade / FacebookFoto: Class War - Womens Death Brigade / FacebookDemonstrators, including local residents, campaigners from across London, trade unionists and historians, have gathered to oppose the opening of the new Jack the Ripper Museum. Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs announced he will be boycotting the museum and the council will be investigating it's planning permission.

'Instead of celebrating and educating about the rich history of working class women that helped to shape the social fabric of London, we now have a celebration of a male serial killer who viciously murdered women in London's East End from 1888 to 1891.' said Ruth Styles, Chair of the London district of the Communist Party.

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