EU

Ignoring Brexit during this election would be a mistake

Stephen Kinnock MP  |  26 April 2017

Imagine driving through central London, at rush hour, with no traffic lights. Imagine the Merseyside derby (the fixture that has seen more red cards than any other in British football) being played without a referee. Imagine flights trying to land at Heathrow without any air traffic controllers. It probably would not end well, would it? …

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Simply sloganeering

Matt Kelly  |  6 March 2017

Matt Kelly dissects the government’s underwhelming Brexit white paper Two distinct doses of poison must be swallowed in any examination of the Brexit white paper. The first, one of indigestible condescension from the prime minister. The second, the procession of lies, overpromises and wishful thinking that masquerade as substance in the government’s 12 objectives. That …

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Time to choose

Joe Carberry  |  20 January 2017

There are options for Labour – it must now pick an approach to Brexit, writes Joe Carberry Labour’s response to Theresa May’s plan for hard Brexit has been confused –both opposing it and seemingly claiming credit for it. This is an unsustainable contortion. But this can be an opportunity the party should take. Our country will be poorer and we must expose the idea that the rewards of being in the single …

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The country deserves an alternative

Adam Harrison  |  11 January 2017

Freedom of movement is not a core Labour value, but leaving the single market goes against the national interest, argues Adam Harrison Not so long ago, British politics revolved around the question of The Deficit. To try to answer this question, Labour promised to cut the deficit more nicely than those nasty Tories would. As …

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Strike a deal

Peter Mandelson  |  14 December 2016

There are still trade options open for Britain This year’s referendum was the most divisive, polarising event in Britain’s postwar history – which is why you would have thought the government would wish to respect the result delivered by one half of the country but secure the trade that the other half believes is so important. …

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Best of Britain: How does Labour effectively make the case for staying in Europe? in Leeds

Adam Harrison  |  28 April 2016

Ahead of the EU referendum, on the 28 April Progress and Labour Movement for Europe are pleased to invite you to a special training event followed by a panel discussion in Leeds to help activists make the best case on the doorstep for staying in Europe. Activist training: How (not) to talk about Europe 6-7pm, …

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Making the green case for Europe

Andrew Pakes  |  9 March 2016

Amidst the acrimony and blue-on-blue infighting, the actual case for British membership in Europe is in danger of getting lost. No doubt we need a better level of debate, but we also need a debate with the green case for Europe at its core. That is why today’s new report on the green evidence for …

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Women to win

Emma Reynolds MP  |  3 March 2016

Why women must be visible in the In campaign During the first week of the European Union referendum campaign, the airwaves and newspapers were awash with men in suits. Senior Tory politicians, businesspeople and retired army generals dominated the headlines. Most of whom were men. Pro-Europeans will miss a trick if we fail to appeal to women …

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Cities need the freedom and opportunity inside Europe

Marvin Rees  |  29 February 2016

While I hesitate to draw on the insights of a former Conservative leader, it seems appropriate when they show up the weakness in the argument of another. When Iain Duncan Smith underpinned his Brexit case on Andrew Marr with an appeal to optimism and British pride I was reminded of an insight shared by John …

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Cameron gives the hard sell on EU membership

Emma Reynolds MP  |  23 February 2016

There was a strange dynamic in the House of Commons chamber yesterday afternoon. A prime minister, who has consistently called himself a Eurosceptic, doing the hard sell on British membership of the European Union. Flanked by a recent pro-European convert, Theresa May, and the earliest ‘outer’ in his Cabinet, Chris Grayling, who deliberately left enough …

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