Author Archives: Steve Freeman

Boycott present difficulties

This was published in Weekly Worker before Theresa May’s deal became public and a new stage of the crisis began. It criticises the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) for hiding behind the idea of boycotting all referenda as a … Continue reading

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United States of Europe

When an estimated 600,000 march for a Peoples Vote then something significant is happening. The Crown is not going to take any more notice than they did with the Iraq war demo. Add to this the equal pay strike by … Continue reading

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Democratic Exit

It brings great satisfaction to see Tory Brexit hit the Irish buffers. Those reactionaries who aimed to break up the EU will surely bring about the end of the British Union. Try as they might, the Tories have not managed … Continue reading

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Anglo-Europeans and Democracy

In Weekly Worker (2 October 2018 No. 1220) Paul Demarty analysed “the poverty of left-remainers” which he identified with activists supporting ‘Another Europe is Possible’. There is much Paul says that we can agree with, not least his history of … Continue reading

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Remain or Ratify?

Last week the slogan “No second referendum, yes to a ratification referendum” was highlighted when London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, called for a “second EU referendum”. He predicted May would bring back a “bad deal” or an even worse “no deal”. … Continue reading

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On English irony

Corbyn’s 2013 speech to a meeting convened by the Palestinian Return Centre has been falsely attacked as anti-Semitic not least by the Zionist and former chief Rabbi Jonathon Sacks. He was backed up by former Scottish Labour leadership candidate Tom … Continue reading

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Corbyn and Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism has been made into one of the major issues in British politics. But anti-Semitism comes in different disguises. First is open hostility, discrimination, verbal or physical violence against Jews as Jews. There is no policy or action taken by … Continue reading

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Principles, compromises and tactics

In Weekly Worker a debate has begun over a possible future referendum on the Tory ‘Brexit’ Deal. The 2016 EU referendum has divided the UK into reactionaries and ultra lefts on one side and liberals and democrats on the other. … Continue reading

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Ratification Referendum

On Monday Tory MP Justin Greening came out in favour of a second referendum. She proposed three questions and a system of prefential voting. The Labour Party is not in favour but did not rule it out. Therasa May said … Continue reading

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Liberals and Democrats

Last week Jack Conrad, writing in Weekly Worker (12 July 2018), made a case against a ‘peoples vote’ on the Tory Unionist deal to Exit the EU. He argued that all referenda should be opposed on principle. If any take … Continue reading

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