Author Archives: Steve Freeman

LU 2018 Conference 20 June 2018

Left Unity and the crisis of democracy On 16 June Left Unity held its annual conference. The party has been steadily shrinking since 2016 but it still has over five hundred members. Over twenty five activists attended which tells its … Continue reading

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ScotRatRef18

Jack Conrad’s timely article in Weekly Worker came out against a Second (EU) Referendum. Last Saturday the issue was raised at the Radical Independence Conference in Edinburgh in favour of Scottish Ratification Referendum in 2018, or at least before March … Continue reading

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Discussion Paper on Europe

The struggle for democracy against British Exit and for a fully democratic Europe The Tory Brexit deal negotiated by May will be used to damage and divide the working class. Left Unity should oppose it by mobilising the working class … Continue reading

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Europe’s republican revolution

The popular democratic movement in Catalonia which culminated in the declaration of the Catalan republic is not simply a Catalan or even a Spanish matter. It is part of battle for democracy across Europe and the wider world. It is … Continue reading

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Catalan Republic

  Scotland First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, took a cautious line on Catalan independence. She hoped that “dialogue will replace confrontation”. She called for a way forward that “respects the rule of law” and also “respects democracy”. She refused to say … Continue reading

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Democracy Burns Down

The terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower is a crime against working class people committed by the Tories with their anti working class policies on deregulation and austerity. It revealed the deep class prejudices which inform the behaviour of the Tory … Continue reading

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Republican Unity

It was a great, indeed incredible, victory secured by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party over the Tories. Theresa May would be sitting on the opposition benches, having been made to resign by her own party, if it wasn’t for the bonkers … Continue reading

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Vote Corbyn

Vote Corbyn On June 8 (tomorrow) people in England and Wales should go out and vote against the Tories in every constituency throughout Britain and against the Unionists in Northern Ireland. People should vote for Corbyn’s Labour in England and … Continue reading

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Republican Number One

Republican Number One All the odds predict Jeremy Corbyn is not going to be the next Prime Minister. However there are only two ways the impossible can happen. First Scottish Labour wins back Scotland, and Corbyn confounds his critics in … Continue reading

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Manchester

No Muslim, Bruv I was planning to comment on last week’s paper but we have been overtaken by the terrible tragedy in Manchester. It is a city I love, having lived there for four years. So I want to record … Continue reading

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