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Jeremy Corbyn's Struggle for Labour Leadership
London-based economist John Weeks says the current struggle in the Labour party will continue whether the party remains hierarchical and neoliberal or becomes mass-based and social democratic

  August 3, 2016

New British PM Appoints Brexit Proponent Boris Johnson to Foreign Secretary
Bill Black says Boris Johnson's demonization of the EU and virtually all of its leaders in his role as an alleged journalist makes him the worst conceivable person to put in a top diplomatic post

  July 13, 2016

New British PM Will Govern to the Right of Cameron
Economist John Weeks says Theresa May will negotiate Brexit to completion despite her previous opposition to leaving the European Union

  July 13, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn Wins Right to Defend His Leadership of Labour Party
Economist John Weeks says pro-austerity forces were defeated in the decision of the Labour Party leadership to allow him on the ballot

  July 12, 2016

Narrative of Brexit 'Leave' Voters as Racist and Anti-Immigrant Ignores Real Anti-Austerity Sentiment
Economist Michael Hudson argues that a vote for Europe is not a vote for socialism, but for a very right-wing, hard right, corporatist Europe where the laws will be made by bureaucrats acting on behalf of the large financial centers

  July 5, 2016

Brexit and the Fate of the United Kingdom
Economist Bill Black says the arrogance, incompetence, and ignorance by the elites was a major factor in pushing people to vote to leave the EU

  June 29, 2016

The Corbyn No-Confidence Vote and the Bleeding of the Labour Party
Political scientist Leo Panitch says the mass support for keeping Jeremy Corbyn in leadership might split the Labour Party, which could lead to a renewed progressive class revolt that goes beyond social democracy

  June 28, 2016

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote
Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia

  June 24, 2016

Britain Votes to Leave the European Union
John Hilary and John Weeks discuss the meaning and impact of Britain's historic 52-48 vote to leave the EU

  June 24, 2016

Can the EU be Reformed from Within?
Prof. Neil Davidson presents the left argument for why Britain should leave the EU

  June 23, 2016

Europe Will Drift Further to the Right if Britain Leaves EU
John Weeks presents progressives' arguments for British citizens to vote to remain in the European Union on June 23rd

  June 20, 2016

"My Name Is Sadiq Khan - I'm Mayor Of London'
Son of a bus driver and inner city public housing dweller become the mayor of London, he is sworn in at Southwark Cathedral to rapturous applause and a standing ovation

  May 7, 2016

Allegations of Anti-Semitism Fired up Ahead of Pivotal UK Local Elections
Max Blumenthal and John Weeks agree that the charges of anti-semitism against the Labour Party in the UK are part of an orchestrated effort from the Right

  April 30, 2016

Euroskeptic Conservatives Driving the Brexit
London economists John Weeks and Jeremy Smith explain how far-right attempts to leave the European Union are motivated by anti-immigrant sentiment and a desire to avoid regulations

  April 29, 2016

UK Prime Minister Cameron Sets Trap For Himself Over Pledge to Leave EU
Economist John Weeks discusses the upcoming 'Brexit' referendum, arguing for reforming the European Union instead of leaving - a position also favored by Yanis Varoufakis and Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn

  February 25, 2016

The Wilting UK Economy
Dr. Graham Gudgin and Jo Michell of Economists for Rational Economic Policies challenge the prediction that the UK will remain the fastest growing economy in Western Europe

  February 9, 2016

The Cracks Begin To Show in The UK Economy (1/2)
Economists for Rational Economic Policies contributors John Weeks, Ozlem Onaran, and Jeremy Smith say nominal gains in economic performance are based on household debt. (The report can be read here:The Cracks Begin to Show: A Review of the UK Economy in 2015)

  January 4, 2016

British PM David Cameron Says Jeremy Corbyn is a National Threat
Professor Leo Panitch says Jeremy Corbyn is a principled opponent of British involvement in the American Empire and supporter of a more decentralized European Union

  September 16, 2015

New UK Labour Leader Corbyn Unveils Shadow Cabinet
Labour Party economic adviser John Weeks discusses Corbyn's economic policy, his new shadow cabinet, and his first act as the leader of the Labour Party to address the #EuropeSaysWelcome: European Day of Action for Refugees

  September 14, 2015

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