Brexit

Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised

January 28, 2020

The Johnson government said leaving the EU would allow the UK to regain its sovereignty so it can apply higher labor and environmental standards, but that was an empty promise, says University of London economist John Weeks.

Where is the Outrage Over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Book, ’72 Virgins’?

December 24, 2019

Marc Steiner and Moshe Machover discuss why the lack of outrage over Johnson’s book is so concerning.

All Is Not Lost for Labour

December 13, 2019

British activist Tariq Ali argues that Labour’s strategy was deeply flawed, but turmoil will follow Boris Johnson despite the large Conservative victory.

Brexit Looms Over Unpredictable UK Elections

December 6, 2019

National polls show the Tories leading, but conflict over Brexit could still result in a Labour minority government. Nation editor D. D. Guttenplan joins us for an eye-opening discussion about how Brexit, accusations of anti-Semitism, and the ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ will factor into the vote.

Boris Johnson Pushes for New Election as Brexit Fiasco Continues

October 25, 2019

While Britain’s parliament continues to try to figure out if and how to move forward with Brexit, the Labour Party must bring the public debate back to the social terrain to win an upcoming election, says Prof. Leo Panitch.

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s Brexit Plan is ‘Political, Not Economic’

October 2, 2019

Britain’s left and right both face internal struggles over Brexit. The Labour Party ought to allow more internal debate for “Lexit,” says Prof. Costas Lapavitsas.

Johnson's Brexit Mess Now a "Constitutional Crisis"

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

September 11, 2019

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

September 4, 2019

Nation Editor DD Guttenplan unpacks the politics behind Brexit and the revolt against Boris Johnson by forces not normally aligned. What could lie ahead and why

How Do You Confront Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

How Do You Confront Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

July 30, 2019

Labor MP Chris Williamson talks about how to combat the austerity and right-wing policies of Johnson, and says people should stop worrying about Brexit

Theresa May's Resignation Could Mean a Hard Brexit

Theresa May’s Resignation Could Mean a Hard Brexit

May 29, 2019

The chaos in Britain’s politics has only intensified in the wake of Theresa May’s resignation and the tremendous losses that Conservatives suffered in the European Parliament election. Prof. Leo Panitch analyzes the result