Britain

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.

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

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World's Largest Arms Fairs

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London at one of the world’s largest arms fairs seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual.

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

UK Parliament Rejects Latest Brexit Deal, Corbyn Calls for New Elections

UK Parliament Rejects Latest Brexit Deal, Corbyn Calls for New Elections

March 12, 2019

Parliament rejected Theresa May’s latest Brexit deal by a vote of 391-242 just 17 days before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union

Labor MP: Future of Humanity Depends on Compliance with International Treaties

Labor MP: Future of Humanity Depends on Compliance with International Treaties

March 12, 2019

Britain’s Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament Fabian Hamilton discusses Brexit, Yemen and Trump’s shedding of international arms treaties

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism

January 15, 2019
Had the British been presented with the option, people might choose a socialist Britain over a capitalist EU, but they are not given that choice, say Prof. Leo Panitch of York University and Jon Lansman of the British Labour Party’s National Executive Committee
Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

January 15, 2019

In spite of the deep splits among the Tories, Prof. John Weeks says that a Brexit agreement will be made when the EU bails out Theresa May in the lead-up to the EU parliamentary elections

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

January 7, 2019

Maya Evans, a Labour councillor in Hastings, Britain, is refusing food for two weeks in a hunger strike protest against the war on Yemen. She was inspired to enter politics after Jeremy Corbyn’s historic leadership victory