Campaigns Updates

  • Policing and Criminal Justice post Brexit

    November 14, 2019

    We have all seen the dreadful event that occurred recently in Grays, Thurrock where 39 people were found dead in the back of a lorry trailer. We commend Essex Police, the national crime agency and Europol’s trafficking team for all the work they have done in this fast-moving investigation.

    If the UK leaves the EU without agreeing a cooperation agreement it will no longer be part of Europol or the European Justice network and will fall outside the scope of the European Arrest Warrant.

  • Boris Johnson doesn’t know his own Brexit policy

    November 14, 2019

    Boris Johnson’s rise and rise could have been strangled at birth in the 2008 London Mayoral campaign.

    I was a press officer at Labour HQ part of the campaign to return Ken Livingstone for a third term in City Hall.

    Livingstone was a good Mayor but a lacklustre campaigner unwilling to take the fight to Johnson.

  • Swinson: Selling the Remain cause short

    November 05, 2019

    We know that Boris Johnson is a liar. How many examples do you need? The Daily Telegraph which paid him a quarter of a million a year has just apologised for blatant untruths in three columns this year.

  • Corbyn Launches Campaign By Embracing People’s Vote

    November 05, 2019

    The BBC’s respected Laura Kuenssberg, uncharacteristically, made a serious mistake when she asked the first question to Jeremy Corbyn after he launched the Labour Party’s election campaign in Battersea yesterday.

  • Larry Elliott is Wrong on EU & Workers' Rights

    October 28, 2019

    By Agnes Jongerius MEP, Coordinator of Socialist & Democrats Group in Employment and Social Affairs Committee
    Jude Kirton-Darling MEP Labour spokespersons on Employment and Social Affair

    Larry Elliott's provocative opinion column ("Don’t be fooled – the EU is no defender of workers’ rights" 24/10/2019) led to pretty lively discussions on social media, as it should. Elliott’s assertions have been robustly countered on Twitter, notably by Professor Michael Dougan - an EU law expert specialised in free movement and equal treatment rights - and Larry Elliott's view that "social Europe never delivered all that much" simply isn't shared by British labour lawyers


  • No Such Thing as "Getting Brexit Done"

    October 23, 2019

    There is nothing more misleading than Boris Johnson’s claim that his deal will Get Brexit Done – suggesting to people fed up with the whole saga that it will put an end to the wrangling. 
    The pollster Populus reports that when focus group are told that this deal will just trigger prolonged negotiation, which is, of course, the reality, there is “horrified silence”.


  • To solve the climate crisis, we need progressive forces to collaborate across borders, we don't need Brexit

    October 22, 2019

    The great challenges of our time- combatting climate change and ensuring a just transition to a carbon neutral economy- have no respect for national borders. It is only by working with our socialist friends and allies across Europe that we can build a truly Green New Deal.

  • Anna Turley Comment on Johnson’s Brexit deal

    October 17, 2019




    Boris Johnson’s deal is a bad one which will cost jobs, harm the economy and leave Britain isolated. It is a worse deal for our country than Theresa May negotiated. It’s not what people voted for three years ago, so only a Public Vote on it will settle the issue.

  • A People’s Vote is what is needed to fix this divided country.

    October 16, 2019

    ‘Dear Anna, Put Boris and his gang in the tower. Conned me into voting Leave. If there was another referendum I would vote to Remain’. That was the first message that greeted me this week, and though I will resist the temptation to call for the Prime Minister to be locked in the Tower, the sentiment is one that I hear more and more.

  • “No deal Brexit will put half of farms out of business” NFU.

    October 10, 2019

    Farmers are calling for a People's Vote as their leaders are warning that more than half of farms will go bust if Boris Johnson forces through a no-deal Brexit.

    “Many industries will suffer, but the industry that would suffer the most serious economic shock will be agriculture,” Dr Sean Rickard a former chief economist of the National Farmers Union (NFU) concludes.

    According to the Independent a detailed study finds “A deadly cocktail of immediate tariffs, border checks, increased red tape and cheaper food imports from outside the EU will result in the “decimation of UK farming”.

    The warning comes as the Farmers for a People’s Vote group is unveiled, as the latest arm of the movement demanding a Final Say referendum on the Brexit outcome.

    It includes, the NFU’s ex-chief economist, Dr Sean Rickard the founder of an organisation of female farmers called Ladies in Beef and the director of Farmers First, bringing together nearly 3,000 operators from across the UK.