Campaigns Archive 2020

  • Labour must rally in defence of migration

    January 25, 2019

    No-one who has been following British politics over the last few years can deny that public discourse around leaving the EU has been dominated by immigration. From the start of the process until today, the influx of European nationals into this country was front on centre of political arguments from all sides.

  • Why I am campaigning for a People's Vote

    January 21, 2019


    Ellie James

    As a Labour activist, I only have to hear the words ‘General Election’ to start dusting off my waterproof and comfy trainers and mentally prepare to leaflet and door-knock for the foreseeable future. Growing up in the North-East, I’ve seen first-hand the benefits a Labour government can bring.

  • Brexit Short- Against Lexit

    January 03, 2018

    All too often we are met with the cries of a ‘capitalist plot’ when defending the European Union to our Labour colleagues, as 'neocon' and 'neoliberal' are added in for effect. Indeed, with its focuses on intergovernmental trade it could be seen as 'capitalist' but to label it as some sort of capitalist conspiracy is dangerous at best.


  • Brexit News: Theresa May humiliated as Commons decides to have a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal

    December 14, 2017


    Parliament yesterday voted by 308-304 votes to force Theresa May to provide a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal. Brussels chiefs have today said that the EU will not renegotiate a deal with the Prime Minister if it is rejected by Parliament.

    It is now up to the Prime Minister to listen to Parliament and to agree a deal with the European Union that limits the damage Brexit will do.

  • Seb Dance MEP elected Deputy Leader of the EPLP

    November 15, 2017


    Seb Dance MEP has been elected Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party, after the election of Richard Corbett MEP as Leader of EPLP last month.

  • Richard Corbett MEP becomes EPLP leader

    October 25, 2017


    Richard Corbett MEP has won the election, held amongst Labour Members of the European Parliament, for the position of leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party. You can read more here.

  • Why Leave at all?

    October 17, 2017

    Monica-Threlfall-featured-300x225.jpgEver since the Referendum of June 2016, the Brexit ship has been taking on water. Everybody knows the key pledge – a Brexit government would shift £350m a week, supposedly saved from membership costs, into the NHS every year, was an invention. The prospect of throwing out non-British workers so that Brits could take their jobs turned out to be too dangerous for the economy and strongly resisted by employers. And the promise that the UK would get rid of the European Court’s right to rule over the laws we had earlier agreed to “over our laws” and ban our compliance with “their” laws turned out to be a misunderstanding of our legal situation.

  • Brexit and Ireland

    March 02, 2017


    Ruairi Quinn, Treasurer of the Party of European Socialists and former leader of the Irish Labour Party writes for the Labour Movement for Europe on the effect of Brexit on the relationships between Ireland and Northern Ireland.