The Labour Movement for Europe is a Socialist Society affiliated to the Labour Party whose aim is to improve and broaden the understanding of the European Union and its potential throughout the wider Labour movement and the United Kingdom. It is the home of the pro-Europeans in the Labour and trade union movement.
The LME campaigns with other organisations in the Labour movement for the UK to remain at the heart of the EU, exercising influence in accordance with our progressive values.
It was Karl Marx who wrote that history has a habit of repeating itself, first as tragedy then as farce. We are witnessing the truth of this maxim in English politics as the man who led the Brexit campaign in order to become Prime Minister now suddenly renounces his ambition. Boris Johnson has underlined the … Read More
I, like many others I know, feel a very deep sense of loss and sadness a hundred times worse than losing a general election. So many people have said that it feels like someone has died. So what are we mourning? I think we are mourning our citizenship. In our wordy literature we failed to … Read More
Eurosceptics dangle the prospect of big savings from less red tape if we leave the EU. Workers’ rights would seem to be high on the list. After all, Michael Gove, the Vote Leave campaign chair, describes EU employment laws as “excessive” and says they should have been devolved to national control. That worries people like … Read More
The Leave people are always saying they want “our sovereignty back“. But for what purpose? What is this sovereignty and for whom is it supposed to work? Not for ordinary people. Sovereignty is a concept that power-lovers cling to when they fantasize they might get more power thereby. What is the point of ‘sovereignty’ if … Read More
Millions of British people of all ages, backgrounds, and political inclinations are interested in international development and humanitarian aid. They prove that in the most practical way every day with contributions to charities in money, in kind, and through voluntary work. It results in donations that match or exceed any in the World. Much of … Read More
We fly the European flag high at Barking town hall. MP’s, the council leader and majority of Cllr’s, believe that we are safer, stronger and better off in the EU. There are two key areas where the UK’s membership of the EU has benefited Barking and Dagenham directly. Health care and free movement When I … Read More
Ahead of the EU referendum Progress and Labour Movement for Europe are running a new series of training workshops and panel discussions to help activists make the best case on the doorstep for staying in Europe. Activist training: How (not) to talk about Europe Kevin Peel Member, European Union committee of regions & LME National … Read More
By Tom Barker Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has strongly backed Britain’s continued membership of the European Union, saying that it provides jobs, investment and social protections for the North East. Speaking at Labour North’s annual conference, which had Tom Watson, Labour’s Deputy Leader, and Angela Eagle, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and … Read More
It’s reckoned that as many as 100,000 lives have been saved by European car safety laws. Between 2000 and 2012 we saw a massive reduction in fatalities among drivers and passengers thanks to dramatic improvements in the car industry’s safety standards. The change didn’t happen on its own. It is a European Union success story … Read More