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.
Conference notes the TUC decision on September 12, 2016 to accept the majority vote of 17.4 million people in the referendum on UK membership of the EU despite campaigning for Remain as the best option for working people in terms of job seucity and rights. Conference believes: Article 50 should not be triggered until we … Read More
We are pleased to invite you to our fringe event at this year’s annual conference. Once again working with the Party of European Socialists, we will be organising our Conference fringe in the wake of the BREXIT vote. After the Eton Mess: What now of the UK’s relationship to the EU? Venue: Tate … Read More
Yesterday, the Labour Movement for Europe National Executive decided to nominate Owen Smith for Labour Leader. This follows a consultation with members and supporters that overwhelmingly backed making a nomination for Smith. Out of all 468 contributions to the consultation, 437 (93.4%) said that we should be making a nomination, while 31 (6.6%) said we … Read More
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