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.
At our upcoming EGM, the National Executive is proposing changes to the LME Constitution. The new draft Constitution can be viewed here and a comparison of the changes is available here. The changes are unanimously supported by the national Executive and will be voted on at the EGM’s main session at 13:00 on Saturday, 26th … Read More
by Dr Kirsty Hughes This article was originally co-published by European Futures of Edinburgh University and openDemocracy. It is republished here with the author’s consent. Amidst the rapidly changing politics of Brexit, and the furore around the Article 50 judgement, it seems that the big division between the government and opposition parties is whether the UK heads towards a ‘soft’ … Read More
On 26th November 2016 the Labour Movement for Europe will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting at the International Transport Workers Federation House, the wonderful head office this global trade union. The venue is at 49-60 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR, a short walk from Borough Underground Station, walking distance from London Bridge (Map). The meeting … Read More
Brexiters are the minority. 70% of the voting-age population did nothing to support leaving the EU. Labour should seek to represent them too. Dr. Monica Threlfall , London Metropolitan University The Prime Minister repeatedly claims ‘the people’ or ‘the public’ backed Brexit – even with ‘emphatic clarity’ in her conference speech. Commentators insist ‘the British … Read More
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