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.
The grievances of leavers in our MPs consituencies should be addressed but not by offering Brexit. Saving our rights could help. – Dr Monica Threlfall
By demanding that MPs vote for Article 50, the Labour party leadership has taken another step towards supporting the government to take us out of the EU in wholly unfavourable circumstances. After supporting Remain with little energy, our leadership has chosen to try to save the seats of Labour MPs in Leave-majority constituencies for a … Read More
The Labour Movement for Europe 2017 AGM Conference is taking place on Saturday 25th February 2017 at the International Transport Workers Federation, 49-60 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR. This is a key event in decided the future of LME campaigns. The AGM will be followed by the LME Conference, in which we will discuss the … Read More
The Labour Movement for Europe AGM and Conference is taking place on February 25th at the ITF House in London. Elections for the National Executive and the National Chair will be held ahead of and announced at the AGM. The elections will be online, by mail for those of you for whom we do not … Read More
The Labour Movement for Europe held its Extraordinary General Meeting on Saturday, 26th November at the Headquarter of the International Transport Workers’ Federation in London. You can Chairs Report November 2016. The EGM unanimously agreed to the proposed changes in the Constitution under the provision of the inclusion of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party in … Read More
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