Some fantastic publications have come out recently, which are useful for Labour campaigners giving background to all things EU. Here is a selection. Without Social Europe there can be no Social Britain in our lifetime Bernadette Ségol and Jude Kirton-Darling (Labour Candidate in the North East for the European Elections 2014) have co-written this insightful thinkpiece, … Read More
Arlene McCarthy MEP, who has represented Labour in the European Parliament until 2014 (sadly not standing again), has published a comprehensive booklet on how EU level decision has influenced policy outcomes on a variety of issues such as health, the environment, social affairs, the economy, consumer affairs, traveling in the EU, reform of the financial system to … Read More
There are a lot of myths around on what the EU does or does not do and who actually does the doing when the EU ‘does things’. Richard Corbett [Labour European Candidate in Yorkshire and the Humber] – the LME’s previous Chair before 2010 – has published a really useful mythbuster on his campaign blog. Quote Richard: ‘If you … Read More
The European Parliamentary Labour Party has produced a two page guide full with useful suggestions on how to talk Europe on the doorstep. You can download it here in colour or in black and white.
The European Parliamentary Labour Party is part of the Socialists & Democrats Group in the EP. The S&D is supporting this insightful paper by the Progressive Economy Initiative: From the crisis to a new egalitarian ideal for Europe Despite more than fifty years of European integration, today’s European Union is still a vulnerable and unfinished … Read More
The anti-migrant bandwagon is struggling to cope with the flood of politicians trying to climb on board. The tidal wave of hysteria rushing through certain newspapers is threatening to swamp any hope of a debate based upon facts and real-life experiences. South West TUC has published a fantastic guide comparing fact and fiction named ‘Truth … Read More
The Party of European Socialists’ [PES] member parties have adopted a joint manifesto for the European Elections on their congress in Rome on March 1. The Labour Party has been part of the process writing and agreeing it and has voted for its adoption. Download your copy of the PES manifesto in English here.
Many civil society organisations have published great EP2014 manifestos and resources. Many of these cooperate very actively with others on EU level on issues which are very relevant to Labour. Here is a list of some interesting ones, if you are interested in policy areas which cannot afford to be discussed without taking European cooperation … Read More
Have Your Say – Register by the 6th of May – Vote to Defeat the Extremists. People who move from one country to another are less likely to be engaged politically in their country of origin and in their country of residence. European Citizens living in another EU member state are also less likely to … Read More
Join Stockwell Labour and LME on Friday 25 April 2014 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution, celebrating Liberty, Democracy and Europe, helping the local Labour campaign appealing to Portuguese residents to vote and be represented on Lambeth Council and to vote Labour in the European Elections held on the same day on … Read More