Labour North Conference 2016

March 14, 2016By LMEArticles

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

As a Labour movement, fairness and equality are in our DNA, and the EU advances these values – by Laura Kyrke-Smith, Chair of LCID

February 26, 2016By Rachel FranklinArticles, Op-ed

Whether we like it or not, we live in a world where what happens in other parts of the world has an impact on our lives. The Government’s ability to protect people from terrorism here is affected by its ability to stop people becoming terrorists elsewhere. Their ability to limit immigration here is affected by … Read More

How to vote in the referendum? Consider the big picture and the future, writes Dr Monica Threlfall of London Metropolitan University

February 22, 2016By Rachel FranklinArticles, Op-ed

  The EU is an admirable organisation. It is admirable that 6 states finally realised in the 1950s that war was uselessly destructive and had to be avoided – even at the cost of proud nation states having to lose part of their independence. Lest it be forgotten, Europe was a continent of ceaseless and … Read More

LME Chair Giampi Alhadeff comments on Cameron’s renegotiation deal

February 20, 2016By LMEArticles

  After the high drama in Brussels David Cameron has his deal. There were some funny moments. The Times reported that the Summit started late as the VIP limos took forever to arrive and disgorge their charges, then when the European Parliament president Martin Schulz arrived, his appearance on the red carpet was delayed as an … Read More

How Corbyn can confront Cameron’s Chamberlain moment

February 18, 2016By LMEArticles

  By Glyn Ford The Labour Party and its pro-Europe campaign, Labour In, are struggling over how to handle the “Neville Chamberlain moment” on February 19, when – very likely – David Cameron will return from the Brussels’ European Council holding aloft his “non-aggression pact” signed by the Europe’s other 27 prime ministers, declaring: “It’s peace … Read More

Scotland and Brexit: A path to independence or crisis?

February 18, 2016By LMEArticles

  By Kristy Hughes The EU referendum could be held as early as June – if the vote is for Brexit, a UK-wide political crisis is likely. Recent polls for Scotland suggest almost two-thirds of the population support staying in the EU. Polls in Northern Ireland also suggest a clear majority in favour, while in Wales … Read More