The Idea That the Left Should Give Up and Walk Away From Europe Is Worse Than Absurd – It’s a Betrayal of What We Stand For by Richard Corbett MEP

January 22, 2016By LMEArticles, Euromyths

  Among the many challenges facing Labour Leave is the simple fact that their name is a misnomer. This handful of anti-European MPs, led by serial maverick Kate Hoey, no more reflects Labour’s settled view on Europe than the rebels who tried to vote down same-sex marriage in 2012 reflect Labour’s settled view on equality. 
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Richard Corbett’s EU Mythbuster 2014

April 27, 2014By Labour Movement for EuropeEuromyths, Toolkits

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

TUC South West: Truth, Lies & Migrants

April 27, 2014By Labour Movement for EuropeEuromyths, Toolkits

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

Labour and the European Elections – useful resources

April 21, 2014By Labour Movement for EuropeEuromyths, Featured, Interesting Blogs, LME News

Ed Miliband will launch Labour’s European and Local Election Campaign on May 1, 2014. He will present Labour’s European and Local promise in detail then. In the meantime, we’d like to draw your attention to the following resources. The Party of European Socialists’ [PES] member parties have adopted a joint manifesto for the European Elections … Read More

How (anti)Euromyths happen

April 25, 2011By Labour Movement for EuropeEuromyths

Former MEP Richard Corbett on how Euromyths happen, and why. ‘But these stories must be true – they’re in the papers!’ The poor quality of UK press coverage of the EU is something I’ve often moaned about. Those who think I exaggerate should read the 2007 article by David Rennie, who was until then the … Read More