The Red Pepper guide to Brexit

From trade to migration, from Labour's hopes to Theresa May's despair, we bring you the best coverage to cut through the chaos and confusion.

January 14, 2019 · 4 min read
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Picking the lesser evil

With a seemingly bungled Brexit deal, the only options on offer are different forms of capitalism. The Left needs to pick its enemies wisely, writes Richard Seymour

Socialism beyond borders

A left government cannot hope to succeed through British isolationism, writes Hilary Wainwright. It must make a new kind of pan-European alliance

Socialism starts at home

Michael Calderbank speaks to Marxist economist Costas Lapavitsas ahead of the publication of his provocative new book The Left Case Against the EU

Embracing Brexit would be a historic mistake for the left

The left’s flirtation with Brexit is not just a mistake; it is downright dangerous, writes Tom Kibasi

Be careful what EU wish for

The EU is a crisis-ridden institution. Why do we keep pretending that Remain is the more stable option for the Left? By Ray Bellchambers

There’s hope left for a left Europe

Don’t believe the doomsayers, writes Luke Cooper – the deal is dead in the water. Now is the time to fight to defend free movement and a united Europe

The government is seeking new free trade deals after Brexit – and we could all pay the price

Dorothy Guerrero writes that we’re crashing out of the European Union and into the Trans-Pacific partnership: A free trade deal with all the disastrous hallmarks of TTIP.

Tommy Robinson is using Brexit chaos to advance his racist agenda. We can’t let him win.

Tommy Robinson, will lead a Brexit Betrayal march in Central London. Anti-fascists are marching to stop him, reports Luther Blisset

Why remain and reform is the only progressive position

Soft Brexit means preserving the pre-referendum status quo with no possibility of contributing to change, writes Mary Kaldor

If we want a progressive future, we need to bust some myths about the causes of Brexit

Graham Taylor writes that if we want a progressive post-Brexit future, we need to cut through the confusion surrounding this messy, complex political moment.

‘Brexit red lines’: The most progressive terms possible for the UK’s exit from the EU

Labour is now opposing toxic trade deals, but what sort of trade do we want? Asks Nick Dearden

The UK’s first Brexit documentary shows a Britain at war with itself

Ethan Race reviews Timothy Kelly‘s hard-hitting documentary ‘Brexitannia’


Manchester skyline

Why planning is political

Andrea Sandor explores how community-led developments are putting democracy at the heart of the planning process

Review – Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors

D Hunter's 'Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors' is an exploration of working-class struggle and strength, writes Liam Kennedy

Bank Job directors Daniel and Hilary

Review – Bank Job

Jake Woodier reviews a new documentary film that brings heist aesthetics to a story of debt activism


Beyond leek-flavoured UKism

‘Radical federalism’ should do more than rearrange the constitutional furniture, writes Undod’s Robat Idris

A street sign in Watford marks Colonial Way leading to Rhodes Way, Imperial Way and Clive Way

Statues, street names, and contested memory

Proudly 'anti-woke' posturing is just the latest government attempt to memorialise white supremacy. Meghan Tinsley reports on the politics of commemoration

Who decides what counts as ‘political’?

Government demands for public sector ‘neutrality’ uphold a harmful status quo. For civil servant Sophie Izon, it's time to speak out