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’



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The crisis of Conservatism

The Conservative Party is in a process of ideological decline or even disintegration, argue James Butler and Richard Seymour.

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Patients’ rights have no borders

As a US-friendly no-deal Brexit inches closer, Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United explains why US nurses have joined the fight against NHS privatisation. Recommended reading ahead of The World Transformed health sessions

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Film review: Bait and switch

Alex McDonald reviews new British film Bait, a socially engaged drama that uses lyricism to devastating effect.


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It’s time the UK had real democracy

Under the UK’s constitutional monarchy, we are subjects not citizens. Rewriting the constitution should be an urgent priority for a Labour government, argues Hilary Wainwright

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No shock doctrine for Britain: Stop Boris Johnson

Director of Global Justice Now, Nick Dearden, calls for swift action to stop Boris Johnson shutting down Parliament

The Harland and Wolff workers want to make renewable energy. A Labour government would help them

In the 1970s, Lucas Aerospace workers had a plan to make socially useful products and went to minister for industry Tony Benn for help. Do the workers occupying their shipyard in Belfast have a similar ally in John McDonnell? By Hilary Wainwright