‘Information is key to defeating TTIP’ – Matt Carthy MEP

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is a trade deal currently being negotiated between the United States Government and the European Commission. Most readers will already know that, and this is in itself is the biggest change I’ve seen since I began working on this issue upon my election to the European Parliament in 2014. Many people…

Should Ireland Leave the Eurozone?

While the EU Referendum campaign in the UK raged on for six months, or arguably for the last number of years, the question of EU membership has remained as something of a fringe issue in Ireland. The Irish government took its own position on Britain’s membership, urging for a remain vote, and others have taken…

Live: The EU Referendum Results

Updates will be posted here during the night. 05:21 – The UK votes to Leave the EU. Wales as completely gone against expectations, voting Leave along with England, while Gibraltar, Scotland and Northern Ireland have shown overwhelming support for membership of the EU. This is likely to cause bitter divisions in British politics and may…

The Trade Union Case for Lexit – Steve Hedley (RMT)

Steve Hedley was elected as Senior Assistant General Secretary of RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) in 2012. We in the RMT are a union of 80,000 workers that organises train workers, Tube workers, bus, taxi, offshore, road transport workers and seafarers. We oppose racism in all its forms, we are for…

Why Labour Supporters Should Vote Leave – Kelvin Hopkins MP

Kelvin Hopkins has been the Labour MP for Luton North since 1997. He worked as an economist for the TUC, is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, was one of 16 signatories of an open letter to Ed Miliband calling for opposition to further austerity, and was one of 36 Labour MPs who nominated…

The Northern Irish Case for Remain – Martina Anderson MEP

Martina Anderson was co-opted in 2012 to replace Bairbre de Brún as Sinn Féin’s MEP For Northern Ireland after serving as an MLA for the Foyle constituency. She retained her seat in the European Parliament in 2014. We are aware of the failings of the EU. Our primary concerns include the unaccountability of the European…

Why I Voted (Reluctantly) to Remain

I’m the kind of person who generally knows what I believe and what I want. I’ve never had any hesitation or doubt leading up to a general election or referendum. The order of my preferences may change, but I know who gets the first one and the rest is tactical. In referenda it’s the same….

Inequality Caused the AIDS Epidemic

35 years ago, on June 5th 1981, the AIDS epidemic officially began. Reports from LA emerged of unusual clusters of a form of pneumonia caused by the Pneumocystis jirovecii fungus in five gay men. In the following months the same was discovered among more and more men across the US, and a year later it…

Debunking The Myth That is “Mass Uncontrolled Immigration”

Quarterly reports are released on immigration by the Office of National Statistics and are used by anti-immigrationists to display high levels of migration into the UK, but if an immigrant is universally recognised as a person entering a country for at least a year, as stated by Migration Watch UK, then how can we interpret…