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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 February 2018
What we saw: Tory-Blairite EU love-in
Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry share a sofa on the Andrew Marr show 11 February (Click to enlarge)
Labour MP Chuka Umunna cuddling up to Tory MP Anna Soubry over the European Union.
The pair found plenty to agree on when it comes to neoliberal free-trade zones like the EU single market. They told the Andrew Marr Show on 11 February that Tory and Blairite MPs could combine to rescue big business.
Pro-capitalist politicians will turn any Brexit, 'soft' or 'hard', against the working class. But they are desperate to salvage single market rules which let them shunt capital and labour around to maximise profits without any say from organised workers.
Kick out the Tories - Remainers and Leavers. Kick out the Blairites too. For an anti-austerity government, a workers' Brexit, and an appeal to the peoples of Europe to join a new, socialist collaboration.
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In The Socialist 14 February 2018:
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International socialist news and analysis
Cape Town drought
Brazil: Lula conviction confirmed
Big political strike against Finnish government's attack on unemployed
France: rallies in support of oppressed Kurdish people
Workplace news and analysis
UCU uni strike: coordinate public sector fightback
Sadiq Khan's bus drivers' London licence doesn't go far enough
Newham teachers strike again as anti-academy pressure mounts
Woolwich Crossrail walkouts to demand promised bonuses
Threat of action defeats pay cut at Surrey council
Socialist Party campaigns
Haringey protests HDV - but Labour fails to kill it off completely
Staines fire services saved
Carlisle debate - socialism or social democracy?
Enjoyable and successful Cardiff Refugee Rights gig
I'm now a 'manager' and I can barely manage!
In Windsor none of us want to see homeless people on the street
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