CAEF Press Statement 21 November 2014
and the labour movement
The UKIP victory in Rochester was based on two main factors:
First, the 'race card' was used over 'immigration' which actually is the 'free movement of labour' within the EU's single market. Immigration and asylum seekers are external to the EU.
Second, UKIP has cashed in on the general antipathy to the European Union from which austerity policies emanate and much more to the detriment of all forms of democracy.
The answer is for the labour and trade union movement to understand that while Britain remains in the EU and the single market the government cannot control Britain's borders.
More important is that the labour and trade union movement must return to the anti EU policy dropped in 1988. They must abandon the pro-EU position taken up on the false premise of a 'Social Europe'. In doing so the electorate would elect the Labour Party and reflect what voters want and take Britain out of the EU. This would also prevent imposition of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which would bolt the EU single market to the US market with the free movement of everything.
The TUC, trade unions and General Council of Trades Councils are opposed to TTIP. That is the policy the Labour Party must adopt for electoral reasons alone.
Imperialism and the First World War
Part I - The Scramble for Africa
Part II - Alliances and the Arms Race
Part III - Resistance, opposition and splits
Part IV - Conscription, Dublin Easter uprising and view from Germany
Part V - 1916-1919 will be available with November-December Democrat and be placed on this website as a PDF file. A pamphlet compiling all the above parts and enlarged will be published soon. Pre-orders for Imperialism and the First World War can be made now - £2.50 plus 50p postage, cheques payable to 'Democrat Press', PO Box 46295, London W5 2UG
Mode 4 (EU/India trade pact)
TTIP - Break secrecy around this new treaty
Nations and nation-states versus cryto-imperialism
Gove has gone, free market EU ideology hasn't
Respect for the truth in the West no longer exists
Imperialist EU threatens Ukraine
Independence and free trade
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Why the Secret Treaty?
USA-EU Free Trade Agreement
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
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EU attacks worker's rights
Collapse of the left in Germany in capitalist economic crisis
What they say in the referendum debate
How the EU Operates
Who elects or appoints whom?
Who has powers, who decides and how?
Who controls the eurozone?
How the eurozone money circuit works
The EU and benign globalisation
Germany plans banking union
without a vote
Barroso wants more money for guns and rapid reaction forces
Meet the nEUROn drone
The thee-million-jobs-at risk lie
Supporters of greater EU integration, such as the deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, have claimed repeatedly -- on the basis of a 1999 report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research - that at least three million jobs would be at risk if the UK withdrew from the EU. (The Institute's director, Martin Weale, repudiated that claim and described it a 'pure Goebbels'.) The claim rests on a misunderstanding. Three million British people are involved in exporting products to the EU, but their jobs depend on the continuation of trade, not on continued EU membership. Outside the EU Britain -- like any other services to EU member states. Millions of jobs in China 'depend on exports to the EU', but no one has suggested that China must become an EU member. The three-million-jobs-at-risk lie is 'Euro-centrism gone mad'.
Source: The Hampden Trust - 'Europe' doesn't work
Over 30,000 Belgian protestors marched through Brussels in June against a wage freeze demanded by the European Union.___________________________
The mad European Single Market and privatisation
The Great Eurozone Disaster - From Crisis to Global New Deal_____________________
'Alternative for Germany'
A new political party_____________________
Who would Britain trade with
if Britain left the EU?
Billionaires bailed out by Irish taxpayers____________________
British Library Exhibition - Propaganda, Power and Persuasion ____________________
CAEF - Press Statement - 14 May 2013
The time is ripe where the Left must regroup around the demand to leave the EU. RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has spelt out what must be done where RMT leads the way*. It is time for the left to get everybody in the labour movement off their knees and get the anti-EU position adopted in as many units of the movement as practical. This is an opportune time to muck out the stables, put an end to the austerity policies which emanate from Brussels and demand an in/out referendum on EU membership now.
* see caef facebook [above]
CAEF - Press Statement - 3 May 2013
Local election results are a
For years the electorate has overwhelmingly opposed Britain's EU membership. The local election results are a clear danger signal. Unless the labour and trade union movement recognise this and return to an anti-EU position the far right will take hold with dreadful consequences. The anti-EU movement must not be confused with right wing political parties who support austerity. The left must take hold of the leadership of this movement and take Britain to a position outside the EU. Britain must have the right to self determination with a government replacing austerity and instead adopt policies and pass legislation for jobs and a manufacturing based economy to create wealth and trade across the world.