European trade unionists urge British workers to leave

tu-logo-bw-150Trade unionists across Europe call on British workers to lead the fight to leave the EU, reports Trade Unionists Against the EU chair Doug Nicholls

Trade Unionists Against the EU has been invited to several trade union conferences in Europe and received best wishes from workers organisations throughout the continent.

Perhaps not enough has been done over the last three decades to link up in solidarity with our nearest neighbours in the EU as they too have faced the full wrath of the EU’s neoliberalism.

We sent a delegate to respond to the request of Greek unions to share some views. They powerfully concluded, as reported in the Morning Star, that as a smaller economy with acute EU-related difficulties there was only so much they could do alone to resist the beast, and now they were looking to British workers to be resolute and campaign for a vote to leave the EU.

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What The Trade Unionists Against The EU Are Asking For

New Deal for Britain

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Our independence from the EU means our own renewed commitments to full employment, industrial redevelopment, nationalisation of rail and utilities, a resurgence of public services and a communal ethic in favour of the common good can be made more possible.

No neoliberal liked the referendum result, it has shaken their world. Leaving the EU provides a unique opportunity to end austerity, protect our agriculture and fishing industries, cut energy and house rents, rebuild social housing, invest in skills, science research and development. It should involve a return to publicly accountable schools, free higher education and the NHS outside of market forces.

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A Statement by Trade Unionists Against the EU

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No Delay in Departure from EU

There must be no delay in the timetable for our departure from the EU

The general election and the resulting hung parliament cannot be an excuse for delaying our departure of the EU, leaving the single market and ending the freedom of movement, all of which are the declared policies of both the Tory and Labour parties. Those who wanted to overturn the referendum result or have a second referendum were treated with scorn by the electorate.

The posturing by the Tories’ ‘no deal better than a bad deal’, a meaningless concept specially when Theresa May talked about the dire consequences of a no deal, has to end. Similarly with Labour’s vacuous  ‘not walking away without a deal’.

The task of both parties, indeed the task of the new parliament, is to deliver a clean and clear Brexit with the best deal possible with the EU in line with the timetable set by the triggering of Article 50. This is not as difficult as some would led us to believe. Those who continually speak of ‘difficult and complex’ negotiations are attempting to prepare the public for backsliding on the referendum vote.

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Trade Unionists Against EU: New Deal for Britain

Our independence from the EU means our own renewed commitments to full employment, industrial redevelopment, nationalisation of rail and utilities, a resurgence of public services and a communal ethic in favour of the common good can be made more possible.

No neoliberal liked the referendum result, it has shaken their world. Leaving the EU provides a unique opportunity to end austerity, protect our agriculture and fishing industries, cut energy and house rents, rebuild social housing, invest in skills, science research and development. It should involve a return to publicly accountable schools, free higher education and the NHS outside of market forces.

The mood in Britain is to end austerity and rebuild and transform our politics and economy with the engagement and energy of all of our people.

The elite and the media continue to try to divide us between those who voted leave and those who voted remain. As trade unionists we know that once a decision is taken we should unite to make democracy a success.

Those who try to block the referendum decision will be pushed aside, as will those who want to use it to create a bargain basement Britain.

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Obama speaks on behalf of US multi-nationals

President Obama’s recent visit to Britain and intervention in the EU referendum debate show how absolutely determined the US it to take over the EU ‘market’ and get its hands on health care.

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EU austerity measures driving millions into poverty

UN report reveals nearly seven million more people, including over 800,000 children, have fallen into poverty due EU economic policies over the last six years

The disastrous effects of the EU drive to cut budgets and slash public spending are detailed in a 357-page World Social Protection report by the UN agency, the International Labour Organisation.

“The achievements of the European social model, which dramatically reduced poverty and promoted prosperity in the period following the Second World War, have been eroded by short-term adjustment reforms,” notes the report.

The report argues that fiscal consolidation meant to reduce debt has failed to stimulate the kind of economic growth needed to create jobs.

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