UK EU referendum 2016

2017: how we got here and how liberalism failed us

Counter-inaugural protests, 19 January 2016

An overview of how the events of the past 25 years have lead us to the situation we now find ourselves in.

Taking Leave of their senses: what does the Brexit vote mean? - Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti kapitálu

Boris Johnson being a twat

An analysis of the meaning of the Brexit vote in the UK, published on 20 October 2016.

Brexit means… what? Hapless ideology and practical consequences

Anti-Brexit protest march in London following the EU referendum

A number of left groups and individuals campaigned for the UK to leave the European Union. Aufheben argue that the Brexit campaign, and the referendum itself, its results and its implementation, have been one with a victory of the ruling class against us. The implementation of Brexit will negatively affect solidarity among workers and radical protesters, setting back our strength and potentials to overturn capitalism. Many people in the radical left were blinded by the ideological forms of our capitalist relations, the reification of our human interactions, to the point of accepting a victory of the far right with acquiescence, or even collaborating with it.

Brexit vote: another sign of global capitalism's deepening crisis

Analysis of the UK EU referendum result, how it came about and how the working class standing up for itself has been squeezed off the agenda completely.

Making sense of the Brexit tide of reaction and the reality of the racist vote - Andrew Flood

Nigel Farage in front of a Leave campaign poster

Detailed analysis of the UK referendum vote in favour of leaving the European Union.

14 observations on Brexit and Lexit in the UK EU membership referendum

Analysis of the UK European Union referendum, and the "left exit" campaigns from the anarchist Workers Solidarity Movement in Ireland.

European Union referendum: more capitalist choices to reject - Communist Workers Organisation

EU referendum

A look at the referendum on UK membership of the European Union, and whether either side offers anything to the working class. Written before the referendum date was announced but still relevant today.

Yesterday’s pig heads, Corbyn-mania, Brexit or business as usual: Tragedy and comedy in the UK - A short report

Dear fellow travellers, for an international meeting of like-minded rebels we wrote a short report about the situation in the UK. We had little time recently to systematically follow and discuss the wider developments, therefore it ended up as a bit of a selective cut-and-paste job - but people outside of the UK might still find it interesting.

Brexit for tanks? The EU and the working class

Rage Against Capital takes a look at the EU and what it means for the working classes and the oppressed internationally as well as critiquing the CPGB-ML's endorsement of Brexit.