Theresa May’s Brexit “nightmare” has left her “held prisoner by the far right”, the leader of Britain’s biggest trade union said today. Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said the Prime Minister has lost all authority or capacity to make decisions. He told the union's policy conference in Brighton: "She is held prisoner by the dogmatists and fantasists of the far right. "These people see in Brexit the chance to turn Britain into the low-wage, deregulated, race-to-the-bottom society of their dreams. "But Brexit is turning into a nightmare for the rest of us - a nightmare of uncertainty above all. "The shadow of job losses is hanging over much of the British economy, including the jobs of tens of thousands of Unite members." Mr McCluskey said it was urgent that the Labour Party and trade union movement come together around an alternative to the Conservatives' plans. He said: "Labour has started to do that with Jeremy Corbyn's call for … [Read more...] about Theresa May is a ‘prisoner of the far right’ over Brexit says Len McCluskey
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Europe By Bethany Bell BBC News, Vienna 30 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44644099 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis "Sebastian Kurz is a rock star," according to the US ambassador … [Read more...] about The young Austrian leader sharing power with the far right
Deciphering Nazi code Mathematically, the far-right politician Alexander Gauland even has half a point: The Nazi era was only a small part of Germany’s long history. So why the outrage? Because Germans know the code and its dangers. Published on June 4, 2018 4:29 pm “Yes, we plead guilty to our responsibility for the 12 years” of Nazi rule, Alexander Gauland on Saturday told a youth congress of the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, a populist party on the far right, of which he is a leader. But he immediately added that “we have a glorious history and one, my dear friends, that lasted a lot longer than those damn 12 years. Hitler and the Nazis are just a speck of bird shit in over one thousand years of successful German history.” Only a little bit of “bird shit”. Nothing that a moist towelette can’t get rid of. Bird shit or not, the German media and politicians went wild. Suddenly there was bird shit everywhere. “50 … [Read more...] about Why Germans are right to call out the far right for its ‘little bit of bird shit’
On a searingly hot day beneath a Confederate statue surrounded by six “no trespassing” signs, Susan Bro talks to a Swedish TV crew. Then she makes a short walk to a street named after her daughter. “I think she was killed right around where those people are talking,” she says, pointing to a spot beside a redbrick wall on which fresh tributes are regularly chalked. Heather Heyer, who would have celebrated her 33rd birthday on Tuesday, was mowed down by a car last summer while protesting against neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last week, at a courthouse a short distance away, lawyers sought to persuade a federal judge that organisers of the far-right rally should be held accountable. The case, which could leave prominent white nationalists such as Richard Spencer facing ruin, exemplifies a broader legal offensive aimed at throwing sand into the gears of the “alt-right” movement. Nine months after the show of strength in … [Read more...] about After Charlottesville: how a slew of lawsuits pin down the far right
As a cavalcade of about 30 music trucks pulsed its way past Berlin’s Victory Column and down 17 Juni Street, and other boats and barges of clubbers rocked on the river Spree, older Berliners were reminded on Sunday of the Love Parade, the techno extravaganza that was launched in the city 30 years ago. In those days, the city still in the throes of enjoying the post-Wall freedom, the event was a vague mix of “Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen” (“peace, joy and pancakes”) with a few drugs thrown in – despite the organisers’ insistence that it was a serious political demonstration (not least as a way of not having to pay for the policing). This time round, thousands of demonstrators gathered at the weekend for what is believed to have been the biggest ever clubbers’ protest, using their clout and pounding beats to protest against the far right. More than 100 clubs from across the city were out to “bass away” the Alternative für … [Read more...] about Can Berlin’s techno lovers defeat the far right?