Ahead of the European elections, the left faces the considerable challenge of defining not only a progressive agenda for Europe, but also Britain’s place within it. This would be an ambitious task under any circumstances but now must be done within the context of austerity programmes, diverging European politics and rising support for anti-EU parties.
The focus on limited economic growth in some regions of the Eurozone detracts from the wider European experience. Across Europe living standards have fallen following severe economic restructuring. Divide and rule tactics employed by right-wing administrations have fuelled a resurgence of the far right and its xenophobic messages.
This series of essays will explore the possibilities for achieving radical economic change, overcoming the living standards crisis, defeating the far right and xenophobia and pushing a serious Social Europe programme. By addressing these issues authors will seek to answer the question - can the European Union deliver for working people?
- Does the EU work for working class people?
- Changing the debate on migration
- Briefing: The Queen’s Speech 2015
- How can the European left deal with the threat posed by xenophobia?
- Without Social Europe there can be no Social Britain in our lifetime
- Think Big, Think Bold
- Can the European Union deliver for working people?
- Could EU Citizens End Up In Detention Centres?
- Home Office Policies Driving Families Apart
- Brexit Forecast: EU Citizens At Risk
- Progressive Forces for a New Europe
- Trade Unionists are not Bystanders to the Industrial Impact of Brexit
- Delivering Brexit Won’t Stem Anger At Establishment
- CLASS Panel Verdict on Brexit Commons Vote
- Exiting the EU – Defending our rights and securing our public services
- The Great British Regression: Brexit and Inequality
- Vote down May’s EU deal and Demand a General Election
- Brexit Has Forgotten About People
- No Deal Brexit Papers Exercise In Pantomime and Menace
- Amazon Workers Across Europe Take On Jeff Bezos
- Brexiteers Hard Right Agenda a Threat to Workers Rights
- Clock is Ticking to sort out Brexit Shambles
- Brexit Talks Threaten to Sell Workers Jobs to the Lowest Bidder
- Brexit: What Is A Customs Union And Why Does It Matter?
- Brexit Divorce Deal: Red Lines Crossed and a Softer Brexit Than Expected
- Brexit: Three Things To Look Out For Before Christmas
- How is Brexit Affecting Workplaces? An Interview with GMB’s Neil Foster
- Brexit: What Have We Learnt This Week?
- The Home Office Leaks Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise - They’re In Line with Conservative Policy
- Brexit: The Government Is Making Promises It Can’t Keep
- Brexit: Summer in Limbo
- “Like Trying to Unscramble Scrambled Eggs”: Why A Year On From Brexit, We’re Still Clueless
- The Stakes: Brexit
- But What Will It Mean? Brexit’s Impact on Housing, Nursing and Automation
- Brexit Deals Must Be Forward Thinking - Not Just Damage Control
- One Day Without Us: Why the UK Needs Migrants
- Brexit White Paper: The Elephant in the Room
- What Have We Learned from May’s Brexit Speech?
- Brexit: What Will We See In 2017?
- UK Immigration: It’s Not Numbers But Narrative That Matters
- Class Conference 2016: Where Do We Go from Here?
- Brexit update: parliament is back in session
- Fighting tax avoidance by big business: can we go it alone?
- Brexit induced xenophobia and racism: how bad is it and what needs to be done?
- Brexit: What next?
- Brexit: The new class war?
- Brexit is not the answer to the new generation of free trade agreements
- Looking ahead: what Class did next
- An EU Perspective On Wage Inequality
- Five ways to deal with a full blown Conservative Government
- Labour rights to be TTIPed out?
- Labour Party Conference Fringe Event: Brexit and Inequality
- Brexit: The Future of Our Economy - with Verso Books
- Does the EU work for working class people?
- Post-Election Public Debate
News and press releases
- Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) responds to EU referendum result
- Class announces Faiza Shaheen as new Director
- Class responds to Ed Miliband’s speech launching Labour’s business manifesto
- Class Conference 2014: The Photos
- Class Conference 2014: The Highlights
- General Secretary of European TUC and lead MEP candidate call for renewed Social Europe
- Renowned economist calls for European Green New Deal to tackle Europe’s economic instability
- Can the EU deliver for working people? Leading progressives debate the arguments