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Issue 225 February 2019

Socialism Today 225 - February 2019

Lexit is not enough

The recent book by Costas Lapavitsas, The Left Case Against the EU, calls for a rupture with the capitalist European Union and its institutions. But it does not provide an all-rounded programmatic guide for the workers’ movement to the questions posed by the issue of the EU, argues CLIVE HEEMSKERK, particularly important now in the context of Brexit.

Katowice climate cop-out

The self-congratulations, usual at the end of UN climate change conferences, were hardly ever less justified than in Katowice, Poland, last December. The main business had been to adopt a ‘common rulebook’ for the 2015 Paris agreement, but the result was so full of evasions, buck-passing and ambiguities as to be practically worthless. PETE DICKENSON reports.

1979’s winter of discontent

Forty years ago a wave of industrial action – known as the ‘winter of discontent’ – would define the downfall of the then Labour government. JIM HORTON examines these events and considers the lessons for the labour movement today.

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EU crisis time-bomb

Hull strike victory
How low-paid workers beat multinational opposition, by Mick Whale

Gender recognition debate
A questioning letter, and a reply