24 October 2016
Belgium cannot sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the EU’s proposed trade deal with Canada because of opposition from local elected bodies. That may block the whole deal.
19 June 2016
Reports from Germany suggest that the European Commission is trying to find a way to block any national veto by the UK or any other member state of its free trade agreements.
16 June 2016
African trade unionists are calling on their countries to reject the European Commission’s latest attempt to impose a free trade deals on the continent.
14 June 2016
The former trade union official who led a key strike at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary in the 1980s has contacted CPBML News calling on the staff and the public to vote to Leave – to save the NHS.
14 June 2016
While US and EU leaders call for accelerated talks on TTIP, some Green politicians are seeking to deny that a Leave vote is the surest way to defeat the planned treaty.
7 May 2016
Last week the headlines in the europhile press were all singing from the same hymn book. TTIP, they said, is effectively dead. Would it were so…
14 March 2016
Well over 1,000 people packed the Tyne Theatre and Opera House to attend the first Newcastle meeting of Grassroots Out.
14 March 2016
A CPBML meeting in Glasgow on why trade unionists should vote to leave the EU drew a diverse and enthusiastic audience ready to contribute their own ideas.
27 February 2016
A document obtained by the Guardian newspaper exposes the reality of the secret Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations from the EU side.
Until recently, international trade agreements were handled through the World Trade Organization. But because all countries participate equally in WTO negotiations, the leading imperialist nations (and the corporations which set their policy) haven’t had it all their own way.
14 February 2016
Trade unionists have every reason to vote to leave the EU – despite of the view of the TUC and a number of their member unions. This was the theme of a lively meeting held by the CPBML at Conway Hall in London on 11 February.
13 February 2016
Political statement from the Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist, 17th Congress, London, November 2015. There can be no advance without Marxism, because Marx showed that only the eventual victory of the exploited class, the working class, represents a real future. Capitalism means only destruction and war. Here in Britain, we need our own unique vision of a working class future in order to fight and win in the present.
18 October 2015
“I do not take my mandate from the European people,” said EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström in an interview when challenged about the extent of opposition to the transatlantic trade treaty.
5 June 2015
With the European Parliament scheduled to meet for an important vote on TTIP on 10 June, MEPs are showing signs of panic and switching positions from day to day – as pressure from the peoples of Europe builds.
19 May 2015
It’s been a bad month for TTIP, and things could soon get even worse for those pushing the transatlantic trade deal. Lawmakers in the EU and the US are having second thoughts.
15 March 2015
A report from MPs says proposals in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty pose dangers for the environment, animal welfare and public health in Europe.
22 February 2015
A worried EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström paid a visit to London on 16 February. The successful signing off of TTIP is a priority for Malmström’s boss, EU president Jean-Claude Juncker, but he has handed her a poisoned chalice.
22 January 2015
Last week Brussels finally released the devastating results of its online consultation on investor-to-state dispute settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement – and is now struggling to maintain its position.