European Union

After the EU - Unite for a Left Government

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:29

Video of a very successful public meeting held in Glasgow City Centre to discuss & examine the advancing of Socialism after the EU Referendum.
Tam Kirby from the Communist Party and Vince Mills from the Labour Party Campaign for Socialism were our speakers, chaired by Sandra Trotter of the Communist Party Fife Branch & UNISON trade union activist.
Recorded on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 in Glasgow.

The pamphlets refered to are available below:
The EU deconstructed

6 Myths about the EU

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:17

In the run-up to the British EU Referendum in 2016, the media reports almost exclusively on virulently rightwing voices & the topics they bring up on the EU debate. The Communist Party believes that we must clearly make Left arguments against the European Union, that it is at it's very core an unreformable anti-working class & anti-socialist club for big business control of workers.

TTIP - Capitalists in USA & EU stitching up Workers

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:35

Recorded 2014 in Glasgow.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. As officials from both sides acknowledge, the main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory ‘barriers’ which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Greece in Crisis - EU Capitalist Austerity against European Peoples

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:24

"The Greek crisis is a crisis of monopoly Capitalism"

Comrade Ioli Gkouma representing the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) addressed Scottish communists in a public meeting held in the Party offices in Glasgow, Monday, 4 May 2015.

In it she detailed the Greek situation under EU Capitalist austerity, the analysis of the KKE & why SYRIZA (the current governing Party) was offering false slogans & solutions.

Chaired by Prof John Foster, International Secretary of the British Communist Party.

Five good reasons to leave the EU 

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:39

1. The British, Scottish and Welsh governments would be free to finance public expenditure and support industries and services in whatever ways they decide; free from the EU Classical Directive on public procurement, local government could award larger contracts to local suppliers. 

2. The British government would be free to reduce or abolish VAT as it wishes, including as part of strategy to combat poverty and inequality.