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June 21, 2016

Whenever I talk to my left-wing friends who support the Remain campaign they're always very fast to remind me that I’m sat on the same side as Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage (never mind reminding them that they are sat on the same side as the CBI, Jeremy...

June 19, 2016

Immigration is where a person wishes to leave the country where they live to emigrate and throw their lot in with another country. They must agree to and accept the laws and economic ups and downs of their new home and respect the culture of that country including the...

June 16, 2016

Ever since a teen-ager, I have supported the idea of a Socialist United States of Europe. As a UK government negotiator, I subsequently took part in many talks in Brussels.  In my time, it was largely a case of detailed ad hoc bargaining: “You give me this and I’ll giv...

June 15, 2016

The 200 page report, released by the Treasury a couple of weeks ago, has been used as the basis for the claim, by both the Prime Minister and Chancellor, that there is a consensus amongst economists that Brexit would lead to recession (or even depression).

However over-...

April 25, 2016

 

In an astonishing turn of events, President Obama has clearly felt it necessary to give strength to the Leave campaign, particularly those Left-wing among their number. 

 

By saying that the UK would go to the "back of the queue" in any trade deal, Obama is signalling t...

April 22, 2016

 

Jeremy Corbyn is a hostage on the issue of the EU. His current 'warts and all but let's stay in please' posture is  because he's been forced into such a stance by the corrosive spine of Labour MPs who opposed his election as leader, remain deeply hostile to him and ha...

April 21, 2016

Andreas Karitzis, a former SYRIZA member and former member of its Central Committee and Political Secretariat, has recently published a very interesting article on what he calls the "Syriza experience" and what lessons we can all draw from it. 

 

One paragraph stuck out...

April 20, 2016

June 23rd and the issue of #LEXIT (a left exit from the EU straight jacket) is an issue of democracy not just of politics or financial responsibility. At present, a vote for the EU is vote for surrendering your democratic rights to a group of unelected financiers hell...

Today Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the Labour party, made a socialist case for remaining in the EU. It has been coloured by a reminder that he has been exceptionally critical of the EU previously, voting against joining the EEC in 1975, against ratifying the...

April 7, 2016

An article by the Guardian’s Toby Moses appears today taking on the issue of left-wing arguments for or against Brexit. It features a very pointed first line: “What self-respecting lefty wants to line up alongside Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Iain Duncan Smith?”

 

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