Archiv: the British Left


12:16 [ JewishVoiceForLabour ‏/ Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is a crucial ally in the fight against antisemitism .. Over 200 Jewish members and supporters of the Labour party sign a letter urging that anyone seeking an end to bigotry and racism should back Labour and Corbyn

20.02.2019 - 16:26 [ The Full Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Transforming Britain After Brexit kicks off: Coventry 4 March! .. #LeftBrexitTour #BritainSaysOXI

Great speakers: @C_Lapavitsas @graceblakeley @anshu_64 @ExittheEU @DrLeeJones Free
tickets: https://www.facebook.com/thefullbrexit/
More dates:
5/3 Manchester
8/3 Liverpool
25/3 London
28/3 Durham

20.02.2019 - 16:21 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Blue Labour. Pro-Brexit / Twitter ]

One of the joys of following politics over the coming months will be witnessing the reaction of the 11 defectors as it slowly dawns on them that, far from representing ‚millions‘, they represent no-one. Their brand of metropolitan liberal ‚centrism‘ is dying fast. Thank God.

19.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Socialists for Britain / Twitter ]

If this whole “Independent Group” charade as taught us anything, it’s that the proposal for a #PeoplesVote is dead. The remain establishment have realised that they can’t bully Corbyn, or the public, into a second referendum. So they have decided to throw their toys out the pram.

19.02.2019 - 08:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

The Guardian view on the Labour split: a mistake but also a warning

Monday morning’s resignations by seven Labour MPs are a mistake, but they are also a warning. Like it or not, and a few on all wings have always disliked it, the Labour party is not a centralist party. It has always contained, and has been able to contain, a mix of political traditions. Most fundamentally of all, it has long been a coalition of organised labour and various mainstream socialist and social democratic traditions.

18.02.2019 - 15:14 [ Radio Utopie ]

Labour: Die E.U.-Ratten verlassen das Luftschiff

Sieben Abgeordnete des britischen House of Commons, in Deutschland „Unterhaus“ genannt, verlassen die Labour Party. Mit diesem Schritt wird deutlich – die zur Überführung der jeweils eigenen Demokratie in die vorprogrammierten „Vereinigten Staaten von Europa“ in allen E.U.-Mitgliedsstaaten, explizit in der etablierten politischen parlamentarischen und relevanten außerparlamentarischen Linken, über entristische Taktiken eingesickerten paneuropäischen, bellizistischen und imperialistischen Uboote und Contras geben die britische Labour als ihren „Wirt“ auf. Damit ist ein nicht nur für Großbritannien bedeutsamer Machtkampf entschieden.

18.02.2019 - 12:06 [ theindependent.group ]

Politics is broken. Let’s change it.

The Conservatives are captured by their right-wing, Labour by their hard left, and all put their own party interests before what is best for the country.

It’s time we changed our old-fashioned politics for politics fit for the 21st century.

16.02.2019 - 12:37 [ George Galloway / Twitter ]

16 years ago today I was one of the leaders of the mightiest demonstration in British history against the imminent invasion and occupation of Iraq. Everything we said turned out to be right and everything our leaders and their media said turned out to be false. #Iraq #Feb15

02.02.2019 - 18:44 [ Maurice Glasman / theNation.com ]

Why No Deal Is the Real Deal: Brexit and the Politics of the Interregnum

(17.1.2019) The European Union is the greatest capitalist project ever devised by the human mind. It guarantees, in treaty form, the free movement of capital, labor, goods, and services throughout its territory as a constitutional right. These are known as the “Four Freedoms.” Imagine NAFTA underpinned by a political union so that it would be illegal to resist capitalism. A union in which economic policy is decided not democratically—but by judges interpreting whether the policy is “treaty compliant.” Yet that is the institution supported by the vast majority of progressives throughout the continent—and the main cause of the palsy that has overtaken social democrats across Europe.

02.02.2019 - 18:01 [ Richard Burgon, Abgeordneter des britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

On Question Time this week I explained how the problems in Venezuela are best resolved through a dialogue of all the parties there and through a negotiated peaceful settlement – not by a Donald Trump led intervention.

01.02.2019 - 16:19 [ theSun.co.uk ]

GROW UP! Corbyn and his MPs who want to delay Brexit are like squabbling children, Labour veteran blasts

Appearing as a special guest at the Tory Eurosceptic Bruges Group, Mr Stringer said: „Often in discussing the European Union my colleagues use kindergarten language – they say ‚they’re our friends, how could they not have our interests at heart?‘.

„I think it misunderstands that actually the bureaucrats in Brussels are a self-interested group of people – self-interested in their own survival and perpetuating their growing power and influence across the whole of the European continent.“

“It also misunderstands the fact that the European Union do negotiate but they usually come to agreements at the last minute – the 11th hour.

01.02.2019 - 15:23 [ Students for Brexit ]

second referendum: a rapacious vehicle of europe’s elite.

Written by Finn Anderson, Campaign Director at Socialists for Britain

I would just like to thank those at Students For Brexit for providing me with this platform to lay out a brief overview of the socialist case for leaving the EU. It’s refreshing to find a genuine student-led cross-party platform that is committed to upholding the democratic will of the people.

The European Union at its core is a neoliberal institution; shock horror I know! Brussels bureaucrats worship privatisation and purposefully allow wealthy corporations to avoid paying taxes. It is a capitalist project attempting to impose unity between nations from above, in the interests of the capitalist classes of Europe, particularly those from the most powerful nations.

01.02.2019 - 12:26 [ Spiked ]

‘The establishment is trying to keep us in the EU’: The Guardian’s Larry Elliott on why we need a clean break from Brussels.

„I also have an old-fashioned left-wing view of the European Union. I don’t think it is democratic, I don’t think it works very well, and I think it is run in the interests of big business rather than ordinary people. I voted to come out in 1975, along with a large portion of the left, for what were then seen as Bennite reasons: democracy and the fact that it was pro-boss and anti-worker. I haven’t really changed my mind over the past 40 years.“

31.01.2019 - 11:14 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚The shock of no-deal Brexit is widely expected to cause a recession here and elsewhere,‘ says the Germany correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. One of the biggest myths of this entire saga is that the EU 27 would have nothing to lose from no-deal.

31.01.2019 - 11:04 [ Grace Blakeley, Economics commentator @NewStatesman ‏/ Twitter ]

Citizens across Europe are beginning to realise that a better world is possible — but it is not prefigured by the neoliberal, neo-colonial politics of the EU. If the Left fails to show what this new world might look like, the Right will do so instead.

30.01.2019 - 08:03 [ Brendan Chilton, @LabourFutureUK ‏/ Twitter ]

Well done .@gareth_snell @RogerGodsiff @KateHoeyMP @JohnMannMP @CarolineFlintMP @LauraSmithMP @IanAustinMP @KevinBarronMP @FitzMP @jarrowstevemp @rosie4westlancs and Dennis Skinner MP and Ronnie Campbell MP for voting against Yvette Coopers amendment to halt Brexit.#TrueDemocrats

30.01.2019 - 07:43 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Incredibly disappointing that Labour have backed the wreckers‘ amendment to delay (and ultimately *block*) Brexit – the public aren’t falling for these games, they can see plainly the intentions of those supporting this, and this WILL cost Labour many seats. #brexit

28.01.2019 - 17:20 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

The Cooper amendment. The political cost of extending A50 will be chaos. #LabourParty must not regard itself as pro-EU or it will continue to lose seats like Bolton W, Walsall, Stoke and Mansfield. And what is true of Labour is truer of the Green Party,

28.01.2019 - 07:14 [ John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw / theSun.co.uk ]

JOHN MANN: Why it would be catastrophic if Remainers Dominic Grieve, John Bercow, Keir Starmer and Amber Rudd succeed in delaying or halting Brexit

A country, proud and independent, standing on its own two feet, ­confident again in our democracy, bold enough to compete by being the best, British workers making high- quality products and delivering high-quality services.

A country that says it will be the best by having better pay, conditions and a healthier environment than anyone else in Europe or worldwide.

Is that not something to be confident in voting for, my fellow MPs? Let’s get on with it.

28.01.2019 - 06:58 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn could lose Labour 23 Leave-backing seats by frustrating Brexit

Mr Corbyn has indicated that he is willing to support Yvette Cooper’s Bill forcing the Government to seek an extension to Article 50 if no deal can be reached by February 26.

25.01.2019 - 06:31 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

1) Second Referendum Campaigners withdraw amendment 2) Len McCluskey announces Corbyn would campaign to leave the EU in a General Election 3) More Labour MPs oppose a second referendum Today has been a pretty good day. Labour gradually returning to its Eurosceptic tradition.

(24.1.2019)

23.01.2019 - 09:25 [ Green Leaves / Youtube ]

Tony Benn on European union – Best Bits #Lexit #GreenLeaves

Re-released today – Best of Tony Benn – talks European union (todays EU) and democracy to Roy Jenkins in 1975 – These are the highlights and have never sounded more relevant than today with the Brexit debate.

For full debate see playlist. Subscribe to our channel and share our playlists if you agree with Tony Benn.

Comments welcome below on anything to do with the current EU / Brexit debate.

The left leave case for democracy from Tony Benn – President of the Stop the War Coalition – 2001 – 2014 –

Tony Benn 1975 European Communities debate highlights

With thanks to Why Vote Leave

22.01.2019 - 20:05 [ Paul Brand, Political Correspondent @itvnews / Twitter ]

NEW: Labour MPs from leave constituencies going to see their chief whip this afternoon furious about People’s Vote amendment. One tells me “We’re pissed off, just because we’re silent people forget we’re in the majority. It’s like our working class communities are being ignored”.

22.01.2019 - 15:35 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

If you want to support us, please become a member or consider making a donation to us so that we can keep going with our campaign. We have big, game changing plans, but need your support now to enact them. Please help us to #StandUp4Brexit and #democracy:

(27.9.2018)

22.01.2019 - 15:01 [ Students For Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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Join us: studentsforbrexit.com

22.01.2019 - 14:34 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

Not only would #PeoplesVote lose, also #Labour would be tainted as so many of their MPs are behind this. #labourleave supporters in Midlands and North would not be keen to turn out. It would be Leeds Morley and @andreajenkyns all over again. #Labour would lose next election.

22.01.2019 - 14:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A second referendum would be seen as a denial of the democratic decision taken by voters, and reinforce the sense that their voices were not being listened to.‘ Labour ex-heavyweight and long-time EU opponent Bryan Gould socks it to the establishment.

22.01.2019 - 12:58 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour Party is moving in a direction of becoming an unelectable force which represents metropolitan elites, rather than the working class voters, which it was created to stand up for. Is this what you came into politics for @jeremycorbyn?

22.01.2019 - 12:24 [ Project OUT / Twitter ]

This is shameful! The Labour Party have just betrayed the working class and the millions of Labour Leave voters. This will cost Labour the next election and will keep the Tories in power for years. #StandUp4Brexit #Brexit #PeoplesVote #NoDeal

22.01.2019 - 12:19 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

Lets be clear. If Labour backs a second referendum we will not win the next general election, and we wont win the one that follows. We will be out of power for a generation. Is this really what you want .@UKLabour and @jeremycorbyn

22.01.2019 - 06:38 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.

(28.11.2018)

18.01.2019 - 19:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

DON’T EU DARE: Jeremy Corbyn faces mass walkout from his OWN team if he caves in to activists to back a second Brexit referendum

Last night Diane Abobott warned Labour MPs that Leave would win AGAIN in a referendum and they should be „careful what they wish for“.

71 MPs have so far come out in favour of a fresh vote.

18.01.2019 - 14:41 [ theNation.com ]

Why No Deal Is the Real Deal: Brexit and the Politics of the Interregnum

State aid is not permitted and nationalization is all but impossible under the rigorous competition law enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty of 2007. Sixteen of Labour’s core manifesto commitments would be illegal under EU Law. Labour campaigned in 2017 as if Britain was already out of the EU—and did far better than expected. Some commentators even filed the Labour Party under the dreaded heading of “populism.” The truth is that the EU makes democratic politics very difficult.

18.01.2019 - 04:49 [ theGuardian.com ]

Corbyn could face string of resignations if he backs ‚people’s vote‘

A string of junior shadow ministers have told the Guardian they are strongly opposed to the idea of a second referendum, which they fear would expose Labour to a vicious backlash in leave-voting constituencies.

18.01.2019 - 02:03 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter Twitter ]

Question Time audience in Derby – a working-class, Labour city – just cheered the prospect of ’no deal‘ to the rafters. Labour is playing with fire. It may never recover the support of people like these if it lets them down.

17.01.2019 - 06:42 [ Lewis Goodall / Sky News ]

Why Jeremy Corbyn is unlikely to seek a second referendum anytime soon

I’m also told that Mr Corbyn is extremely unlikely to back another referendum any time soon. They will not abandon seeking an election as Brexit is likely the only opportunity to force one until 2022. That’s a long march ahead.

Secondly, I’m told there’s genuine concern of shadow cabinet walkouts and a backbench rebellion. Scores of Labour MPs represent Leave seats and many are sceptical about any such a move.

14.01.2019 - 08:17 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The ballot box is a precious thing. It is a sign that a nation permits its citizens to effect peaceful change so they aren’t forced to riot or take up arms.

Anyone attempting to subvert it – such as by deciding not to implement certain votes – is playing a very dangerous game.

13.01.2019 - 16:18 [ BBC ]

Jeremy Corbyn on Labour Brexit plans: „The EU is well known to be flexible“

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that an election is his top priority if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is rejected by MPs next week, saying he wants the chance to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU.
The BBC’s Andrew Marr asked him exactly what he would campaign on, in the event of a general election and what he would seek from any Brexit negotiations he was involved in.

13.01.2019 - 15:48 [ Sky News ]

Jeremy Corbyn sets sights on Downing Street ahead of Brexit vote

Mr Corbyn was pressed repeatedly on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show to name a date for when he would table a no confidence vote but refused to.

He said: „We will table a motion of no confidence in the government at a time of our choosing, but it’s going to be soon, don’t worry about it.“

07.01.2019 - 20:33 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

‚The Labour leadership now needs to fully embrace with heart and hand a Brexit that enables the United Kingdom to be free from the shackles of Brussels and which allows our country to walk onto the platform of World Trade.‘ #NoDealNoProblem

26.12.2018 - 18:59 [ Spiked ]

Let’s make free speech the great cause of 2019

Those who were active in the civil-rights movements of the ‘New Left’ in the Sixties and Seventies understood that free speech is the linchpin of all other struggles for equality. But today it is mostly well-intentioned activists on the left who are calling on the state to constrict the Overton window. Worse still, in a world in which social media have become the de facto public square, and online platforms are controlled by powerful likeminded CEOs, we are left with the paradoxical phenomenon of self-identified leftists seeking to empower huge corporations to set the parameters of acceptable thought.

22.12.2018 - 19:19 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit live: Jeremy Corbyn says he would push to leave EU if he was PM

Jeremy Corbyn would push ahead with Brexit if he won a snap general election next year, he said in an interview published today – a stance which is likely to anger the confused ranks of Labour MPs and party supporters who are demanding a second referendum.

22.12.2018 - 19:06 [ EL4C ‏/ Twitter ]

Blair: Afghanistan/Iraq, 635 UK military, 210,000 civilians dead. Cameron: Libya/Syria, 1,500 civilians killed, £40 Billion of arms sold. May: Yemen, 5,200 civilians killed, £3.5 Billion of arms to Saudi Arabia. Corbyn: Voted against all of the above

(11.11.2018)

15.12.2018 - 15:54 [ theNation.com ]

Tony Benn and the Five Essential Questions of Democracy

(14.3.2014) Tony Benn met Mahatma Gandhi when he was 12, knew and defended Nelson Mandela when the embrace of the anti-apartheid struggle was seen as a radical act, began his fifty years of service in the British Parliament when Winston Churchill was the leader of the conservative opposition and left after Tony Blair became prime minister, renounced his inherited title as the 2nd Viscount Stansgate so that he could continue to serve in the people’s parliament (declaring “I am not a reluctant peer but a persistent commoner”), ushered in a new age of popular communications and connectivity as Britain’s pioneering Minister of Technology in the 1960s and 1970s, championed cooperatives and worker ownership as Britain’s Minister of Industry in the 1970s, battled not just Margaret Thatcher but the compromising leaders of his own Labour Party on behalf of the working class in the 1980s and finished his almost 60 years of public life as an international leader of the opposition to the wars of whim and folly that have stolen so much of the promise of our time.

15.12.2018 - 15:14 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

This is astonishing. Blair, a former British prime minister, openly admitting to having private talks with EU leaders in an attempt to overturn the democratic decision of his own country. How the hell is he getting away with this?

15.12.2018 - 14:55 [ Konstantin Kisin, Jewish Comedian of the Year 2018 / Twitter ]

If I had a pound for every time someone claims I am taking Koch money, I wouldn’t need the Koch money I am currently not getting.

10.12.2018 - 11:08 [ Roger Williams / Twitter ]

Many Labour Party supporters voted Leave as well . That’s Corbyn’s dilemma. Brexit has split all parties.

10.12.2018 - 11:00 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

No surprise here. All that is needed now is a binding motion from a remain dominated Parliament and Brexit is finished. This is crunch time. If Parliament defies the people it will lose the confidence of the nation permanently and the U.K. will cease to be a democracy.

09.12.2018 - 13:06 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.

(28.11.2018)

09.12.2018 - 12:47 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Todays march in London is not a Brexit march. Its a clowns parade led by a thug and a jester. Brexiteers should not be marching with these fascists. To the media- the football hooligans bouncing up and down today are not in any sense representative of Leave voters.

09.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Paul Embery , firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I remember the days when the British Left would take the side of the people fighting back against the system. Now it takes the side of the system fighting back against the people.

07.12.2018 - 18:03 [ Spiked ]

‘The left must fight for a real Brexit’: Former Syriza MP Costas Lapavitsas on the left-wing case against the EU.

spiked: Many on the left say we should reform the EU, rather than leave it. What is your view on this?

Lapavitsas: Reforming the EU is a long-standing dream of many on the left. It is something the British left has adopted quite recently compared with the rest of Europe. The British left used to be very Eurosceptic – that was a good thing.

I understand where this dream comes from. It comes from a wish to see a community of solidarity and support, to see a shared progressive outlook on economic and social policies across Europe.

But I must assure those who hold this view that they misunderstand the beast they are faced with.

05.12.2018 - 16:23 [ Paul Embery , firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

If you are Labour and you support a second referendum, you either have appalling political judgement or you are content for the party to sever its links with its traditional working-class base for good.

05.12.2018 - 16:09 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

‚My party has said from the beginning that we respect the referendum result. And it is true there were substantive reasons to vote for Brexit, above all there were the longstanding concerns about sovereignty so well articulated by my late colleague Sir Tony Benn.‘ @HackneyAbbott

05.12.2018 - 08:41 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit / Twitter ‏ ]

Isn’t it funny how the people who have spent years policing what we say, telling us we are too thick to vote the right way, trying their utmost to subvert the democratic wishes of the electorate, are the same people who tell us to beware of fascists lurking around every corner?

04.12.2018 - 14:19 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour. / Twitter ]

We don’t ‚wonder‘ at all. We know precisely why the liberal establishment is angry. It had become so used to getting its way for so long and is furious that the masses are challenging the status quo.

01.12.2018 - 15:32 [ Paul Embery / UnHerd.com ]

The fake patriotism of the liberal Left – How many truly understand the depth of the Left’s hatred for the nation state?

Something needs to stand in the way of, on the one hand, global corporations, responsible through their ever-increasing hegemony of devaluing national democracy and deracinating communities, and, on the other, liberal internationalists, responsible for the growing sense of cultural and political detachment felt by millions in their own homeland.

The independent self-governing nation state isn’t dead. Not yet. In fact, it may be on its way back.

Rejoice.

01.12.2018 - 15:31 [ Paul Embery‏, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour. / Twitter ]

Has there ever been another example throughout history of a populace winning a campaign for national independence and the political establishment trying so hard to deny it?

25.11.2018 - 22:22 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

‚A second referendum is not off the table in the Labour Party.‘ @RichardBurgon Well it should be! 70% of all labour consitituencies voted for Brexit- do not turn your back on so many Labour working class communities @jeremycorbyn @johnmcdonnellMP #Marr

25.11.2018 - 13:18 [ Radio Utopie ]

Über die Welten zwischen Souveränität und Nationalismus

(1.9.2018) Anspruch des Nationalismus: Das eigene Land vor allen Anderen zu retten.

Souveränität hingegen bedeutet, zu gleichen Teilen das eigene Land vor allen Anderen, vor der eigenen Regierung, vor sich selbst und wenn nötig auch alle Anderen vor dem eigenen Land retten.

21.11.2018 - 19:31 [ Westmonster.com ]

Artists scared they’ll lose jobs if they admit to backing Brexit

(14.2.2018) Daltrey added: “We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure. It’s got nothing to do with any of the immigration issues or any of that for me. It was to do with much more. The majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard. It would have been nice to do a deal with Europe but they didn’t want to do a deal, and they sent Cameron back with a bag.”

Caps off to Artists 4 Brexit, there should be no stigma attached to being a Brexiteer whatsoever.

John Cleese, Roger Daltrey, Sir Michael Caine, Susan Hill

21.11.2018 - 10:58 [ Dominic Raab / Telegraph.co.uk ]

We must be willing to walk away with no deal – taking our £39bn with us

Last week, I resigned as Brexit Secretary because I could not in good conscience support the proposed deal between the UK and the EU. There is still time to stand up to the bullying tactics from Brussels. But we must change course, or the flame of optimism and opportunity that sparked Brexit will be snuffed out.

21.11.2018 - 10:36 [ Jeremy Corbyn / Mirror.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May has finally united the country on Brexit – everyone dislikes her deal

(19.11.2018) While claiming to take back control, the Government’s “backstop” risks locking Britain into an indefinite halfway house it cannot leave without the agreement of the EU.

This is an unparalleled and unacceptable loss of sovereignty, which Labour will not accept on behalf of our country.

20.11.2018 - 09:12 [ Spiked-Online.com ]

Leavephobia – the new racism: Hating Brexiteers has become the most acceptable prejudice of our time.

You can say anything you like about the dim, teeming millions who voted Leave, and about the evil demagogues who made us do it, because of course we’re so fantastically stupid that we cannot think for ourselves. You can call them ‘low-information’. You can say they think with their ‘lizard brains’, as the New Statesman did. Slimy sub-humans! You can say they emerged from the ‘sewers’ (Nick Cohen) and that they will hopefully die soon (Ian McEwan). You can call them thick, ignorant, racist, deluded, fat (one study says Leave voters were of course higher in areas with high levels of obesity. Corpulent plebs.)

20.11.2018 - 08:34 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Essential steps for all who want Britain’s independence back 1) Write to your MP TODAY- writetothem.com – + tell them you will only support them if they seek to support a true Brexit; so the PM’s proposal must be rejected! 2) Tell 5 friends to complete step 1 + 2 TODAY!