A PLAGUE ON BOTH THEIR HOUSES

LETTER TO THE ECHO

Bumbling Boris Johnson, sanctimonious Duncan Smith, racist Nigel Farage, egged on by Rupert Murdoch and the Daily Express, and the grotesque spectacle of Ed Balls rubbing shoulders with Cable and Osborne are equally as repellent.

The Remainers’ fear that Brexit will lead to foreign capital relocating to the continent at the expense of the corrupt stock exchange. The Brexit capitalists dream of an even less regulated ‘Square Mile’.

Both groups favour continued cuts and austerity for the millions.

The bonfire of workers’ rights flagged up by Remainers, unfortunately given legitimacy by Jeremy Corbyn, is a fiction, the bonfire has already happened. After decades of EU membership British unions are shackled by the most draconic anti-union laws in the developed world with the subsequent nose dive in wages and conditions.

For socialists there can be no unity with either group. The voice for a socialist alternative may be drowned out by lurid headlines and vacuous debates in the media, but we will continue to campaign to replace the bureaucratic capitalist EU with a Socialist Europe.

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