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I used to be an unthinking Europhile—then Corbyn’s Labour changed my mind

Most of us saw the EU as the most expedient route to a more prosperous, peaceful world. Now, there's a chance to fight for a socialist future

By Robert Maisey  

How I became a "Lexiteer". Photo: Prospect composite

Which way to vote on June 23rd, 2016 was never in any question. We, the cosmopolitan children of the Great British middle class, approached the campaign in the surety that our values were everyone’s values (everyone worth knowing, anyway) and that the tides of history flowed decisively in our direction.

The guiding principles of the EU seemed good: international co-operation, freedom for personal and professional aspirations across borders and an apparently continent-wide rejection of the racist, homophobic, small town values that…

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