The Labour Party has "mislaid its radical roots," says Gisela Stuartby Gisela Stuart / March 1, 2016 / Leave a comment
On 23rd June, we will have a once-in-a-generation chance to decide whether to remain a member of the European Union. We should vote to leave it—this is the left-wing choice.
When Prime Minister David Cameron started his negotiations, he said that if the reform package offered to the UK wasn’t good enough, he would recommend that Britain reject it. Now that he has struck a deal, he’s predicting hellfire and brimstone if Britain votes to leave. His concern over the risks of Brexit seems sudden. Was his initial display of EU scepticism insincere?
Having promised fundamental reform, Cameron came back with little more than an exemption from the (largely symbolic) phrase “ever closer union,” a brake on in-work benefits to EU migrants, and protection for the City of London as a financial hub. Welcome as these things are, they amount to mere tinkering.