Thursday 29 June 2017

Brexiteers on the left must share blame for UK's lurch to the right

Protestors at the ‘March for Europe’ demonstration in central London at the weekend. Photo: PA
Protestors at the ‘March for Europe’ demonstration in central London at the weekend. Photo: PA
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

Brexit has delivered Britain into the hands of Eurosceptic Tories, and those on the left who championed the referendum are complicit in this lurch to the right.

Speaking in the Dáil after the UK voted to leave the EU, AAA-PBP TD Richard Boyd Barrett said he had a plan to defeat right-wing ideologues, like Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, who had been the face of the Brexit campaign.

"The deep alienation, inequality, poverty, unemployment and the disaffection of millions of people in Britain and across Europe with the utterly undemocratic, corporate-dominated, increasingly militarised and increasingly racist EU" would have to be urgently addressed, he said.

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