With the referendum campaign on Britain’s membership of the EU now underway, left forces have officially launched a campaign for a left wing British exit. The organisations backing #Lexit — the Left Leave Campaign include the RMT rail workers’ union, the Communist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, Counterfire, the Indian Workers Association, the Bangladeshi Workers Council of Britain and Scottish Left Leave.
They are united around five key arguments for a left exit — against the EU’s neoliberal agenda, its undemocratic nature, and the horrors of Fortress Europe; and for a defence of workers’ rights through collective organisation and union strength, and for exploiting the crisis for the Tories that a leave vote would provoke.
Over the coming weeks #Lexit will be organising rallies and producing materials to promote a left leave argument.
#Lexit rally: The internationalist case against the EU with speakers from Ireland, Greece, Catalonia and the UK, 7pm, Wed 18 May, Friends Meeting House, London NW1 2BG
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