“People’s Vote” or Socialist Brexit?
The below letter was sent by a local trade unionist and socialist to the Coventry Telegraph in response to the “People’s Vote Coventry” campaign.
In your article about “People’s Vote Coventry” its’ chair claimed their campaign “appeals to everyone”. I can confirm that it certainly doesn’t appeal to me, and a lot of other people who still oppose the EU.
I voted to Leave the EU and I would vote the same way today. I support the likes of Tony Benn, Bob Crow and Coventry’s own Dave Nellist, who consistently opposed the EU because it’s a bosses club designed to support the interests of big business across Europe.
The EU lets refugees drown in the Mediterranean Sea, the EU enforced brutal austerity measures on Greece, and the EU opposes public ownership of important industries. It’s Thatcherism on a continental scale.
In Ireland when the people voted against the Lisbon Treaty, they were made to have a second referendum so they gave “the right answer”. We already had our “People’s Vote”, and we voted to Leave the bosses EU. I believe it’s time to leave the EU, and build a socialist society here and across the world that puts ordinary people before profit.
To find out more about the Socialist view on Brexit, read this