As Voices of Hate Rise, and Nationalist Anti-EU ‘Left’ cries Crocodile tears, Pro-European Young People Have their Say.
Young Comrades with pro-EU Left Unity Leaflets on London Demo.
“This is Imann and Iada who are sisters from Paris. They have lived and worked here for nine years. They work in catering. They had no vote in the referendum. We distributed two thousand Left Unity leaflets.”
As comrade John McDonnell points out in today’s Labour Briefing, 70% of Labour Votes backed Remain as did nearly 3 out of 4 young people.
Brexit hate chant: ‘First we’ll get the Poles out, then the gays’
London’s theatre district of Covent Garden rings to the sound of hate after UK Brexit vote.
As one of the most tolerant, accepting places in Britain – packed with theatres and attracting tourists from around the world.
But just three days after the country voted to leave the European Union, Colin Appleby, a gay resident of London’s Covent Garden, heard something he wasn’t expecting.
A group was making its way up Drury Lane on Sunday night, singing at the top of their voices:
‘Britannia rules the waves!
‘First we’ll get the Poles out, then the gays!’
Socialist Worker has a unique way of looking at this situation,
These hammer blows reinforce one another. The government is marked by inertia, paralysis and drift. This is a genuine crisis.
And it can be resolved in working class people’s interests, not the elites that suffered a hammering in the referendum.
Many on the left have plunged into gloom. We do not share that view. There are dangers and potential pitfalls, but also a chance to break the austerity consensus and hurl back the racists.
The Leave vote has weakened our enemies. It is time to step up the assault on the establishment.
This is the view of many of the comrades:
The vote in the 23 June referendum that Britain should leave the European Union was a victory for the forces of reaction and historical regression. It has fed the fires of reactionary nationalism and chauvinism in other EU countries, people who want to go back to a Europe of competing, and possibly warring, nation-states, to what degree and with what consequences remains to be seen. In Britain, it has triggered a wave of attacks on migrants.