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As Voices of Hate Rise, and Nationalist Anti-EU ‘Left’ cries Crocodile tears, Pro-European Young People Have their Say.

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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.

Pink News reports.

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:

‘Rule Britannia!

‘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,

Social change never comes without turmoil—we have to seize the time.

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:

23 June: a victory for reaction and regression

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.


Written by Andrew Coates

June 30, 2016 at 11:49 am

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  1. After Hitler, us!


    June 30, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  2. They are seriously barking.

    I have just bought this to feed ’em with:

    Andrew Coates

    June 30, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  3. Corbyn’s new line: After Brexit, Jexit!


    June 30, 2016 at 2:59 pm

  4. Dean

    June 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm

  5. Reblogged this on Redvince's Weblog.


    July 1, 2016 at 1:50 pm

  6. #Brexit EU Quiz

    Who said the following? (Answer in link, no peeking!)

    “The people have spoken and their decision must be respected,” he said. “We know that the population voted to leave the European Union, but we now need to work to decide which elements of our European relationship we want to preserve, and which must be changed.”

    “Let’s be absolutely clear on the immigration issue. If Britain leaves the European Union, the free movement of people, of labour, will then come to an end.”

    a) Nigel Farage

    b) Michael Gove

    c) John McDonnell

    #Lexit = #Brexit = #PostRefRacism

    Now, should we use a #TrotKip for SWP and SP?


    John Rogan

    July 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  7. Thousands at ‘March for Europe’ Brexit protest.
    Thousands of people are marching through London to protest against the referendum decision to leave the EU.

    Demonstrators at the “March for Europe” rally, which was organised on social media, are holding placards saying “Bremain” and “We Love EU”.

    Protester Mark Thomas said the referendum campaign – which resulted in the UK voting by 52% to Leave – had not been fought “on a level playing field”.


    Andrew Coates

    July 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm

  8. Re:Paul Canning:


    July 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  9. You may not have noticed, young people, but the racist incidents being bigged up in the MSM are massively outweighed by the huge torrent of contempt and hatred for old people. Gerontophobia is indeed acceptable, indeed de rigeuer in places, while racism remains the ne plus ultra of isms.


    July 4, 2016 at 11:47 am

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