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‘Left’ Brexit collapses as Theresa May poised to announce end of free movement for new EU migrants next month.

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Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and others at a dinner table

Brexit Nothing to do with Trump as Brexit ‘left’. (Dinner with Donald – Saturday Night)

A few days ago Counterfire published this arrogant article,

Those who are trying to block Brexit, using anti-racist and pro-migrant arguments need to think again, argues Shabbir Lakha

In arguing to block Brexit, people are whitewashing what the EU as an institution actually is. We are now over 6 months on from the EU referendum and the debates on whether or not we should stay in the EU should long be over, but some have taken to fighting to stay in the EU at all costs and have even tried to make opposing Brexit a precondition to stopping Trump.

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Let’s stop pretending the EU is some bastion of human rights and anti-racism, when in fact, it has a record of the opposite, and let’s unite around fighting racism, and for a People’s Brexit instead of a Tory one.

Well the Tory Brexit is the only one we’ve got.

And leaving the EU is certainly not helping the cause of anti-racism.

The superior sounding moralist Lakha thinks that EU “neo-liberalism” has ” both disenfranchised people and fuelled racism.”

What words will Counterfire find for this Brexit move?

Theresa May poised to announce end of free movement for new EU migrants next month.

Theresa May is next month poised to announce the end of free movement for new EU migrants on the same day that she formally triggers Brexit negotiations.

The Prime Minister is expected to say that EU citizens who travel to Britain after she triggers Article 50 will no longer have the automatic right to stay in the UK permanently.

They will instead be subject to migration curbs after Britain leaves the European Union, which could include a new visa regime and restricted access to benefits.

Mrs May is expected to say that EU migrants who arrived in the UK before the “cut-off date” will have their rights protected as long British citizens living elsewhere in Europe are granted the same assurance.

Iain Duncan Smith, a leading Eurosceptic conservative MP, said that that announcement will show that Mrs May is taking control of Britain’s borders while giving clarity to the 3.6million EU migrants already living in the UK.

He said: “Theresa understands that if you want to take control you have to command the high ground. She will be giving clarity by setting a clear deadline while the European Union looks increasingly muddled and mean-spirited“.

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Written by Andrew Coates

February 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm

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    Sarah Jessica

    February 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm

  2. This “People’s Brexit” hasn’t really got off the ground yet, has it?

    I suspect it might be the leaders of Counterfire etc know it would go down like a bowl of sick if they tried to pull it off, especially amongst the young. When I told my stepdaughter that the leaders of the People’s Assembly (Counterfire) were and always had been anti-EU and supporters of Leave, she was quite taken aback as she just assumed that because the Tory Right and Ukip were Leave, the left would be against it.

    She’s a student, joined Labour to vote Corbyn but told me recently she’s thinking of voting Lib Dem as a protest against Labour’s stance on Brexit. Even though, as she also pointed out, she’s angry about the tuition fees introduced under the Coalition.

    It’s very strange times we’re living in. The Tories, the “Party of the Capitalist Class”, seem to be fully intent on driving British business over a cliff with a Hard Brexit as we make moves to leave the EU. Unfortunately with Labour support.

    John Rogan

    February 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm

  3. I can confirm exactly that from my own experience John.

    Many many times.

    Andrew Coates

    March 1, 2017 at 2:49 pm


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