The Workers’ Answer to Brexit

THE starting point for any socialist looking to determine their stance on Brexit is to ascertain whether it is in the interests of the working class. All other considerations – electoral impact, the finality or otherwise of any given referendum outcome, the attitude to Brexit of the big capitalists or Chukka Umunna – are all … Continue reading The Workers’ Answer to Brexit

Labour’s members are its strength: it’s time to listen to them on Brexit

By Rob Schofield ANOTHER poll published yesterday by YouGov reveals that the overwhelming majority of Labour members (86%) support a referendum once negotiations are complete. This has prompted the predictable objection: "It's a rigged/inaccurate poll" We know that pollsters got it wrong in 2017 and massively underestimated Jeremy Corbyn's support, but YouGov were one of … Continue reading Labour’s members are its strength: it’s time to listen to them on Brexit

Stop using the far right as blackmail against a vote on the Brexit deal

By Rob Schofield Recently, during a discussion about the recent poll showing majority support for a referendum on the final Brexit deal among members of the three biggest trade unions, I was met with a familiar but infuriating argument. “Don’t you understand the huge growth the far right will gain from a Labour-led new referendum?” … Continue reading Stop using the far right as blackmail against a vote on the Brexit deal