Labour’s differences of opinion over Brexit reflect far more serious underlying considerations
08 September, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn is ‘almost in favour of leaving the European Union’
• OPINIONS differ among our local Labour Party MPs.
Party leader and shadow Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn is almost in favour of leaving the European Union under suitable terms and conditions.
Shadow Secretary of State for Brexit Sir Keir Starmer is almost in favour of remaining in the European Union under suitable terms and conditions. These differences of opinion reflect far more serious underlying considerations.
The UK is a key member of the imperialist alliance which includes North America and the European Union. Nearly everyone in this alliance benefits materially from exploiting the non-imperialist countries. This is an unfair situation for the non-imperialist countries.
The departure of the UK from the European Union triggers the break-up of the imperialist alliance. The non-imperialists, with the help of China and Russia, are getting together to improve their position. This is unstoppable.
Whether the UK leaves the EU or not, the imperialist alliance will not last for ever. What is at stake now is whether the UK bites the bullet of future lower living standards now or whether the UK seeks to delay future lower living standards by attempting to keep the imperialist alliance together.
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