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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 1. Revolutionary Capital

Revolutionary Capital “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” The European Union is a ‘lemon’ by all accounts – a dud car which you only discover after you have bought it with good money. It leaves a very sour taste … Continue reading

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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 2. Forward March of King Capital

Forward march of king Capital The shape of things to come The struggle between progress and reaction is central to human history. Liberals see progress in terms of abstract values such as human rights, freedom, morality or a fairer society. … Continue reading

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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 3. Backward to Socialism

Backwards to socialism ” This form of socialism ended in a miserable fit of the blues”. (Communist Manifesto p60). Reactionary socialism is identified in the third section of the Communist Manifesto. In essence it combines extreme hostility to capitalism with … Continue reading

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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 4. The republican United States of Europe

The republican United States of Europe The Communist Manifesto was written as an appeal to the workers of the world, but the politics was rooted in European experience and the prospects of European revolution. It was published in early 1848 … Continue reading

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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 5. The Tory Referendum

The Tory referendum “Blue on Blue, heartache on heartache” – Bobby Vinton song 1963 On 23 June we are given an opportunity to vote in a Tory referendum, designed by the Tories, with Tory questions to achieve Tory goals. The … Continue reading

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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 6. Cameron’s Reactionary Reforms

Cameron’s Dirty Little Deal In February 2016 David Cameron announced the outcome of his EU negotiations as a triumph which enabled the UK to have “the best of both worlds”. (Telegraph 19 February 2016). He had secured a “special status” … Continue reading

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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 7. Remain and Reform

Remain and Reform What have the Romans ever done for us? On 14 April Jeremy Corbyn made a major speech on the Tory referendum – ‘Europe needs to change… but I am voting to stay’. Remaining in the EU is … Continue reading

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Referendum: The Future of Europe. Part 8. Ultra Exit

SEXIT – Socialists for exiting the EU The Leave campaign to exit the EU is based on British nationalism and patriotic illusions in British ‘democracy’. According to this, the country would be better if sovereignty was fully restored to the … Continue reading

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