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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Septembre - UK: Brexit Brexit or not, that's not the issue (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:23:49 +0300

UK voters came out in June for the release of their country in the European Union. A blow to Europe and a dilemma not easily resolved for the left, between interpretations in terms of xenophobic withdrawal or slap to the liberal right. Lighting. ---- After the referendum on the Brexit UK, Holland proclaimed that it would go quickly to make an example, block the contagion. And the new English Premier Minister (anti-Brexit) repeats tirelessly "Brexit is Brexit" to reassure English voters. But, pushed early 2017, negotiations could wait for the end of 2017 to start major causes of elections in France and Germany ... ---- A divided country ---- The referendum was promised by the traditional right to win the support of the xenophobic right but David Cameron was sure to win. The defeat cost him his job. The vote is decided: against the Brexit, employers, most of the traditional right, the majority of the media, the London elite, student youth, Scottish and Irish nationalists, most of the union leaders, the leadership of Labour party, the radical left around Ken Loach (close to the NPA and Ensemble). For Brexit, the xenophobic party (Ukip), the press group Murdoch, some unions whose combative RMT (transport), both large Trotskyist groups (SP and SWP waged a Lexit campaign for a left exit from the EU) and community associations of Indian and Pakistani workers. Mathematically the case was folded!

Left, anti put forward the social protection provided by European laws, the risk of recession and unable to vote as xenophobic. The pro accused them back to vote as employers and the libertarian right and wanted a popular slap against capitalist Europe would cause a powerful political earthquake. Note that our libertarian communist comrades of the Irish group WSM were anti-Brexit denouncing alignment with xenophobic forces and kéneysienne illusory vision of returning to the past greatness of the United Kingdom.

Nevertheless a tidal wave of popular vote offers a wide Brexit victory after a campaign dominated by a sometimes delirious xenophobia. Despite these detestable aspects, consider that this is a class vote in the sense of revolt, even confused, against the ultra-liberal policies pursued by the right as by the British and European left. And we must put the nationalist aspect including that Europe is nothing for English classes. They do not come on holiday and do not drink wine or table wine sometimes an Australian, New Zealand ... The feeling of belonging to the Anglo-Saxon era is much more powerful than that of belonging to the continental Europe. It is built on long-standing remnants of the Empire, the Commonnwealth, which includes wider than the EU 53 countries and more than 2 billion people which must be added a particuière relation to the United States. An Englishman who watches television knows better politics in Nigeria in Belgium!

pro-European leadership of a liberal

The results have detonated Europe, the right and the English left. In Brussels paralyzed by snowball risks, each moves and calls for a re-orientation of economic policy and more democracy. Scottish and Irish nationalists demanding their independence to stay in Europe. Ireland particularly the restoration of border between North and South raises explosive questions. The Conservative leadership explodes and the bourgeoisie requires the leadership of a pro-European liberal. The Labour Party is him on the edge of the split. Its general secretary, Jeremy Corbin, a local Mélenchon, was directly elected to the surprise. long Eurosceptic, he is accused by the majority of management not to have led a good campaign and be responsible for the defeat, which is partly true. And it accelerates the construction of its own network (Monumental), one that made him win the primary open internal election with many young and popular activists, who nevertheless refuse to include the old socialist party totally discredited. Corbyn has the support of eighteen Labour MPs. This crisis could revive a true reformist left that alone will not make us happy but would still, after the open era by Thatcher, a positive sign!

In Brussels, the reformers elk were quickly extinguished. In late August, the French, German and Italian leaders birth vague promises meant to calm the profound rejection of authoritarian political, military and austéritaires: enhanced border security and the fight against immigration, youth employment, investment revival (but without changing monetary and fiscal policy that is no money to do it, even from a capitalist point of view).

The English and European bourgeoisies have obviously decided to move slowly and seek to avoid the referendum. There are two options: renegotiate the economic agreements that nothing changes in the field of business; find a reason to repeat the vote in two to three years expecting a different result. Meanwhile, the English everyd

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