I am surprised by John’s comments.
Alan Gibbons

The second referendum is key for me Alan, given that I consider Brexit to be the worst defeat for the left since the miners strike. It has shifted politics to the right and ushered in a situation where migrants and minorities are excluded as part of the solution and included as part of the problem.

Jeremy and his team are ideologically wedded to the Bennite anti EU position of the 1970s, when we were a manufacturing economy and enjoyed a buoyant domestic market, whatwith the social weight of the unions back then ensuring the working class benefited from decent pay and conditions.

I haven’t been impressed with his language on migrant workers at all, repeating the mantra that they drive down wages. No, bosses and employers drive down wages, and the free movement of labour is a product of the free movement of capital.

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