25/03/2016 by socialistfight
Curiously there is no attempt to analyse the effects of Brexit on the class consciousness of the British working class. Will they blame foreigners for taking their jobs, will the far right benefit in the form of a right wing coup in the Tory party and will Ukip benefits in a carnival of reaction? These questions are surely central for serious Marxists but Michael Roberts cent rates solely on economics.
The UK’s referendum on European Union membership takes place three months from today. How Britons vote will have an impact not just on Britain but also on Brussels. The ‘capital’ of the European Union is under pressure from the terrorist bombings, but Brexit would open up fault-lines in the EU ‘project’ itself. There could be implications for the survival of the European Union if one of its largest members should opt to leave. It sets a precedent that could be followed.
“Should I stay, or should I go”. The Clash
Should the British people vote to leave or stay in the European Union in the referendum in June? Before anybody answers that question, they ought to consider this. Whether Britons vote to leave or not is relatively small beer compared to the growing risk of a new world economic slump. That will have much larger consequences for the British people…
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