Left-wing brexiteers need to address this particular issue rapidly;
things ensures a maximum 48-hour working week. This is the opposite
kind of Britain to the one for which large numbers of working-class
leavers voted in 2016. They wanted more security, as they saw it, not
less. They did not vote for the freedom to work more hours for less pay
and fewer rights. But this deregulated country is the one the Brexiteer
right is determined to give them." with thanks to Paul Sambrook for drawing my attention to this article in the Guardian..
A friend of mine on Facebook commented this recently " said to the Lexit left
you rubbed shoulders with people who most certainly are. The 1% told
the country to vote for Leave through their papers
(Mail/Sun/Express/Telegraph) because they believed that that would
facilitate their further exploitation of
the rest of us and their piling up more zillions. The old far-left
wanted us to vote for Leave because they believed that that was the way
to ensure the birth of true Socialism. I know which is more likely to be
Graham Mallaghan "Spot
on. I just don't understand why any leftist voted for the one Brexit on
offer to us - a Brexit of the far right of the Tory Party and of
fascists and neo-Nazis.
The fabled Lexit was not on offer. And is not on offer now - even Corbyn wouldn't be
able to deliver it if he got in as PM tomorrow - years or decades of
political and economic reform would be required to undo the entrenched
structures that prevent true socialism from taking hold in the UK.
that Lexiteers did last year was become Tories, fascists, and neo-Nazis
for a day and collaboraters with the most reactionary and fascistic
elements in UK politics and society. We are going to have to live with
the consequences of their treachery to the Left and to the people of the
UK for a very long time."