END OF EU: Left-wing campaigners BEG Brits to win Brexit

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END OF EU: Left-wing campaigners BEG Brits to win Brexit
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:24:49 PM »
END OF EU: Left-wing campaigners BEG Brits to win Brexit and begin fall of Europe

EUROPEAN campaigners have admitted there are thousands of left-wing voters across the main bloc hoping Britain will achieve a Brexit causing a crack which will start to bring down the Union.

By Zoie O'Brien Daily Express 5-23-16

Speaking at a meeting in London this week, political activists from Greece, Catalonia and Ireland spoke of a growing movement from the left within many member states, hoping the EU will break up altogether.

The reasons included interference in law making, the treatment of the people of Greece and constant cuts and austerity measures.

Argyri Erotokritou, Greek doctor and leader of Antarsya spoke passionately about how the working class in Greece is desperate to see the union fall.

She said: “I believe that you can win this fight.

“A win for Brexit or Lexit will be a great internationalist help for us, to be an example that we are not alone in this fight as EU leaders and our Government tells us.”

The campaigner and junior doctor said the feeling among Greeks was pro-EU before the financial crisis, something which has changed "dramatically" in the last five years.

Now they are facing extreme cuts and austerity to pay the European Central Bank back for the bailouts - and it is the poorest in society who are suffering.

The decisions made by the Government and the EU leaders surrounding both the financial and refugee crisis are turning the country away from Europe

She said: “Working class don’t want to be in the EU and pay for the ‘capitalist’ crisis. Today this feeling grows stronger.

“When we see the EU policies on the refugee crisis.

“The true face of this institution was revealed with the latest agreement with Turkey. It’s a shameful and deeply racist agreement that hits the refugees and aim to press the solidarity movement.”

Miss Erotokritou revealed refugees in camps have no medical care or education, and there have been thousands of deaths, just off the coast of Greece.

According to the campaigner there can be a ‘different Europe’ which is supported by people, if left-wing voters speak up for change in the UK.

Her comments were made at a ‘Lexit’ rally in London this week at which representatives of the Communist Party and socialist action groups urged left wing voters to support a campaign to leave Europe.

Speakers at the event told over 100 people who gathered in Euston it is hard to be truly left and support Europe because of policies of cuts and austerity, as well as the treatment of migrants coming from the Middle East.

British Labour voters are being urged to leave, not by joining the Brexit movement, but "from the left" - coining the term "lexit".

Rob Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party spoke as well as Brid Smith, for People Before Profit in Ireland and Alex Callinicos of the SWP.

Despite confidence in their leader who they claim has been "boxed in by the right wing in his party" they want voters to go against his official line and quit the Union.

At the meeting Quim Arrufat, international secretary of left-wing Catalan party CUP, said Spanish voters in Catalonia are watching the referendum with interest.

He said Europe was once a beacon of freedom and democracy for Catalonians, who lived under a "dictatorship".

In 2004 when they voted in favour of Europe, he said the country were fighting against a feeling of oppression, and were confident Europe would be the way forward.

But for many reasons, including the refugee crisis, the far right growth, austerity policies and the treatment of Greece, many now want out.

He said: “The European Union is not a democratic structure, it is not a democratic ideology

“They are playing in each country in southern Europe as if they were another political party. As if they were elected. They modify positions of the Government, they impose their measures.

“They play as though they were another democratic party and they are not

“The European Union is dividing Europe in different economies and societies. Among the countries, and inside each country, it is dividing societies between very rich people and the majority of the poor people in every country

Mr Arrufat also believes a union can be formed in the future which is better than the current European model.

He said: “They are separating everyone - and we want the people to unite.

“What they will use to convince the working class to stay is always two things, they use a not justified truth about EU is the only way the only future and the only way for progress.

“The other thing is fear, they will use fear, they use fear against our people every time.

“In principal I believe in European democracy, or EU maybe, as long as it means institutions are under the control of people; It is the opposite case now.”

Speakers from France were unable to attend the meeting


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