‘Brexit’ and workers’ rights – no case for a ‘no’

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Series Details 15.09.15
Publication Date 15/09/2015
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What is this crazy 'cut-off-your-nose to spite your face' strategy? How can we defend let alone improve EU workers’ rights by leaving the EU?

It is certainly a tough time to argue a positive case for the EU – from the continuing failure to tackle the refugee crisis to the tough and damaging measures imposed on Greece. But splendid isolation is not a good alternative. Cameron chose a referendum to deal with Tory divisions on Europe; for the unions to align themselves with Tory eurosceptics arguing for 'Brexit' is a sad day for the UK, the EU and the labour movement.

[Nevertheless, it is also worth reading the new Labour Party leaders' article published in the Financial Times on the 17 September 2015. (see related url hyperlinks)].

Source Link https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/kirsty-hughes/brexit-and-workers-rights-%E2%80%93-no-case-for-no
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ESO: Background information: With or without EU: Jeremy Corbyn and the re-emergence of left-wing Euroscepticism http://www.europeansources.info/record/with-or-without-eu-jeremy-corbyn-and-the-re-emergence-of-left-wing-euroscepticism/
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union http://www.europeansources.info/record/brexit-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union/
The Guardian, 16.09.15: Jeremy Corbyn rules out fighting for Britain to leave EU http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/sep/16/jeremy-corbyn-rules-out-fighting-for-britain-to-leave-eu
Financial Times, 17.09.15: The orthodoxy has failed: Europe needs a new economic settlement http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/96380afe-5d34-11e5-9846-de406ccb37f2.html

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