|Author (Person)||Ramsay, Peter, Verovšek, Peter J.|
|Publisher||LSE European Institute|
|Series Title||EUROPP Blog|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Brexit had been very divisive for the Left in Britain. While some socialist intellectuals claimed that it was a prize within reach for the Labour movement, it remained largely a neo-colonial project of a ‘Global Britain’, wrote Peter J. Verovšek. He argued that the case for Lexit ignores the right-wing roots of the EU referendum, and that it would be no prize for Labour.
See also an article written in response Long read: how EU membership undermines the left:
In a recent contribution to LSE Brexit, Peter J Verovsek criticised left-wing supporters of Brexit, claiming that they were backing a ‘statist, nationalist initiative’ that could only benefit the right. Peter Ramsay (LSE) replied, arguing that it was left-wing Remainers who were stuck in the past and that a fetishism of the supranational and the cosmopolitan was the real problem for the left.
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|