Brexit poses a lot of important questions for the left. This meeting is a chance to discuss them out, with a great guest speaker Philip Stott. Philip is a socialist activist from Scotland who has fought in campaigns such as the mighty Poll Tax battle that brought down Thatcher, and has campaigned with the AAA in Limerick in the recent general election.
Despite all the pressure from the major establishment politicians and media to vote remain, it was overwhelmingly working class people who voted to leave. This is yet another reflection of the anger at mass poverty and savage austerity.
It is also clear, though, that the far-right are trying to misdirect that anger not at the establishment and the 1% but at migrants and refugees. This poses serious challenges for the left. But the support for Corbyn shows the huge support there is for the left. Over 100,000 people having joined the Labour party since the result, largely to oppose the Blairite coup against Corbyn.
The political aftershocks of the vote are still reverberating internationally and in Ireland, with representatives of big business, like IBEC and the ESRI, singling further cuts to wages in the wake of the result. Moreover, talks of a Border Poll in Ireland, which could increase sectarianism, means we are entering a new phase in the crisis of the EU and ruling establishment.
Its important in this context for the left to come together to discuss these developments and we urge you to come to the meeting to give your views and opinions on these extraordinary events in extraordinary times.
- July 13, 2016 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
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