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Thread #160019   Message #3796068
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Jun-16 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
The Labour position is a pretty straightforward and sensible one actually, and it has repeatedly been articulately stated. It is that the EU is far from perfect, badly needs reforms, but not the one Cameron was trying ineffectively to bully other countries to accept.

The only way to do anything effective towards bringing the needed changes about- defending and building on the Social Chapter, and democratising decision making - is to stick in and work together with friends in other countries.

But of course the media prefer to focus on the bloodletting between factions in the Tory party. Stuff from Labour is just not covered. It doesn't fit in with the selected plot, which is a squabble between people on one side saying the EU is the work of the devil, and those who say it's a resounnding success.

As for immigration, there is no way that Brexit will significantly reduce it. Those who vote for leaving on the basis of promises about that are going to be bitterly let down. They will find they have been victim of a con trick.

The way to respond to it is to provide help for communities where services are overloaded by it, and also by working through the EU to reduce the factors that drive people to leave the countries they love to go and work elsewhere.