For the poor, it’s not Europe that’s the problem. It’s austerity

false austerity designed to bail out the already grossly rich!

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Brexit is a solution to what wealthy Leavers perceive to be their problems. It will not remedy the discontents of the many

As the Brexit farce proceeds, it is worth remembering that before David Cameron made his catastrophic error of calling a referendum, the EU was way down the list of British people’s concerns in almost every opinion poll. Indeed, not even in the first 11.

The central point is that Brexit became the focus for all manner of discontents, many of them understandable. But leaving the EU would indubitably not be the answer to them, and would be guaranteed not to make the discontents into “glorious summer”.

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