Left

Against

The

EU
In 1975 a Labour Party Conference voted by more than
2-1 in favour of Britain's withdrawal from the EEC
(what the EU used to call itself)
Tony Benn  called the European Union " a derogation of
our historic democratic right to select and remove our
governments" (
Parliament, People and Power 1982)
The EU is the biggest unelected regime outside China
There are two main reasons for the left to oppose the EU, and to vote for
Britain to leave it. They are;
1. The EU is an employers charter designed to move workers around
the European territories in huge numbers to provide cheap labour and
drive wages down, a classical capitalist move reminiscent of the 1930s and
one which already brings hardship and upheaval to millions.
2. The EU is blatantly anti-democratic, as the EU government, the
Commission as it is called, is not elected, not drawn from the MEPS , and
is not accountable to them or to the electorate of the EU. This means that
450 million people are governed without mandate, by an unelected  
regime that cannot be removed by elections. The EU elections for MEPS
has no bearing whatsoever on the EU government, which is not affected
in any way by those elections.

These two aspects of the EU are further explored on this website, which is
devoted to presenting a coherent left wing argument against the EU, in
the  light of the fact that many of those who normally consider themselves
to be on the left, are nevertheless willing to give their support to this anti
democratic and anti-labour organisation, and who furthermore think of
opposition to the EU as a function of the political right. It is not. Read
here and you will see why.
The EU has proved itself opposed to progressive workers
unions, and has opposed them, over-ruled them and imposed
heavy crippling fines upon them throughout the EU to uphold
its policy of low wages for millions of migrant workers
throughout Europe.
The EU attacks upon labour
The EU attacks upon democracy
Welcome to the website devoted to the left
wing argument against the EU (European
Union)
The EU and trade
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Articles
Counter
Left

Against

The

EU
Origins of the EU - a
brief and surprising
account
Free Download of PDF of  "A
Working Class Alternative To
Labour" by Gregory Motton
Anti EU Posters
A Spoof leaflet