Leaving or staying in the European Union is the major political issue for mainstream politicians in Britain today. Both Tory and Labour politicians are deeply divided over where the future of Britain should be, inside or outside of Europe.
IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE THE SAME CLASS RULE
But for the great majority of us, does it really matter all that much? In or out of Europe, it is people like very rich Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and rag trade billionaire Philip Greed who will effectively carry on ruling the roost. The British Government acts primarily to benefit these capitalist parasites just as surely as do the governments in EU countries, e.g. French President Macron’s crackdown on public sector workers.
Within Britain the media’s remorseless coverage of Brexshit deflects attention away from the major issues facing ordinary people: falling living standards, housing shortages, deteriorating health and social services, etc.. In or out of the EU the rich will still oppress and exploit us – unless we do something about it.
The EU bosses and British bosses will make the working class in Britain pay for any losses or disruption that may occur due to Brexit. The EU troika has already punished the Greek workers for challenging its authority. It won’t be the rich boss class who will be punished but the working class.
IS LABOUR THE ANSWER?
Some people think that electing a Labour Government will help solve our pressing problems. The Labour leaders are making all sorts of promises of what they will do if we vote them into office, e.g. properly finance our run-down health and care services. But past experiences of Labour governments show that always they disappoint people’s hopes. The Labour politicians end up doing what’s in the interests of the capitalist class and not doing what’s good for the great mass of us.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
The solution is not to become an isolated Little England or to be part of a Fortress Europe engaged in increasing conflict with other imperialist blocs such as the USA and China. We need to get rid of the capitalist system of oppression and exploitation under which we live.
The revolutionary overthrow of capitalist rule can lead on to the building of socialism. There, we ordinary people would really take charge of our affairs and build a better type of society linking up with other socialist countries thus creating a true internationalism aiming for world harmony and unity.
DOWN WITH CAPITALISM!
FORWARD TO SOCIALIST REVOLUTION!