There was a fundamental flaw in the fear-mongering logic of the Remain campaign – namely that scaring deprived communities with economic uncertainty simply would not work when they had lived with economic uncertainty for over 30 years.
In communities where self-employed tradesmen have not given themselves a pay rise for fifteen years; where the minimum wage is the maximum wage for many, and zero hour contracts offer zero security to others – try explaining to these people that the EU ”protected their employment rights”.
In Britain today, 63 per cent of poor children grow up in families where at least one family member is working. For them, the poverty trap has already closed. A recent study found that more than 600,000 residents of Britain’s second city, Greater Manchester, are “experiencing the effects of extreme poverty.”
The profoundly undemocratic EU has become essentially a mechanism of capitalistic entrenchment, social injustice, austerity, bankers’ hegemony and endemic indebtedness — the virulent extremism known as “Neoliberalism”, or as I prefer to call it : Neo -Feudalism.
Why the British said no to Europe
by John Pilger : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/deal-with-it/