As events play out over the next year or two, a ”Labour Brexit” might just provide the best possible outcome.
It’s clear to me that if Britain somehow stayed in the EU under Corbyn it would sooner or later face similar punitive measures from the ”troika‘‘ that Greece under Syriza suffered (and continues to suffer). The EU remains essentially a neo-liberal / austerity economic project, and Labour, the largest political party in Europe, must now offer an alternative, based on radical reform of the banking system – the proposed National Investment Bank is a good start – and re-structuring of debt.
Who knows, the rest of Europe might then follow Britain’s lead….
“My view of the EU has always been, not that I am hostile to foreigners, but I am in favour of democracy. I think they are building an empire and want us to be part of that empire, and I don’t want that.” ~ Tony Benn
”I am against the Treaty of Rome which entrenches laissez-faire as its philosophy and chooses bureaucracy as its administrative method.” ~Tony Benn (Encounter, January 1963).