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Does Labour have a strategy?

1 August at 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Labour Party are calling for a second referendum and have made it known that they would back Remain over ‘No Deal’ or a Tory Brexit, while leaving it open how they would campaign in a referendum were a Labour deal was on the table.

Is Labour’s position a victory for the grassroots, or does it just reflect the balance of power at the top of the party? Where does it leave the Corbyn project? More importantly, with the threat of a hardening of the border regime looming larger by the day, what does all this imply for what we need to be doing over the next few months?

This will be an open discussion event, free and open to everyone. A few short articles are suggested below, but not having read them wouldn’t be a barrier to the discussion. We’ll be in the ‘cabin’ at St Margaret’s House. See you there!

Holly Rigby argues that a second referendum would be a disaster for the Labour left, no matter what the outcome, as it would strengthen either Farage and Johnson if Leave were to win again, or the Labour right if Remain came out on top.
https://novaramedia.com/2019/07/08/a-second-referendum-without-a-general-election-would-be-the-end-of-corbynism

Activists with Another Europe is Possible see the development in Labour’s position as a victory for the grassroots, and argue that Labour should back Remain now, instead of waiting for a referendum.
https://labourlist.org/2019/07/labours-brexit-shift-is-a-victory-for-the-grassroots-left-not-centrists-in-suits

Costas Lapavitsas argues that backing Remain would be the end of the Corbyn project and that Labour should pursue the radical possibilities opened up by leaving the EU.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/20/labour-government-corbyn-radical-support-uk-leaving-eu

Details

Date:
1 August
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1050010688525248/

Organiser

East London rs21
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/EastLondonrs21/

Venue

St Margaret’s House
Old Ford Road
London, E2 9PL
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