The fantasy of Lexit

Why there is no credible left-wing case for leaving the EU

Brexit has inflicted so much on Britain. Division. Hostility. Mark Francois. But one area which has suffered more than others is language. The very word Brexit (described by the conservative journalist Peter Hitchens as sounding like a laxative taken in the morning) with its ‘hard’, ‘soft’, ‘scrambled’ etc. permutations, has become a gag line itself. One wonders if future generations will be crying: “You’ve made a right Brexit out of that!”

British-Irish, democratic socialist, internationalist, teacher.

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