The Workers Take Control – Now We Must Move Forward

Britain has voted to leave. We have stepped forward towards sovereignty and independence, although there will be battles with the EU in order to get them to accept the will of the people. We can now save billions from not having to contribute to the EU; more importantly we can have national control over how our those billions are spent. British governments will no longer have to follow the EU competition law which dictates the privatisation of services or the stability pact restrictions on public spending.

As a result of leaving, Britain will not be part of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); the country can be free to trade with who ever it pleases and will not have multinational private corporations suing the government. Because we will no longer be in the EU, we will not have to accept the European Court of Justice decisions and British courts following British laws will be supreme in legal terms.

We have got rid of Cameron but not yet Osborne We will still have to fight against austerity, whether imposed by Brussels, Westminster, or Holyrood. We will no longer have the privatisation of services forced upon us by the EU, but we must stop our own British government from pursuing these thefts of national assets. British workers must fight against the wealthy 1% who run the global economy: against the Brussels bureaucrats, city slickers and wannabe lairds.

Francis Grady of the TUC says that now the priority is to defend industry and protect jobs, which means defending the pound and stimulating the economy. She goes on to say working people must not pay the price of leaving the EU.

There were a lot of reasons behind this vote. While some espoused a putrid racism, most did not. There was a discontent with the political elite in general and the present government in particular; but also a wish to regain control over our national finances and laws, our industry and borders. This wish to regain control is an expression of the wish for national sovereignty; it must become a demand and struggle for real democratic control by the working people over the economy, government and national life.

 

 

 

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