There have been thousands of articles about “Why Brexit has to be stopped” and “Why Brexit cannot succeed”. Articles like this one are extremely rare. It helps understand why the Left is failing throughout Europe. It lacks alternatives and new ideas. The European left is no less establishment and neo-liberal than the centre right parties. No wonder voters are turning to the Far Right. At least it offers an alternative – often a false one. That is why they voted for Brexit. Not only has the European Left sold out the Working Class, but the Middle Class as well – in other words themselves. The British Left does not appreciate what they have with Jeremy Corbyn – with Brexit or without.
We at Brave New Europe don’t take a position on Brexit. While we recognise that many dark and odious forces lay behind the Brexit vote, and that the process will inflict significant economic damage on many people, we also know that European institutions and policies typically reflect a strong neoliberal slant – and we launched this project to oppose and change this. We have sympathy with the anger against European institutions – but we also believe in the principle of European cross-border co-operation and co-ordination in many areas. Reflecting this complex reality, we will host both pro-Brexit and pro-Remain articles.