London says #Lexit The Left Case Against the EU 13th June 2016 Central London
Speakers: • Tariq Ali (writer and broadcaster) • Polly Jones (campaigner against TTIP) • Mick Lynch (RMT union assistant general secretary) • Lindsey German (Counterfire) • Paul Embery (FBU union London region secretary) • Dean Williams (chair of Holborn & Covent Garden Labour party, personal capacity) • Alex Gordon (Lexit—the Left Leave Campaign) • Sally Campbell (Socialist Workers Party) • Brendan Chilton (Labour Leave) • Caroline Tacchella (French CGT railworkers’ national committee, personal capacity) • Jacek Szymanski (Polish migrant worker) • Tosh McDonald (Aslef union president) • Rob Griffiths (Communist Party)
The mainstream debate on the EU referendum is dominated by nationalism, xenophobia and pro-business arguments on both sides. #Lexit: The Left Leave Campaign exists to put forward a different view. We argue that the EU has been a disaster for trade unions, public services and the rights of refugees across the continent. The TTIP trade deal, the work of the Troika in Greece and elsewhere, and the assault on migrants on the borders of Europe show the true nature of the EU.
This rally brought together a range of left figures to argue for a left-wing vote to exit the EU.