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The Brexit Collection by [Bell, Kenneth]
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  • Language: English
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Bell makes a powerful case for Brexit as the revenge of a working class that has been marginalised and dispossessed since, not only the Thatcher years, but the turn to monetarism under Callaghan. He argues for strong immigration controls while the present economic system remains in place, in order to prevent the undercutting of wages and the undermining of workers' hard-won rights. Now resident in Scotland, he calls for Scottish independence outside the EU, pointing out the absurdity of the SNP's opposition to rule from London but support for rule from Brussels. I do not agree with Scottish independence, but Bell's is the logical articulation of that position.

"The Durham Miners would never wear it," were the words that the British Government of the late 1940s wrote across the plans for the EU's first precursor, before duly sending them back. That was that. "The Durham Miners would never wear it." So the United Kingdom's answer was no. That meant the Durham Miners' Association, with its vast network of national and international contacts. But it also meant the miners themselves, who were the basis of that Association's wealth and power. Yet on the day of the EU referendum, Thursday 23rd June 2016, we learned that in 2015, for the first time on record, more people had died in the North East of England, from which I write, than had been born here. County Durham voted Leave, and Sunderland, which had been part of the Durham coalfield in the 1940s, shook the international money markets by doing so. Albeit from a perspective partly in the North West and partly in Scotland, Bell explains why.
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Comfortable middle class Remainers who think that the only working class Labour supporters who voted for Brexit were knuckle-dragging racists should read this book - but of course they won't, because it constitutes an intelligent argument against Britain's membership of the EU from a perspective of which they know nothing, and which challenges their assumptions. Ken Bell, a life-long socialist from a working class background in Oldham, demonstrates that there is indeed a division in Britain between the thoughtful and the stupid, but that it does not fall along class or party lines, but merely differentiates those who think from those who herd, no matter what their background or tribal political affiliation. Bell's reasons for campaigning for Brexit are those of the working man who has seen through the propaganda of the EU to the huge, corrupt, self-serving bosses' con it is, and he is a witty and entertaining guide through his political journey. This is a very well-written and illuminating work, and should stand alongside Tim Shipman's "All Out War" on the bookshelf of any serious student of what happened to Britain in 2016.
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Entertaining and thought-provoking essays on Brexit and the surrounding political issues. Kenneth Bell looks at things from a solidly working-class socialist perspective-and believes that leaving the EU would be in the best interests of the working-class as it would provide more of a chance of returning to the fairer and more egalitarian policies of the mid 1970s. His essay 'The Last Summer' in which he looks back at the long, hot summer of 1976 is particularly poignant and deserves the widest possible circulation. 'The notion that you could live well as a working-man, in a society that tried to share its resources fairly, and in which you didn't have to bust a ball to earn a butty, has gone from the popular memory', he writes. Bell doesn't mince his words when it comes to 'management' and 'the bosses', but whether you agree or disagree with his conclusions in favour of 'Lexit', this book definitely adds plenty to the debate.
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