Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The EU Decision

Many are still undecided between voting ‘Leave‘ or ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum  and it is no wonder, as both sides make entirely contradictory claims and mostly rely on the ‘fear factor’ or exploiting prejudice to gain an advantage. But a look at the forces behind each campaign reveals a clear fact: both represent vested interests. Big business, which benefits most from open borders and common trading rules, wants to stay in, while smaller firms who trade less abroad and have little to gain from ‘red tape’, tend to favour leaving the EU.

For the rest of us – the 99% who live by working for these businesses, whose share-holders get rich from our labours – what difference will in or out make?  Whether government officials sit in Whitehall, Brussels or the Town Hall, they will still serve the interests of the minority who own the planet's resources and everything required to make the things we need in life, while the rest of us remain slaves to the wages system, living in varying degrees of poverty and the fear of war and environmental destruction, which none of our so-called leaders can resolve.

One day we may have a genuine referendum and vote to take power for ourselves, so we can run the world for the benefit of all, not just for a few. Until then, I suggest our readers ignore calls to take sides in this pointless EU charade and look out for themselves and their families by making sure they are in a proper union – a trade union.

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