Will the British Left be stronger or weaker if a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union went in favour of withdrawal, would Britain be less or more neo-liberal economically and have more or less neo-conservative laws which control the labour movement?
The extreme right-wing of the Tory Party, UKIP, BNP and English Defence League, the Daily Mail, Daily Express and SUN newspapers all support a referendum and withdrawal from the European Union. This should give an indication as to whether it’s in the best interests of the British working class or a section of the ruling capitalist class.
Without the EU directives on holidays, sick pay and working hours low paid casual workers and agency staff would have any protection or entitlement to holiday and sick pay. This should send a warning to trade unions and the ultra-left who ally themselves with the ultra-right, be careful what you wish for.