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    I have been studying the Soviet inspired late 60s liberation movements and university socialism. Socialists in the 50s, 60s and 70s knew that working class people had funny ideas and workers often voted Tory but students still saw the purpose of politics as helping the poor.

    The "Remain" camp, those in favour of political union with the EU in the long run, are financed by corporations, bolstered by bent politicians of all parties and media moguls and represent the British Establishment. They have coped with working class opinion being rooted in their localities by demonising them as racists and chavs.

    I don't think Corbyn would have been taken in by the Establishment and would have instinctively known that when the powerful push so hard for something it cannot be in the interests of the ordinary man.
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    Pretty sure Corbyn would quite like to vote leave now, let alone when he was a student.

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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Pretty sure Corbyn would quite like to vote leave now, let alone when he was a student.

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    This.

    He's only paying lip service to the out campaign as he cant sway his party on it.

    Today was a day of action for the labour remain campaign and Corbyn went to a CND rally.


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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Pretty sure Corbyn would quite like to vote leave now, let alone when he was a student.

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    I disagree. If we had a left government in power who's leftist reforms were being blocked by the EU he'd want to leave. But as we have a right wing government, who's right wing policies are being slightly curtailed by the EU I think he does want in.
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    I imagine he was on the Tony Benn side with regards to the EU.
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    Does it matter? He's an irrelevance to those outside the far left who'll be lucky to be leader for 2 years if current polling is replicated in May. Polls consistently show that Cameron's EU opinion carries far more weight.
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    I have not been avidly following the squabble over the EU in the press but I would image that Corbyn has enough sense the see the EU for the ploy it is.
 
 
 
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