Jeremy Corbyn wanted to leave the EU for 20+ years before he was leader of Labour

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Don't be fooled left wingers.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...-eu-referendum
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This is no surprise.

In 1975 in the first referendum the labour party was split on the issue, with the leading figures for leaving including Tony Benn and Michael Foot. They were wary of becoming a market economy. The Conservative party by contrast was largely united in wanting to stay for the economic advantages it conferred.

Things changed as the EU grew more influential, with those on the left liking the worker, consumer and environmental protection the EU sought to offer, while the right became concerned with issues like sovereignty.

I don't know if Corbyn genuinely has had a change of heart and wants to stay, or if he is being pushed that way by his party. Either way, it's interesting to note how the left and right have switched on this issue.
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(Original post by DangerousMouse)
Don't be fooled left wingers.
Why is it surprising?
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(Original post by ODES_PDES)
Why is it surprising?
There will be many left wing students voting to remain because their idol Jeremy is, despite the fact deep down he thinks were better of out.
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Corbyn's euroscepticism is nothing to boast about. After all, this is the man who wants to give up nuclear weapons and force the Northern Irish people (against their democratic will) into a union with Ireland. He is mad.
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Since when did anyone trust a Politician anyway?
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Your evidence? I'm not saying your wrong nor do I especially care but if you're going to say a major public figure thinks the exact opposite of what he's been saying you may want to back it up with something.
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(Original post by Snufkin)
Corbyn's euroscepticism is nothing to boast about. After all, this is the man who wants to give up nuclear weapons and force the Northern Irish people (against their democratic will) into a union with Ireland. He is mad.
I don't think he's mad, a little dim. If he did get power I think he would come to understand the situation in Ireland. He does appear to listen to counsel and hasn't reprimanded many dissenters which isn't exactly screaming socialist dictator. His pacifism is very misguided, and the conclusions he has drew from it are very stupid, but the man himself is much better than Cameron.

Cameron isn't fit to lick his feet.
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Your evidence? I'm not saying your wrong nor do I especially care but if you're going to say a major public figure thinks the exact opposite of what he's been saying you may want to back it up with something.
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...-eu-referendum
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He flips and he flops.

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