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Will Jeremy Corbyn drive pro-Europeans to the Lib Dems?

August 27, 2015 11:57 AM
By Alan Bullion

Letter: Alan Bullion on Labour elections

August 27, 2015 10:21 AM

SDP Liberal AllianceThis letter was published in the Guardian on Tuesday 25th August and is available HERE.

"So will Polly Toynbee defect from Labour for a second time? Many young people like me joined the SDP precisely in response to Labour's visceral anti-Europeanism under the leadership of Michael Foot, and the dark days of the 70s and its endless strikes.

The forthcoming EU referendum is the most important vote during the lifetime of this five-year parliament. We already know that Jeremy Corbyn opposes Nato and wants Ukraine to remain subject to the former Soviet sphere, against its people's wishes. It is also likely he would lead Labour back to its Eurosceptic 80s, with equally damaging consequences potentially for trade and human rights.

Tim Farron has called for progressive pro-Europeans to join the Lib Dems, where they will find a far more welcome home to fight for their core beliefs, the referendum campaign, electoral reform and the next general election."

Dr Alan Bullion
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Alan Bullion is a member of LDEG and the European Movement.