In the run up to the discussion at the Momentum NC on 21 November, Northampton Momentum has passed the following motion.
EU REFERENDUM: FOR A LEFT “IN”
Britain leaving the EU would be a victory for the nationalist right and their campaign against migrants.
The EU promotes neoliberal policies in the interests of capitalism – but so does the UK! The British ruling class and government will press ahead with attacks in or out – and outside the EU, the barriers to their assault will be lower, while barriers between us and our brothers and sisters in other countries will be higher.
We support an “in” vote.
We welcome Jeremy Corbyn’s call for a “Europe that puts people, not multinationals, at its heart”, through “public ownership […] democratisation, stronger workers’ rights, sustainable growth and jobs”, won through “alliances across Europe to end austerity”.
We call for:
• Cross-European struggles against austerity and for levelling up wages, conditions, services and rights, funded by taxing the rich and public ownership of finance;
• Democratisation, including empowering the European Parliament;
• An end to “Fortress Europe” – freedom of movement and equal rights for all.
Using the slogans “Another Europe is possible” and “For a workers’ Europe”, we will campaign on this basis, working with the party, with “in” unions, and with the Another Europe is Possible network. This will include an urgent press release, a leaflet and a rally in London.