A Brexit plan the left should unite around
I wish that Corbyn, or Eagle, or any other MP for that matter would come up with a positive vision for what Britain should do now, next week, next month and next year. Alas, the British Labour Party is too busy imploding, when it should have answers about the most serious political and economic crisis of our lifetimes. Contrast the debacle unfolding in parliament with the clarity of progressive author Paul Mason:
- End Austerity. Immediate fiscal and monetary stimulus. Let the debt and deficit rise. Restore and enhance the Migration Impact Fund.
- Build 200,000 homes a year, with social rents and help to buy prices pegged to wages, not market prices
- End the public sector pay freeze. Pursue a targeted recovery in real wages and the wage share of the economy. Give workers representation rights in every workplace, even the smallest; discourage agency work; and prevent migrant-exploitation practices.
- Apply to join EEA with a specific “emergency brake” provision, allowing a generous, socially just inward migration target from the EU. Set up an OBR-style body to monitor labour demand, set a flexible migration target, which parliament votes on.
The rest of Mason's excellent article entitled "What drove Brexit? Osbornomics" can be found by clicking here.