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Labour should not be the champion of EU free movement

Johnson, Richard (2016) Labour should not be the champion of EU free movement. LSE Brexit (28 Jan 2016). Website.

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It’s time for the Labour Party to have a sensible discussion about immigration within the EU. The traditional perspective of the British socialist Left on immigration is neither the liberal viewpoint that immigration is inherently good nor the xenophobic viewpoint that it is inherently bad. Instead, practically minded British socialists have argued that immigration must be evaluated on the basis of how it affects working people in this country. For the British Labour Party founded to protect and promote the interests of the British working class, this concern must be central in how it evaluates its economic policies, argues Richard Johnson.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 08:52
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:39

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