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Motivating the masses: Jeremy Corbyn speaks to a crowd on the EU elections campaign trail.

Zoe Williams in The Guardian marks out important reasons for ‘Remain’ supporters to vote for the Labour Party in the EU elections.

Her article is a bit long and rambling so I’ve isolated the main points for you, below. They are persuasive.

Now all we need is an article explaining why ‘Leave’ supporters should vote Labour too.

It runs counter to every democratic instinct to see candidates you admire and not vote for them. The Labour candidates are the kind of representatives I would like to see populate the coming era of politics. They are pluralistic, imaginative, radical, ambitious, patriotic.

These elections may be of symbolic significance for our national politics. But they are also of pressing, concrete importance for Europe’s future direction. The rise of the far right in the European parliament constitutes an urgent threat to everything that matters to Labour voters, from human and workplace rights to climate crisis. More than ever, that parliament needs a coherent left bloc.

Someone needs to oppose Nigel Farage, and that will come much more convincingly from somebody with a track history of fighting racism – Clive Lewis, say – than it does from a clubbable Lib Dem. The days when the mainstream right and centre were morally capable of resisting untruth, corruption and racism on their own terms are over: only Labour can do this.

Source: Why remainers should keep the faith and vote Labour on Thursday | Zoe Williams | Opinion | The Guardian

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