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That is not to say that there isn't a leftist argument for leaving the EU, and it may be much stronger for Greece than for the UK.
Here's Owen Jones right after the Greek referendum: The left must put Britain's EU withdrawal on the agenda
Owen Jones
Progressives should be appalled by European Union's ruination of Greece. It's time to reclaim the Eurosceptic cause.
He then went on to campaign for Remain as he saw Brexit as a neoliberal wet dream.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 5th, 2017 at 08:14:12 PM EST
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Owen Jones made the classic mistake of mistaking the Euro for the EU. Anybody should have been apalled by the ECB's treatment of Greece, but Britain was insulated from that by having retained the pound.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 5th, 2017 at 09:29:48 PM EST
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Well, you could still make a "not in my name" case, as the Euro is an EU creation. Being insulated from the consequences is not necessarily a sufficient reason for refusing any association.

Of course, the tories want to inflict the same pains without even the semi-plausible justification of the Euro, so leaving during Tory times would hardly achieve that goal...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Jan 6th, 2017 at 10:05:49 AM EST
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