Ruling class figures are using the British border in Ireland as their lever to ensure that Britain leaves the single market and EU customs union, warns EUGENE McCARTAN
Difficulties for the EU continue to intensify. As the time for a final deal between the British state and the European Union draws near, the British government is attempting to push through its minimalist Brexit strategy so as to secure its “special relationship.”
We need to recall that Brexit is the result of a political division within the Conservative Party, the political party of the British ruling class.
This reflects the split within the capitalist class — by no means confined to Britain — generated by the persisting economic crisis.
The settled view of both the British state and the dominant sections of British finance capital was and is to remain within the EU if at all possible.
The British government and…
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