The Irish revolutionary current éirígí issued the following statement on Saturday, June 25 on the Leave victory in the EU membership referendum in the ‘United Kingdom’ and its ramifications for Ireland:
Speaking from Dublin the national chairperson, Brian Leeson, said, “Today’s result can only be seen as a defeat for the business and political elite of Ireland, Britain and Europe. The EU superstate project has been struck a massive blow by millions of working class people across England, Scotland, Wales and occupied Ireland.
“Over the last decade éirígí has consistently highlighted the deeply flawed nature of the EU. In three separate referendums in the Twenty-Six Counties we have encouraged voters to reject an EU superstate that is militarised, anti-democratic and fundamentally wedded to a destructive neo-liberal ideology.
“Over the last number of weeks our activists have again been on the ground in Belfast and elsewhere distributing tens of thousands of leaflets and posters calling on people to oppose the EU superstate by voting Leave.
“Despite the hysterical scare-mongering of Sinn Féin and the other pro-EU parties our activists succeeded in getting the socialist Leave message to the people on the ground. I commend them for the part they played in today’s historic result.”
Calling for a British withdrawal from Ireland and an Irish withdrawal from the EU, Leeson said:
“Like Connolly and the others leaders of the 1916 Rising we believe that the Read the rest of this entry »