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Správná levice pro Evropu

ATÉNY – Britské referendum o tom, zda opustit Evropskou unii, zplodilo prapodivné spojence – a ještě prapodivnější nepřátele. Když se toryové nemilosrdně obrátili proti toryům, rozštěpu v konzervativním establishmentu se dostalo mnoho pozornosti. Souběžně však rozpolcení (naštěstí civilizovanější) postihlo i mou část spektra: levici.

Jelikož jsem se v Anglii, Walesu, Severním Irsku a Skotsku několik měsíců účastnil kampaně proti odchodu Británie z EU, neodvratně jsem se střetl s kritikou levicových zastánců „brexitu“ čili „lexitovců“.

Lexitovci odmítají výzvu k celoevropskému úsilí o změnu EU zevnitř, již zveřejnilo DiEM25, radikální Hnutí za demokracii v Evropě, které v únoru zahájilo činnost v Berlíně. Jsou přesvědčeni, že k oživení progresivní politiky je nutné vystoupit z nenapravitelně neoliberální EU. Výslednou debatu levice potřebovala.

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