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Communists applaud blow to imperialism

COMMUNIST parties across Europe and beyond congratulated the British people yesterday for their victory in the EU membership referendum.

Communist Party of France national secretary Pierre Laurent said the result was “a new shock revealing the magnitude of popular rejection of the neoliberal EU.”

“The time has come to rebuild the EU, to build a union of peoples and of free nations, sovereign and associated, facing human progress and social justice.”

Portuguese Communist Party central committee member Joao Ferreira called it “an event of tremendous political magnitude for the people of the United Kingdom and also for the peoples of Europe.

“It represents a far-reaching change in the process of capitalist integration in Europe and a new threshold of struggle.”

South African Communist Party spokesman Alex Mashilo said: “We are witnessing the foundations of European imperialism being rattled.

“The EU has been found wanting because it serves the interests not of all the people but the imperialist bourgeoisie of Europe.”

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