“The EU referendum is about migration, basically” – interview with Michael Chessum

Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory

Michael Chessum is a member of the Momentum national steering committee and organiser for Another Europe is Possible.


Another Europe is Possible was set up to be the radical “In” campaign in the referendum, going public in October last year.

People initially involved were left NGOs, like Global Justice Now, with a lot of Labour members but also a lot of Green Party support, and a lot of activists who’d been around in social movements in the past few years. We wanted to shift the whole debate to the left as well as persuade the left to go for “in”.

It’s been more difficult that we anticipated to get everyone on board. In the labour movement there is a reluctance to get involved on this issue. The big unions are slowly coming on board, but in a very general way. Jeremy Corbyn’s office is saying the right things…

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