Theresa May has the support of the left as while as the right
Angered by the fact that they have been labelled racist, the group who call themselves 'Lexiteers' say the British public did the right thing by voting Brexit.
Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 tomorrow, marking the first stage of the process of the UK leaving the EU.
However the left wing supporters of the Leave movement, who have remained relatively quiet during the process, have voiced their support of the plans.
We fear that the European Union’s authoritarian project of neoliberal integration is a breeding ground for the far right
Alan Johnson, a senior research fellow at the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre
In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Alan Johnson, a senior research fellow at the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, said left wing supporters of Brexit had serious reasons for rejecting the overbearing EU.
He said: "We were hardly a significant force among the 52 per cent of Britons who voted to leave in the referendum of June 23.
"But we were an influence.
"The position was expressed crisply by Perry Anderson, the former longtime editor of New Left Review; ‘The EU is now widely seen for what it has become: an oligarchic structure, riddled with corruption, built on a denial of any sort of popular sovereignty, enforcing a bitter economic regime of privilege for the few and duress for the many’.”
Appearing to take aim at the undemocratic view of European Commission president Jean Claude Junker, Mr Johnson says the labels placed on those who voted leave are unacceptable.
The Foreign Minister added: "Although Lexiteers have little patience for the national nihilism of ‘Davos Man’, the globalist elite, we are no xenophobes.
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Lexiteers have hit out at campaigners from the Remain campaign
"We voted Leave because we believe it is essential to preserve the two things we value most: a democratic political system and a social-democratic society.
"We fear that the European Union’s authoritarian project of neoliberal integration is a breeding ground for the far right.
"By sealing off so much policy, including the imposition of long-term austerity measures and mass immigration, from the democratic process, the union has broken the contract between mainstream national politicians and their voters.
The Lexiteers say they don't agree with all of the views of Nigel Farage
"As Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission said, 'There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties’.”
Mr Johnson also blasted the European Parliament and MEPs insisting they lack legitimacy.
He added: "The European Parliament is not a real parliament.
"It is not a legislature; its deputies neither offer manifestoes nor carry out the ideas they propose to voters. Elections in improbably large constituencies, with pitifully low turnouts, change nothing.
"As a Parliament staff member said at the European Research Seminar at the London School of Economics, 'The only people who listen to M.E.P.s are the interpreters,' referring to the members of the Parliament.
"The wishes of electorates are regularly brushed aside.
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"When, in 2005, a proposed European Constitution was rejected by voters in France and the Netherlands, most governments did not even allow a vote, this meant nothing to the proponents of the European Project.
"A few cosmetic tweaks, and the constitution was imposed anyway; only then, it was called the Lisbon Treaty. (Ireland, the only state to allow a referendum on the treaty, voted against it.
"So Ireland was told to vote again until it got it right. That’s democracy, European Union-style."