Jeremy Corbyn has given a speech in London setting out the 'socialist' case for Britain remaining in the EU. He did acknowledge he'd been critical of the EU in the past, but said that Britain must look to reform the organisation.
"Over the years I have been critical of many decisions taken by the EU, and I remain critical of its shortcomings; from its lack of democratic accountability to the institutional pressure to deregulate or privatise public services.
"So Europe needs to change. But that change can only come from working with our allies in the EU. It's perfectly possible to be critical and still be convinced we need to remain a member."
"There is a strong socialist case for staying in the European Union, just as there is also a powerful socialist case for reform and progressive change in Europe."However, Jeremy Corbyn's views on the EU have been under scrutiny - with some questioning whether he truly believes staying in is the best option, given his Eurosceptic past. For example, in 1975 he voted to leave the EEC, the organisation which evolved into the European Union. In 2008 he also voted against the Lisbon treaty.
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