"Reply from Emma-Lina Johansson on the Left and the EU"
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"REPLICA. This weekend we are in the Party conference before the EUROPEAN elections on may 26. The last few weeks, it has been discussed within both the party on the debattsidor about what we really want to say in this election. The battle seems to be centered around the two measly lines in the valplattformen, row 28 and 29, which reads: ”Decisions of fundamental criticism of the EUROPEAN union remains, but it is not appropriate for us to push the issue of EU-exit now”."
"Not the least of Skånedistriktets president Ana Süssner Rubin has been debated extensively. Later today in Aftonbladet, she writes: ”Swexit is not realistic in the foreseeable future, but it would be disastrous if the Party now would ’pause’ the basic criticism of the EUROPEAN union.”"
"This is completely in line with the draft electoral platform (compare the sentence in the first paragraph) and makes me wonder what a battle she actually take?"
"the Whole of the EU-valplattformen is a criticism of the EU and the systems that govern our society, and it deviates not from our constitution. Where stands that read ”We respect the result of the referendum in 1994, but has not reason to change our principled position. (...) The left seems, therefore, that Sweden should leave the EU. Our EU-critical position, it is important to promote left-wing politics in Europe and for the EU's democratisation (...) the Left party set up in the elections to the EUROPEAN parliament, and working actively and constructively to transform the EU in this direction along with other vänsterkrafter.”"
"two lines in a platform, that in addition establishes that our basic criticism of the EU remains, would change the vision or even contradict it, is a chimera."
"A platform intended to clarify and move our positions forward, to urge our voters to vote for us and build a stronger left. A left that is so desperately needed in times when inequality increases, the climate threat hanging over us, högernationalismen is on the rise, and women's rights to be curtailed. "
"Let us make the valplattformen and the party program says – go to options with our EU-critical position, working actively to change the EU, together with other vänsterkrafter and on the term for Sweden to leave the EU."
"We will not be on the three months of the film in the pursuit of a advocacy that changes the Swedish people's relatively positive view and attitude to the EU (SCB), or present a well thought out proposal for how a withdrawal should proceed. "
"I don't want to see a situation like in the Uk or let the right wing get more power within an institution that operates on fortress Europe, more inequality and worse policy on climate change. "
"I'd rather that, together, we build advocacy for the EU-exit in the coming years and develop a concrete proposal on how a resignation should be carried out, instead of creating even more ambiguity for our constituents now."
"the nEmma-Lina Johansson, councillor for the Left party in Malmö, sweden and representatives of Skåne in the EU-valskonferensen"
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