The UK voted to leave the EU -- so, what now? Here are some ideas from openDemocracy readers, including calls for migrant solidarity, for a general election and for new ways of organising party politics.
In a statement, SDLP MP Mark Durkan called on the Irish government to convene an All-Party Forum for political parties from the north and south of Ireland to consider issues arising from EU Referendum leave vote.
The myths on which Benefits Street
was based – namely the myth of so-called “workless communities” – are
demonstrably false; however the furore it has generated demonstrates that the
politics of class and representation still matter.
the Immigration Act addresses who can live in the country, the Housing and
Planning Act addresses who can live in particular cities. Together, these two
acts will serve as pretext for an acceleration of social cleansing.
When publics are abandoned, when their
voices no longer matter and their identities are demolished through economic
inequality, precarity and non-recognition, they lose faith in the political
institutions that are supposed to represent them.