Hilary Benn, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, has warned that a Brexit would play into the hands of Vladimir Putin. Speaking in London about the forthcoming EU referendum, Benn sought to make a patriotic case for keeping the UK in the European Union.
But this speech had none of the rhetorical flourish of Benn’s House of Commons performance last year, when he made a passionate case for military intervention in Syria. Nor did he address widespread concerns about the EU that resonate with many (Labour) voters who are minded to vote for Brexit.
A matter of security?
Benn’s speech was certainly thoughtful. He rightly …read more
Source: The Conversation