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Labour in for Britain
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Founders "Alan Johnson
Purpose To campaign for EU membership in the "United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016
Region served
United Kingdom
Key people
Phil Wilson (chair)

Labour in for Britain was a pro-"European Union "campaign group, set up by "Labour "MP and former "Home Secretary, "Alan Johnson with the support of the Labour Party head office. It was ran separately to the cross-party 'In' campaign, "Britain Stronger in Europe.[1]

Alan Johnson, has said that events such as the "November 2015 Paris attacks show that there is greater need for "European integration and greater co-operation amongst the "peoples of Europe. He has argued that Britain's security both economically and militarily relies on continued "membership of the European Union, claiming that "There is nothing patriotic about condemning this country to isolation."[1]

The Labour Party has been broadly "pro-European Union in recent years,[2] although some sources suggest that the Labour Party membership is more "Eurosceptic than the party leadership.[3] After the referendum, the chair Labour In for Britain Phil Wilson criticised "Jeremy Corbyn, for seeming half-hearted in his support for the European Union. Wilson accusedg Corbyn of attempting to consistently "weaken and sabotage" Labour's pro-EU campaign.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Alan Johnson launches Labour's 'keep UK in the EU' campaign" "BBC News Online 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Labour's new pro-Europeanism". The Economist. 2 July 2013. "ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Gower, Jackie; Thomson, Ian, The European Union handbook, p. 80 
  4. ^ Asthana, Anushka. "Labour In For Britain chair criticises Jeremy Corbyn's campaign involvement". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 

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