While New Labour dragged Europe to the right, Corbyn could champion an anti-austerity vision for the whole of Europe

Long before the EU started to evolve into its current incarnation, there was a different vision of a united Europe. In 1941 a group of socialist and communist anti-fascists were imprisoned by Mussolini on the island of Ventotene. Led by Altiero Spinelli, they produced the Ventotene manifesto, a strategy for a united socialist Europe as “the only way out of their common predicament of domination by Hitler”.

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