I think I mentioned earlier "The Left Case Against the EU" Costas Lapavitsas.I have bought my brother it for his Christmas,I have yet to read it myself, but here is the blurb on the back-"Many on the Left see the European Union as a fundamentally benign project with the potential to underpin ever greater cooperation and progress.If it has drifted rightward, the answer is to fight for reform from within.And the lexit perspective remains invisible despite it clearly being what Corbyn wants. He'd rather ride the coat tails of the xenophobic brexit than articulate what he sees as the actual benefits. I hovered around the lexit perspective pre-vote but ultimately it was the xenophobia of the leave campaign and seeing the people who it would put me on the same side as that turned me to remain. I still feel like I'd like to know more about the lexit case though. I do wonder if Corbyn's plan is to swoop in at the last minute to agree a deal with EU that keeps us more or less aligned with them but secures a few concessions (like the ability to nationalise some industries).
In this iconoclastic polemic,economist Costas Lapavitsas demolishes this view.He contends that the EU's responce to the Eurozone crisis represents the ultimate transformation of the union into a neoliberal citadel that institutionally embeds austerity,privatisation,and wage cuts.Concurrently, the rise of German hegenomy has devided the EU into an unstable core and dependent peripheries.These related developments make the EU impervious to meaningful reform.The solution is therefore a direct challenge to the EUproject that stresses popular and national sovereignty as preconditions for true internationalist socialism."Like I say I haven't read it yet,but I am looking forward to coming up with more reasoned arguments after doing so.