The UK fares unfavourably in relation to other large countries in the EU in terms of health, educational fairness, housing, income distribution and poverty. It was not the EU that made us become less equal and which created all the social problems that resulted from growing inequality. But it helps those who promote inequality to blame our membership of the EU for so much that is wrong in our society. Staying will not necessarily solve those problems, but neither will leaving be a panacea.
Danny Dorling (@dannydorling) is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford.
Vassilis Monastiriotis is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute.
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