Micheal Foot was a staunch Eurosceptic , culminating in his commitment to leave the EEC . As was one of his acolytes Anthony Wedgewood Benn and I'd wager Bevan would have been too . The EU has seen years of protectionism and subsidy for well-off European farmers stunting the growth of developing economies and literally starving poorer competitors around the world. The idiotic common fisheries policy played a major role in the ecological disaster engulfing North Sea fish stocks and not long ago the EU's coup de grace , brutally sacrificing Greece in order to maintain the stability of a single currency that mainly benefits far wealthier countries in northern Europe. However you're missing my point . Bevan and Foot , however misguided , in their time represented the patrotic working class . Corbyn is a fraud , a terrorist sympathiser , calls Hamas and Hezbollah his friends and no more represents the patriotic working class of our great country than Abbott , Thornberry and Chakrabati . They are the face of the patriotically bankrupt, intellectual *left . *Accepted that with some of them the word 'intellectual ' is used in loosely .