Thomas Piketty quits as Jeremy Corbyn adviser over ‘weak’ EU fight

French economist calls Labour’s campaign to keep Britain in the EU ‘very weak’ and follows resignation of David Blanchflower

The French economist Thomas Piketty has quit as an adviser to Jeremy Corbyn after what he described as the Labour leader’s “weak campaign” for Britain to remain in the EU.

Piketty, whose book Capital, documenting rising inequality, became a runaway bestseller in 2013, told Sky News that he was “deeply concerned with the Brexit vote and with the very weak campaign of Labour”.

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