Sunday, October 27, 2019

Leslie Rowe - Brexit is no right-wing coup, but the means of escaping the EU’s neo-liberal economics that are harming our planet

Ex-Green Party politician puts the record straight about the EU. All my friends think the EU is committed to social democracy and they weren't happy with me when I said I voted to leave.

Greg Palast says how the Euro was designed to destroy Europe's welfare state.

Also at the Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in 2013 we were told that “continuing with economic growth over the coming two decades is incompatible with meeting our international obligations on climate change”.

But the UK cannot change this as the EU dictates UK economic policy. The EU is a neo-liberal economy committed to economic growth, designed to make the rich richer and the rest of us to pay for it. It shows its true form when you see the EU put austerity into action; in Greece, in Ireland, in Portugal, in Spain, in Italy and even in relatively rich countries like Denmark. In Greece, for instance, EU diktat has meant a 42-year plan of austerity, which the Greeks cannot get out of until the year 2060.
Measures taken by the EU in Greece include:

  1. Right to evict families from their home
  2. Privatisation of all saleable state assets and a ban on re-nationalisation in the future
  3. Reductions in pensions and pension funds
  4. Curtail rights to trade union representation
  5. Further cuts to wages
  6. Right to overrule Greek court decisions.
  7. EU control of Greek central bank and economics ministry

Brexit Central

Greg Palast, The Guardian

Robert Mundell, evil genius of the euro


Peter Pan said...

Does Corbyn deserve blame for preventing Brexit?

S400 said...

Yes he does.