Thursday, April 28, 2016

A “Social Europe” is in practise impossible to achieve.

Candid and realistic assessment by Danny Nicol (Professor of Public Law at the University of Westminster) of the implausibility of a "social Europe" on Left Futures website:  http://www.leftfutures.org/2016/04/implausibility-of-a-social-europe/

It should be required reading for all those lefties who are thinking of voting Remain.

Particularly pay attention to the paragraph:  EU Treaties provide no means of discarding the TTIP; and the other reforms would require a complete absence of neoliberal governments throughout the EU.  Sadly these policies are so heavily protected against repeal that a “Social Europe” is in practise impossible to achieve.  No doubt “another Europe is possible” – but outside the European Union.


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