The immediate task before us is to leave the EU and to break the constraints on democracy that it represents [published in the Morning Star 22nd December 2018]
THE history of the British left is one of crises that promise victory but result in domination by the right.
In my lifetime I have lived through the stagflation of the ’70s, the miners’ strike in the ’80s, Black Tuesday in the ’90s and then the crash of 2008.
All seemed to promise radical change, yet this did not happen. On the contrary.
In response to successive democratic defeats, Labour adopted a strategy of the subordination of national democracy to finance capital and the European Union.
That describes the political economy of New Labour and its fatal inability to distinguish between globalisation and internationalism.
The free movement of labour, capital, goods and services, on which the European Union is based, is a vision of eternal capitalism in which it is illegal, by treaty law, to challenge the domination of finance within the economy.