eu   22723

« earlier    

The harsh truths of Brexit
The correlation between the regions most economically dependent on the EU, and support for Brexit.
ukpolitics  brexit  eu 
yesterday by nwlinks
If Corbyn's Labour wants to call itself pro-worker, it must be proudly pro-migrant too
Crammed as it is with union hacks and lefties, you would be forgiven for assuming that the Corbyn project would be thrilled at the thought of workers tackling exploitation head-on — a rising tide that could lift all boats. But it’s chosen instead to bind itself to a confusing middle ground, which “refuses to scapegoat migrants” openly, but will also blithely normalise the rhetoric of right-wingers who aren’t held back by similar hangups. Strategy wonks in the Labour Party, always at the mercy of ‘public opinion’, are haunted by the spectres of the Brexit vote, fearful of combatting an insidious common sense that uncontrolled migration is a menace.

The irony is that strategically recruiting anti-migrant rhetoric isn’t a guarantee of electoral success, but a high road to nowhere. In the grand game of migrant-bashing, Labour is simply outclassed by UKIP and the Tories, neither of whom depend for their existence on retaining the good will of multi-ethnic, metropolitan city centres amongst whom this brand of crypto-UKIPpery goes down about as well as does a rousing chorus of left-wing anthem the internationale in a Young Conservatives port & policy evening.

Enough of this craven, milquetoast electioneering. Labour has not previously shied away from challenging the received wisdoms of the Tory administration; that austerity is necessary, that privatisation injects efficiency into a bloated public. It must do so again with the migration question, re-entering the debate not on the exploited migrants, but on policymakers and employers who permit this exploitation. If the Labour party wants to call itself pro-worker, it must also be brave enough to call itself pro-migrant too.
UK  politics  LabourParty  CorbynJeremy  immigration  migration  freedomOfMovement  manifesto  EU  trade  TTIP  employers  pay  wages  tradeUnions  Brexit  dctagged  dc:creator=PennyEleanor  TheLeft 
2 days ago by petej
Corbyn Is Wrong to Indulge Migration Myths – Free Movement Must Be Defended | Novara Media
Borders are a human construct that have slowly been dismantled through a reciprocal arrangement within Europe – it seems clear to me that giving up on freedom of movement is a clear backwards step for anyone who calls themselves progressive.

In future I’d like to see a bit more honesty in the debate about freedom of movement. For a start that should mean restating that freedom of movement has had an overall positive impact to our economy and our society – and that the option to retain it does exist, even if some are choosing not to take it. I’d also like to see the left repeatedly say that it is bad bosses and government policy which cause wages to stagnate and rights to deteriorate, not people coming from other countries to find work.
UK  EU  Brexit  LabourParty  CorbynJeremy  freecomOfMovement  immigration  jobs  employment  welfare  tradeUnions  pay  wages  borders  politics  dctagged  dc:creator=LucasCaroline 
2 days ago by petej
Vertrag über die Arbeitsweise der Europäischen Union
Artikel 208: "Hauptziel der Unionspolitik in diesem Bereich ist die Bekämpfung und auf längere Sicht die Beseitigung der Armut."
EU  EZ 
2 days ago by nikma

« earlier    

related tags

2015  2016  2017  accountability  activism  africa  agriculture  alien-character  amazon  america  amsterdam  analysis  anglo  anglosphere  animal  article  asia  asin  asylrecht  austerity  authoritarian_regime  banking  barniermichel  benchmark  biophysical-econ  blaetter  borders  brexit  britain  business  canada  china  citizenship  civil_society  civilservice  class-warfare  class  commitments  comparison  conservatism  corbynjeremy  correlation  creative_industries  crisis  customsunion  data  davisdavid  dc:creator=alexanderheidi  dc:creator=cablevince  dc:creator=gardinerbarry  dc:creator=harrisjohn  dc:creator=lewishelen  dc:creator=lucascaroline  dc:creator=pennyeleanor  dc:creator=raynerjay  dc:creator=seymourrichard  dc:creator=toynbeepolly  dctagged  ddj  debt  demographics  deregulation  deutschland  developing-world  dexeu  diaspora  digital  dignity  early-modern  eastern-europe  ecdpm  ecfin  ecj  econ-metrics  econ-productivity  economics  editorial  eea  efficiency  efta  ehic  elite  employers  employment  energy-resources  energy_reference_and_analysis  environment  estonia  euro  europa  europe  europeanunion  eurozone  eutf  exploitation  ez  faq  farming  finance  fiscal  food  forkhb  foxliam  frankfurt  freecomofmovement  freedomofmovement  freetrade  funding  g20  gardinerbarry  gdpr  gds  germanic  globalisation  globalism  goldmansachs  govemichael  government  grade_a  grade_aa  grade_aaa  greece  grexit  griechenland  guardian  hampshire  hardbrexit  health  health_insurance  healthcare  heavy-industry  history  homeoffice  how-power-works  humanitarian  imf  immigration  in  india  interview  investing  japan  jobs  johnsonboris  jpmorgan  judiciary  june  kalergi  klima  kurdishrights  labourparty  larry_elliott  latin-america  law  leftism  let-me-see  lewisbrandon  lexit  liabilities  liberaldemocratparty  library  life-history  lisbon  london  macroeconomics  macron  makroskop  manifesto  maps  marketing  markets  matthew_parris  maytheresa  medicine  medieval  mediterranean  membership  mena  merkel  migrant-crisis  migrants  migration  monitor  morganstanley  mostly-modern  nationalism  negotiations  neweconomics  news  newstatesman  ngo  ngos  nomura  nordic  norway  november  o'donnellgus  oecd  ohforfuckssake  online  org:data  org:davos  org:euro  org:gov  org:mag  org:popup  patience  pay  payments  phalanges  poland  politics  politikk  populism  prediction  predictions  price-check  prices  privacy  pro-rata  profile  radio4  rafael_behr  reference  referendum  refugees  relocation  repression  residency  rot  ruddamber  rural  safety  schaeuble  schengenagreement  security  self-sufficiency  sentience  shame  shopping  shortage  simon_wren-lewis  singapore  singlemarket  sinosphere  smuggling  society  sovereignty  spectator  speedometer  standardchartered  starmerkeir  statesmen  stem  subsidies  supermarkets  supply  sustainability  tariffs  taxation  technology  temperance  thatcherism  the-world-is-just-atoms  theleft  thornberryemily  time-preference  tory  toryparty  totwitter  track-record  trade  tradeunions  transition  treaty  trends  ttip  turkey  tusk  uk  ukpolitics  umunnachuka  uncertainty  unhcr  usa  vaccine  vampire-squid  visualization  wages  walls  welfare  wiki  wind  within-group  world  wtf  🎩 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: