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McDonnell: new Brexit referendum should not include remain option | Politics | The Guardian
Rebecca Long-Bailey, whose Salford constituency voted leave, told the Guardian she was concerned the Tories would be able to dictate the question.

“My worry about a second referendum is that they will be holding the pen,” she said. “What will the referendum be on?” // this is the best point about this issue I've seen
labour  brexit  to_blog 
1 hour ago by yorksranter
Brexit: Labour likely to vote down May's deal, says Starmer | Politics | The Guardian
“We cannot carry on with this idea that the prime minister can bring back any deal that she cobbles together and we must all vote for it however awful it is, because something even worse will happen.

“That’s not a meaningful vote. There has to be a point where parliament says it is not good enough, and I don’t think there’s a majority in parliament for no deal. I don’t think no deal is the consequence. That’s why we are putting other options on the table.”
starmer  brexit  labour  to_blog 
2 hours ago by yorksranter
items - The IPPR’s Industrial Strategy: Historical Echoes and Contemporary Silences - Mile End Institute
Champions of an exporting industrial strategy analytically depend on national-economic frameworks, like the balance of payments. In previous work, Tooze himself traced the historical creation of this national-economic paradigm in the twentieth century, particularly through the development of economic statistics, upon which talk of ‘current account deficits’ relies. But in his new book Crashed, he draws on a burgeoning financial literature to expose the growth of a new, ‘macrofinancial’ North Atlantic system, built upon short-term wholesale money markets and highly leveraged, dollar-denominated credit, as a key motor of global capitalism
economics  mcdonnell  to_blog 
yesterday by yorksranter
Workers have right to gig economy that delivers for 21st century | Financial Times
A developed economy that finds itself sliding back down the global value chain is an economy where something is going awry.
economics  mcdonnell  productivity  economichistory  to_blog 
yesterday by yorksranter
John McDonnell’s challenge: how do you make labour market reform sexy?
The actually significant policy change isn’t the £500 a year – it's a below inflation pay rise for the average British worker – but the package of shareholder rights that would be given to employees.
mcdonnell  labour  mitbestimmung  to_blog 
yesterday by yorksranter
Opinion | I Came of Age During the 2008 Financial Crisis. I’m Still Angry About It. - The New York Times
Many people have and will continue to condemn me personally for my tremendous but unexceptional student debt
crisis  crash  millennial  bullshit  to_blog 
5 days ago by yorksranter
Keir Starmer clashed with Corbyn on Brexit 'to brink of resignation' | Politics | The Guardian
“The only way that her deal is going to get voted down, is if some of the European Research Group vote against it – and they’re not voting against it if they believe one of the options then is a second referendum. The surefire way to get the ERG to vote with the government is to talk about a second referendum,” said a senior Labour figure.
to_blog  brexit  fbpe  corbyn 
5 days ago by yorksranter
The Brexit Novel? // New Socialist
Three thoughts here: 1) haven't we done this before? 2) there's something worth doing about the wave of gritty northern texts of the 90s vs today's 3) the old station scene in Trainspotting, arguably that wave's defining text, is explicitly about *somewhereness* being thrust upon you.
brexit  northern  books  nonsense  to_blog 
5 days ago by yorksranter
Edward Snowden Reconsidered | by Tamsin Shaw | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
Given this degree of exposure, we need to consider whether Snowden’s is a brand we can trust // this misses the point as far as it is possible to miss the point.
snowden  opensource  to_blog 
8 days ago by yorksranter
Prosecutors expose dark arts of Manafort lobbying | Financial Times
Mr Manafort’s campaign included attempts in October 2012, as Ukraine geared up for parliamentary elections that month, to have “Obama Jews”, as Mr Manafort called them, put pressure on the Obama administration to back down from its support of Yulia Tymoshenko, Mr Yanukovich’s political opponent // actually he wrote "Obama jews" - the capdown is a huge tell.
manafort  trump  ukraine  afoe  to_blog 
8 days ago by yorksranter
Martin Schulz zu Alexander Gauland: "Misthaufen der deutschen Geschichte" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Herr Gauland, der Menschen entsorgen lassen will, die Menge von Vogelschiss ist ein Misthaufen und auf den gehören Sie in der deutschen Geschichte.
schulz  afd  germany  to_blog 
12 days ago by yorksranter

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