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I'd like to agree, but from Delors onwards I'm not seeing much evidence of interest in enshrining progressive social values in European politics.

At best there's a certain reluctant acceptance that social welfare matters somewhat, and it's not always a bad idea to throw some cash at backward areas.

But all the important decisions have always been made on the basis of neoliberal monetarism by bankers, economists, and those with similar backgrounds.

The clues were always there, right back to when the EU's ancestor was called the 'Common Market' in the UK.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Nov 2nd, 2014 at 02:35:56 PM EST
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