The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
Going full bore import substitution would be the best thing the government could do. Else they could find out why things are so difficult in places like Venezuela. But to get such a program going there would likely have to be a serious reform of the current situation with the popular press.
"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
Yes, but fortunately they are the ones in the leadership positions and with the access to the capital and connections required to drive through a transformation of the UK economy.
And it will take more than a transient election loss to Labour to change this: Nothing less than a social revolution which changing the structure of the ruling class in the UK for ever is required.
The nearest parallel I can think of is the WWII years where women entered the workforce, a lot of non-ruling class types achieved positions of leadership, and Brits showed huge ingenuity in overcoming the exigency of war and the loss of raw materials from abroad.
However, with Victory, the UK quickly slipped back into the old ways, with the toffs back in charge, the women put in their place, and the Irish and Commonwealth immigrants doing all the hard work.
Will it be any different this time?
Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 17 14 comments
by Oui - Aug 12
by gmoke - Aug 7 16 comments
by Oui - Aug 9 6 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 3 53 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jul 27 83 comments
by IdiotSavant - Jul 20 19 comments
by Cat - Jul 29 2 comments
by Oui - Aug 193 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 1714 comments
by Oui - Aug 12
by Oui - Aug 116 comments
by Oui - Aug 10
by Oui - Aug 96 comments
by gmoke - Aug 716 comments
by Oui - Aug 3
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 353 comments
by Oui - Jul 3111 comments
by Oui - Jul 311 comment
by Cat - Jul 292 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jul 2783 comments
by Oui - Jul 2610 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jul 2543 comments
by Oui - Jul 232 comments
by Bernard - Jul 2234 comments
by Oui - Jul 226 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jul 2116 comments