If Labour supporters want a glimpse of what Jeremy Corbyn’s 2017 general election manifesto would look like in practice, they don’t have to dream. In France, they will discover university tuition funded by the taxpayer.
In Portugal and Slovakia, they will see domestic energy consumers who benefit from regulatory price caps.
To get some insight into what women go through on these dating websites, I pulled aside one of my family members who I knew had spent some time on these sites looking for her future spouse.As Peter Mandelson once put it to my fellow columnist Matthew Norman: “What you have to understand is that no single government is strong enough to stand up to him.Europe, on the other hand…” The Shadow Chancellor, John Mc Donnell, burbled last November of the “enormous opportunities” of Brexit and claimed that those who wanted a second referendum were “on the side of certain corporate elites”.In Germany, they can witness an extensive network of publicly-owned local savings banks.In Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria, they can marvel at train companies in public hands. Because as two advocates of “Lexit” inform us: “Any attempt to create a different kind of economy from inside the EU has been forestalled through powerful legal impediments embodied in the treaties.” According to Corbyn supporters Joe Guinan and Thomas Hanna, “the thrust of European economic policy has been to extend the market through liberalisation, privatisation, and flexibilisation, subordinating employment and social protection to low inflation, debt reduction and competitiveness.” What we have here is a delusion – and an extremely dangerous one in the context of the finely-balanced UK politics of Brexit.