Europe

Sep 30, 2010

Enough Europe — Guy Rundle’s euro-bites

There is power in a (European) Union. It was deja vu all over again, as workers all over Europe went out on strike in protest at austerity measures being imposed in ord

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

There is power in a (European) Union. It was deja vu all over again, as workers all over Europe went out on strike in protest at austerity measures being imposed in order to make up for losses occasioned by the banking crises and bailouts of 2008-09. There were partial strikes in Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Serbia and Ireland , but the twin foci were a general strike in Spain, and a collective gathering of workers from all over Europe in Brussels. Though many have dismissed the possibility that such actions could lead anywhere, they ain’t going away. This is about the 15th round of strikes in Greece, and other places like Portugal have been in continuous resistance. The only question is where can it go next — after all, the EU has translated much of the actual machinery of government out of the hands of government. Which was the whole point of the EU in the first place.

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  1. David

    I read this morning Ed Miliband declared Britains Labour Party would not lurch further to the Left under his watch. Interesting given the support his nomination for leader received fom unions and it appears was a major reason for his narrow victory. If I was brother David, I wouldn’t be hanging up my boots and saddle too far out of reach. He may need them sooner rather than later.

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