The leaders of the European Union guide democracy in name only. In practice, they constantly override it and violate fundamental democratic norms on a grand scale. The anti-democratic practices in the Council of the EU, also known as the Council of Ministers, are a real scandal. IE-member Harald Schumann is convinced: Anyone who follows the passage of legislation in the EU, and in particular the means by which monetary union is controlled, must come to this conclusion.
Common Space – Scotland: ‘This is not a fight about party politics’: Women’s equal pay strike rocks Glasgow
WOMEN council workers across Glasgow today began a two-day strike over a pay dispute with Glasgow City Council stretching back 12 years. Read here
BRAVE NEW EUROPE has been covering Modern Monetary Theory. Here an analysis from a Marxist standpoint. By the way, there is an interesting Modern Monetary Conference in Berlin on 1 and 2 February: see here […]
Are people being taxed fairly? Not in Britain. New data reveals how the tax and benefit changes made since 2010 have disproportionately fallen on the poorest, ethnic minorities, women, children and the disabled. Read here