Friday, 20 March 2009


...yes to Democracy, is a group (a coalition of trade unionists, political parties and campaigning groups, to be precise) that has the aim of defending democracy in the EU from a leftwing perspective.

Good stuff, about time, etc. It would be nice for opposition to the lack of democratic accountability within the EU to be seen no longer as the exclusive interest of elderly white Conservatives, and the semi-racist weirdos at UKIP. Democracy is a fundamentally left-wing project, ffs!

"We say...
Reject the Lisbon Treaty
No to EU directives that privatise our public services
Defend and develop manufacturing, agriculture and fishing industries in Britain
Repeal anti-trade union ECJ rulings and EU rules promoting social dumping
No to racism and fascism, Yes to international solidarity of working people
No to EU militarisation
Repatriate democratic powers to EU member states
Replace unequal EU trade deals with fair trade that benefits developing nations
Scrap EU rules designed to stop member states from implementing independent economic policies
Keep Britain out of the eurozone"

Hmmm. Much of that rings JMP's bell. Interesting to see how it develops. More here.

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