Left

Against

The

EU

The EU - a capitalist dictatorship
       Government by capitalism, an unelected middle-class elite making policy
without an electorate, the workers of  Europe turned into migrants, de-
regulation in a TTIP-ravaged EU, while the oppressed and ignored working
classes around Europe turn to the far right? - Is that the bright  neo-liberal
future the middle class left really want?

       
       It ought to be impossible, that the left should support the EU. We
naturally opposed it in the 1970s when Labour party was a left wing party.
The EU is a self-proclaimed capitalist organisation; It's founding principles,
the 4 pillars of the EU, are the four principles of capitalism; free movement
of goods, services, labour and capital,  the principles of a free market, not of a
political system. Not by accident, it removes democracy into the bargain.
       The EU enthrones capitalism as not just the economic system but as the
political one too. What kind of future does this clampdown against
democracy offer us? - An upper middle class autocracy in which the working
classes feature as…..migrant labour.
       
       Doubt the EU's identity? TTIP, negotiated in secret by the EU, a
spectacular betrayal of the people of Europe to American corporations gives
them power to sue governments for any regulations that cause them a loss of
profits.

       By what stretch of the imagination is all that a left wing project?

       It is as if the CBI would claim the right to rule us, and replace the House
of Commons. The CBI, the IMF, the OECD, the Bank of England, hoards of
financial experts unable to foretell the future until now, queuing up with
predictions, to scare us into giving up democracy. Wonder why?

       How come the left support this big push to overthrow democracy and
replace it with capitalism as a system of government?

       The reason for it brings us to a wider problem -  the disappearance of the
left.

    If left means upholding the interests of the working classes, then it is
almost gone. The left has been colonised by the middle classes. We know it in
Britain but it applies across Europe.  The EU is the last step in a process that
has excluded the working classes from political decision making, achieved by
the middle-classes taking control of the old workers parties, and now by
separating the electorate in the EU from policy making altogether.
        The aim - to govern by the demands of capitalism, using the working
classes as a sea of cheap labour. Migration drives wages down and is also
useful in breaking down communities and nations.  National parliaments are
impediments to capitalism,  possible sources of opposition and constellations
of political will (TTIP is designed to stop them). Hence the “state =
nationalism” and “little Englander” rhetoric. The EU is the perfect
replacement, a middle class autocracy, under which mass voting has literally
been eradicated from policy making (Barosso boasted that the EU is an
“antidote to democracy”). Government by experts without the intrusion of
ignorant electorates  -  capitalism is crowned king.
       This is supported by the middle classes in whose material interests it all
operates. They will support it for  as long as it does. Democracy? They have
no need for it, EU government is in their interests anyway. The language of  
middle-class morality is used to silence working class opposition, just as it
always has done.  Mass immigration is being used in Europe as a weapon of
social control, as an assault upon the working classes, many of whom are
themselves also immigrants.

       European cities are aflame while middle-class politicians pursue policies
that verge on hysteria, and refuse to listen to working class concerns. Either
they passionately believe in their distorted fetish about xenophobia, or they
have other darker reasons for imposing calamity upon their own people.
There is an urgent need for a working class left, policy-making can no longer
be left to the middle-classes alone.  
       The EU is the regressive result of them making capitalism the policy
maker. It is as if we have forgotten any other meaning of life except the
pursuit of profits (for the rich). But the neo-liberal masters would rather
destroy countries as unalike as Sweden and Greece, crush democracy, create
strife and chaos, anything rather than allow the working classes to have an
opinion.         
        Countries inside the Euro can end up being ruled directly by the
President, Juncker,  who with Scäuble, the hawkish austerity and integration
German finance minister, acts literally as  a dictator who demands pension
cuts, home repossessions, the selling off of Greek assets to German
companies, and the sale of real estate to conglomorates in tourism and
agribusiness, bringing an end to small family businesses. The EU has power to
instruct cuts to any expenditure it doesnt like, by-passing the Greek
parliament. As Kouvolakis wrote: “The goal is a Greece of cheap labour, non-
existent social rights and a few ruins and beaches. A mixture of Bulgaria and
Tunisia, with the political regime of a Kosovo”. That is the EU the middle
class left are supporting.
       The greed for cheap labour in the EU is barely hidden when “refugees”
mostly young strong working/fighting age men, are taken in, at the expense
of the vulnerable, the women, elderly and frail, and children, who are clearly
being left behind to their unthinkable fates. One of the dirtiest deals in recent
history. Closed door to the weak is presented as open door. They can hardly
wait for Turkey to join the EU before giving the 75 million more people the
right to visas. Never mind the 2 million unemployed, capitalism needs fresh
blood and will do anything to get it.
       For the gullible, the EU, in its dream version, seems 'internationalist'. It
sounds vaguely progressive but is it? Not when its aim is to remove
democratic resistance to the demands of capitalism, to kill off democracy by
replacing the nation state with------another state, another flag, another army,
another police force (this one is armed) another name, another loyalty,
another bigger set of borders, only this time it's ruled without elections, this
time it's ruled according to the principles of capitalism, this time it's ruled by
the middle-class & upper class elite of Europe, this time it's the biggest
unelected regime outside China . Does supporting it make you cosmopolitan,
progressive?












Left

Against

The

EU