Corbyn is correct to support a customs union with the EU

26th February 2018 shoreditchadmin2 0

Jeremy Corbyn, in his speech in Coventry today, called for the UK to be in a permanent customs union with the EU and for Britain to have a say in negotiating the bloc’s future trade deals. This move by Labour simultaneously reflects Labour’ economic priority to defend jobs and living standards and will place the Tory government under huge pressure to follow suit.

The left is fighting back in Ecuador

19th February 2018 shoreditchadmin2 0

Recent gains by the Latin American right are marked by two important features: a shift back to the old neoliberal economic model and an authoritarian turn.

In Brazil, President Michel Temer has pursued free-market policies after coming to power following a parliamentary coup which forced out leftist Dilma Rousseff.