I can highly recommend investing half an hour to listen to this video of a lecture by Lord Wallace – one of the clearest, most comprehensive overviews of British Euro–scepticism I’ve ever heard – outlining its historical origins and the challenges it poses to the UK government when it deals with the EU, and in particular the difficulties it will create for a likely future Conservative government. Continue reading The unsustainable nature of British Euroscepticism
Last week I attended the “Recovery Towards What?” conference in central London, organised by a group of trade unions and development organisations. The conference was about the role that global finance has in developed and developing countries, and the interplay between the current measures being taken to overcome the economic crisis and other major issues the world faces, from world poverty to climate change. Continue reading Recovery towards what?