The Coronavirus crisis has undermined the neoliberal idea that the state doesn’t have a role to play in the economy. Massive interventions mean that the state is back with a vengeance. But what kind of state intervention do we need? How do we ensure the response to the crisis tackles the fundamental inequalities and injustices of the modern economy? Is there a danger that the end of neoliberalism gives rise to something even worse - a capitalism that is hugely dependent on the state but uses it to sustain, not challenge, global inequalities?
To find answers to these crucial questions Zoe Williams (Guardian) and Niccolo Milanese (European Alternatives) talk to Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor and Labour MP for Oxford East and economist James Meadway.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Brexit process is continuing. UK and EU negotiators have been in regular talks, and the initial indications seem worrying. According to sources in Brussels, the UK government is pushing for an even harder Brexit than was promised in the initial deal. Meanwhile, the transition period is still due to come to an end in December, and Boris Johnson shows no sign of wanting to move it. So, with just a few months left, are we hurtling towards the edge of another cliff? What is happening in the Brexit negotiations? What do we want to happen, and what are our means of having agency in this process? And what does all of this mean for Ireland and the border?
This panel discussion, produced with Another Europe is Possible, was chaired by Luke Cooper with a note from Christos Katsioulis.
Following the election defeat for Labour in 2019 and the resignation of party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the process to decide a new leader is well underway. Three candidates with three different offerings have made the ballot. In this short video for the IPG Journal, Christos Katsioulis articulates in German the chief dividing lines between the candidates.
On the 23rd June 2016 the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union. For the first time in the history of the EU, a member state triggered Article 50. Until the 31st January 2020, the British government and representatives from the EU will negotiate the terms of their future relationship. Brexit sheds light on what is at stake for Britons and European citizens living on the Isles. Apart from the process of leaving the EU, the UK is facing uncertainty in economic, political and cultural terms. As many other countries, digitisation and globalisation change how people live, work and vote. As a consequence, societies have to find new solutions for challenges we face together.
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