Beware Brexiteers praising Singapore – the EU can no longer protect us from corporate power

Staggers (New Statesman)

Published: 8th August 2016

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Key quote:

[There is] a fundamental debate we now need to have as a nation following the EU referendum. In a global economy controlled by corporations, should we join the race to the bottom or take up the strategy of cooperating in large economic blocs to resist corporate power? In spite of its neoliberal ideology, the EU has taken actions to restrict corporate power. This is one of the principle reasons I argued for our continued membership; outside the EU there is a danger we will seek to compete with other countries by eating away at our own social and environmental protections and by becoming a tax haven…

“Standing up for citizens against the increasing and damaging power of corporate power will become one of the defining battles of post-Brexit Britain.”