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Notes on the EU and privatisation

As debate over terms for Britain leaving the European Union rages and threatens to bring down the government, writer and left activist Richard Seymour looks at how the thorny issue of EU-mandated privatization would complicate the opposition Labour Party’s commitment to renationalization of major British sectors such as rail, the post office, water, etc. “Now, what if the ECJ ruled against a Corbyn government? What if it instructed Corbyn to immediately open up publicly owned carriage provision to competition from private providers, say to Virgin or Southern Rail? Could Corbyn simply refuse to comply?”

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