Re: Threat to democracy in Europe
Interesting that Monti feels he can be brazen about this trend. I think somethinglike the rule of unelected appointees was implicit in the EU from its inception. After all the EU os at its heart an economic construct where rights of citizens are subordinate to the four economic 'freedoms', free movement of goods, labour, capital and services. In a climate of crisis where the economic basis of the EU is in serious trouble and imperilling the workings of the Internal Market that pressure would be brought to bear on the democracy of peripheral atates where it is perceived that democracy could bring results incompatible with the interests of the European ruling class and where constitutional provisions for suspension of democracy exist which allow for the installation of leaders who are a safe pair of hands.
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'Our goal is to conquer state power for the Irish working class'
Pat Rabitte, 1987
"Can I ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for: a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side?"
Michael Noonan, November 2010