Saturday, September 24, 2011
Peter Shore: Labour's forgotten prophet
It's ten years today since the sad death of Peter Shore. This piece of mine appears over at the Guardian's Comment is Free website.
Neil Clark: The former cabinet minister was right about many issues – it's time to resurrect some of his democratic socialist policies
Whoever could have predicted that the Maastricht treaty and the introduction of the euro would lead not to a democratic workers paradise, but to unelected bankers and officials imposing austerity and privatisation on EU member states?
Who could have predicted that closer European integration would lead to ever-rising unemployment across the continent and ordinary people effectively being forced to leave their home countries in order to find work elsewhere?
Well one man did, and his name was Peter Shore.
You can read the whole piece here.