Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Europe needs an FDR to break the mould and bring prosperity

This article of mine appears in the First Post/The Week.

Neil Clark: Under Sarkozy and Merkel, all Europe can look forward to is years of unemployment and falling living standards.

WHILE most of the attention in Britain has been focused on the domestic political implications of the Cameron-Clegg split over Europe, the bigger, more important story is what the EU leaders actually signed up to last week.

You can read the whole piece here.


Vladimir Gagic said...

'FDR was America's greatest president': exactly right. The only thing I would add is that Clinton was America's worst because he, more than anyone else, betrayed the working class and made neoliberalism the norm.

Considering the horrible unemployment numbers in the UK,17%, any chance there will be an election called soon?

Neil Clark said...

Hi Vladimir, yes the new UK u/e figures are horrendous. It would be great if we had an election soon, but it’s hard to see how that would happen due to the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.