As a socialist this blog is written as response to the ongoing Greek Crisis and also to the growing awareness that the European Union is a tyranny which dictates it policies to sovereign countries national governments.
The recent Greek bail out deal clearly showed the EU dictatorship for all to see, dictating privatization and new anti trade union laws to Greece. The EU has just issued a dictate to the Scottish goverment limiting its state public expenditure. This is quite ironic as the Scottish National Party is staunchly pro EU. The EU has various compulsory privatization regulations.
Recently here in Britain various leading left wing spokesperson have come out for a no vote in the future EU British referendum. These include George Galloway and Owen Jones. This is an obvious response to the Greek tragedy. What is clearly need is a united left campaign for a British withdrawal from the EU when the British referendum vote is held. This must include Labour Party politicians and trade union leaders opposed to the British membership of the EU. But also socialist groups such as SWP,SLP, Communist Party of Britain, Socialist Party and Counterfire. With the correct left campaign I am sure that we can win a no vote whenever the vote is held on British membership of the EU.
However we need to go beyond this and mount a campaign for the EU tyranny to be disbanded and replaced by a confederation of independent European states. Scrap the European parliament,commision and the Euro currency. In Italy, France and the Netherlands there is growing demand to leave the Euro and to reinstate their traditional national currencies. In Austria there has been a massive on line petition to call for the Austrian parliament to debate the countries membership of the EU.
In conclusion what is needed is a European wide national democracy movement to campaign for the disbandment of the European Union and its replacement by a confederation of European independent states.