Beware the Tory EU trap




The Tory government is preparing to bind workers and a future Labour government with EU market and  competition rules after Britain leaves the EU, according to the Communist Party.

  ‘Big business is putting huge pressure on Prime Minister May and her negotiating team to reach a settlement with the EU that would prevent any form of democratic intervention in the economy through an alternative economic and political strategy’, International secretary John Foster told the party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening (August 2).

  He warned that any transitional or post-exit treaty with the EU that accepted existing single market or customs union rules and institutions would outlaw policies to support industry, control capital, regulate trade or use public procurement contracts to promote local employment, trade unionism, upskilling and R&D investment.

  John Foster pointed to the European Free Trade Association court judgement…

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