Labour’s Programme and EU Law

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Autumn/Winter 2017
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It has been routinely asserted that Labour’s 2017 election programme is incompatible with ‘neoliberal’ European law. Here, two senior European competition lawyers take issue with this assessment. They offer a comprehensive legal analysis of the 2017 manifesto, grounded in a historical and political-economic argument that European rules are not hostile to nationalisation, and seek instead to promote the ‘social market’ economy favoured by German and Scandinavian social democrats.

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Renewal: a journal of social democracy, Volume 25 No 3/4