Public ownership and nationalisation in the EU August 18, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Here’s two contrasting views of what is or is not possible in regard to public ownership and nationalisation in the European Union. Here’s the case suggesting there is no space for same, and here’s another which suggests that while there are some limitations they are of a lesser order than is generally understood.
There is a broader point which is that that which has been introduced can be removed and therefore the limitations are far from set in stone if there’s a political will to engage with them. Further more there’s a fundamental reality. This state, the ROI, is hugely unlikely to follow the UK out of the European Union. It would be good to think that all the forms of public ownership already available even as matters stand are pursued – whether municipal, etc, etc. But that requires political representatives elected to make that case.