Could a renewed activism translate into serious pressure on the Government?
Mark Donne, The Independent
Could a renewed activism translate into serious pressure on the Government to consider a “Robin Hood” tax; re-visit and improve “Project Merlin” on reform of banking, or invoke a Plan B, C or D? Smaller, related actions against bank branches and high street tax-avoiders by the grass-roots UK Uncut movement extract similar, broad based public support and even stronger emotions.
These bailouts are for the banks, not Greece
Seumas Milne, The Guardian
You might think that giving people a say in the most crucial decisions affecting their country would be second nature for a union of states that claims democracy as its most sacred founding principle. But George Papandreou’s announcement that Greece would hold a referendum on the EU’s latest shock therapy “rescue” plan was greeted with outrage across the chancelleries of Europe.
An attack on Iran would be disastrous
Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian
Britain must resist US pressure for military action. Even if Iran had nuclear weapons, engagement is the only course to take.