Christopher Harvie talks about Broonland for Reuters’ The Great Debate:
As Britain gears up for a general election, pundits are not only speculating on how the political landscape of the future might look, but they are also taking stock of the past…Harvie analyses Brown’s role, New Labour and the trajectory of the economy, which grew under the leadership of prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Brown, in spite of the fact that Britain’s “infrastructure and education were poor, manufacturing shrank; the UK’s nations drifted apart, while London seemed to wilfully detach itself from Europe”…
“The Labour party in Britain is in a sort of crisis,” he said, adding that Britain is “far too dependent on financial services, which have been shown almost to be almost fraudulent in major respects.”
If politics reach an impasse after the election, “quite a lot of authority could be wielded by the minority goverments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,” he added.”
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