policies demanding the free immigration of
non-unionized workers to compete with native
workers have undermined wage and workplace
protections, union membership and class
solidarity. EU financial policies have enhanced
the power of finance capital and eroded public
ownership of strategic economic sectors.
European Union has imposed fiscal policies set
by non-elected oligarchs over and against the
will and interests of the democratic electorate.
As a result of EU dictates, Greece, Spain,
Portugal and Ireland have suffered double-digit
unemployment rates, as well as massive
reductions of pensions, health and educational
budgets. A huge transfer of wealth and
concentration of decision-making has occurred in
EU fiat is the epitome of oligarchical rule.
the EU’s reactionary structure and policies, it
is supported by Conservatives, Liberals, Social
Democrats, Greens and numerous Leftist
academics, who back elite interests in exchange
for marginal economic rewards.
for the EU and their Critics
pro-EU power elite base their arguments on
concrete socio-economic interests, thinly
disguised by fraudulent ideological claims.
ideological arguments backing the EU follow
several lines of deception.
claim that ‘countries’ benefit because of
large-scale transfers of EU payments. They omit
mentioning that the EU elite secures the
privatization and denationalization of strategic
industries, banks, mass media and other
lucrative national assets. They further omit to
mention that the EU elite gains control of
domestic markets and low wage labor.
argues that it provides ‘free movements’ of
capital, technology and labor - omitting the
fact that the flows and returns of capital
exclusively benefit the powerful imperial
centers to the detriment of less advanced
countries and that technology is controlled and
designed by the dominant elites which also
monopolize the profits. Furthermore, the ‘free
flow of labor’ prejudices skilled productive
sectors in less developed countries while
reducing salaries, wages and benefits among
skilled workers in the imperial centers.
The EU : A
Self-Elected Dictatorship of Empire Builders
‘Integration into the EU’ is not a union of
democratic participants; the decision-making
structure is tightly controlled by non-elected
elites who pursue policies that maximize
profits, by relocating enterprises in low tax,
low wage, non- unionized regions.
European integration is an integral part of
‘globalization’, which is a euphemism for the
unimpeded acquisition of wealth, assets and
financial resources by the top 1%, shared, in
part, with their supporters among the top 25%.
promotes the concentration of capital through
the merger and acquisition of multi-national
firms which bankrupt local and national, medium
and small scale industries.
and Academic Satraps of the EU Elites
European Union’s oligarchy has organized a small
army of highly paid politicians, functionaries,
advisers, experts and researchers who support
the European Union in a manner not unlike NGO
workers in the developing world - answerable
only to their ‘foreign’ paymasters.
Numerous Social Democrats draw stipends, travel
expenses, lucrative fees and salaries as members
of commissions and serve on impotent
Academics advise, consent —and draw duplicate
salaries from membership in the EU bureaucracy.
Journalists and academics ‘front’ for the EU
oligarchy by playing a leading propaganda role.
For example, they have been busy slandering
British pro-democracy, anti-EU voters by (1)
calling for a new referendum and (2) questioning
the right of the working class electorate to
vote on issues like the recent EU referendum.
leading financial press adopts a demagogic pose
accusing the pro-democracy voters of being
‘racists’, ‘nativists’, or worse, for ‘opposing
Eastern European immigration’.
fact, the vast majority of workers do not oppose
immigrants in general, but especially those who
have taken once-unionized jobs at wages far
below the going rates for established workers,
on terms dictated by employers and with no ties
or commitment to the community and society. For
decades British workers accepted immigrant labor
from Ireland because they joined unions at wage
rates negotiated by union leaders, won by long
workers struggle and voted with the majority of
English workers. Under the EU, Britain was
flooded with Eastern European workers who acted
as ’scabs’ displacing skilled British workers
who were told it was ‘progress’. This acted to
destroy the prospects of their own children
entering a stable, skilled labor market.
financial press’s lurid descriptions of the
British workers’ anti-EU ‘racism’ against Polish
immigrant labor ignores the long history of
Warsaw’s virulent hostility to immigrants–namely
the refugees from the wars in the Middle East.
The Polish government and population exhibit the
most furious opposition to sheltering the
thousands of Middle East and African war
refugees, while claiming that they are not
‘Christians’ or might pose cultural or even
terrorist threats against the ethnically pure
the British workers’ hostility toward Polish
workers has a recognized historical basis. They
have not forgotten that Polish strike breakers
took the side of ‘Iron Lady’ Thatcher’s
militarized assault against unionized UK miners
during the great coal strikes and even offered
to export coal to aid the Conservative
government in breaking the strike. As such,
EU-Polish immigrant workers are not likely to
integrate into the militant British working
Polish regime’s aggressive promotion of the
economic sanctions against Russia has further
undermined English jobs linked to that large and
financial press ignores the fact that Polish
immigrants ’scab’ on unionized British workers
in the construction industry, undercutting
long-established UK plumbers, electrical
workers, carpenters and laborers - who have
multiple generational ties to their communities
and work. The EU elites use the importation of
Polish workers to strengthen the reactionary
labor policies of the employers
the fall of Communism, Polish workers backed a
succession of right-wing regimes in Warsaw,
which privatized and denationalized industries
and eroded their welfare system leading to their
own impoverishment. Poles, instead of fighting
against these neo-liberal regimes at home,
headed for England and have been helping the
British bosses ever since in their own
anti-labor campaigns to reduce wages and
decrease worker access to decent, affordable
housing, public services, education and medical
Eastern Europeans became the willing recruits of
the EU reserve army of labor to raise profits
for industrial and finance capital thus further
concentrating wealth and power into the hands of
the British oligarchs.
label British workers’ antipathy to these EU
policies over the free entry of cheap immigrant
labor, as ‘racist’, is a blatant case of blaming
workers for opposing naked capitalist
profiteering. It is not hard to imagine how the
Poles would react if skilled Syrian electricians
were taking their jobs!
pro-EU prostitute press claims that the
pro-democracy voters are ‘anti-globalization’
and a threat to England’s living standards and
fact, labor votes in favor of trade but against
the relocation of English industry overseas.
Labor votes for for greater investment in the UK
and greater regional diversity of productive,
job-creating sectors, as opposed to the
concentration of capital and wealth in the
parasitic finance, insurance and real estate
sectors concentrated in the City of London.
EU-City of London-financial oligarchy have
priced labor out of the housing market by
promoting the massive construction of high-end
luxury condos for ‘their kind of immigrant’,
i.e. the millionaire and billionaire Chinese,
Russian, Indian, Eastern European and US
plutocrats who flock to London’s famous
tax-evasion and money-laundering expertise.
scribes of the EU-City oligarchy who claim that
exit from the EU will lead to a cataclysmic
breakdown are blatantly scaremongering. In fact,
the stock and bond market, which declined for
less than a week, rebounded sharply, as trade,
production and demand were scarcely affected by
hysteria-peddlers among the financial press
resounded . . . in the minds and pockets of the
City of London speculators. They rightly feared
that their own lucrative financial operations
could relocate overseas.
when the EU - City end their oligarchical
control over the British economy, workers will
gain an opportunity to debate and elect freely
their own representatives and have a say in
their own government. Leaving the EU is just the
first step. The next move will be to change the
rules for immigrant labor to accord with the
standards of wages and conditions set by UK
trade union organizations.
following steps would include subordinating the
banks to the needs of industry, investment in
public housing for workers and the development
of local technology for domestic producers.
cleavage between productive labor and the EU
parasites and their political hangers-on
requires a new political leadership with a
democratic foreign policy, which precludes
overseas wars and imperial alliances.
break with the EU logically and persuasively
argues for a break with NATO and an opening
toward free trade with Russia, China and the new
dynamic global markets. The end of the EU can
help weaken the strategic partnership between
the European and City of London oligarchs. No
doubt, the latter will not go without a class
war of unprecedented ferocity, involving
financial lockouts, manufactured fiscal crises,
street mobs and parliamentary coups at the top
of their agenda.
the democratic electoral majority becomes a
cohesive and combative class movement, in and
out of Parliament, can they convert the
referendum from a temporary electoral win to a
stable basis for structural transformation.
democratic majority can implement a fair and
equitable immigration policy that strengthens
labor and welfare policies and which would be
based on the traditional values of British trade
unionism and not on some criteria parroted by
the ‘house servants’ for the lords of the
EU-London ‘Downton Abbey’.