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Report: Labour’s Programme and EU Law

Andy Tarrant, Andrea Biondi

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 politicaleconomic 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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