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The European elections could be an opportunity for a transnational Green New Deal – Adler & Wargan in The New Statesman

Summary:
Forget the People’s Vote: the upcoming elections for European Parliament have become the new second referendum. To one side, Nigel Farage hopes to gather the Leave vote behind his new Brexit Party. To the other, a splintered coalition of Greens, Changers, Lib Dems, and Labour candidates are campaigning for Remain. Both sides agree on the primary purpose of these European elections: “vote so you can be heard on Brexit.” But the European elections are about far more than membership of the European Union. With a continent marred by poverty, strangled by austerity, and standing flat-footed in the face of a climate emergency, the contest for seats in the next European Parliament — and control of the next European

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