Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and an expert panel discuss whether the EU has lost sight of its original purpose. Is it time to for the UK to leave?
Since it was founded in 1957, the European Community has changed beyond recognition. Once a great signifier of peace and a symbol of European cosmopolitanism, relations within the European Union today are stretched to their limits. The 2008 financial crash exposed the brittle foundations of the EU; the imposition of an austerity-bound bailout in Greece revealed its vulnerability to prevailing political ideologies. The ongoing migration crisis shows its failure to agree how to react to the crisis of our times.
Is it time to leave? Or can the EU be reformed?
Discussing the issues with Guardian joint political editor Heather Stewart were self-described ‘erratic Marxist’ Yanis Varoufakis, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and leading figure of the international left Tariq Ali.
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