“Taking swipes at democratic social movements, like the one in Catalonia, or Syriza’s drive to resist EU-backed austerity measures, are some of the only decisive action ever taken by the European Parliament.”
Catalonia’s election – and ours in May – could begin a new conversation. For decades, Western states have suffered from democratic malaise (Britain is merely an extreme case). . Challenges for popular control of state power thus assume critical importance.
“Opposition to the legalist strategy is not an endorsement of a lawless state, but merely an assertion that to submit to the logic of British law now is to lend it credibility when it is inevitably weaponised”