Yesterday’s overwhelmingly decisive vote against the Theresa May EU leave deal in the British House of Commons raises the question -what will happen next?
While many things are uncertain one thing is already very clear to those who are looking behind the scenes of this political muddle to the fact that Big Money (by which I mean the global financial elites who in fact control the world’s economy) have already covered their bases for all eventualities in order to make money no mater what the outcome.
In Britain the so- called ” financial services sector” contributed £119 billion to the UK economy in 2017 – with exports worth £61 billion.
(£61 billion by the way – when you do the currency conversion is conservatively around 60% more than our TOTAL exports 2017 )
New Zealand already has it’s hand up to be first in line for a free trade deal with the UK should it leave the EU.
If that happens then the politicians will again be pushing the advantages of the deal with wonderful statistics about how rich we will all be from the sales of beef and lamb and dairy and any other commodity they can think of.
Well, if internationals treaties were just about trading commodities I would not be writing this post. Unfortunately they’re not..
Anyone familiar with the TPPA and CPTPP negotiations will know that the word “trade” doesn’t occur in either those titles and for a very good reason. A lot of the fine print in those treaty documents is about what Big Money can do in our country.
Part of my upcoming crowd funded documentary
( currently called Trade Secrets) is about just that – following the money in these deals and how the twin ideologies of “free” trade and the “free” market are keeping the vast majority of us shackled by debt- captives of the global elite of money masters.(Some of whom by the way I shall name).
For the moment however let me just finish by saying that the more we allow foreign capital to mess with our economy, the less we will be in charge of our own country , our own lives.. our own destiny.
Let’s trade but trade fairly. Let’s not trade our way into servitude.
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.