Can Labour’s GB Energy deliver green socialism?


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Photo by Dan Kitwood / Getty Images At the height of neoliberalism in the 1990s, we were told the benefits of globalisation required nation-states to relinquish their economic control to the free flow of capital across the planet. Now it seems saving that planet requires reasserting national sovereignty. Last month, Joe Biden announced huge new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), batteries and solar panels – technologies most see as central to the green transition. The EU soon followed suit with up to 48 per cent of tariffs on Chinese EVs. The rationale for such tariffs is purportedly the “unfair”...