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The perils of more globalisation

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Despite what Gordon Brown says, we need a completely new approach to the world economy - not more of the same.

With the London summit of the G20 just two months away, Gordon Brown has launched a new offensive in support of free market globalisation. Speaking in the rarefied air of the Davos world economic forum, the prime minister pleaded for a continuation of the "open, free market, flexible" approach to globalisation that he has championed over the past dozen years. Back in the real world, he attacked as "indefensible" the wave of industrial action by British workers whose jobs have been sacrificed to the market flexibility he applauds.

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John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want and writes regularly for the Guardian's Comment is Free blog

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