The debate about the class character of the European Union, its institutions, centres of power and policies for expansion, is one of the most important to be had in the unions and progressive movement.
It's fitting that the Morning Star is where the debate finds its sharpest focus.
Some underestimate the reactionary nature of the EU and overstate the weakness of nation states as centres of power, decision and policy making.
I wonder if those letter writers who claim that the nation state can no longer be the focus of our labour movement's campaigning and struggle for change will reflect on last week's events in Cyprus.
There, a country of a million people, mobilised in days, surrounded its parliament, insisted its representatives stood firm on sovereignty and stopped the EU pillage machine in its tracks. It is a lesson and an inspiration to us all.