"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Dire States

Simon Hughes (Bermondsey & Old Southwark) is busy positioning himself for the leadership of the LibDems when the Party crashes and burns under Clegg and the coalition. I'm assuming, of course, that the coalition will be allowed to 'crash & burn' and that Hughes, as newly-elected deputy leader, will be allowed to re-form the traditionally left of New Labour LibDems - perhaps that's two assumptions too far.

We've been reduced from three Parties to one and look at the state we're in: everyone still agrees with each other - even Labour approves of some of the measures the coalition is taking and the govt is adopting some measures the last government introduced. Alan Milburn, staunch Blairite, is now being touted as coming back to government in an unelected role as Tsar for the Socially Immobile or somesuch stupid title. In Parliament, nobody disagrees. The only people who disagree are the frozen-out MPs on the fringes and the people themselves.  As we've already seen, the govt asks for our opinions and suggestions but ignores them.

Caroline Lucas (Green, Brighton) has much in common with Hughes and if Clegg had remained true to LibDem principles (!) I think she'd have been a LibDem Councillor. As it is she's just another Statist mouthpiece in the House of Commons spouting what the young have already been educated to believe in - she and Hughes would make a fine pair.  She's doing her best is Caroline but her last performance in the House was awful - starting, stuttering, tailing away mid-sentence, going back to the beginning, apologising and finally being rescued by the Conservative Minister.

People say, "Well, you got what you voted for"  and in a way that's true but it's only because no-one trusted Cameron's Conservatives enough to vote whole-heartedly for them, hence they fell short of the majority needed to govern alone.  Even Labour voters didn't want Labour back in government yet now they're talking of a 'revival', of being back in government at the next election.  I don't know who's delusional here but I hope it's not me.

The media played its part - 'the people want this, the people want that' when there was no evidence whatsoever that 'the people' wanted anything of the sort. All we wanted was a strong government capable of turning round Labour's thirteen years of decay and betrayal*.

We haven't got it.  What we've got is a stitch-up and, effectively, a one-Party state.  As for Hughes?  He missed the boat years ago: he hasn't been good enough in the past and he isn't good enough now.

* Btw - The Act of Treason hasn't been abolished - only the penalty (capital punishment) has been amended.  Blair apparently discovered that the Act couldn't be abolished in its entirety so sought to mitigate it with a lesser punishment.  In line with his thinking, I suggest 50m lashes from one for half of the population  +10m for trashing our Constitution  +10m for the unfettered immigration  +10m for simultanously smiling and lying  +10m for being part of a conspiracy which has undermined our nation.

2 comments:

  1. G.V,After this latest stunt by Cameroon and this sham government,i really do not know how we are going to beat these cunts,you can't do it at the ballot box,this is a 1 party state.

    They all have the same agenda,except the M.Ps on the fringes,and the one's who are out of work..Even if the tories had won an outright majority there would be very little difference. This is how it was meant to be,we all have a lot of thinking to do..

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  2. Well said young GV, well said indeed!

    Until Carswell and Hannan get off their backsides and give a lead; until the elements in The Plan are introduced without any omissions, we will never again be a truly democratic country.

    fraser is so right in saying that regardless of which of the Lib/Lab/Con are elected, what we have in effect is a one-party state.

    I still believe a 2nd Civil War is the only answer with the requisite use of lamp posts and hemp/piano wire!

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