Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The General Election

So Gordo's set the date, the media has gone into a frenzy and already I'm bored. If there's one thing I can't stand it's the cult of celebrity and the media will be spinning out of control to bring us the 'character' of the party leaders. Truth is, I don't care. It's a turn-off. But the media really has no choice, as Neil Clark says on his blog:

For the sad truth is that the vote on May 6 will be the most meaningless poll in modern British political history.

In a country which takes great pride in its 'democratic' credentials, and which sees its divine mission as spreading 'democracy' across the globe, the British voter will be presented with a choice of three main parties advocating almost identical policies on the most important issues of the day.
You have it there, no difference except by degree. All the major parties are cooking from the same menu which is giving me indigestion. For the past 15 years there has been a powerful clique in Labour working to disengage the party from it's socialist roots. Can it ever recover? I don't know. But it's present policies are nothing compared to what Labour should be coming out with.

Disarmament
Nationalisation
Control of the nation's infrastructure
Rebuilding our manufacturing base
An end to our foreign adventures
Building a representative Parliament
Increased public spending
Putting the blame for the financial crisis where it belongs
Tackling inequality and encouraging diversity
Repealing anti Trade Union laws
Rolling back Thatcherism and free reign capitalism
Higher taxation
Plugging the tax loopholes that the rich enjoy

Drop those policies in my lap and you have my vote. Come to me with spin and fake tan and you know where to stick it.






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