To Vote Labour or Lib Dem or Tory is to back finance capital and the banks, public spending cuts and tax rises, continued destruction of our industry, the Lisbon and Maastricht Treaties with their theft of our sovereignty, Thatcher’s anti-trade union laws, NATO and all its wars – in short, it is to back the continuation of capitalism in its absolute decline, along with its corrupt political system.
We are not a broken society, but we do have broken politics. It is the system of parliamentary representative government that has served the ruling class for so long that has broken down.
We are told the transmission belt runs from the electors to the elected; but now we can all see that it runs the other way. This system represents the ruling class not the working class; it presents the ruling class’s interests as the nation’s interests.
But now the political break is clear – our interests, Britain’s interests, the interests of the working class majority, are totally opposed to the interests of the tiny minority who misrule us.
We cannot now even use parliament to block bad laws or actions, from wars to fortnightly rubbish collections. Parliament is a block to our wishes, not our tool. The government does whatever it wants, overriding research, pilot projects, consultations or any other evidence. No wonder we are disillusioned with parliament, with MPs and others who rip us off, like Lords Adonis, Ashcroft and Mandelson and similar parasites.
Before the last general election, every parliamentary party promised us a referendum on the EU Constitution/Lisbon Treaty. All reneged. Now we are subjects of a new would-be state, under a Constitution we have never agreed to. Where’s the democracy? Are we citizens or serfs?
What we need is a referendum, not an election. Voting for others to do things on our behalf inevitably leads to betrayal and corruption. We need to assert control over our country, set our own agenda, and stop electing others to “represent” us.