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Blame the system


From fraudulent mortgage repayments on second homes to calculated nepotism, the sliding scale of rottenness would seemingly now apply to all 646 MPs. Like the bankers before them, they were only operating ‘within the system’.

Politicians or bankers, it makes no difference – caught with their hands in the till, they all make lame excuses and blame “the system” for their own greed.

But what is this system? Whether the 17th century bourgeois system of parliamentary privilege (once used by Speakers against a tyrannical monarch, but now sucking the people dry) or the excesses of an unregulated City of London, it is all part and parcel of a single system – the sickly and moribund system of capitalism.