Like Brown, Cameron and Clegg intend to continue giving the banks all they want. In June 2006, Cameron hailed “the victory of capitalism, privatisation and liberalisation”. In September 2007 he said, “the world economy is more stable than for a generation.”
The ‘Left’ begged us to vote bankers’ party Labour – rather than bankers’ party LibDem or bankers’ party Tory; that is, to back the bankers against the working class. (In the ConDem manifesto, the word industry appears just once – after the word banking.) The corporate state is absorbing the parliamentary parties into a state where there is effectively no choice at all.
With no choice within the system, there is no democracy. All the state’s parties are for capital’s maximum freedom, which means – cut public spending, destroy industry, bail out the bankers and the EU, ally with the USA for wars across the world, embrace elections to a rotten parliament. The three lowest turnouts since 1945 have been the last three, and this time “None of the Above” represented 35 per cent, more than any party.
Tories, Labour, LibDems, SNP, Plaid, Respect, BNP, all lost the election; all are disappointed. But they will make sure that we lose more, as investment, industry and services are cut to bail out the bankers. We have our orders: EU Commissioner for Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn says, “The first thing a new government has got to do is to agree a convincing and detailed programme of debt consolidation. It is by far the foremost challenge for a new government. I trust that whatever the colour of the government it will take
So whoever won, we would still have seen the same kind of savage attack. Labour will never bring socialism.
The City of London and the EU won the election. They still rule us - and who ever voted for them? The ConDem government will continue the City’s rule, and ruin, of our economy, while we permit it.
The government wants to prevent parliament from ever ousting it. The rule that 55 per cent of MPs would be needed to vote down the government would give the Conservatives a blocking minority, so they could rule when a majority of MPs oppose them. So Nick Griffin lost, all 12 BNP councillors in Barking lost – good. Now let’s focus on the real fascist threat, the denial of democracy coming from Parliament.
This is the prospect, unless workers act to change Britain for the better. Is our class going to stand for it?
Support Britain’s independence; get out of the EU and NATO.
Support the pound and oppose joining the euro.
Support industry and invest in it, especially in our energy industries to ensure energy supply.
Support our public services and oppose anti-social, pro-capital public–private partnership schemes.
Support strong trade unions and oppose Thatcher’s and Brown’s anti-union laws.
Support a united Britain and oppose its EU-driven break-up by devolution and regionalisation.
Support controls on the movement of capital, goods, services and labour.