beeswax wrote:Re read Lootman's post because its very good and illuminating and encapsulates what the divisions are in this country and that isn't going to be 'healed' by Brexit as you know the pigs always take over the trough. (Courtesy of George Orwell)..
It did show though that 52% ie 17.4 million were pissed off with the status quo and Professor Hennesy rightly said that no government has succeeded in getting more than 50% of the vote in a General Election since 1935 which is a hell of a long time, nearly a century and shows how fragile our democracy is and if we don't get a clean Brexit which most leavers if not all leavers voted for then who are they going to vote for at the next GE and that is why politics matter more than the economics...I think I read not long ago that we spend 35 billions on Quango's each year and so why not just do away with them all and build more social housing and give people at the bottom a huge tax break or increase in the minimum wage that will encourage more people into work...Every ex MP and certainly Cabinet Ministers seem to be on these Quangos and so there is a huge divide between the haves and have nots..
Name me one Quango that has repaired your pothole or bought you a loaf of bread? They are leeches and so is the HoL and so how much does that cost us...I wonder what people make of it when they see them all in their ermine? 300 pounds a day tax free for a few minutes attendance would feed most families for a week..
So Parliament and Labour especially need to reconsider their approach to the Brexit vote and then start to represent the average voter and not the privileged..When I read that almost any Director of any Company is awarded massive shares worth millions and maybe with that company a very short time despite a million plus salary to boot AND then a massive payout for failure, there is something very very wrong with our values..
It's the politicians that have got us all in this mess and they seem incapable of providing the solutions...Brexit is easy...We should have left the next week and then argued the toss afterwards and there was no way they would have stopped their half a trillion sales of goods here and grounded planes as they really did have more to lose than we did...But fancy us getting lumbered with the useless Teresa May that has failed in every job she has had and got it by default....It really is amazing even now that the public saw that when she lost a 20 point lead in the OP to a hung parliament...Brexit cannot and will not happen while she is still PM....But the Lords and ermine await her presence, we can only hope that is soon, very soon!
The only people who’ll benefit from Brexit are the priveliged, that’s why the Tories are backing it, particularly right wingers like Jacob Rees Mogg. They’ll all be cleaning up on the markets next March, if they push through the ‘no deal’, they are after and we see impacts on the financial markets.
Do you think the workers are going to benefit from a ‘no deal’ scenario, unilateral tariff removal or a deep FTA with the USA? Remember Donald Trump and his America 1st position. The working class will be the biggest losers.