Going Postal

The 2021 by-election results from Hartlepool in the North-East of England provide some surprising insights into British Potemkin Politics.

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3 Responses to Going Postal

  1. johnm33 says:

    When whatever the problem the tories answer is always to make the rich a little bit richer and labours is to add a new makework layer of supervision the only way is down. There’s already an upstream overburden of about 40% on all purchases that goes to the finance sector, a rent/mortage burden of something approaching the same level, then there’s the 40ish% [apr] charge on all credit card transactions before the headline rate is touched, then there’s the taxes and the overwhelming bureaucracy they support and it’s almost infinite unfunded pension liability. All of these costs price useful ordinary jobs out of world markets but lets not talk about that, and until someone does whats to vote for?

    • malagabay says:

      ”All of these costs price useful ordinary jobs out of world markets but lets not talk about that, and until someone does whats to vote for?

      I couldn’t answer that question in the 1970s.

      I still can’t answer that question.

      I guess, by default, I belong to the GAGE party.

      It really doesn’t matter who you vote for because
      the Government Always Gets Elected.

  2. Boris Tabaksplatt says:

    The big problem is that every-one who votes is giving permission for our truly bent democracy to continue on its merry way, as it has done for hundreds of years. Only by the masses withdrawing their consent by abstaining from voting and refusing to pay taxes can meaningful change be achieved.

    We need to have a new system of direct democracy, facilitated by the technology already in place. We need to give every citizen the same life chances, no matter which family you were born into. We need to stop the rich getting richer at the expense of ordinary wage earning folk.

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