It has long been argued that Labour, and to a lesser extent the Lib Dems, have been waging a class war in this country. The evidence of this is clear. The political class has declared war on the class most simply defined as ‘everyone else’.
The defiant refusal of Labour and Lib Dems to support a referendum on our continued membership of the European Union, is the most serious and pressing political story of our time. It has far reaching implications for the democratic process. Yet the media, for reasons we understand all too well, is ignoring the most obvious questions this issue poses. Where has a single BBC, Sky or ITV news journalist asked Ed Miliband or Nick Clegg:
‘Why are you refusing to let the British people decide if this country should be part of the EU?’
This position goes beyond arrogance. It is the continuation of a nothing less than a coup d’etat. The British people have never been asked for their permission to consign the independence of the United Kingdom to the dustbin. They have never been asked if they consent to more than 75% of the laws and regulations by which they are bound to be created by alien bodies overseas. They have never been asked to approve the wholesale export of billions of tax pounds to Brussels to be spent in the way special interests and other nations see fit. They have never been asked if they want our borders torn down to enable millions of foreign nationals to set up home here and take advantage of benefits and infrastructure to which they have never contributed a penny of funding.
It is this way because the political class does not want to know or hear the answer. When the wishes of the people are ignored and even suppressed this country cannot be called a democracy.
Even when some tiny vestiges of democracy are permitted by the establishment, such as the requirement put on local authorities to hold a local referendum if they want to increase council tax by more than 2%, the response is a desperate and aggressive campaign by the politicians and bureaucrats to eradicate that need to ask permission to tax people more. They want our money to fund what is of interest to them, such as first division civil service salaries for senior bureaucrats, index linked pensions far more generous than anything in the private sector, and hugely expensive rafts of sustainability related positions and campaigns to service an repressive and controlling agenda set down by UN bodies and the EU, which have never been put to or approved by the electorate.
This is why we see the Labour, Lib Dem and not a few Tory members of the Local Government Association, a kind of cross-party self interest ‘union’ for councils, demanding the right to extract as much as they like from local taxpayers without the need to get our permission or approval. They have done this is such a stunningly brazen and transparent manner because the local authorities consider themselves to be above challenge, untouchable by ordinary people. They believe they should be able to do what they like and feel they can.
Democracy in this country is a myth. Being allowed – increasingly pressured – to vote every 4-5 years is not democracy. What marks a democracy is the control the people have over their representatives and public servants between elections. We have none, because this is not a functioning democracy. The British people are not permitted to decide how this country is run or by whom. Every election cycle is characterised by pledges to ‘change’ yet the only changes are the faces of the grubbing parasites that infest our town halls, county council chambers and parliament. No matter who people vote for the outcome is a continuation of the same agenda handed down from supranational bodies. The wishes of the people are trampled upon, scoffed at and ultimately ignored by those who like to tell us they know best.
Increasing numbers of people are seeing that voting in elections is meaningless. They are increasingly rejecting the political process. Tellingly the political class is becoming nervous about this because they know the lower the percentage gets, the weaker their claims of systemic and personal legitimacy will be.
That is why we see their ideological allies in ‘think tanks’ coming up with ideas such as compelling 18-23 year olds by law to vote in the first general election that takes place after they attain the age of majority, or face a fine. Other ideas include making voting compulsory for all, or moving voting to the weekend in the hope of increasing turnout. All these ideas have one objective in mind – preserving the legitimacy of the political class.
Participating in the process gives it legitimacy. As long as people continue to vote they are validating the political class and enabling it to continue eroding our democracy while continually reducing accountability. It’s not enough to want to vote the current lot out by voting an identikit lot in. It plays into the hands of the parasites and maintains the illusion of democracy.
To achieve genuine democracy – and thus take back for ourselves the power to address the vital issues that are before us instead of dancing to the political class’ tune – we need a different approach. We need to educate and inform people and show them how we can take back power and eject the parasites. The strategy for doing this is being developed. More to follow in due course…