For the first time in my life I was overseas when the general election took place. My local authority didn’t send me out my postal voter early enough, despite a request so I was disenfranchised. But I left in the certain knowledge that the vast majority of the UK population didn’t want the cabinet of millionaires and their city loving policies. I knew they would see right through all the attacks on claimants and low wage earners and all their hand-outs to tax dodging companies and fat cats. I knew that you could fool some of the people all the time and all of the people for four years but they would most certainly get their come-uppance!
I looked forward to the compassion of the man in the street triumphing and that the idiots who labelled my life-long beliefs the ‘politics of envy’. Somehow the ‘politics of greed’ hasn’t stuck to their Teflon hides, but surely the great British public would punish the liberals for grabbing power without honour and the grasping Tories for the bedroom tax, the rise in food banks and zero-hour contracts.
I awoke the morning after the election and opened my iPad… and almost dropped it in shock as I watched the right steadily climbing toward an outright majority.
I never though that it would happen but I was glad to see a Tory elected in my own constituency because he stopped the leader of UKIP from getting a toehold… then found out I would return to the only UKIP local authority in the UK!
I watched a decent caring man ousted from leadership and rejected by the great British public because he looked like grommet eating a bacon sandwich. I saw a million people who care about the world their kids will inherit represented by just one MP while eleven million Tories got over three hundred seats.
I watched my fellow Brits in the far north abandon me to wage slavery and the money god as they strive to break away from the land of lower middle-class sheep who obviously honestly believe the cant about the nation with no understanding that no nation is rich when its people are poor.
What were you thinking middle Britain?
Don’t you care about the lives of those with less opportunity, less wealth and less handed to them on a plate? Don’t you care that the myth of continuous growth will deplete the world’s resources and bring on pestilence and destruction? Can you honestly not see that inequality is an anathema?
Like zombies sleep-walking into the pit you have paved the way for the privatisation of the NHS, the decimation of all public services and a society where only money counts and our leaders know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
If only their climate was warmer I’d be applying for Scottish citizenship!