Big money populism – exemplified by Donald Trump and Boris Johnson – is just one side of the capitalist sociopath coin. The other side, maybe more important, is middle class disconnection. Populism fills the vacuum left by middle class retrenchment. Tribalism and social media are tools for this isolation, not causes…
Big capital ‘survival of the fittest’ mentality weeds out the exceptional upwardly mobile from the proletariat and what better demonstration of this cynical Darwinian principle than millions of freeborn turkeys voting for Christmas. Who’s to say it isn’t “right” for a country if that’s the outcome? Brexit’s EXIT DAY will mark the final scene of this Act in the Dramatis Britannia one way or another. Parliamentary majority will define what comes after. It won’t be pretty if the wrecking ball is given unregulated, unlimited power to swing.
On 12th December 2019 the United Kingdom goes to the polls in the most divisive, fucked up election in living memory. Whether the voters know it or not, the stakes are enormous. Similarly high stakes play out in the United States in November 2020.
Will the UK (and the USA, in 2020) have woken up to the existential threats to their long-term future or has big capital already conditioned the people of these great nations into turkeys voting for Christmas?
Four weeks away from the defining UK general election (December 12th), the positions of the main political parties are crystallising. Here are some impressions of the party leaders at the end of a first public questioning week.
The UK will go to the polls on the 12th of December 2019. Brexit is still to be resolved but this is an unusual election, with perhaps the highest stakes for the country since the Second World War. Take our poll survey here.
Number 10 will use October’s shenanigans to fight the GE under conditions most favourable to the Conservatives winning an absolute majority. That done, Boris will have secured a 5 year mandate and ended Parliament’s obstruction subsequent govt deals. Boris will be able to impose Brexit. Meantime, using the authority of parliamentary majority, he’ll deregulate the UK for big capital to carve up. Brexit will sign off on the UK’s future.
And Boris will be the PM who got Brexit done. The carve-up, like austerity, will be paid for by the voters. That part won’t be publicized. Indeed, everything else is misdirection to serve these ends.
Figures for the 2016 Brexit Referendum unto 2020 UK electorate @ EU Referendum 46.5 million + @ June 2017 General Election 46.8 million 2016 Turnout: 72.1%: Leave: 17,410,742 @ 51.89% Remain: 16,141,241 @ 48.11% Did Not Vote: 12,948,018 Not Eligible 18,099,099 (under 18, foreign but long-term resident, etc) Breakdown by Age (700,000 births annually, 530,000 […]