A sure fire way to get the utilities back into public ownership and the less costly way.
Yes I admire the ambition of the Labour Party Manifesto and it’s aim to get the utilities of Gas and Electricity back into public ownership. Success of this would lead to a more prosperous and fairer Britain and it would be the start of a new era for Britain. Yes it is high time to reverse the privatisations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major which would put Britain on track again. However the scale and the cost of the task is dauntingly enormous and Thatcher knew how difficult it would be to ever go backwards. She tried to make her privatisations irreversible in an attempt to frustrate any attempts to ever develop socialism in Britain. She thought that she had had the final word but despite this there was a fundamental flaw in her plan and one which the Labour Party could exploit if it is savvy enough.
Continue reading Competition could be the way forward for the public ownership of Gas and Electricity in Britain
The newspapers and the Tories are trying to convince us that Britain is now a classless society with class mobility to all levels but is this true and in whose interests is it to make us actually believe this?
Continue reading Is Britain a now a classless society or is this just another strategy in British Class Warfare?
The Newspaper has now outlived it’s usefulness.
Finally we can all see the coming demise and extinction of the newspaper. The newspaper has had it’s dominance now for far too long and has outlived it’s usefulness. It’s influence is diminishing and in particular the ‘Sun’ newspaper’s abilities to indoctrinate us with Tory lies and propaganda is finally being realised. This was evident in the recent General Election of 2017 which seemed to indicate that, particularly the amongst the younger generations, we are less reliant upon newspapers for getting our information about current affairs and politics. Instead we get more information from alternative sources to the traditional newspapers.
What a blow it must have been for Theresa May who was counting on ‘the Sun’ Newspaper in particular to carry on her smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn through it’s readership. In the end this proved to be a massive mis-calculation on the part of Mrs May who believed that Corbyn was an easy target and from which she could swindle much political capital and a stronger majority in Parliament. Instead she demonstrated how out of touch her and her Conservative Party is with the younger generations with which she failed to connect at all. Her gamble backfired and she was left publicly embarrassed. She was hoping to annihilate the Labour Party and defeat Jeremy Corbyn convincingly but the whole gamble backfired and left her in a much weaker position than what she had before she started. Time and again Theresa May is proving that she is really just a relic of bygone years, a throwback to Thatcherism with outdated policies: a dinosaur due for extinction.
However some very savvy newspaper bosses have already seen the writing on the wall spelling out the potential collapse of their empires and have made wise, shrewd investments elsewhere to protect their empires and their power or are in the process of doing so, but for the rest hopefully it is the last we see of their spheres of influence in British politics.
When the Sun and the Daily Mail has gone we will all see the light
For me the extinction of one particular newspaper ‘the Sun’ cannot come quickly enough though and I would urge anyone still reading it to stop, think about what they are doing and bin it immediately. This also applies to to other Tory Lacky ‘the Daily Mail’ both spreading their lies and Tory propaganda masquerading as news. Claiming to be supportive of Britain’s best interests whilst in reality both are self serving Tory propaganda machines attempting to suppress the working classes with capitalist lies and smear campaigns. Continue reading The Sun is Dying: Long live the Light
There seems to be some confusion in Britain about the word Socialism. Socialism is a system of economics that works to benefit a greater portion of society and in doing so strives to be fairer. Socialism is not Communism and it is not Militant it is just that these organizations do use certain elements drawn from Socialism. But whilst they do employ and apply Socialism and Socialist principles they apply them in more extreme ways. If Britain were to adopt socialist policies it would be both a fairer and more prosperous place. It would largely be a better place to live. It would not resemble Russia or China or any other Communist Country and it would not mean that enterprise was stifled or curtailed as the Tories would like you to believe. Instead it would have: improved NHS, better transport system, better roads, lower taxation, improved education system and cheaper fuel bills for everyone in Britain. This list could also go on to include better policing and improved council services and the list could go on.
Socialism in Britain has been discredited by those with a vested interested to do so
The reasons why there has been attempts to discredit Socialism in Britain lie in a number of vested interests. Traditionally the majority of the media in Britain has been controlled by some very wealthy people desperate to hang onto power. Who controls the media can also control the masses by telling them lies. Newspapers like ‘the Sun’ held campaigns in association with the Tories to propel people like Margaret Thatcher to power but switched allegiance only when it saw no real left wing threat from Tony Blair. This basically amounted to brainwashing the masses and the working classes into believing that any left wing policy that introduced elements of socialism was bad for Britain and was in itself an implicit threat of Communism. Such is the power of newspapers to actually do this. Socialist Principles have been artificially distorted, suppressed and discredited in Britain because of the vested interests of the wealthy and powerful protecting their own interests and using the media to wield this enormous power and influence to control the population. For example the chances of me being able to publish this and deliver it to you in an un-edited form such as this has only really come about through the internet. People power to express themselves in this way is something quite unique in history. Censorship and control of expression has been taking place for centuries in Britain and still occurs today even despite the internet in some parts of the world. The internet though is a unique tool bypassing the controls of the wealthy and powerful who have controlled the media and hence controlled the working classes.
Continue reading Socialism offers a better future for Britain. Socialism is not Communism nor Militant
I have decided to write yet another article on the provision of Gas, Electricity and Rail Fares here in Britain. The reason I am doing this is because as new generations come along they have to understand that things have not always been like this and nor do they have to continue to be like this. The only reason that the provision of Gas, Electricity and Rail Fares have become so expensive is because of the Conservative’s Policies that led to privatization of these services dating back to the the late 70’s and through to the 90’s. The supply of these services has since been held at artificially high prices passed on to the consumers since being privatised. This notion must not be lost in the ether of future generations and neither must these newer generations accept what has happened here in Britain. The current state of affairs is morally wrong and must be reversed at some point in the future. The past can be reversed and the provision of Gas, Electricity and Rail fares can be made to be a much fairer system benefiting everybody in the United Kingdom. Privatization must be reversed and these services handed back to the public to be run for the benefit of everyone not just a handful of greedy shareholders. As a result costs to the consumer will be reduced and profits re-distributed fairly throughout the British Economy. Every future generation must be told about the robbery that took place under the guise of privatization led by Margaret Thatcher and finished off by John Major. Pass this onto your children do not forget what took place. The future must see this wrong-doing finally undone.
The Brexit Circus just goes around and around in circles getting nowhere. Theresa May and her clown David Davis seem to have no idea at all of how to negotiate with the EU. All we seem to be seeing from Theresa May is her abilities to annoy the EU with her misguided arrogance and insistence that Britain will dictate the terms of our departure from the EU and the Eu will submit to our demands. Pretty much everyone else with an ounce of sense in this Country knows that we just cannot dictate the terms of our departure and insist that we get everything that we want: it just does not work like that. The EU is also telling us the same message that Britain cannot dictate terms to them and insist that it gets all it wants. In reality we have a very weak hand to play whilst the EU holds a much stronger position. They have more to gain and less to loose from all this. Membership subscriptions bring rewards and privileges enjoyed by members and outside of the club you loose these rights and privileges and benefits associated with membership. It’s plain and simple and quite simply the message that the EU wants to send to other member countries that may think of leaving: that they should beware of what lies beyond the boundaries of the Membership Circle. Britain will no doubt suffer as a consequence of leaving this Membership Circle and the EU will be keen to reinforce this message. Any Leave Campaigners that had the notion that we could leave the EU and retain or cherry pick our terms of departure leaving in it’s place an arrangement that was more favourable to Britain was simply: delusional, misinformed or simply misguided.
Continue reading Theresa May manoeuvres to escape blamelessly for Brexit debacle
Brexit should be having a profound effect on football if we apply the same logic to football matches as we have done to the Brexit Process! This sounds pretty daft and vague doesn’t it but if you think about it there are similarities and if we applied to same rules then football might be quite a different game. The process is about winners and losers and how we determine which is which. The Brexit process is being taken forward based on the fact that the Leave Campaign managed to secure a 3.8 % majority over the Remain Campaign.
So lets apply this to a Football Match situation and say that despite what happens on the pitch the outcome and final result will actually be determined by the relative amounts of fans present from each of the respective teams. Footballing skills and reasonable argument caused by the scoring of goals on the field of play become meaningless. Also a draw is impossible to achieve. Success is simply measured by the amounts of fans participating/attending. The Team with the most fans in attendance wins no matter what takes place on the field of play. If your team has the most fans it wins. There is no competition to see which team is the most determined or skillful, these have no consequence on the outcome of the game and do not figure in the assessment. The majority will always win in this situation and logic and reasonable argument based upon gameplay and skillfulness can be disregarded. The same applies to Brexit, where reasonable argument and consequence have been ignored in favour of Majority Rule.
So next time I want to make a decision that effects me and my family should I go and consult a cross section of the public which takes no notice of their educational background, occupation or abilities to make choices based on the information that I provide to them. Should I then base my final choices and decisions upon what may be their very unlearned opinion about matters of which they have no understanding or knowledge but of which instead they may just have an opinion? Is majority decision the right choice to make simply because it is based on numbers? We elect Governments to make learned choices for us. Our democratic system elects those that we choose through a majority voting system but the difference here and after that is we elect them in a contest but then we expect them to make the right choices after that and not to have to consult us and seek a majority. We empower them to make choices on our behalf that which we would hope represents our best interests and the interests of Britain as a whole. What we can learn from the recent EU Referendum in 2016 is that Majority decisions do not always work in our interest and our democratic system is not supposed to act in that way either.
Lets face it we all like a Fairy Tale Ending but the reality for our Brexit is that this is extremely unlikely to happen. Instead politicians are trying their hardest to make us believe that this could actually happen. Yes politicians from all sides seem to have lost their grip on reality and are placing their faith in a goodwill process and departing gesture from the European Union (EU). I find it hard to believe that politicians like Jeremy Corbyn actually believe in what they are promoting: it’s just absurd and ridiculous. Not that Jeremy Corbyn is either of these because I can envisage it from his perspective he is only trying to be reasonable and seem to be acting in the best interests of his country. A Customs Union would be the best thing and the best outcome from this messy Brexit process but this is extremely unlikely to happen. A Customs Union represents the arrangements that we currently have in place. It is a benefit of being a member state of the EU. The likelihood of the EU granting us the same set of privileges upon our departure from the EU is highly unlikely unless they are prepared to let other member states leave the EU with the same arrangements. The idea and notion that we will get a Customs Union upon our departure from the EU is nothing more than a fary tale that will never happen. Departure from a club by failing to pay our subscriptions from any club would mean a loss of benefits of being a member of that club: it’s plain and simple and this will be the perspective of the EU member states that remain a part of that club: to believe otherwise would be to delude ourselves. As a consequence Britain will loose all advantages of being a member state and others who still remain in the membership group will benefit from our departure. Is that clear enough for delusional Britain because I cannot spell it out any clearer? Yes we all want the current benefits and the lack of Borders but that is not what will actually occur.
Continue reading Customs Union would be a Brexit Fairy Tale Ending for delusional Britain
Have you ever wondered why the Tories are so keen to push ahead with Brexit despite the gloomy forecast for the UK’s Economic Future and the reality for the majority of UK citizens? Have you ever wondered if they are not telling you something? Well the plain truth about why they are so keen to achieve a departure from the European Union at whatever cost to this Country lies in the past and the Conservatives continued allegiance to the principles of Thatcherism.
Continue reading The Tories have a secret Brexit Agenda
Brexit may be good for Boris but it’s bad for Britain. Given the recent admissions by the British Government that Brexit will severely weaken the British Economy is it still right to press ahead? Can the small majority of 3.8 % still survive the release of information, which only now reveals the true impact on the UK’s Economy of our departure from the EU. Having taken this reality check would not the vote now be much closer with a possible swing to the Remain Campaign instead? Now having the correct information to hand would it now seem to be the time to question the validity of the Referendum Result taken in 2016? Should we not have been given this information before we made our voting choices in 2016 and would it have changed the way we voted if we had been given the correct information?
Continue reading Brexit: reckless Blindness and Bloody-mindedness
Yesterday saw Boris Johnson desperately rallying in front of press conference to gather support again for his cause, with sound bytes in response to the gloomy admissions made by the Government last week that Brexit will actually be bad for Britain. Rather than be a responsible politician who cares for Britain and it’s citizens by facing the facts, BoJo’s response is to further attempt to mislead, beguile and appeal to the right-wing sentiment that has placed us all in this stupid predicament. His rallying calls are now just a desperate attempt to brainwash and persuade his army of followers to charge into battle ill-equipped for the battle ahead. Sentiment alone will prove to be inadequate armour for the challenges of our exit from the EU. Here we are again with the age old British problem of a handful of toffs believing that they have God given rights to sacrifice ordinary Britain’s in their ill-thought out schemes and battles. It’s now high time to face facts Boris, that Brexit will actually be bad for Britain. It’s high time that his followers started to realise what a comic book pillock he actually is and started to put Britain first rather than believe in the lunacy of a egotistical politician that cares more for his own persona than he does for Britain.
Continue reading Brexit may be good for Boris but it’s bad for Britain
Finally, this week, the Government have been forced to come clean and actually reveal to us the consequences of Brexit, if these were not already apparent before the Referendum. Yes they have confirmed that Brexit, in whatever form it takes, will make us all worse off and basically result in an economic slump for the UK which will lead to higher prices, inflation and job losses. So well done to the small majority of people who have voted for this course of disaster : or wait a minute did you not realise that this would be the outcome?
Continue reading Brexit will be bad for Britain: the Government finally admits
If you are angry about Rail Fare rises the first thing you need to consider doing is voting out the government that brought in the unpopular privatisations in the first place. The Conservatives will never do anything to bring the Railways back in line. They continue to endorse and perpetuate this private enterprise and shareholding system and will continue to do so as long as they hold the balance of power in Britain. Even despite it’s obvious failings and poor deal for both the consumer and the country as a whole, Thatcherite principles will always prevail under Conservative administrations. Even though this current administration under Theresa May has not brought about the privatisation per se, even so her administration still endorses it and allows it to continue despite the poor deal it offers to both consumers and to the British public as a whole. Therefore you will only ever change things by working to bring about a government that supports public ownership. If you are a Tory supporter or Tory voter you have no right to complain about Rail Fare increases you are in fact endorsing this situation.
If you are interested in the Railways issue then please follow this link to We Own It which is a campaign to bring about public ownership of the Railways.
The Labour Party need to reinstate Clause IV of the Labour Party Constitution in order to bind members to a common purpose and understanding of what Socialism actually represents to the Labour Party. At the moment we have a situation of chaos where each member seems to have a different interpretation of socialism there seems to be a lack of common understanding. The very meaning and understanding of socialism is open to interpretation in today’s Labour Party. This is an ill advised system in my opinion. In the past members knew instinctively where the Labour Party’s values were and they knew what was meant when referring to socialism. After Blair this all changed and there is now mass confusion and this is reflected in the mass confusion regarding the overall direction of the Party. The idea that socialism is an system of economic principles and values has seemingly been rather too conveniently forgotten about, and when many members refer to socialism they are simply referring to notions of fairness relative to the other political parties. Simply being nice and fair and listening to the opinions of others is not socialism. It should not be forgotten that socialism is actually a set of economic principles designed to bring about a greater distribution of wealth in an economic system and is something that challenges the notions of Adam Smith’s ideas regarding Capitalism. Socialism counters the greed of a purely Capitalist System of Economics and it gives people a stake in society through the benefits of the State owning some part of the economic system in order to obtain capital for the investment for the good of all the country’s citizens. In particular the key industries it targets are those that are essential for the running of the country such as Energy Supply and Transport. These are the key industries which socialism targets to generate capital for re-investment in the country’s health provision (NHS), to reduce the burden of taxation on the individual and to support local essential services, police and council provisions etc.
Continue reading The Labour Party need to reinstate Clause IV
Socialism is not commonly a word I would associate with China yet the BBC seem to be using it. This association is bad press for socialism in the UK. Socialism is a set of ideas based upon economic principles to ensure economic fairness. Socialism is therefore just a set of economic principles. In China, by contrast, the state own everything – well all the infrastructure of the Country. China is not a model for Socialism. Socialism in its purely economic interpretation would not seek to erase democracy or political debate. In China there is no political debate tolerated – it is a One Party System and as such it is undemocratic. This is really just Communism or Totalitarianism going under the guise of being socialist. There is no dissent and no contrary opinion allowed and those that do are dealt with severely and not tolerated. People in the UK should not base their ideas or opinions about socialism on what is happening in China at the present time.