The energy companies and the utilities are laughing at you all the way to the bank. As you struggle to meet your fuel and energy bills these companies continue to drive inflation higher and higher whilst maximising their ever increasing profits and paying huge dividends to their shareholders. It is immoral that they are making huge profits and not simply passing on costs to consumers. Instead they are adding huge profit margins to their prices. In this way they are fixing prices and driving inflation without regards. Their behaviour is immoral and wrong. They are exploiting consumers and laughing at them whilst the Tory government does nothing at all.
Rushi Sunak showed his ignorance regarding Socialist Economics by referring to it as ‘something for nothing Economics’. In contrast Socialist Economics is about giving people back what they already own or should own. Socialist Economics is about using principle and essential services and utilities to generate wealth for the good of the nation. It is about giving back and the proper and fair redistribution of wealth: something that the Tories are ignorant of.
Proper ownership of essential services to generate wealth for the nation avoids the mess that we are currently in. In spite of the dawning reality that this really is a way forward and out of the mess that the country is now in, the Tories continue to support an economic system that is outdated and is not working. The current situation of shareholding and profiteering means that the income and profits that these essential services and utilities is generating profits for a tiny few wealthy people and investors, many who live outside the UK. This is money that could be used to drop tax burdens and to fund the NHS etc. These organizations generate profit which could be redistributed fairly and for the good of the whole nation. That is not something for nothing Economics Mr Sunak: it’s common sense Economics.
The idea if so called ‘ levelling up’ is just a slogan and a lie made to diffuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles. British people have begun to recognise the failures of the Tories privatisation strategies and have begun to realise that there must be alternatives. Unfortunately the Conservative Party has also latched on to this understanding and has seen it’s own Achilles Heel and it’s own demise at the sight of this movement away from right wing politics. To prevent this the Tories have developed a new strategy to reinvent themselves by partially proclaiming that they are the Party of levelling up and therefore self proclaiming that they are the political party of Broad appeal. However this is both a misrepresentation and a downright lie. They offer nothing new except the hollow and meaningless slogan. The only levelling up to be done in Britain is by a political party willing to offer the real power of real and meaningful Socialist Economic Principles: this is something that the Tories are totally unwilling to do. In order to diffuse the potential of real Socialist Economic Principles the Tories are pretending to offer something similar: which they are not. All they are doing is offering smoke and mirrors.
Socialist economics are green not red which is an important point to make in the week when COP26 is taking place. Socialist economic theory can have a valid position in any economy striving to take care of both it’s citizens, it’s global citizens and the local and global environments. This is unlikely to be the case when referring to a free market economy based on inequality, exploitation and free for all of capitalist systems of economic theory. This point should not be overlooked by COP26.
I looked at the ‘Sun’ and the ‘Daily Mail’ newspapers today and see their headlines attacking Jeremy Corbyn today with accusations of being a coward in trying to avoid a General Election. This is a complete manipulation of the truth and in fact it is fake news. It is a complete distortion of the truth and could only have been conceived by a half witted moron who should have his or her status as a legitimate news reporter removed from them and be given a sweeping brush instead of a pen. Many British newspapers are: unreliable, unaccountable, spreading fake news and manipulating the truth to protect vested interests. This is not good reporting it is distorting the truth in order to mislead. These unethical newspapers should be shut down and prevented from operating and spreading their fake news. Most of these newspapers claim to represent the working classes but in reality they are afraid of socialism and fairness and instead they actually represent the interests of the powerful and wealthy. That is why they attack the idea of socialism so much at any opportunity. These are the ‘Cuckoo Newspapers’ which have been adopted by the working class or enticing them by giving the working class bingo games, get rich quick schemes, entertainment and previously ‘Page 3 girls’. These papers merely pretend to represent the working class when in reality they undermine and attack working class institutions at every opportunity. They obscure or undermine the real interests of the working class through strategies of division and promoting ideas of a classless society and individualism. They instead represent the views and interests of the Tories or venture capitalists. Beware these newspapers they will make a mug out of you and stop you from seeing the truth.
In this particular incidence Corbyn and the Labour Party are not running scared of a General Election at all but they want Prime Minister Bodge-it to make assurances that it will take place before the deadline of the 31st of October to prevent Bodge-it from taking us out of the EU without a deal. Bodge-it cannot be trusted so Corbyn and Labour and other political parties are just getting everything in place so that Bodge cannot get his way and double cross Parliament. If Bodge wants a General Election then bring it on!
What is wrong with the British People and why are they such gluttons for punishment. Year by year our incomes become diminished through: utility price rises, spurious taxes (Sugar Tax), Rail Fare hikes and; the costs of goods, food and basic services increasing. Yet still our pay remains frozen or rises at a significantly lower rate than inflation and yet we still put up with it and muddle through. Britain is reverting back to the Victorian times again where we see: charities helping out the poorest sectors of society with a reliance upon philanthropy rather than state policies to support the poorest (which are more often than not the actual cause of the problems), massive rises in homelessness; and the belligerent exploitation of the plight of the poorest by wealthy landlords or unscrupulous employers. Most of us have become victims to this predatory behaviour from the wealthier classes either through our working conditions/practices or simply as a result of the all encompassing feedback we all get from Tory policies and their ideologies. Many of us are caught in a poverty trap just scrapping by and unable to afford to save to buy a home of our own. This simply will not do despite the sham, shallow concern expressed by Prime Minister Theresa May during her ‘JAM’ period, where she tried to convince you that she was concerned but time has revealed this not to be the case. This is position for which she has no real concerns for the plight of the exploited at all. Instead whole generations are being doomed to exist in this lifestyle: being exploited by low wages, few opportunities, dead end jobs or zero hours contracts. The Tories have always insisted that work should pay and they have oft used this as their justification and rallying cry to persecute the poorest unfortunate enough to have to rely on the Benefits System with repeated systematic attacks on the Benefits System in the UK. Yet despite this for the majority in low paid employment work simply is not paying nor bringing about any sort of rewards at all that you would associate with the effort required. This is not good enough! There is really no hope in sight for change: or is there?
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.
The Conservative Party Conference has left them looking embarrassingly weak. Seeming to lack any imagination, unity and credibility they are struggling to convince both themselves and the public they represent a credible government working for the benefit of Great Britain. The obvious truth of the matter is that they don’t. They claim to be championing the working people: they don’t. This is old rhetoric that we heard when the Prime Minister, Theresa May, took over from David Cameron after he ran away unceremoniously embarrassed by his huge political gamble that had exploded in his face.
So we have heard it all before and the recent General Election 2017 showed that the public will not swallow it either. So the Conservative Party Conference sees them trying to win the same argument in which they have already been embarrassingly defeated. What this Conference has shown is that the Conservatives are unimaginative with no real vision for the future of Great Britain. They are unwilling to tackle head on the main issues which effect the British Public namely: huge profiteering of the utility providers, high rail fares, welfare, the NHS, and where the British Economy will be post Brexit. These are the issues to which the British Public want real change and real answers and these are the areas where there is high public dissatisfaction. Instead the Conservatives remain totally uninspiring, seemingly attempting to convince us they they represent the interests of working people and the working classes whilst doing very little to deserve this high accolade that they have foisted upon themselves. Well the public will not be deceived and duped so easily especially by a political party that cannot even manage their own conference properly. No the Conservative Party Conference 2017 has shown us that they are not united – they are divided and that Theresa May is not strong enough to cope with the dissidence within her own Party and in particular she is unwilling and unable to discipline it’s loose cannon:Boris Johnson. But what this week has shown most of all is that they are totally terrified of Jeremy Corbyn and of Socialism in particular. Reference the speech of the Chancellor of Exchequer- Phillip Hammond on 03/10/17. This speech shows how much the Tories are fearfulness of socialism and fairness for Great Britain. They have little answer to it other than to pretend that they themselves represent fairness and prosperity but in truth they do not. So fearful are the Conservatives and this is indicated by the amount of time and reference he gave to attacking Jeremy Corbyn and his policies on a very personal level. By default this showed a great fear for what Mr Corbyn represents to his followers and in the long run it only served to give Mr Corbyn even more kudos.
Some 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? Is this simply a strategy in the ongoing Class War in Britain.
The Newspaper in general may have outlived it’s usefulness. It is after all strongly edited for political bias to represent its own interests and the views of their owners/bosses. Other information is now available and getting heard that is not so strongly censored nor representative of only a small minority. Freedom of speech is now more achievable than ever because of the accessibility of the Internet where some aspects of censorship can be overcome and the voice of both socialism and the youth can now be expressed far more freely than ever before without censorship from powerful newspaper editors. Newspapers have always sought to limit change and to suppress a voice and platform for socialism in Britain. Through censorship or false representation of socialist policies (Loony Left was a derogatory term coined by many of these newspapers to undermine socialist values) they have succeeded in limiting political choice for the masses and this could be viewed as actively sabotaging choice in the political electoral system of Britain by exerting pressures to manipulate political parties to either adopt or curtail political aspirations. One particular newspaper, the Sun tabloid newspaper, has done this whilst attaining mass appeal amongst the working classes whilst subversively encouraging divisiveness in order to prevent any sense of class realisation and class identity whilst also seeking to undermine the institutions which promote the interests of the working classes. This paper the Sun tabloid newspaper and it has been and still remains ‘the Cuckoo of British Class Warfare‘.