Government is Honest?

2d. Government is Honest?

As an anarchist I am non-party political. As Lierre Keith of Deep Green Resistance says: “The task of an activist is not to navigate systems of oppressive power with as much personal integrity as possible, it is to dismantle these systems.” But there is one member of UK parliament for whom I have a great deal of respect, Caroline Lucas, the MP for the Green Party.

Her book, ‘Honourable Friends, Parliament and the Fight for Change’ is a complete eye-opener to the manipulations and machinations of Parliament in the UK. One of the few people since Guy Fawkes to enter Parliament with honest intentions, Caroline Lucas is on the forefront of bringing ideas about desperately needed reform to Parliament. As events since her book was published have revealed, that particular branch swings ever more frustratingly out of reach as corporate control is now at the heart of our supposedly democratic government. Government as we have it is un-reformable. It is my opinion that our sovereignty as a nation has already been sold.

Sovereignty is about how we as individuals, communities and as nations govern ourselves, what we retain as our essential rights; and where we pool sovereignty so that we can, working together, be stronger than our individual parts… the fundamental problem with Parliament is that those within it believe they are sovereign; they are the ultimate source of power and authority; and they are then tempted to misuse it, selling it to sectional interests, lobbyists, big business and the rest.

Caroline Lucas

The threat of terrorism has been used to remove many of our fundamental rights as citizens.

In the last few years, we have lost the right to silence; the right to be tried in open court, not behind closed doors; the right to see the evidence being used against you and to cross-examine witnesses; and even the oldest of them all, habeus corpus, has been compromised. Under the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act you can be confined to your own house, your visitors controlled and your phone calls restricted…it is exactly this slow, drip-by-drip erosion of our liberties that is so dangerous.”

Caroline Lucas

Law after law is passed that undermine essential freedoms in favour of corporate control, hidden under the guise of ‘preventing terrorism’ or ‘harmonisation’. Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State: How Britain’s Democracy Has Been Bought’ summarises the effects some of those underway:

  • Turning Britain into an even greater immoral thieving tax-haven than we already are. They would give away billions to the rich 1% owned corporations by abolishing Corporation Tax. This will be funded by further massive slashing of public services and the placing all of remaining tax burden on employees. This would be a disaster for all working people across Europe, as it would force their governments to do the same or face loss of all their corporations HQs to the UK
  • they are abolishing what remains of social housing in the UK
  • they are seeking to abolish whole swathes of environmental health protections
  • they are ensuring fossil fuel and nuclear corporations get massive help from taxpayers
  • they want to abolish totally the NHS and have a 100% privatised NHS
  • they want to slash help for the poor in the UK and slash international development aid for the poorest in the world
  • they want “free trade” treaties that abolish the right of the UKs elected government to implement any future environmental regulations and make illegal for the elected UK government to implement any nationalisations of key industries like health or railways or post-office
  • they want to abolish all our international human rights treaty protections
  • they want to destroy what remains of the trade unions and workers rights.
  • they want to slash the number of elected MPs, whilst they are packing the House of Lords with hundreds of more right wing corporate donors.
  • they are attacking the right to vote by bringing in new requirements for US style voter ID laws and more difficult voter registration laws that mean hundreds of thousands of poorer voters are falling off the voter rolls.
  • they are facilitating Murdoch’s disastrous fascist monopoly on our prostituted media by letting him take over all of Sky, potentially turning it into another Fox News, which would take a ball and chain to what remains of our battered prostituted democracy and he has also taken over another chain of UK radio stations, the TalkSport chain.

The threat of terrorism has already been used extensively for social over-control. Now a mass-global pandemic has been used as a cover to remove pretty much the rest of our rights as individuals and social groups. Although we are told this is a ‘temporary’ situation, I’m not going to hold my breath!

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