Scrap this austerity election

There are grave reasons for regarding the British general election in May as a deadly farce. If the major parties are sincere about eliminating the deficit, running a surplus and seriously reducing public debt they threaten to ruin the country. If they are not than they have failed to declare the real objectives of their austerity programs. Moreover in attempting to market austerity they have scapegoated the poor and deeply divided Britain. It may even be wise to postpone the election until expert advice can be taken. Continue reading

Democracy lite, plutocracy heavy

The democracy season begins in earnest ahead of the British general election in May. The people will once again endorse permanent war against weaker nations abroad and the impoverishment of themselves at home. This is not a defect of the system. It is the reason for its enforced popularity. Continue reading