It’s a win-win election for big business

It seems there is a strong possibility that it will be a hung parliament in the UK election tomorrow which unlike as Ali G once suggested, has nothing to do with the size of MP’s dongs.

There’s a simple explanation of what it will mean here on the BBC.

I personally hope parliament will be hung although some argue it will largely favour the Tories because the Lib Dems would side with them on most issues. However, at least it might create some meaningful debate in parliament instead of giving one party a blank slate yet again.

Whatever the results of the General Election tomorrow evening, big business will be laughing all the way to the polling stations. All three main parties are:

Pro-War: All are in favor for the continued occupation of Afghanistan and whichever one wins, you can be guaranteed Britain will be steaming into Iran when the US decides the time is right.

and

Pro-Privatisation: They all support policies which take power out of public hands and give them over to private tyrannies

In the name of cutting the huge debt that Britain is in, all three parties will make savage cuts in public spending because the British establishment believes in socialism – socialism for the rich i.e. private tyrannies and the state are allowed to squander public money and the public foots the bill.

As in all dysfunctional liberal democracies, there are minor differences that should be considered when voting however. In the US elections, those who didn’t want to see an ultra-right wing government voted for brand Obama while holding their nose in key swing states. The same is true in the UK. If I was in a swing constituency, I would probably vote Labour because I imagine they would be marginally less brutal in their attack on social spending than either the Conservatives or Liberal Democrats. This is just a hunch though and I might be wrong. And anyone taken-in by Nick Clegg’s “fresh faced alternative” a la Blair 1997, should read this piece.

The bottom line is it doesn’t matter what kind of government Britain has in its current dysfunctional democracy. Private corporate power trumps all and until it is replaced with something more democratic, the government could be run by Ghandi and it wouldn’t be able to make a fundamental change in society.

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4 thoughts on “It’s a win-win election for big business

  1. For people that actually have to live in Britain and deal with the consequences, the gap between Tory and Labour seems very big indeed. Labour have invested massively in education and introduced some amazing schemes, such as Sure Start, to help the less well off and to improve communities and I have no doubt the Tories will make a priority of cutting these. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all in favour of workers seizing control of the means of production etc but it’s dangerous to dismiss the two main parties as essentially the same as it leads to the sort of apathy that lets the Tories in.

  2. I agree. Small policy differences between the parties can nevertheless have big effects when translated onto a national scale. As I said above: “If I was in a swing constituency, I would probably vote Labour because I imagine they would be marginally less brutal in their attack on social spending than either the Conservatives or Liberal Democrats.”

  3. “Choosing the lesser of two evils isn’t a bad thing. The cliché makes it sound bad, but it’s a good thing. You get less evil.”

    Noam Chomsky

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