Labour links up with the Tories to betray democracy and make UK a police state

Sad: once again, Labour has proved this to be true.

The Labour Party has again proved how harmful it is – and not just by supporting the Tory bid to kill democracy.

But let’s start with thatanyway. On June 13, 2023, the Conservative government ended democratic government in the UK by reversing a change in its Public Order Act that had been approved by Parliament, using secondary legislation – a ‘ministerial decree’ – that is not ratified by a vote.

It means the changes imposed on new laws during their passage through Parliament may now be pointless, because the government may simply – and unilaterally – reverse them all after they gain Royal Assent.

We might as well not bother having a Parliament any more.

The Green Party’s Baroness Jenny Jones tried to safeguard democracy by tabling a ‘fatal motion’ that would have put a stop to the ‘ministerial decree’. This was the only way to force a vote on it.

But she needed support from Labour peers to win that vote – and Labour said it would not help because that would go against some old Parliamentary convention. It’s the flimsiest excuse ever.

Instead, Labour offered up a lame ‘motion of regret’, paying lip service to the idea of opposition by saying the party does not approve but actually doing nothing at all to stop the Tories from trampling all over democracy.

The disappointment – no, the disgust – is huge, especially from one Labour Lord:

He was an exception. Most Labour peers did as Lord Coaker describes in the following video clip which triggered a particularly strong response from the CWU’s Peter Stefanovic:

Peter had campaigned to make people aware of the ‘fatal motion’, and to get us to urge the Labour peers to support it, since Baroness Jones tabled it. You can feel his bitterness and anger welling up in the following tweet and as one of the signatories, This Writer shares it:

But there’s more.

This isn’t even Labour’s only betrayal of the day.

It seems that, in another attempt to claim “fiscal responsibility” from the Tories, Labour has decided to take away support for childcare from millions of parents, making it impractical for them to go out to work for a living. It’s a blow against millions of families and crippling to the UK’s struggling economy, and Keir Starmer’s party has the nerve to claim it’s a sign of responsibility.

Thank goodness Jeremy Corbyn is settling into his new role of pointing out that Keir Starmer and his people are hateful:

Of course it’s yet another u-turn for Starmer:

How many’s that, now?

Still… Out with an old promise; in with a new one. Right?

Here’s the new promise of the day – and a spot opinion on it.

In fact, I think Labour might actually stick with this one because a Labour government wouldn’t have to pay for it.

In spite of all of the above, there is one way – just one – in which Labour can still claim to be of use to the UK population at large…

… that is by flagging up the failures of the Tory government with facts and figures.

But don’t expect a Labour government under Keir Starmer to ever do anything to improve the situation because all he has to offer are missed opportunities and broken promises.

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2 thoughts on “Labour links up with the Tories to betray democracy and make UK a police state

  1. Dave Rowlands

    You can kiss goodbye to the labour party, they no longer exist as they were created. All those who fought and died to have an opposition in parliament, the rights of the working class, the right to free speech, the right to protest, the right to disagree with government policies, I could go on and on, but labour has now thrown all those hard earned rights out with the rubbish onto a scrap heap that will take generations to regain.

    It’s an absolute disgrace what the Starmerites have done to the once member lead party, I have no words that could convey my utter disappointment in what Starmer and his cronies have done. They are all an absolute dishonest, disgraceful, self serving bunch of high class elitist arseholes (sorry).

  2. Hecuba

    One wonders why we peasants still have a fake Parliament given the fascist tory dictatorship have achieved nearly all their aims which are to muzzle us peasants and keep us impoverished and working just to increase the insatiable fascist tory greed for money!

    Fascist tory puppets labour claimed this: ‘well if we block this (fascist) legislation the tories will just block all our legislation when we become the government!’ So why bother to have elections, why bother to have a Parliament when opposition will do their utmost to oppose any legislation! Pathetic and nonsensical excuse!

    And don’t think this latest piece of fascist tory dictatorship legislation won’t affect every woman and man in the UK because it will. The fascist police boys will be delighted to use thug tactics to arrest and imprison innocent women and men who have the audacity – yes the audacity to enact their right of peaceful protest!

    Meanwhile the fascist tory puppets labour boy keir Starmer announces he will end state financial support for working mothers because hey mothers don’t need to work they must remain at home and raise mens’ children! And yes it will impact women who are mothers because childcare remains a woman’s responsibility.

    Well done fascist tories and fascist labour boys – together you have succeeded in creating a fascist dictatorship wherein only the wealthy enjoy their lives of lavish expenditure and we peasants have no rights whatsoever.


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