Enjoy this video by Richard Murphy (I did):
Yes – Tory policies are going very badly, and the propaganda machine won’t be able to hide that from the majority of us when those failures hit our quality of life.
Brexit has screwed our businesses.
Covid-19 isn’t over – there could be another wave by July (possibly fuelled by variant strains that have bred in the gap between vaccination doses).
The Conservative government is rife with corruption.
And nationalism is on the rise in Wales and Scotland, while Northern Ireland is on fire because Unionists have realised that they have been sold out by the Westminster government and their own DUP politicians who supported the Tories during Theresa May’s ministry.
What’s Boris Johnson’s response?
He’s provoking people. He’s trying to blame those who oppose as if they are the provocateurs.
Through his ‘identity politics’ process of calling out those he describes as “woke”, who he is therefore chastising for their commitment to equality on a range of grounds… he is trying to provoke [them] to attack him.
That is standard right-wing … fascist policy.
Murphy’s conclusion is accurate, too, I think:
They know that their policies are failing so all they can do is use blunt force to try to maintain their position in office.
… Like the fascists they are.
Hence the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that proposes draconian new powers for the police, who are to be used as political tools, putting down any opposition to Tory dictatorship. And to ensure that these powers are exercised, what do the Tories do?
They are provoking crowds; they are seeking riots.
Because then they can point at the rioters, and at the peaceful people who agree with the reasons for rioting, and claim that they are the enemy.
Toryism is about “othering”. It is about dividing us and setting us against each other, so we fail to act against our real enemy: them.
It is encapsulated in the story about the Tory, the worker and the immigrant:
A Tory, a worker, and an immigrant are sitting at a table with 20 biscuits. The banker takes 19 biscuits, turns to the worker and says: “Watch out, that immigrant is going to take your cookie away.”
Murphy’s last point is chilling:
They’re not sure they want to go without a fight and we don’t know how tough that fight is going to be.
This Writer reckons it will be very tough.
Tories don’t mind spilling the blood of poor people. In fact, they delight in it. When they send the police to break up protest demonstrations, they see it as poor people fighting among themselves. It’s a huge jolly for them.
In the past, Tories have always known when to give up. They’ve recognised the signs and withdrawn before events escalated too far. That’s why the UK has never had a popular uprising or revolution like those in France, Russia, or China, to name a few other countries.
But the current Tory leadership isn’t like those old statespeople. Boris Johnson wants to hold on to power and will do anything to keep it.
I wonder what we’ll be prepared to do when the time comes to take it away from him.
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