Alice in wonderland politics

I am not the brightest button on a shirt but I keep having to pinch myself when politicos and media hacks talk about the centre ground of politics. This is complete and utter bullshit!

For the last 30 years, there has been a seismic shift rightwards embracing a free for all market theory that has resulted in the banking catastrophe and other quack market failures. If we are to take our country back from these zealots, we need to start talking about Keynsian and redistributive policies once more if we are to avoid the social strife seen on the streets so recently.

If Labour are to return to the politics of decency rather than carry on the politcs of greed they need to do the following:-

1. A bold commitment to govern in the interests of the citizens of the UK rather than pander to big business and media elites.

2. A move away from calling people consumers to active citizenship thus reinvigorating our failing democracy.

3. A commitment to government that actively intervenes in the economy with a view to making goods in this country once more!

4. A once and for all rebuttal that private is good public is bad. Good public services go hand in hand with a vibrant private sector.

5. Open up the tax debate and focus on those individuals and corporations that evade their responsibilities

6. Break up the media so that no one person or entity becomes so powerful that they can distort the democratic process.

This is just the start! If these proposals were put to the British people, then I am sure Labour would get a positive response. Yes those on the hysterical right would shout socialism or communism but his is how far we have moved to the right when those can accuse the politics of decency as being far left!


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