Archive for November, 2013

…whilst enduring the stand-off between police in riot gear and peaceful protesters involved in the Million Mask March after it headed to Buckingham Palace on November the 5th 2013, all of a sudden, I was struck by this feeling I couldn’t shake that this was all wrong – the police in their riot helmets were acting like sheep…waiting for the ‘forward!’ or ‘stop!’ commands that meant they either moved forward or stopped where they were.  They looked a bit like brainwashed bunnies, not sure if what they were doing was the right thing or not, but following orders all the same.  I stood, and I looked, and an emotion I have not frequently experienced washed over me…I pitied them – they probably wanted to be home with their wives/husbands/children, yet here they were, trying to diffuse civil unrest because if they didn’t, if they refused, they wouldn’t have a job the next day to feed their families and pay their mortgages or rent.  I understand Lizzie may have been slightly intimidated by the sight of fireworks flying towards her place of residence, but all we were trying to do was speak to her, to get her to listen – she’s a Monarch, for Christ’s sake!  She has the power to dissolve government due to this; 

Crown Prerogative

‘Powers held by the Queen or her Ministers which can be used without the consent of the Commons or Lords.’

Constitutional theorists have differing views as to whether this would be possible today; Sir Ivor Jennings wrote that a dissolution involves “the acquiescence of ministers”, and as such the monarch could not dissolve Parliament without ministerial consent; “if ministers refuse to give such advice, she can do no more than dismiss them”. A. V. Dicey, however, believed that in certain extreme circumstances the monarch could dissolve Parliament single-handedly, on the condition that “…an occasion has arisen on which there is fair reason to suppose that the opinion of the House is not the opinion of the electors… A dissolution is allowable, or necessary, whenever the wishes of the legislature are, or may fairly be presumed to be, different from the wishes of the nation.”


But if the monarch will not dissolve parliament due to her sovereign powers, it is all far, far too convenient for David Cameron that;

‘Practically, the Fixed- term Parliament Act 2011 abolished the Prime Minister’s prerogative power to dissolve Parliament.’  

(According to the HMGovernment…)

This government is bleeding the lower classes dryer than the Sahara desert, they give themselves a 5% tax cut here and accept a £10k pay rise there, all the while claiming ‘but we’ve been told that’s what we should receive.’  Since when has it been a capital crime to refuse a pay rise?!?  Since when has it been illegal to not pay the same tax as everyone else?  They bleat when the masses get angry because they have no other defense – ‘please, it was forced upon us…we didn’t decide what bonus we receive, they did!’ and they duly point the finger at anybody but themselves in trying to convince the general public they’re not the bad guys!  Perhaps if they stopped shafting the taxpayer with stupid expenses i.e. 5p for a paperclip (you know who you are) and heating expenses for 2nd homes we wouldn’t be so angry!  They tell us to put an extra jumper on when the temperatures drop – all they have to do is hit the ‘advance’ button on their boilers and they have heat (provided by the taxpayer) flowing through their houses in minutes…they know nothing of raking through the cupboards for something suitable to eat because you can’t afford to go out and buy any fresh food after years of increased inflation and little to no pay rise means buying nothing but the essentials, and hoping you’ve planned your shopping right so you have enough portions to go around your family, your children…they really have no clue what real life consists of due to the system allowing them to live a privileged life far different to the lives of the 99%.

This government is failing it’s people – this government is not held accountable for the misery they are inflicting on hundreds of thousands of people – the elite ruling class born with silver spoons in their mouths and handed a ridiculously expensive education the rest of us aren’t entitled to have taken everything they can from the general public…take, take, take, and what have they given back?  Absolutely nothing.

Our parliamentary system is full of corrupt, greedy politicians that don’t bat an eyelid and think nothing of having the bureaucratic subsidiary that is the DWP inform terminally or the chronically ill that they are having their support network ripped from under their feet and they are ‘fit to work’, regardless of the fact they could be dead within months, weeks or even days.  And who are these people that make the decision whether a person is undeserving of state benefits?  More pen pushers who often have little or no medical training and cannot begin to grasp the definition of medical terminology – most importantly the words ‘terminal’ and ‘chronic’.  ATOS, the French company being paid millions, millions of pounds to assess the likelihood of disabled and ill people in this country being able to work, appear to encourage doctors to be ignorant of the Hippocratic Oath they take as saving money & budgets are far more important than a human being’s individual needs and quality of life…although upon researching further, I discovered that doctors in the UK are not obliged to take the Hippocratic Oath, and some 50% don’t take it, so they are not bound to practice medicine with the integrity and ethics with which the oath is intended to uphold;

‘I will use treatments for the benefit of the ill in accordance with my ability and my judgment, but from what is to their harm and injustice I will keep them’

Horror stories are plentiful regarding ATOS assessments and withdrawal of benefits – any trained doctor would have no doubt that a condition such as a terminal brain tumour, or cerebral palsy has 0% chance of being ‘expected to improve within 6 months’…a phrase that is sent through the post to the sufferer informing them that they are ‘fit to work’ and have to get a job if they want to feed and house themselves.  Appeal rates have rocketed – unsurprisingly – due to the underhand tactics this company uses to ‘save’ the government money…why, in this day and age, are systems which show such blatant disregard for human life allowed to be put in place and enforced by an unpopular government interested only in making sure their politicians and the rich are looked after?

Democracy?  The generations that fought for this country would be ashamed and disgusted that ‘Great’ Britian’s parliament have squandered the opportunity provided by their actions in WW2 to keep this country’s freedom for it’s citizens…for decades there have been three main political parties – well, two…and a third party that will hop into bed with whichever party is most popular at the time, and these parties have consistently proved that the electorate voting them into power matter not.  Yes, there are politicians with pure motives and that genuinely look out for their constituents, however, they are most certainly in the minority and are oppressed by party leaders & peers.   We are approaching a point of no return…a point where faith in ‘democracy’ is failing due to scandals, oppression and corruption, secrets and lies.  Elected politicians are put in place to do the best they possibly can for the people they represent – they are supposed to be the voice of their people, yet petty squabbling, bills and laws being pushed through on the quiet engenders mistrust and no confidence in these ‘leaders’.  They have, through their own actions and greed created an ‘us and them’ society whereupon truth is no longer something worth believing in…the words that flow so easily out of the Prime Minister’s mouth are met with suspicion and uncertainty – the phrase ‘We’re all in this together’ is meaningless…the only thing it represents to many is the grossly ridiculous amount of money deposited in his bank account for the amount of time it took for his vocal chords to form the sentence.

We’re absolutely not ‘all in this together’…the poor get poorer while the rich get richer – it is a contradictory statement…the Americans hit the nail on the head when writing up a psychological profile of Hitler;

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.’

Well, the public are slowly waking up to the realization that this government lies…it lies frequently, and it relies on the public believing these lies.

Looking back, I’m thoroughly glad I was there that night, a part of the Million Mask March, every soul I came across was compassionate and friendly, and within which everyone there is seeing through the lies…Mr Cameron, you claim transparency is a goal – we already see right through you and your counterfeit propaganda…congratulations, you have succeeded in one thing, and one thing only – the public are seeing the transparent parts of your government you don’t want them to see, your dirty laundry…

Time for a boil wash at 90 degrees…and perhaps an added dose of revolution.

My views are my own, not everybody will agree, some will challenge them and I understand that – however, I sincerely hope at least a few will agree with what I am saying…