An excellent piece!
When the richest 20% of people vote to attack the poorest 20% – a crude but not unfair summary of what just happened in the election – then any talk of democratic mandates or majorities is redundant. What we are left with instead is human decency – do we want to live in a society where diabetics die because they cannot afford the electricity to chill their medicine? Or where children are socially cleansed away from their schools, friends and families because neither benefits or wages are enough to pay soaring rents?
Do we want to live in a country where strikes are virtually banned, or where dissidents can be targetted by the full force of the state even when they have committed no crime? And if anyone complains they will be smeared as thugs by the bullying right wing press and told they have no right to protest? …
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