Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Scratch a Tory, and you'll find a fascist

Less than a week after they were swept to power by gaining a mere 37% of the popular vote, the Tories are already showing their true, authoritarian colours. Yesterday, threatening to scrap the UK Human Rights Act and withdrawing from the European Human Rights Convention - 'breaking the link between human rights and British courts' was quoted, leaving any rights at all, seemingly, in the gift of our elected dictatorship, in the form of some undefined 'bill of rights' - while today, the party are reportedly 'at war' with the BBC, apparently for a perceived pro-Labour bias during the election campaign. You weren't sycophantic enough, so we're going to defund you. The fascist one party state beckons.

1845 edit: And there's more. I've just seen a news story quoting the new Business Secretary as saying that new legislation is required to limit public sector workers' right to strike. We'll give you the right to be enslaved, what more do you plebs want?

2050 edit: And yet more. They're proposing to scrap paid maternity leave, and the new 'minister for equality' is a theocratic bigot who is against marriage equality, and thinks 'the church's' definition of marriage trumps all. And, most invidious of all, there are already mutterings about reintroducing the death penalty. And there's still, on paper, 4 years, 51 weeks and 2 days of this government's term to run. Emigration is looking like a more appealing option by the hour.

Love & best wishes to all
Sammy B


  1. They sound like our whackjob wingnut Republicans.

    Peace <3

    1. Hello Jay
      Maybe marginally less prone to bible-thumping, but otherwise cut from much the same revolting cloth. But, as they would say, the people have spoken. The 37% of the two-thirds of the electorate who bothered to vote, that is. Or to put it another way, a quarter, give or take, of those eligible to vote have saddled the rest of us with this appalling shower for the next five years. If ever there was an incontrovertible argument for electoral reform....

      Love & best wishes
      Sammy B