Friday, 9 June 2017
Had hardly any sleep, but when UK prime minister Theresa May called a snap election five weeks ago, her decision was widely portrayed as a masterstroke. The Tories, it was almost universally agreed, would romp home with a huge majority and a sweeping mandate for more savage austerity and a “hard Brexit”. Labour would be wiped out for a generation, if not for good. The Corbyn “experiment” would be finished, and the right would either take back control of Labour or break away to form a new centrist party that crushed the rump of Corbynites in parliament. The most powerful media in the country threw everything at it.
But out there across the country something important happened. People who had never voted before found hope, despite a frenzied right wing media, they made a difference.We must come together now to do whatever we can to stop a Tory/DUP "Thatcher-on-steroids" government. This is our moment. We can't afford to take any more of their flaky unstable sentiments, we must keep pushing for more political change, we have the tory's on the run,we must keep building the foundations for radical progressive change. Everything now is up for grabs, we must keep opposing ideological austerity,whatever happens next though we keep fighting back this is not the end. We are living in highly unstable times, we must continue to keep up the pressure, we can still bring this government down, for the many not the few.
Politics in Britain is now in a state of flux, but the policies of a hard Brexit have been rejected, we can now change history, towards a more equal fairer society, we have nothing to lose, we must keep faith, pushing forwards. The conservatives vision of uncertainty and division can be stopped,the dawn has broken on a new kind of politics. Have a good day, lets continue to live in hope.
"There is no final victory, as there is no final defeat. There is just the same battle. To be fought, over and over again. So toughen up, bloody toughen up.” - Tony Benn.
Posted by teifidancer at 12:28