Monday, 18 June 2012

... in 1066 began the ...

... rape of Britain, a millennium later the Norman yoke might still be detected, not a mailed fist behind the walls of a motte-and-bailey castle, but the iron fist in a velvet glove wielded behind the closed doors of governance. William the Bastard is long gone, but cold calculating Britain keeps a virtual yoke that can still be felt around the necks of the peoples of our lands, and probably all the lands that make our world;  this yoke has been adopted by a new aristocracy, an aristocracy that seems to encompass a multitude of disciplines.

At Westminster our political leaders have come out of their particular closet to impose a fiscal discipline as harsh as the discipline of medieval Britain, not a land that executed people for quite minor crimes or mutilate them and then let them go because it was cheaper than prison, but a land that imposes penalties upon the weakest in society, those without a collective voice.  It is the disadvantaged that will pay the price of the failure of those who led our societies into the abyss of ruin predicted to last a generation.

This leadership is not restricted to Westminster and its closeted (un)civil servants, it cascades down through the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the single most important consideration of politics is their succession, peoples who trust politics to ....
... establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, ...  (We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, ... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.)
... must look to themselves for the future because politics is in perpetual failure, the proof of this failure is with the "pork barrel" politics of a world wide self appointed political elite that has brought the world to its knees.  In Britain today the political elite is part of a 21st century aristocracy that includes bankers, the media, and a very small group of industrialists from all corners of the world.

In 54 years time exactly a thousand years will have passed since the Norman invasion of England, this half a century is sufficient time to drive a stake through the heart of inequality, to create that domestic tranquillity,to organise an equitable welfare for all the peoples, and to establish liberty as a fundamental right for every person.

How to create this land of equality is the most difficult question of all, the first bastion of inequality to attack must surly be "influence", no interest group should be allowed to dominate our lives, to this end I would propose that our elections should be a proportionate system that promotes the wishes of the electorate to government, no longer should a minority of voters promote a minority dictatorship to Westminster.

In tandem with proportionality all correspondence with and by those in government, no matter what media is used, should become the property of the electorate, published in full, a failure to comply would be regarded as a heinous crime against democracy.

Media ownership should be restricted to a single publication by a single organisation or person, no longer would it be considered appropriate for "media moguls" to exist; government ownership of media should be outlawed, not including public interest broadcasting which should be a-political, reportage only, the very existence of the BBC in its multitude of guises should be destroyed in favour of a multitude of independent organisations dependent on the direct patronage of its viewers.

No bank should be too big to fail, and these banks should be wholly owned by shareholdings restricted to the peoples of Britain, no longer should people external to the effects of our banking system be able to influence the governance of these institutions. 

Taxation should have no exceptions, there might be an allowance before taxes were collected but this would be the only exception, every penny of earnings made within our borders should be taxed in full, no exceptions.  The rule that "if you wish to sell it here then make it here and be taxed" should have no exceptions.  Taxation should also be equitable and graduated, those who take most from society should be expected to give most.

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