A short history of politics.


  • The country was divided into fiefdoms. The robber barons, kings and their ilk paid for an army of thugs to maintain order. They took what they wanted. The rest was left to ordinary people. In return the ordinary folk got protection from other thugs.
  • The aristocracy and church owned the land, made the rules and organised things. The Church was second only to the king. The ordinary people did what they were told.
  • Magna Carta took some of the King’s power and gave it to the Barons.
  • Parliament was a group of aristocrats and wealthy merchants who met to decided the rules.
  • Democracy was invented. Representatives were elected by votes cast by those franchised to vote. The franchised were limited to a few wealthy landowners. Surprisingly they elected their friends who looked after the interests of wealthy landowners.
  • The Tory Party was formed by wealthy businessmen to look after the interests of wealthy businessmen. The wealthy lived in mansions and palaces with servants and the poor lived in hovels.
  • Democracy was gradually widened through much social upheaval and blood to include one man – one vote (the Tories fought this tooth and nail. They believed that if the ordinary people had a vote they might just vote for a system that was fairer and spread the wealth more)
  • Democracy was widened even further after more strife and blood to include women. (The Tories opposed this on the basis that women were feeble, intellectually challenged and hysterical.)
  • The Labour movement created Trade Unions which fought for fair pay and better conditions. Gradually things became fairer.
  • The trade union movement spawned the Labour Party to represent ordinary people. Their MPs were drawn from the mines and factories and knew what life was like.
  • The Labour Party was taken over by professional politicians and public school boys.
  • We are left with a Tory party who represent the interests of the rich and a Labour Party who are divorced from ordinary people and are only a little bit fairer that the Tories.
  • All the other parties make up the numbers and will never get large enough to form a government.
  • The population are fed propaganda created by the media who are controlled by the politicians and establishment.
  • Money buys the advertising and hence the views and votes.

We end up voting for the lesser of two evils.

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