Politics and the Tory and Labour Party – A view to discuss.
I do not want a party that pandas to the electorate and tries to be all things to all people. I want a party based on sound principles. I think the electorate need inspiring and educating.
The Labour Party was born out of the Trade Union movement – out of the struggle of working people for a fairer country.
The Tory Party was born out of wealthy businessmen to protect the interests of wealthy businessmen.
The Tory Party controls the media and uses it as a propaganda machine. They opposed the enfranchising of votes for all men and then later they opposed votes for women. The represent the establishment – God, Queen and Country.
The Labour Party, in order to become elected, has to support the establishment. If it appears too socialist or radical it is demonised in the media and made out to be a threat.
The Labour Party, when in power, always looks after the poor and public service.
The Tory Party, when in power, cuts public services and gives tax cuts to the wealthy.
The Labour Party has always believed in a fairer society with less inequality. They would tax the rich more and nationalise institutions so that the profits go to the country and not wealthy entrepreneurs.
The Tory Party believes in giving money to the rich wealth-makers. The principle is that the country becomes richer and the money trickles down.
The problem that The Labour Party has is that when they are in power the wealthy withhold their wealth so it is difficult for the country to prosper.
The trouble with The Tory Party is that the wealth does not trickle down. The wealthy squirrel it away abroad, public services decay and the poor have nothing. Inequality grows and festers.
I want a fairer society. I’ll give my vote to The Labour Party. I want to see well-funded public services. I want a graduated tax system that makes the wealthy pay more without removing incentive. I want the poor looked after and helped.
I don’t vote out of selfish greed. I vote for what I think is best for the country.
I think that The Labour Party should start with its principles, say what it stands and what it stands against and not care what the electorate want.
I do not want patriotism, xenophobia or Brexit. I want an outward looking country that cooperates with neighbours. I want freedom to go where I want without hindrance.
I think Corbyn got it right (apart from Europe) but was not media savvy or charismatic enough.
The key things for The Labour Party to do now is to unite (bring both wings together), formulate clear policies (together) that stem from its basic principles of fairness, and explain them to the electorate. I think they need to be far fiercer and go for The Tory Party expose their lies, sleaziness and corruption, expose what they are doing to the country and talk about The Labour Party policies with passion.
We need some integrity, honesty and principles!! We desperately need a viable opposition to this most corrupt, inept bunch of extremists.
The waters have been muddied by Brexit, xenophobia, nationalism and lies. The wrong people have been empowered.
Time to put it right.