Thatcher was strident and divisive. She unleashed a huge divisive backlash.
Johnson is the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
If there is not sufficient opposition to this three pronged attack on democracy we will be looking effectively at a tyranny.
If the Tories control the news they control the minds. They have flooded the BBC board with Tories. Their sponsors control the propaganda flooding into our homes through newspapers like the Express, Sun and Daily Mail.
If they castrate the unions the bosses can impose what they like on ordinary working people. The new Union laws are designed to put power in the hands of bosses and politicians.
If we look back through history from the Magna Carta, through the chartists, Swing riots, suffragettes, Peterloo massacre, the enclosures, slavery, Luddites, Diggers and union movement, we see that every right, every freedom, every vote, every improvement in pay and conditions has had to be fought for and paid for with blood. Many thousands of people died in order for us to have the freedoms we enjoy.
‘Find the cost of freedom buried in the ground’ – as CSNY said.
Yet we blindly walk into an era when those hard-fought for rights are quietly taken away from us.
Is there no opposition?