Some people choose to listen to politicians who are seeking power. Personally I’ve never trusted anyone who seeks to gain something by what they say, so I look at the policies and listen to the experts. I then often compare that to newspaper headlines and TV news. In about 80% of cases the news does not report the facts, not even close.
Unlike the news, experts in their field do the work of finding out if the policies are good, and have decided that they are. Since I know only a little of economics, I’m going to listen to them – it’s how I was raised, to respect expertise.
At present Boris Johnson, who many Tories are calling a hero for getting a deal where no-one else could… actually doesn’t have a deal at all. It’s merely a withdrawal agreement, and even then has no guarantee of success.
How then is Johnson making us believe he has a deal? Simple. He calls it a deal.
The majority of Leave voters cannot answer such questions as:
- “Brexit.” What is involved in ‘getting it done’.
- “Leave.” What are the consequences?
- Why is the Irish border important?
- “Take back control.” What control are we taking back?
- “Unleash our potential.” What potential is currently unavailable, and how might it be ‘unleashed’?
- Why is Johnsons ‘Deal’ not actually a deal at all?
Given this total lack of knowledge it’s hardly a shock to find they fall for the idea that he has a deal. Most Tory voters don’t even seem to know what a deal is. I’ve read large parts of the withdrawal bill, along with their manifesto and policies and Labour’s also. This doesn’t make me an expert, just a trier. From the policies, withdrawal agreement and manifesto it is clear Brexit is a disaster that is being used to divide a nation, giving the Conservatives the ability to sneak other very harmful policies in, while we are too busy arguing about Brexit to notice.
We cannot get Brexit done in under 5 years. Brexit is never ‘done’. 𝘽𝙧𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙩 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙈𝙀𝙋 Matthew Patten, who was at an EU meeting, said: “𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘜’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴.”
Countries that are out of Europe have “Brexit style” debates in parliament all the time, forever. It won’t go away. Brexit literally never ends because trade deals constantly have to be renegotiated.
So why are we not aware of this? Because our news media is not doing its job.
Leaving the EU damages our economy in every possible scenario, so I thought there must be a different reason for it.
Sure enough there is. Leaving means the government no longer have to abide by laws on our workers rights, social care, taxation etc. and may divide up the NHS, increase our hours, keep wages low and use the money saved to keep up the tax breaks for the wealthy.
People voting Leave think they are voting for their freedom. They are actually voting for the opposite.
Leave means that the EU will no longer force the government to protect its workforce, force it to uphold standards of social care, force it to give UK citizens human rights. These protections don’t come from our government, and would be thrown out as soon as possible by Johnson.
Domini Raab wrote this document. Point 10 will remove maximum hours (we can be made to work as long as our boss wants); Point 2 would allow someone to be sacked for no reason. Point 3 would prevent people from being able to sue for unfair dismissal.
Is that really what we want?
When people are shown the policies, but not told who’s policies they are, they reject the Tories almost every time. But when asked how they will vote, many who rejected the Tories will say ‘Conservative’. Why is this? Quite simply because we are lied to.
Billionaires who do not live in the UK own 83% of our media:
- Lord Rothermere, a billionaire living in France, owns the Mail, Mail on Sunday, and the Metro.
- Rupert Murdoch, a billionaire US citizen, owns the Sun, Sun on Sunday and is the man behind Fox News, BSkyB, News Corp, etc, etc.
- Alexander Lebedev, an Ex KGB Russian Billionaire, owns The Independent, Independent on Sunday and The Evening Standard.
- Richard Desmond, a billionaire, owned the Daily Star, Sunday Star, Daily Express, Sunday Express, now owned by Reach Plc, which is owned my Millionaires and billionaires.
- David and Frederick Barclay, billionaire brothers living on a private island near Saark, own the Telegraph, The Spectator, and the Business.
The editor of the Express is disgusted with the anti-immigrant and Islamaphobic nature of his own paper.
David Yelland, a former editor of The Sun admitted in an interview: “𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘩 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴: 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘨𝘰 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘙𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥.”
The newspapers and TV are not just telling us what is happening, they are telling us what to think – they are brainwashing us. Corbyn, on a train (while Johnson takes private jets) falls asleep because he’s done a long day of meeting his constituents. The media tear him apart about not watching rugby – how unpatriotic. (I mean, think for a moment, who gives a f*ck if our PM likes Rugby – they should be good at politics, and can love darts, dominoes or knitting for all it matters). Johnson drinks champagne that costs more than my monthly salary, and celebrates the rugby while ignoring his constituents – the media say he’s ‘one of us’.
Corbyn brokers the peace accord in Ireland and is forever branded a terrorist sympathiser for speaking to both sides. Johnson insults blacks, Islam, women, the working class, single mothers – and the press say he’s ‘a man of the people’.
Corbyn gets the backing of economists and banks for his sound policies. The press call him a marxist dreamer. Johnson’s policies are said to be a disaster for England, the press say “Back Boris” and “Get Brexit Done”.
This media tells us every day what we need to believe in order to protect the money of the billionaires who own it. We have become a nation which believes that the millionaires in government, who are funded by the billionaires in the media, are somehow on the side of the public – the same public that they are paying poverty wages to in oder to become billionaires. Even as Johnsons admits he WANTS people to be poor, the poor vote for him.
The Tories can be bought – they will do whatever billionaires ask them to. That’s why they suppressed the Russian report, and why they get such healthy donations from billionaires. Corbyn cannot be bought, and so serves no use to billionaires because he won’t be bribed. That’s why they tear him apart every day in the media. Billionaires don’t want an honest government for the people that can’t be bought. And yes, that does sort of make Corbyn our Eliot Ness, but half the UK is blindly cheering on Al Capone even as he steals our money and kills our countrymen.
But there is a huge problem. With the main media being bias, the truth can now only be found in obscure places, places with no credibility. All the media has to do is say “conspiracy theory”, or “loony left-wing website,” and no-one will believe it. The truth is kicked into a corner and forgotten – even despised.
Channel 4 still try and speak the truth, and look what happened there – Boris threatened to ‘review their licence to broadcast.’ In the last few days a handful of BBC reporters have done honest pieces, have asked difficult questions at last: the result? Boris threatens to remove the licence fee. I’m not sure how much more obvious the corruption could be.
Socialism is not a dirty word, it’s just about being nice to people who need help. Much of the economic and social framework remains capitalist – it’s just that some of that capital is spent on looking after people – instead of being spent as tax breaks for the rich. There are many socialist countries and they do not collapse, go bankrupt or any of the nonsense disasters our billionaire press tries to convince us of. They just don’t tend to make many billionaires – they make EVERYONE a little better off, instead of only making 1% obscenely wealthy.
It’s also true that great leaders do not push people into choices. They listen, weigh up the options, seek advice from experts, and then try and help other achieve the goals for themselves. A great leader makes all their ‘subjects’ more powerful – they do not dictate, they enable and support, advise and teach. Yet when Jeremy Corbyn shows exactly this kind of strength by being neutral on Brexit, he is yet again ridiculed across the media. Yet the reality is so obvious if we just gave it some thought.
This is of course only my assessment after weeks of careful research – after reading the withdrawal bill (what I could access and as much as I could), manifestos, policies and expert opinion. I’m always open to someone putting an opposing case forward. Sadly all I get back from Tory voters most of the time is emotion or insult. They have read the papers and ceased to think.
Admitting that you have been fooled is painful, embarrassing, and it’s easier to just shoot the messenger. The problem here is that we are on a knife edge. One more win for the billionaires and they will be able to establish their power so absolutely that we may never be able to turn back.
If you are voting Tory, without knowing their policies, without having read their manifesto – you are a billionaires puppet, convincing yourself using stories drilled into you for decades by a media that doesn’t care about you at all. And you’ll destroy the lives of millions with your vote.
Boris urges you to hate, to cry LEAVE, to fill your heart with nostalgic notions of Old Blighty and freedom. I urge you to LOOK and THINK. Doing so will unravel the whole Tory position – which is why they never ask you to do it.