Clamping Down on Opposition. All lobbying to be Criminalised Except by the Banks.

A coalition government with Liberals in is bound to be very authoritarian. Much of the new authoritarianism has been directed against the young since 2010. There was the kettling of students, the draconian measures taken against those involved in the riots, the dismissal of youth campaigns to save services and the silent break up of voluntary sector organisations.

The TUC’s briefings on this bill and those of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations set out the many dangers within the bill and how it will threaten the routine and natural lobbying and campaigning of charities and unions and community organisations. The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations points out that it will not curtail the activities of unpopular professional lobbyists but will potentially significantly limit the work of legitimate charities. The National Association of Voluntary and Community Action supports the submissions made by the Electoral Commission itself in which it complains about the ambiguous and therefore dangerously generalised scope of the provisions making it impossible for the Electoral Commission to police.

It should come as no surprise. Capitalism greatly benefited by the fact that the Parliamentary system led us to an unelected coalition without a mandate to govern. This enabled them to launch the slash and burn blitz which the EU and neoliberalism demanded on the remnants of the public sector and trade unionism. It introduced the hallmark of a more fascistic politics as the vestiges of the social democratic consensus are destroyed.

In particular the idea of being governed by a government partly directed by the mood and mandate of the people is too restraining for the neoliberals. By handing Parliamentary power over to the EU and the bankers who pull the strings of the main government members and  by launching a fierce ideological and legislative attack on workers’ rights, unions and access to justice, sooner or later a bill to destroy effective opposition would arise. And here it is. It is our soft version of what is happening to trade unionists and civil rights activists in Colombia.

If it is passed a final building block of the dictatorship is put in place. Who said there is nothing more frightening than an angry liberal?

 

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Liberals & many on the 'left' exaggerate differences between Trump & Biden; click to see what would make a real difference.
There is no effective “freedom” in a society in which working people live in poverty & billionaires live like parasites.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221826359541925&id=1045558919&sfnsn=scwspmo

Biden opposed moves to rebuild Afghanistan, advising a policy of fighting terrorism in the country. He also opposed withdrawal of US troops, which Trump carried out.
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/biden’s-comments-rile-afghans-internationals

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@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden's regime will hold on to enclaves in the North East and work alongside Turkish invaders, continuing sanctions against the Syrian government. In general, Biden wants US global leadership, which he sees as being diminished by Trump's inconsistencies.
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/limited-and-constrained-the-biden-administration-and-the-prospects-of-a-syria-policy/

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden intends to have tighter sanctions on DPRK, and to have stricter preconditions with respect to engaging on talks. The Democrat's president also intends to strengthen an alliance against North Korea. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-northkorea-analysi/biden-on-north-korea-fewer-summits-tighter-sanctions-same-standoff-idUSKBN25G2QO

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

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