Thursday, December 5, 2019

Abby Innes - This general election is a choice between the end of democracy or the end of neoliberalism

Britain at a crossroads.

Boris wants to turn Britain into a low wage ecomomy, despite neoliberalisn consistently failing for forty years.


Given the dismal empirical record of forty years of pro-market reforms, the only way this Conservative Government can create the low tax, low regulation, law and order state of Neoliberal fever dreams is under the cover of other projects. Brexit offers a unique opportunity: it allows a government of economic extremists to manipulate our cultural identity to endorse a rewriting of the entire institutional rule-book. The recent assertion by Michael Gove that Brexit offers no lesser a liberating moment than the fall of the Berlin Wall is exactly wrong. Electoral success for the Conservatives will complete the capture of state authority by private business actors and consolidate the Conservative Party as a self-serving broker, first and foremost, between the residual powers of the state and the now largely unrestrained economic power of large private business and increasingly extractive financial interests.

LSE




6 comments:

Matt Franko said...

"This is not to say that enthusiastic conspirators didn’t exist: they did and still do. "

Oh no! its the "neoliberal conspiracy!"...

Matt Franko said...

"the end of democracy"

Doesnt this moron realize its an election she is talking about?

Peter Pan said...

Brexit + Boris = Death of the UK
Strawberries + cream = mmmmmm :)

Ralph Musgrave said...


I can't decide which lot of lying, cheating, back stabbing, greedy, money grabbing, traitorous, scum of the earth, shit for brains theiving lot of idiots to vote for...:-)

Matt Franko said...

LOL Ralph... you gotta exercise the franchise we never get exactly what we want... doesnt work that way... you have to make the best selection for you out of the candidates...

Peter Pan said...

No mix and match?
Politics should be more like a wardrobe.
Want to wear that tweed jacket with those fluorescent bicycle pants?
Vote for it!