William Goodes Journal – Ukip What Next?

Nigel Farage fresh from his parties bi-election win in Clacton is certainly if not already moving UKIP into being the third force in UK politics. As parties in the past similiar to UKIP, we see Farage the leader with the image, the personality the person who has developed a connection with the public. Without Farage the charasmatic leader (to some), would there be a UKIP? Well yes there would but a third force probably not. Having said this the reality right now is quite different and UKIP has many many followers, disenchanted voters who firstly seem to have given up on the Tories and now are totally fed up with all the major parties.
The road back for the Conservative / Labour / Liberal parties is a long one. This time around one will scrape through at the next general election but what will the public be faced with at the following election. If Nigel Farage has his way, UKIP.
The public is sick to the core of austerity measures, cuts to disability, the market running social services, think G4S, Serco there. Cuts to health and welfare, pay rates that haven’t risen in real terms for years. The messages from the three major parties are both stale and dry. The public don’t really believe, they would like to but now are unable. Years of the major parties being on message has left a dire toll, the citizens aren’t listening but they are looking and there minds and eyes fall to UKIP, to Nigel Farage.

The industrial class have blown it once again and left the door open for the far right of politics to sneek in. The English version may seem tame to some but things change. Take a look at the French far right and the Greek Golden Dawn parties and others re-organising for their new world, our new world if we let them in.

William Goode’s Journal – Austerity A Simple Word With Complex Outcomes

This post was my comment in The Guardian in answer to this article by the journalist Martin Kettle.

“Austerity is here to stay, and we’d better get used to it”

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Britain faces years of austerity as does the rest of Europe at some level.

Austerity” a word that sounds like we are now being sensible, is more like a term or a plan whereby the populace pays back debt via the cutting of services to health and disabilities, rising utility costs and future wages.

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Overseas bank accounts holding trillions of cash.

I’m sure there are corporations and individuals with offshore bank accounts that would like to see the money still flow to them albeit with a minor interruption, but the danger is will our capitalist system be replaced by a populace who are absolutely fed up with the deregulation that has been a part of their lives and a cause of many of these woes over the last 30 years.

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The Greek population is facing the toughest austerity measures in the EU.

We talk of growth figures for the next 50 years, a new political system not necessarily better and possibly a lot worse than capitalism (for us) at it’s fairest peak, may just be around the corner. Current and future growth figures under a new political system will be meaningless and trashed into history.

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Tottenham riots in the United Kingdom

Riots in the streets and yes middle class rioters too may be our future. Ask a Greek citizen what they now think of democracy (and they invented it) and you might well get the answer “bring back the dictatorship”. In Greece they have “The Golden Dawn” in waiting to do just that.

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Members of the Greek right party “The Golden Dawn” salute inside the Greek parliament.

“Austerity” may just become a word that future politicians will never ever want to hear or use again. Unfortunately however it is now out of the bag this innocent almost simple word that may signal the start of years of soul searching and angst.