British politics is completely corrupt: and I know the truth from the inside
When I was a teenager, I was top of my political game. I was Liberal Democrat youth leader, head of student council, and I knew all the local MPs and council executives. I went to parliament and complained to Vince Cable. I was even voted most likely to be PM at school. Why did I do this instead of something more normal? Well, back then I really believed I could make a difference. I wanted to change how housing was regulated. I wanted to reform GP systems. I wanted greater intergration and better teaching for low income children. Then I actually worked at CNN, the NHS and shadowed think tanks and politicians, and became totally disillusioned with politics.
I’ll tell you some facts just so you can see where I’m coming from.
- Every politician I know votes for what THEY want, not what is best for their constituents.
Old population? Yeah but let’s cut funding for hospitals or end of life care because hey, I don’t like big tax bills. If they do vote for anything that actually benefits their voters, it’s because they want to stay in power and kind of have to. Thus the Article 50 votes.
- It’s largely about ‘what benefits my stocks or shares, or my friends’ as opposed to ‘will this cause the loss of 18,000 jobs in my borough?’.
People take a large backhand bribe from ‘friends’ who have businesses in selling conferences, medicine, road tarmac or property and get a share of the revenue after the vote. This happens all the time with everyone I’ve ever shadowed or worked under. Even in the NHS, on a high level, someone is always flogging needles, bed frames or hotel planning permission, along with useless management schemes to their brother in law’s cousin. And this is completely ignored because its so common. Most backbench Tories don’t care about sovreignity, they care about their 500,000 investment portfolio banked leaving the common market. I don’t think I ever heard any politician talk about ‘ordinaries’ the whole time I was there. It is all about THEM.
- Nigel Farage applied for German citizenship through his wife on the DAY of the referendum result. And now the marriage is failed, he’s cosying up with a French girl. Gosh oh my.
Because, obviously, not being in the EU as a citizen is a shit idea. And he would benefit from having a bolthole if the economy crashes. Did I mention his big backers all have a vested interest in the British economy collapsing on the import market? Oh yeah, that.
- Big backers who fund campaigns, media and PR for politicians like having their hands greased.
The reason Brexit happened is because big businesses wanted to do away with EU regulation and health and safety, as well as restrictions on quality and work hours. Who funded all those campaigns? The lies? The rhetoric? Hugo from Sussex who was sick of having to give maternity leave to bloody women.
- The under educated, under privileged average Brit don’t know any of this. They vote with snippets off the news or what their friends say. The only people who are privileged enough to be kept informed are a select part of the elite and academic community. Because the truth isn’t widely published in an accessible format.
Journalism isn’t paid enough to spend 8hrs trawling through share ownership and legal documents enough to expose and of this big cat backhanding. We usually look to see what the BBC or Sky is doing and copy the story in new wording. If we do get a story, it’s because someone knows someone, or…
- You know when a big scandal comes out about a politican? And it happened years ago, but now it’s out?
That’s usually a blackmail case from a disgruntled funder. The guy probably hasn’t voted the way he wanted on a bill and is now facing his nude selfies being sent to the express.
The system isn’t going to change. Because people who actually CARE, like myself or most of the activists I work with, aren’t going to take bribes to be the mouthpiece for an Essex tarmac business.