The Rise of the Inhuman Right

The Tories are reacting to their increasing unpopularity by continuing to blame the last government, the disabled, immigrants and the unemployed (many of whom were put out of work as a direct consequence of coalition cuts) for the economic crisis which this country is continuing to suffer. Indeed, it’s quite impressive to observe the lengths that they are prepared to go to in order to avoid laying the blame at the door of tax-avoiders and unscrupulous bankers who, it increasingly appears, were almost exclusively responsible for the recession which somehow they still aren’t suffering any ill effects from at all. Nor, for that matter, are they prepared to contemplate that their own failed policy of austerity might be at fault.

Indeed, despite three years of worsening recession under this government, David Cameron has pledged to “stick to the course we are on.” Having already stripped the Welfare State to the bone, destroyed free education and put the NHS up for sale, it seems that this may now mean abandoning the UK’s commitment to the Human Rights Act.

It is curious to see the Tories apparently choosing to re-brand themselves as the Inhuman Right in time for the next general election. If only there were some lessons that we might draw from recent history regarding countries undergoing harsh economic circumstances that chose to implement extreme political solutions and victimise minority groups, the infirm and ethnic minorities…

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About Fles

Early middle-aged (oh yes I am!), no longer long-haired but still speccy and decidedly still an increasingly opinionated git. I’m basically a believer in individualism, that everybody has their own perspective and inner-beauty. I try to find humour in every situation. I enjoy reading and writing poetry.
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