Insulting the intelligence of the nation

03_september_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,192

Thursday 03 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

You must be enjoying the spectacle of Labour tearing itself apart immensely. Had they applied themselves with such vigour in opposing your policies of attrition against the good people of this country, the last general election might have had a better outcome for the life and well being of this nation.

I confess that I am enjoying the rabid terror with which the Labour party grandees have welcomed democracy. It is a vital and valuable insight into the prevailing mindset of Westminster. As you and your party so ably demonstrate every day, the notion of being democratically accountable to the people is a concept that is entirely absent as you tear our country and our lives apart.

I have just spent a few days away with deeply caring and loving friends and one of the chief topics of conversation was the overweening arrogance of a political class, aided and abetted by a poodle media, who insult us, demean us and belittle us with never a thought for how asinine and utterly juvenile they reveal themselves to be.

Curiously, Unite union’s political director Jennie Formby has come under fire for calling Tony Blair a ‘neo-liberal, multi-millionaire, war-mongerer’ with nothing useful to say about the Labour leadership race, and who was told this was ‘disrespectful’ to the former prime minister. And yet Blair can quite blithely insult us by saying, ‘people who say their heart is with Corbyn, get a transplant’.

Prior to the illegal invasion of Iraq (which you voted for) Britain saw the biggest ever protest march (in London alone called ‘The million march’) in its history opposing an invasion which was prosecuted under false pretences. The democratic voice of the people was entirely ignored at obscene human cost and the devastation of a sovereign nation, which has formed the basis of western military intervention ever since. In international law a military conflict waged without the justification of self-defense is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime.

George Osborne has waded into the Labour leadership contest claiming Jeremy Corbyn is a ‘threat to our future national security and to our economic security’ in proposing to scrap Trident. What greater threat can there possibly be to our future national security and to our economic security than nuclear annihilation? It is the possession of such obscene weapons capable of global extinction that is the real insanity pursued by arrogant, power hungry, fools who care nothing for democracy or even life. What greater insult to our intelligence can there be that the potential to end life on this planet is regarded as necessary and worth investing vast amounts of our money in renewing whilst our own people die in poverty.

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