Not for the first time we have a “Hung Parliament” in the UK, defined when no political party has enough seats to secure an overall majority. For all the Conservatives have the largest number of seats, it’s a failure for the campaign of Strong and Stable Government. The morning afterwards brought two novel situations
- Boris Johnson has not yet said anything
- Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, proposed that Labour could operate a minority government with votes being cast on the intrinsic quality of the issues rather than the usual confrontational power politics.
The imminent need for Brexit resolution set against the backroom deals necessary to keep any consortium in power means that the legislative system is not just hung, but well hung! It presents a vivid confirmation of a system that is not fairly serving everyone in the nation, yet would seem likely to improve against the uneven playing field subtended by a shadow government, as exists world-wide. (Yes this happens when you have global banking system that is privately owned. You can check that out quite easily!) The old joke of “whoever you vote for, the government still gets in” is alive and well. Whatever bunch of unlikely bedfellows the government turns out to be, it’s going to hard to operate sustainably with the possibility of reliving the circus of media manipulation that is a general election.
However if you were to consider the changing state of world politics, there are more timelines of monumental changes that are very imminent, yet hardly anyone knows about them. They are not in lamestream media, and even if they were, we have been subtly conditioned to not believe, and not check out the facts that exist.
Our current pre-occupation with the parliamentary sham becomes less worrisome when compared with momentous world events that are about to unfold. No doubt most will hail this with deprecating tones, but it’s so close now that we just need to wait and see when/if it happens. Consider these:-