The Tory chickens come home to roost By William Bowles

24 June 2016

Ask yourself this: Why has immigration been made the pole around which, this entire referendum ‘debate’, has revolved? Why has the closet Nazi Nigel Farage of UKIP been given so much airtime?

Could it be the masses, hammering at the doors of Fortress Europe after we, that is the US-EU-NATO axis of pure barbarism, destroyed their countries, have something to do with it?

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Disposable and Expendable By William Bowles

13 May 2011 21:00:25 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Disposable: Osama

As more ‘facts’ emerge about the assassination of Osama bin Laden, one thing is clear: that there has been active collaboration between the Empire and the media in suppressing the true nature of the events surrounding bin Laden’s death[1]. For starters, are we to believe that the army of corporate media mavens swarming around Islamabad didn’t know about the following?

The CIA maintained a safe house in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad for a small team of spies who conducted extensive surveillance over a period of months on the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. special operations forces this week, U.S. officials said. — ‘CIA had secret outpost in Abbottabad‘, Washington Post, 6 May 2011

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Coalition of the unwilling? I don’t think so By William Bowles

25 May, 2010

The London Independent (19 May, 2010) carried a positively euphoric front page that compared Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and now deputy prime minister in the Tory/Lib-Dem ‘coalition’, to the man responsible for the 1832 Electoral Reform Act, Lord Grey.

“Clegg makes his bid for a place in history

“Nick Clegg, prepares to unveil ‘the biggest shake-up of our democracy since the Great Reform Act of 1832”

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The act and those that followed, has kept the ruling political class in power ever since, allowed some working men the vote (if you were a property owner or paid rent of at least £50 per year) was followed by three other ‘reforms’ (women were not to get the franchise until 1918, the final ‘reform’) .

The Independent calls Clegg’s demand for reforms ‘the birth of people power’.

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Parliamentary ‘democracy’ – a triumph of Victorian engineering? By William Bowles

1 May, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

To understand what’s going on with Britain today we have to look back to the 19th century and the rise of industrial/mercantile capitalism, for it was during that period that the Victorians got into the business of myth-making in a big way, rewriting our history almost completely. Truly a triumph of Victorian engineering.

The vast movement of people not only from country to city but from artisan to wage labourer fractured our collective memory so completely that inventing a new, more capitalist-compliant version of ‘our’ history was relatively easy to do. Add to this the fact that even the oppressed working masses still benefited from the wealth of England’s slave/colonial Empire, persuading people that ‘Britannia Ruled the Waves’ wasn’t such a difficult task to accomplish. And we need only look at the USA for a current example of how Empire corrupts totally.

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Risen from the grave By William Bowles

3 November 2003

As predicted, the Tories have dumped the wimp and chosen Dracula, whose attitudes and policies when in power rivaled the position of the British National Party. Press coverage of Howard’s ascendancy has been a wall-to-wall whitewash of this reactionary and racist individual, with acres of coverage of how Michael Howard is now a ‘reformed’ right-wing Tory, who will lead from the ‘centre’. Yet the power brokers who made the running to dump IDS have been the 1922 Committee whose position on just about everything is just a little to the left of Hitler (but not by much).

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Will he, wont he? Go, that is By William Bowles

28 October 2003

The Ides of March have come a little earlier than usual. The notorious and racist right-wing Tory cabal, otherwise known as the 1922 Committee, fed up with Ian Duncan Smith’s wimpy ‘liberal’ programme have finally managed to whip up enough hysteria to challenge IDS for the leadership of the Tory Party. So barring a miracle, it looks like it might be curtains for IDS by tomorrow (29/10/03).

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