Friday 26 October 2018

Armed Guard

Out comes Johnny Mercer with the "someone else will" line about arming Saudi Arabia, a country that is in fact at war with us, right here on our streets. That cannot be said of Iran, for all its many faults. Then again, we rightly do not arm Iran.

Now, we should really go easy on Johnny Mercer himself. He probably cannot read (I mean that in absolute seriousness; listen to him speak), but certain sections of both main parties are suckers for a public school accent and for pictures of a young man in uniform. It is not his fault. He is being played, like some pretty boy pop star.

But the same cannot be said of certain other people, and they have been used to their own way for an awfully long time. They assume that there will never be an alternative to their venal approach. Well, there is now.

We need the renationalisation of BAE Systems as the monopoly supplier to our own Armed Forces, with a ban on all sale of arms abroad, and with a comprehensive programme of diversification in order to preserve the skills that were currently employed in the arms industry.

Another hung Parliament is coming, and our people need to hold the balance of power in it. My crowdfunding page is here, or email for other options. That address accepts PayPal.

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