Monday 22 May 2023

A Certain Security Zone?

Everyone named in the next sentence is ghastly, but here we are. Brokered by and for China, Saudi Arabia's détente with Iran, and thus with both the Russian Federation and the Wagner Group, makes it possible for it to mediate between the Army and the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan. Everyone wants an early solution in Sudan. Yet in Ukraine, we are ordered to cheer on a fight to the death.

Backed by or backing the successors of the Kaminski Brigade, depending on how you chose to look at it, the Svoboda Nazis have invaded Russia. The breakup of that Federation, with each of the federal subjects turned into a nominally independent imperial subject, is a long-stated neoconservative aim. The use of established Nazi subcultures in pursuit of such objectives is a tactic at least as old as the use of Islamist subcultures that had been created for the purpose.

Again, here we are. All cheered on by the Labour Party, and therefore also by the SDLP. All cheered on by the Liberal Democrats, and therefore also by the Alliance Party. All cheered on by the SNP, and therefore also by Plaid Cymru. All cheered on by the Greens, who are the King's Party in every way, and who are already hardline hawks in government in Germany. All cheered on by the DUP, by National Conservatives, and by the Boris Johnson Fan Club at the Conservative Democratic Organisation. All cheered on by the Socialist Campaign Group. And not unconnectedly, all cheered on by Sinn Féin.

But when I tell you that there is going to be a hung Parliament, then you can take that to the bank. I spent the 2005 Parliament saying that it was psephologically impossible for the Heir to Blair's Conservative Party to win an overall majority. I predicted a hung Parliament on the day that the 2017 General Election was called, and I stuck to that, entirely alone, all the way up to the publication of the exit poll eight long weeks later. And I say again that on the day that Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister, I predicted that a General Election between him and Keir Starmer would result in a hung Parliament.

To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not.


  1. Right from the start.

    1. I wish that it could give me any pleasure. We have been right about all the wars. Unfortunately.