PR – The killer blow for the pendulum of change

British politics has always been like watching a huge grandfather clock. For nearly a century there has been the swinging of the pendulum, to the socialist left and back to the Conservative right, back and forth, back and forth, and the political lie of the land became a predictable, if not always agreeable, part of the British makeup. It has kept us free, it has kept Britain in the forefront of world politics and it provided the check and balance to the extremes of politics.

However, over the past 13 years of Labour control, that pendulum has swung so far this time, almost reaching the top of the clock, and whilst it is beginning to look towards a socially centrist ideology it is backed up by the authoritarianism and economics of the hard left.

On its passage left, the pendulum has only destroyed never built. Industry, institutions, education, farming, fishing, mining, social fabric, charity, culture, work ethic, rights and individual freedoms all gone. This has been replaced by State dictatorship of life, community, thought, actions and legislative created work, all of which is monitored, targeted, recorded and tagged.

The introduction of full blown Keynesian economics has created the situation where in the majority of UK regions State spending now accounts for nearly 70pct of per capita GDP. In every sense we have entered the realms of a communist state.

Fearing that this socialist utoptia could now be under threat, that the people want to see the pendulum swing the other way, certain measures have been proposed, and been propagated by the plethora of ‘progressive’ organisations to slow down and if possible stop that pendulum forever, the policy so quickly picked up by Gordon Brown as the carrot to Clegg.  The most visible of those proposals is PR.

Proportional Representation in whatever form will stop dead in its tracks a single party being able to push this pendulum back from the far left towards the right, it will ensure that political indecision becomes the order of the day, that no-one can redress the imbalance that has built up during the past decade.

If this country is ever to recover from the Economic crisis it has to be free to find its own path, make its own political and economic decisions in a free and entrepreneurial fashion, unburdened from the collar of state control and crippling regulation at every level in every aspect of life in Britain.

PR will spell the death knell for a once proud and independent nation, leaving it prey to economic and political giants, become a slave to supranational state interest, destined to be as decisive as Greece and Belgium, and with about as much global influence as Zimbabwe. Never again will we see the pendulum swing to correct the imbalances created by our Rotten Parliaments.

One day there may be a good case for PR, but that time is not now.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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5 Responses to PR – The killer blow for the pendulum of change

  1. tally says:

    just read an article on the spectator by Alex Massie. He reckons Scotlabour would never accept PR. so the scots save us for once

    • Maybe, unless they try to impose it on England only…. Then the Scottish MP’s in parliament will vote for it.

      Got to remember these Federalists all want the UK split up into regions, with England broken into 9. They will pick off Scotland (Scottish EU Region) in their own time.

  2. jameshigham says:

    Banana republic, here we come.

  3. jameshigham says:

    The strategy behind Clegg’s duplicity, apart form backfiring on him further down the track, might well give us the withdrawal from the EU we desire. There is a case to be made for it, without clutching at straws.

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