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 This has been replaced by State dictatorship of life, community, thought, actions and legislative created work, all of which is monitored, targeted, recorded and tagged.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.