It happens eventually to all regimes that operate as totalitarians. It happens when they push the public in directions that they do not want to be pushed, and when the politicians fail to listen. It happens when the public feel swamped by the boot of overwhelming regulation and have little else to lose. It happens when graft and political greed is no longer controllable.
And it certainly happens when the politicians realise that they no longer have the monopoly on violence, and more importantly, they no longer have the monopoly over events.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been given a £300,000 armoured Jaguar… Clegg now travels everywhere in a bullet- and bomb-proof Jaguar XJ with two police officers – a driver and a guard – plus two back-up officers.
“It’s not just him, either. All the senior Lib Dems in the Cabinet have had their security reviewed and increased because of the level of public loathing.”
When he became Prime Minister David Cameron got rid of police outriders for his official car to cut costs, but his security has been stepped up again.
This is not one of the usual massively hollow PR security excuses, to protect against ‘terrorists’. No, this is the government’s response to a genuine fear, a fear of its own population.
How nice it is to finally see the government afraid of its own people, and please be very afraid because the final straw never weighs heavy, but it its just enough to finally break the public patience.
No-one can predict what that straw will be or when it will be laid on top of the pile, it will probably be a minor issue, something totally inconsequential and it will take them totally by surprise. The breaking point has been reached.
I expect 2011 to hold quite a few Ceauşescu moments for our politicians, that moment in time expressed by a look of sheer terror on their faces as it dawns on them and they realise they have taken that one small step too far.
This is our country and its not for sale. You politicians will not get away with destroying it, you will not get away with selling it out to the EU and you will not get away with Treason.
Its your call.