A few pundits have said today that we have entered the era of ‘Zombie Government’ so let’s be under no illusion on where this Government is now headed under a Truss leadership: It is night of the living dead meets Gordon Gekko (1987 film Wall Street character, a symbol in popular culture for unrestrained greed)
Of course we may have a brief flurry of largely insufficient cost of living support measures in an attempt to boost the PM’s poll ratings (they are not good at all at the moment) but thereafter we are heading down a very dystopian road.
A road which revives the most malign and destructive aspects of failed 1980’s right wing ‘trickle down’ economic doctrine.
This is the PM who is against wealth distribution, thinks tax cuts that favour the rich are fair, is pro fracking, co-authored a book calling British workers among the worst idlers in the world and advocated widespread roll out of enterprise zones offering freedom from corporate and personal taxes and minimal regulation.
And if you dare to speak out when your health and safety or employment rights are thrown out the window? Well the PM has also promised to introduce legislation targeting action by trade unions and increasing the ballot threshold required for strike action. This is despite her own vote share being less than this proposed threshold!
Today the new PM suggested the next general election will not be until 2024 giving her nearly 2 years to proceed with a destructive economic strategy that is unlikely to increase real wages, likely to roll back our hard won rights, likely to starve already broken public services and very likely to increase greed, profiteering and inequality.
This strategy has no democratic mandate and the people of Britain deserve to have their say.
We need a general election now.