Significant truths are now beginning to ‘kill’ the mainstream parties

The cycle of mistrust between people and politics ratchets up.   Matthew Whittaker, chief economist at the Resolution Foundation, has warned that “currently we are facing a candour deficit as well as a fiscal one”.

In the Guardian recently, Polly Toynbee wrote:

political lies graphicMs Toynbee adds:

“Labour is trapped by staying in the me-too rhetorical territory, agreeing with the Tories and the Lib Dems that the public can’t take much honesty . . . The truth will kill those who try it, they fear”.

But the really significant truths now beginning to ‘kill’ the mainstream parties are not those political manouevrings noted above.

The clues to the real distrust are in points four and five above. As a reader emailed: when politicians have relatives, friends and investments in all the corporate and financial sectors they are hardly likely to do otherwise”.

Another Anglo-Saxon attitude: see America’s Progressive Cynic cartoon caption:

political corporate graphic text

Increasingly aware of this connection, the British public is turning to several small parties who are, in the main and as yet, untainted by such ‘success’.

The unconvinced should turn to the register of members’ interests and see how much wealth is being amassed by many prominent politicians in the two main parties.

Posted on December 8, 2014, in Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Economy, Finance, Government, MPs, Parliamentary failure, Public relations, Vested interests and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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