Yesterday the British rejected truth, peace and justice: now they will suffer the consequences
Many will be dreading the impact that the money-takers will have on the lives of the vulnerable – having already seen the state of the NHS and the hoops though which the disabled have been forced to jump.
As predictions of a Tory government gained credibility, the pound started to rise and stocks in the utilities and oil and gas sectors were ‘boosted’ (FT) when London-listed shares started trading at 8am.
Domestically focused shares are also set to benefit
On voting day, former presidents, ministers, members of parliament, trade unionists, and political leaders from four continents signed an open letter.
The signatories called for a politics in which the interests of ordinary people could be advanced, social fabrics restored and the domination of an economic elite over democracies brought to an end, not just in Britain but creating a world for the many, not the few.
It said that Labour’s “commitment to a Green New Deal and radical action to bring about carbon neutrality” would be a “watershed in the battle to save our planet — and particularly its poorest people — from the consequences of ecological breakdown”, warning that that we are running out of time to tackle the climate crisis.