Sold out

“The government intends to use a US trade deal to bypass democracy, override Parliament and rip down our public protections.”

So says George Monbiot in an article on his website, previously published in The Guardian on 10th June 2020.

The article is well worth reading though it will send a chill down your spine when you understand exactly where ths UK Tory government is dragging us. We in Scotland always patted our backs as we felt we had a way out, would never have to be dragged along to the conclusion of this madness. But what if in the next few months the Tory government ties matters up in a way that makes it impoissible, even for an independenct Scotland, to return to anything aproximating the status quo, life as we have known it? Will independence come too late to save us?

The last paragraph of Monbiot’s artcle surely must give us food for thought.

“Just as Trump seeks to erase Obama’s legacy, Johnson and Cummings seek to erase Clement Attlee’s much deeper legacy. It’s not about sovereignty. It’s not about taking back control. It’s not about British values or British autonomy. It’s about locking deregulation and the demolition of public services in place, by means that cannot be challenged by either people or Parliament. The combination of a no deal Brexit and a coercive US trade agreement will allow the government to rip down a wide range of rules and protections, creating a paradise for the disaster capitalists funding the party, and hell for the rest of us.”

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