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Goodbye to the Scoundrels of Great Britain

At its heart, this election was less about welcoming Labour in than getting the Tories out. From austerity to Brexit to Partygate, voters have lived through an unprecedented era of cruelty, chaos and corruption. If a week is a long time in politics, 14 years of Conservative misrule has practically been a life sentence.

Many don't believe anything will change with a Labour government, let alone soon. In the coming months, Starmer must show it can. For now, it is enough to sit and savour what has ended. To draw a line under the worst of governments and remember the millions of lives made poorer, sicker, more afraid.

Today is for Windrush, disability benefit deaths and Grenfell. It is for food banks, "go home" vans and the rape clause. For PPE contracts, cancer patients and Rwanda flights.

Goodbye to the vandals of Britain. How fitting they destroyed themselves in the end.


'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 02:53:05 PM EST
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