I believe that the current political crisis has little to do with the expenses scandal, still less with Gordon Brown\’s leadership. It arises because our economic system can no longer extract wealth from other nations. For the past 300 years, the revolutions and reforms experienced by almost all other developed countries have been averted in Britain by foreign remittances.
Colonialism as plunder eh?
The great British adventure – three centuries spent pillaging the labour, wealth and resources of other countries – is over. We cannot accept this, and seek gleeful revenge on a government that can no longer insulate us from reality.
Yup, that\’s the line. That trade, the international division of labour, specialisation and swapping the resultant production, are all simply pillage.
No doubt George will be ready to castigate himself for his pillage of the fruits of French labour as he drives his Renault around the Welsh lanes.