Stop the 'Tory Coup'

11114774_886043901463501_3841376031686154745_n.jpgThe Tories and their supporters in the press are preparing a post election plan to stay in office even if Labour and the SNP have more seats in Parliament. 

They are planning to declare that they are the legitimate government and have the right to form an administration.

This was the meaning of the recent Times editorial which urged Cameron to 'Occupy Downing Street'. This will be a 'constitutional coup' against the wishes of the electorate.

That's why we are calling for an immediate protest if this happens: 
Assemble: Saturday 9 May 1pm, Downing Street.

We cannot allow the Tories to get away with using a flagrant abuse of power to impose the most severe austerity this country has seen since the Second World War.

We will use this facebook event page to keep you updated about any changes to the time of the demonstration depending on the outcome of the election. Watch this space and, please, invite your friends and share the facebook event page.

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Whatever happens, the People's Assembly 'End Austerity Now' national demonstration on Saturday 20 June is more important than ever. 

Please keep spreading the word and lets make sure the new government feels the full force of the anti-austerity majority in Britain out on the streets in just six weeks time. 

Tell the new government: End Austerity Now
National demonstration, Saturday 20 June
Assemble: 12pm, Bank of England
Invite your friends

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  • commented 2015-05-13 22:08:53 +0100
    Yet at the end of this 5 year parliament the average worker will be better off than the average worker in Vietnam, N. Korea, China, Cuba or any other hell-hole the CPB thinks is paradise.
  • commented 2015-05-12 22:03:42 +0100
    “Where are you going to get the money to end austerity”?

    Money….people have a terrible understanding of what money is. Let’s see. You go to the bank for a loan or mortgage (death grip). You sign on the dotted line. Now, let me be frank, the money you just borrowed did not exist until the approved the debt and you signed for it. Your money was created at the stroke of a key and you, the mug…the steeple, just agreed to pay back this digitally created money with high street hard cash and you are going to pay interest back on this instantly created money….debt. In the case of a mortgage, you will pay back 3 X you initial borrowing.lol….mugs!

    I could go on and explain the shocking scandal of “interest”, but if I did that, you’d get really mad.lol

    The Swiss were thinking of giving every Swiss €1500 every month no matter what their circumstances are. This is actually very efficient spending. It gets rid of the staggering cost of running the benefits system. Here in the UK it costs £35k for every job seeker. It cost the UK £40k to subsidise every BAE Systems defence jobs. ..that is your tax money.

    The problem is, the corrupt UK establishment would be lost if it couldn’t use the cost of benefits to beat you with. The next big problem for the UK is that if everyone were getting €1500 each or €3000 per couple per month, British employers for the first time in history, would actually have to compete for employees….amazing.lol

    We are about to have another financial collapse….but don’t worry, they will find the money under a keyboard at Bank of England.lol
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:38:05 +0100
    Ban the political parties and bring in a system of independent MP’s free from the Freemason and secret lobbying.

    Do you think the sheeple are ready to vote in a party with one policy to change the system? lol
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:37:41 +0100
    Steven and Carl, I have to go. Thanks for your thoughts and for caring enough to be on here. Maybe catch you again sometime. Go steady.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:37:31 +0100
    Ban the political parties and bring in a system of independent MP’s free from the Freemason and secret lobbying.

    Do you think the sheeple are ready to vote in a party with one policy to change the system? lol
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:35:34 +0100
    Steven…we are in an open prison. Do you think that all the prisoners behave in prison? Prisoners are allowed to so almost anything, including murder other inmates…you could be in Americka or in many parts of the UK.

    I am banned by the BBC, all the big newspapers, The New statesman and most of my emails never reach their intended destination. I am effectively a political prisoner.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:34:09 +0100
    Hmm – interesting … why are there lines through much of my last posting?
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:33:17 +0100
    Okay. I guess I just have to disagree with you on the sheeple comment; I feel that people I have spoken to and seen on ‘Vox-pop’ s on TV suggest a high degree of political illiteracy with voting being a reaction to soundbites rather than a big-picture analysis of ideas. Also, I’m not contesting who ‘should’ have won – the Tories polled most seats and that’s that. My concern is that people have not joined-up the dots; only when schools, hospitals, the prison-service etc are in crisis will they begin to wonder ‘why?’ I’m afraid most people vote in response to particular narrow personal interests rather than what is good for wider society.
    Let me tell you this: in the school where I teach (Philosophy, Ethics and History) the situation is very close to not being able to make salary-payments. The same is true of a neighbouring school. That is purely a result of overly harsh cuts to the education budget. If you’re fine with that then there’s no problem for you, just as there is no problem for most people until it affects them. I bring to mind a woman I saw on Newsnight who said she would vote for ‘whoever gives ME most in MY pocket.’ So I disagree with your opening line – I think most people are sheeple of a kind – they don’t think past themselves or the most recent tabloid headline.
    I’m confused as to why you want to make comparisons with USSR and China and so forth – their complex historical narratives have absolutely no connection to 21st century UK. Neither do I understand why you keep referring to ‘socialism’. This isn’t about any ideological ‘ism’ – it’s about the clear understanding from all the statements of the brutal impact that so many voiceless people will feel as a result of zealous austerity measures. Do you know that people have died as a result of benefit-payment stoppages ?
    It’s been reported in the press, Cameron was directly confronted by a woman on the Question Time debate about that very fact – but he said nothing about it and moved on. I don’t care what ‘ism’ is behind it, but for me personally, that kind of laissez-faire politics is simply morally unacceptable – I guess you’re okay with it and we’ll have to leave it at that?
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:29:27 +0100
    Socialism…It that one of your labels? There is no socialism anywhere. We have versions of communism. The US is one big isolated (for over 90%) corporate work camp run along communist lines. I believe there are some 93 million economically inactive Americans. About one third of the population. Here in the UK, 25% of the workforce are economically inactive. However, given that the UK is staggeringly unproductive. So with a few changes, it would be quite easy to get that inactive number up to 40%.

    Bankrupt Britain…so bankrupt that productivity is falling like a stone. This is a classic communist trait
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:20:45 +0100
    Except Carl you would not be allowed to have a blog like this, against the government, in a communist hell hole. 1 in 8 of us would be sent to the gulag, there would be no holidays abroad and the party elite would get the fat of the land. That maybe what the people behind this blog want but not me.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:18:30 +0100
    Ok, after 30 years of Keynesian economics, 1945 – 1976, what state was the British economy in?
    Unemployment was around 1.5 million and inflation was 16%. Do you want to go back to those days?
    Where are you going to get the money from to end austerity? Tax the rich? They will leave and even if they don’t the money you tax from them cannot be spent twice. Either the rich spend their money to boost the economy or the government spends it. But the amount of money in the economy does not increase, are you able to follow that?
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:18:13 +0100
    Ban the political parties and bring in a system of independent MP’s free from the Freemason and secret lobbying.

    Do you think the sheeple are ready to vote in a party with one policy to change the system? lol
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:17:35 +0100
    Steven

    We live in a communist system. It is a communist system with incentives. The Russians had a similar system and the Chinese still do.

    We all eat the same supermarket fodder, we all drive similar cars and buy the same high street products. The majority of people earn between £20 and £30k. All employees have a standard employment contract which is pretty worthless.

    In a nutshell, Britain is an open prison.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:14:00 +0100
    Firstly they are not sheeple. They know what they are voting for, even if you or look at the results in askance.
    Secondly, correct the time is not right to change the system. But look at Cuba, USSR, China & North Korea, that is what you get when you try to take short-cuts to socialism. I’d rather have the tories than the lot that rule/ruled those regimes.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:13:59 +0100
    No Steven, I invited you to give us your thesis for political progression. I’d hoped for something more reflective and intelligent than this. I’ve never once mentioned capitalism nor accused anyone of abusing power and neither do I disrespect the election result. Continued austerity is not the only strategic response to recession – unless it is an ideological choice. So, as I invited before – rather than an aggressive rant – what is your thesis for political progression? I genuinely want to hear constructive ideas; attacking and messaging sneering remarks such as LOL and ‘ha ha ha’ is worthy of teenagers really. So what do you have to say that is relevant, and thought provoking?
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:10:54 +0100
    Ban the political parties and bring in a system of independent MP’s free from the Freemason and secret lobbying.

    Do you think the sheeple are ready to vote in a party with one policy to change the system? lol
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:06:44 +0100
    Well for starters you are not going to end austerity by holding demos…but rather than me say something relevant why not try reading the works of Karl Marx? You’ll find out how to end austerity there.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:05:18 +0100
    The conservatives got 11, 300, 000+ votes at the election.
    The CPB got…wait for it 1, 299!
    I guess the people have spoken and have told us what they wanted, why can’t you respect that?
    What is their flagrant abuse of power you talk about? why do you personalize capitalism, do you even know how it works! In a recession you get austerity and that is the fault of capitalism not the tories, you can’t vote to end that! They tried that in Greece, Italy, Iceland, Spain and they failed.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:04:56 +0100
    Steven, stop being a plonker trying to attribute your shallow word to me. Why don’t you say something relevant?
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:04:29 +0100
    So, rather than sneer – tell me your thoughts and thesis for political progression…we’re all waiting to hear…
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:00:54 +0100
    The suffragettes! hahahahaha really, you mean commies are not longer interested in the working class as a whole then? What were the suffragettes to socialism? Nothing.
  • commented 2015-05-12 21:00:26 +0100
    The same suffragettes who made it easier to send more men and boys off to their deaths?? It’s so easy being a serf.
  • commented 2015-05-12 20:57:37 +0100
    LOL, the same suffragettes who supported WWI?
  • commented 2015-05-12 20:55:22 +0100
    They said the same to the Suffragettes.
  • commented 2015-05-12 20:46:10 +0100
    You guys keep on doing what you are doing, cause it’s obviously working! LOL
  • commented 2015-05-11 19:57:02 +0100
    Charles, I understand your sentiment – but I also despair of the very British idea that demonstration and protest are somehow anti-democratic; it’s the idea that we each enjoy democracy for 30 seconds in the polling booth and then return to 5 years of forelock-tugging acceptance. Demonstration and protest and strikes and marches and sit-ins (all peaceful) are part of the dynamic of democracy, they are legitimate articulation of the electorate’s voice – it is often the only form of democratic expression open to people. The very fact that you and I have the vote is the culmination of such activity – it is the lifeblood of democracy and without it there is simply the frightening silence of surrendering to absolute control. In other European countries such as France and Italy , public demonstration is understood as being part of the fabric of democracy – not feared as ‘mob-rule.’ It doesn’t have to be violent or anarchic and government can choose to resist or listen to public opinion – but at least public opinion has been voiced. No one is seeking to overthrow legitimately elected authority but to make them listen to very serious concerns about very serious threats to the poor and the vulnerable and those who rely on services more than others.
    As to letting the ‘ink dry’ on this government – it’s the continuation of what they have already been doing, saying (and NOT saying) – where have you been my friend? Any analysis of political output (and Lord knows there has been plenty of it) combined with experience gives a vivid indication of what this government are seeking to do – THEY HAVE TOLD US! Sometimes it’s too late to demonstrate once the damage has been done. I would argue that NOT to act peacefully on one’s convictions is actually negligent of democracy. Democracy includes you accepting people voicing concerns that you personally don’t share – that is the democratic attitude you have to demonstrate if you are true to your own democratic values.
  • commented 2015-05-11 15:53:04 +0100
    To Charles Smith.

    The ballot is not secret. When you vote, they white down the unique code which is printed on the back of your ballot paper, next to your name in the voting register. Officially, they say that ballots and register never come together. Funny, but my brother in law got an email from the Conservative party in Bristol thanking him for his support over the last 5 years! He does vote Tory, but as he says…" how the eff do they know who I voted for"??
  • commented 2015-05-11 15:50:55 +0100
    To Charles Smith.

    The ballot is not secret. When you vote, they white down the unique code which is printed on the back of your ballot paper, next to your name in the voting register. Officially, they say that ballots and register never come together. Funny, but my brother in law got an email from the Conservative party in Bristol thanking him for his support over the last 5 years! He does vote Tory, but as he says…" how the eff do they know who I voted for"??
  • commented 2015-05-11 15:50:32 +0100
    To Charles Smith.

    The ballot is not secret. When you vote, they white down the unique code which is printed on the back of your ballot paper, next to your name in the voting register. Officially, they say that ballots and register never come together. Funny, but my brother in law got an email from the Conservative party in Bristol thanking him for his support over the last 5 years! He does vote Tory, but as he says…" how the eff do they know who I voted for"??
  • commented 2015-05-11 14:12:48 +0100
    I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH THE PEOPLE’ ASSEMBLY BUT ANTI AUSTERITY DEMOS MUST AVOID HOT HEADS DEFACING MEMORIALS AS HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND
    IT ONLY BRINGS US INTO DISREPUTE
    SORRY I HIT CAPS LOCK
    respect THEWILL OF THE PEOPLE SAYS Charles Smith,indeed never forget over 60% of voters did not support the tories fptp fails again some mandate when a third achieves a majority

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