#NoMandateMay and economic gangbangs

An economic gang bang or gangbang is a situation in which several business sectors engage in damaging economic relations with one particular individual country sequentially or at the same time.

The far-right government of Mrs May has brought the country to a terrible impasse. First of all, let me be clear as to why I choose to call the current administration a far-right government.

Conservativism is defined by openness to markets and capitalism, is friendly to business and values individual freedom. I do not agree with all of the above in all circumstances, but it is a legitimate and respected set of values.

The Conservative Party that emerged from the recent conference is a nationalist melange of protectionists, tax-and-spenders (where will the money to compensate for the costs of Brexit to business going to come from you think?), large state (who will run the new Brexit related services you reckon?) racist nationalists.

Nationalists yes, but racists? Yes racists. When Amber Rudd offers speeches plagiarised (unwittingly or intentionally) from Mein Kampf, we are no longer in Kansas.

This is not the Conservative Party we loved to hate. This is UKIP on steroids. And, lets remember that nearly 37% of voters chose the Conservatives, while only 12.6% chose UKIP. A UKIP by stealth government offered by the loony fringes of the Tories is not what we voted for in 2015.

The only way out of this mess (May promoting a hard Brexit with no mandate to do so) is an early general election. Now, don’t get upset if you voted Leave. I do not dare interpret your vote. It could be that you voted Leave because you wanted a complete clean break from Europe. You could be a tea-bag manufacturer or local jam producer (prime focus for trade policy we are told) that stands to benefit (or so we are told) from Brexit-plus.

It is clear the current Parliament does not reflect the popular will as expressed in the referendum. It is also clear that current policy does not express the mandate received in 2015 when the Tories campaigned on a promise to safeguard the country’s position in the single market.

An election offers a wider choice than a binary referendum. Want complete Brexit? You can pick from UKIP or the Tory selection of free range fascists. Want soft Brexit? You can pick Labour. Want no Brexit  (if possible)? You can pick LibDems.

Should you doubt that business is lathering up for the gangbang?  I urge you not to. Read anything from anyone. If you are still not convinced, and think that a media conspiracy is out to defame Brexit, you would probably cherish the chance to put Farage on the front benches.

Write to #NoMandateMay and urge her to seek a mandate.

@iGlinavos

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