“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.”
George Orwell, 1984
Well, the Eton mafia will take the election result as permission (if they ever thought they needed permission) to keep on stamping.
Scotland and the North East, almost entirely non-Tory, can expect to be in for an extra-special kicking.
And if you’re one of those toasting the prospect of 5 more years of austerity, just bear in mind that 30+ years of neo-liberal politics means that the family silver is well and truely depleted. Sooner or later, once they’ve sold everything they possibly can, the Tories will come looking for their pound of flesh.
Pensioners should be particularly worried – £12 bn of welfare cuts are proposed. Pensions make around 50% of the welfare bill.
Yes, I know that nice Mr Cameron promised not to touch your pension if you voted for him… but that was before the election.
Sooner or later, they’ll come looking for you.
In the meantime, we start all over again – but not from scratch, because we’ve been slowly building foundations over the last five years. Somehow or other we now have to take things to the next level.
I’m not quite sure exactly how at the moment, or even what the next level is, but if we keep moving onwards and upwards, adapting to situations as they arise and, most importantly, continue to make sure that news of what’s really going on is available around the internet.
Sooner or later, someone is going to grab hold of one of those stamping boots, pull the stamper to the ground and give them a taste of their own medicine…