“What we’ve got in the House of Commons is a political class” remarked the fiery politician Nigel Farage, showing his disgust with the present
state of British politics. This interpretation of modern British government is increasing throughout the nation, we seen it with the protests in
London which swelled to some half a million people just last month. The British are upset and rightfully so.
With forty-three percent of the British public opposed to the British intervention in Libya which is now calling for more spending and more Tornado
jets they are forced to ask themselves, “Are we even being represented?” A harsh austerity imposed by an increasingly unpopular coalition
government which has taken to crippling the working and lower classes to ease their way out of a state manufactured debt crisis, a harsh popular
reaction is not too far in the distant future I would presume.
A Prime Minister seen as far too “posh” and out of touch with the reality and sympathies of the British working class, a politician who ran a
center-left campaign now fighting alongside one of the most fiscally conservative governments in modern British history, the lacking of any real
alternative, and a new unpopular war are all part of the realities in today’s Britain.
By a vote of five-hundred fifty-seven to thirteen the government dragged their nation into a third Middle Eastern front in just one decade. Meanwhile
students must pay more for tuition, state workers are being laid off en masse, public systems are being privatized, and the people are being squeezed
so the government can protect themselves.
So I say, “Now is the
Spring of our discontent”. What say you, my British friends, how will you respond to your present
situation. Shall you lie back and allow them to treat you as their servants, the piggy bank of their posh lifestyle from which they may pluck their
next pound to pay for another missile while your fellow compatriots sleep sick, hungry, and cold on the streets of your nation? Or will you rise up,
rise up against those who oppress you, rise up against those who rebuke you, rise up against those who ignore you, rise up against those who abuse
you, rise up against those who betray you, and rise up for the glory of your Kingdom?
The decision lies in your hands and your hands alone.