Guido Fawkes (Anonymous)SPES, the deity of hope & prosperity. Now, the newest, smallest & first ever build your own UK Political Party. Time for change in the UK, a revolution.

1) Stop the wealthy corporate and individual tax dodgers. It is easy, but the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems refuse because they and their backers dodge UK taxes too.

2) Bye bye unelected upper house (Lords) & monarch. The Queen / her progeny can be ceremonial heads of state / ambassadors & stand for election as president if they want.

3) Get rid of the class and present honours system. You are not inferior to others, nor others to you. The class system breeds nothing but bad attitude amongst us all.

4) Stop spending billions on elitist / wannabe empire projects. Put the money into the NHS, schools, universities, social care, leisure, emergency services, defence (but not aggression).

5) Abolish lower income taxes & TV licenses. Have a true luxury rate VAT. Tax money & job exports. Tax pollution. Double tax dodgers. Privatize Westminster, Whitehall & Royal Estates.

6) Reform the electoral system (a win win option does exist). Return fraudulently acquired own to rent properties to the housing market. Double the rates for empty residential property.

7) Incentivize businesses, especially those that export & contribute to tomorrow. Reform welfare, prisons, foreign policy. Make Britain Great again. or Create an Account

UK bad attitudes are down to the class system
07-05-2017, 11:14 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-05-2017, 11:16 AM by Spes.)
UK bad attitudes are down to the class system
I believe the Brexit vote percentages (Yes, No, Did not vote) perfectly mirrored the British psyche. For me, perhaps some might say like most other nationalities, Brits are either great, terrible or insipid. But more so than other countries IMHO, and I believe I know why.

The British class system lives on; Sir this, Lord that, Member of the British Empire (hmmm), the Duke of everything. And I believe normal everyday people are resentful; openly or not, consciously or not; it is subtly enforced subservience in my book. And I believe this provision for "superior" members of our society causes us, or some of us, to look down on others; different races, nationalities, etc. It makes me cringe when I see British expatiates and holidaymakers look and talk down to other people, foreigners, and it happens at home too. Our bad attitudes, I believe, are the result of being status derided in a class system ourselves, quite like the anti-culture you see with African-Americans (and with our own African, Asian, etc. populations).

For this reason, to make the British better (and to be honest, when Brits are good, they are the best and most humorous in the world), I would like to do away with superior honorifics (sir, lord, etc.) and anything that relates to our former empire, which was often not the most benevolent towards our acquired subjects. I believe MBE's, etc. should be changed to country awards, and chosen by the population, not by a select superior few.

I understand many Brits love their royal family, just as much as they love EastEnders, and I believe the comparison is a very valid one. But it should be their royal family, not mine if I do not want or vote for them. I am for the Queen to remain as head of ceremonial state (unless someone else better is elected), but for her and her immediate family who perform substantive duties on behalf of the UK, for them being assessed for economic viability. I have no doubt the Queen does help create wealth for the UK, and maintaining our strong history is important, not least for tourism. But it should be just that, history and economic value, not subservience fuelling anti-culture.

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