Throughout the 20th century, British history has been one long chronicle of Labour's exploitation of the working class to win political power for its internationalist and privileged leaders. The leitmotif of this campaign has been to disempower this traditionally independent and bloody-minded cohort of our people by creating total dependence on an overweening central State. From the very first 1911 National Insurance Act, which destroyed the mutuals, co-operatives, friendlies and self-insurance creations of mutually-dependent working class communities, the century was one lengthy litany of entrapment, enslavement and disempowerment. The nadir was Gordon Brown drowning the nation in a tsunami of borrowed cash, for which our grandchildren will still be paying, in an all-out effort to create total State dependency. He failed.
The loathsome Emily Thornbury's sneering at ordinary people during the last election campaign was just a peek behind the curtain that usually hides both Labour's hatred of the British working class and its fear of their realising their own capacity for independence. June 23rd was rightly a day on which this brave cohort of our people growled and set the establishment trembling. It was the day on which the working class showed they were wise to Labour's exploitation.
And it really won't help the readers of the Guardian if that rag continues to term anything that empowers the working class as 'populist', any more than it helps to label them 'vulgar' or sneer at their homes.
The establishment needs to understand that democracy means that our people are truly free – for the first time in a century free from Labour's enervating talons piercing their flesh – to use universal suffrage and the secret ballot for their own interests.