The strange death of conventional politics

November 30th, 2010

What are the big issues in Britain today?   They certainly include the banking crisis, Iraq and Afghanistan, the spending cuts, tuition fees, tax avoidance and evasion, climate change, to name but a few.   Who is taking action on each of these?   Well, the G20 protests against the bankers, Wikileaks’ exposure of abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan plus several demonstrations, a massive TUC demonstration against the cuts next March, the students making their third protest against the tuition fees hike despite being ‘kettled’ for 5 hours a week ago by the police in Whitehall, UKUncut against corporate tax avoidance, Campaign against Climate Change in their march and rally Hyde Park-Westminster this Saturday, and so it goes on.   Where are the political parties? (more…)