Britain: The election everyone lost

By Alan Simpson

Former parliamentarian Alan Simpson bemoans the paucity of serious debates of public paucity in the recent British election concluded today. Beginning in Churchillian tones, he laments “What infuriated me most about this general election was that never has so much been missed by so many.”

Simpson lambastes the major parties for their lock-step focus on austerity while overlooking the obvious. “The real burden of debt that Britain faces is for its burgeoning Corporate welfare state. The ‘too cheap to meter’ nuclear industry has passed its clean-up costs over to the public. Now it wants 35 year guarantees (at twice the market price) for any new power it produces. Frackers, and offshore oil, want new tax incentives for extracting what we should be leaving in the ground.”

Read more of Simpson’s broadside at The election everyone lost.