British Values? What are they Dave?

One of only four surviving exemplifications of the 1215 text
One of only four surviving exemplifications of the 1215 text

UK – Once again in the UK we are treated to the sight of a weak and desperate prime minister coming out with a meaningless slogan to try and catch the headlines and con a weary electorate into supporting him.

With Mrs Thatcher it was Victorian values. Now we have David Cameron spouting on about British values, and how they should be taught at school.

It may come as a shock to many that I describe Mrs Thatcher as a weak prime minister. To her fans she epitomises the image of a strong and resolute leader. If you scratch the surface her intransience and failure to listen to her advisors and the cabinet are signposts to her weakness. She thought that is always right and she had no wish to listen to an opinion to the contrary.

That David Cameron is weak is beyond question. He was elected t the leadership of the Conservative party because he was the Tory Tony Blair. A PR man. All style and slogans. No substance.

Just what are British Values? Well like everything else they mean all things to all people. But to the ruling class they mean education, decency, refinement and wealth (for themselves) and to hell with everyone else. Who also must treat you with the respect that fear brings.

If you cite Magna Carta as an example of Britishness. It is important to note that it does not apply to the ordinary people in any way. It was a deal forced on King John to limit his power over the Barons on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede.

King John was also a weak man with distasteful, even dangerous personality traits, such as pettiness, spitefulness and cruelty.

It is also interesting to note that the monument at Runnymede was paid for by the American Bar Association in 1957.

There are many parallels between King John and David Cameron. They both are spoilt brats prone to acts of arbitrary sadism and utter cruelty against the defenceless. Both prone to chucking their toys out of their prams. Neither would or will brook any limits on their power. In both cases they believe that the law does not apply to themselves and their government.

They also both have a habit of tossing their toys out of their prams when they do not get what they want.

So far the only values that David Cameron has shown are ones that King John would have been proud. Torturing the disabled, robbing the poor, betraying the soldiers on active service and especially the wounded ones and looting the economy.

Only in David Cameron’s case it is the European Court of Human Rights that is seeking to keep him order.

So David Cameron what are these British values and do they apply to everyone, not just the 1% like Magna Carta. We are waiting for an answer…

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Author: Dr Suusi Watson

Editor of the Bastard

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