There’s talk of ‘moderate’ politicians forming a ‘unity government’. If you’re unsure why we need such ‘unity’, here’s a quote:
Have you seen the state of this shit? Fuck me – this is a right fucking mess. The only way to solve this is leaping in bed with the Tories.
Oh, sorry, that’s actually a quote from Sir Nicholas Clegg in 2010 – the disaster in question being the financial crash.
Still though, this ‘unity government’ will be entirely different from the ‘Coalition government’. And how do we know that? Because the people who think the Coalition worked say so.
Here we go again
The Coalition government was filled with politicians who thought austerity was worth pursuing because it gave us a few more years of pretending that capitalism works. The brand new unity government would be filled with politicians who think that… austerity is worth pursuing… because it gives us a few more years… of pretending that… capitalism works.
A unity government worked in World War II, because we were fighting the Nazis. The question in 2018 is this: who are UK politicians fighting? Because when you look at their history – a record of austerity and inequality – it looks like their principle enemy is the British public.
Not all bad
Saying all that though, a unity government wouldn’t be all bad. Some elements of it would be merely dreadful.
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