Politicians are parasites feeding off corporations. Enough is enough.

Drillminister outside parliament
Drillminister

Boom. Bam. You know who it is. Yung Drilly, aka Drillminister – writing for The Canary. I’m running for London Mayor in 2021. And with the state of UK democracy and politics, do you blame me?

The more I study these politicians, the more they disgust me. So cosy with the corporations that the ‘Trap Houses of Parliament’s’ revolving door doesn’t stop spinning.

Drillminister outside parliament

Pfizer: on the make

Take the corporations that only give you a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) if you’re rich enough. Pfizer has already sold off 82% of its doses to governments, including the UK. But these countries only make up 14% of the global population.

It doesn’t shock me anymore that the CEO of Pfizer called the World Health Organisation’s patent initiative ‘nonsense’; an initiative seeking to ensure that the poorest countries have equal access to a game-changing coronavirus vaccine. Or that Kate Bingham, the person in charge of securing a vaccine for the UK, has investments in the big pharma companies making coronavirus treatments.

But Pfizer isn’t the only corporation that will put your life at risk if you’re poor.

Drillminister outside parliament

Grenfell

Executives at Arconic knew that cladding on buildings like Grenfell could spread fire “over the entire height” of a tower. Arconic knew that government guidelines were so lax that they could get away with using flammable insulation. That same insulation ultimately led to the death of 72 people.

It doesn’t shock me anymore that the government isn’t doing much to help people still living in death traps who may have to pay for the removal of cladding themselves. Or that an organisation that was run by Benita Mehra, a panelist on the Grenfell Inquiry, received grant money from Arconic.

And, do you want a prime example of that revolving door between politicians and corporations? Gavin Barwell was the so-called ‘Grenfell housing minister’. Campaigners accused him of ‘suppressing’ action on fire safety before the tragedy. So, guess where he works now? The UK’s largest social housing provider, Clarion.

The creeping corporate hand of death

We’ve also got the corporations that benefit from bombshells and bullet holes. People in the UK are fighting for survival. Meanwhile, the government gave arms companies over £700m between April and July 2020.

It doesn’t shock me anymore that BAE Systems, the UK’s largest arms company, used to sponsor Remembrance Day poppies. Or that they attend schools with children as young as primary school age to ‘inspire the next generation of young people to consider engineering’. All while BAE Systems has sold over £15bn in weapons to Saudi Arabia – as it continued its deadly assault on Yemen. But our politicians love these promoters of war. So much so that the revolving door is wide open again – with people like former defence secretary John Hutton working for nuclear weapons maker Lockheed Martin.

And it certainly doesn’t shock me anymore that Keir Starmer kicked Jeremy Corbyn out of the Labour Party. Everyone knows he’s trying to paint Corbyn as a racist. It also doesn’t shock me that the Democrats side-lined Bernie Sanders in favour of Joe Biden. In fact none of it shocked me. Because both Corbyn and Sanders were a threat to all these companies and the politicians making a killing from them.

Parasites

There are companies that think saving money is more important than saving lives. Our politicians are financial parasites. These companies are the hosts. So, I am running for London Mayor to make a change in the ‘money laundering capital of the world’; within the ‘most corrupt nation’ on Earth. The way I plan to do it is by listening to the people. The ones that the politicians and corporations want to ignore.

I’m putting my ear to the streets and feeling the heartbeat of the city.

Watch Drillminister explain further why he is running for London mayor in 2021:

Featured image and additional images via Oleg Tolstoy/Drillminister 

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    1. BBC Newsnight interviewed Gavin Barwell as an expert on Grenfell, a few months ago. Made me feel sick, still makes me feel sick. The truth is in the FBU report https://www.fbu.org.uk/publication/grenfell-tower-fire-crime-caused-profit-and-deregulation

      Drillminister gives me a round up of the real relations. Parasites and corruption. Truth -> catharsis -> empowerment.

      Stop the parasites. Pinch the tick and flick. I’m feeling better, thanks Drilly.

    2. Somebody worth voting for! I only wish there were more such individuals, asking these long-overdue questions.
      I have watched, dumbstruck, as Corbyn’s Labour has been attacked from all sides- Guardian, BBC, Labour right, et al- watching democracy being snatched from our grasp through a constant diet of misinformation. I see the worst offenders rising through the ranks, populating the Lords, key roles in the MSM. Why is it that journalists who know what is happening remain so silent?
      To some of us the past few years have confirmed that democracy is lost! Back to voting for marginally the least-worst candidates and the constant sedation of social media. As an East Anglian I’ll be rooting for you, watching from afar, but please do prepare in advance for attacks from the Israeli/Zionist lobby. And vociferously support BDS and be prepared to back it up!

      1. “Why is it that journalists who know what is happening remain so silent?”
        Perhaps they remember what’s happening to Julian Assange, among others. His case is a bit extreme, but any journo who steps out of line is quickly slagged off as Russian disinformation and/or fired, and in many countries, imprisoned, tortured or killed. Unsurprisingly, the remaining MSM ‘journalists’ are a bunch of arse-licking morons.

        1. “Perhaps they remember what’s happening to Julian Assange. ”

          Thank you! Yes, the question asked was rhetorical? But, to just pick through the whole sorry mess with a touch more precision, I worry not so much about the disingenuous Jonathan Freedlands of this world, more those like Owen Jones.

    3. The Government say they have spent over £150 BILLION on PPE since the start of the Covid outbreak. Considering the Aircraft carriers cost approx £8 billion each (max) and that that little purchase kept 20,000 people (skilled) fully employed for 6 years. I thought that £150 Billion sounded way over the top. So I am doing some homework. The Gov publish the PPE distribution figures weekly, from 25th Feb to present, well 18th October are the latest. During that period they have distributed 635,036,471 LLR face masks and 2,605,070,767 Gloves (counted in singles strangely enough) I have costed at the most expensive I could find, the cost for these items £158,759,117.75 for the masks and £169,329,550.00 for the gloves. A grand total of £328,088,677.00. That only leaves £149,719,111,323.00 to spend on the remaining items. I think that somebody is doing some stealing, don’t you?

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