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Thoughts on the General Election.

In three weeks we will all put our cross against a particular name, we live in a democratic state.  This democracy was not the gift of kings and queens, nor of a powerful ruling elite.   It was fought and struggled for by agricultural labourers, factory workers working 12 hours a day, the match girls, men working a mile under the sea digging out the coal which powered the Industrial Revolution.  But something has happened to that hard won political power, behind closed doors, quietly in meetings not written down anywhere the extremely wealthy few have subverted the fairness achieved over centuries and restored power to the multi-national corporations, The CEO’s, the billionaires who put their money into political parties