There’s so much talk these days about the influence that Russia and its Oliagarks have on our country, our democracy and our financial system but don’t we have what are in effect our own home-grown oligarchs as well? Aren’t they running our country having burrowed deeply into our party political system?
Oligarch meaning – (especially in Russia) a very rich business leader with a great deal of political influence.
Just look at the definition above and tell me we don’t have UK-bred very rich business leaders with a huge amount of political influence which like their Russian counterparts has been turned a blind eye to for far too long.
Is it not time for investigative journalists to turn their collective efforts and abilities into exposing how money buys power and position in the UK? Yes, I know, Private Eye is the obvious place for such journalism but sadly it’s unlikely to be picked up by our right-wing press as what’s uncovered will probably be a little too close to home if you get my drift.
Would it not be a great idea, when those responsible for polluting our financial systems and our politics, are exposed on the floor of the House of Commons by MPs with guts – Layla Moran comes to mind after her recent list reading of names she has concerns about but there are other principled MPs who may be willing to join in.
Our politics is all about money and it buys influence at the highest levels. Such may well have pretty much always been the case but the big difference now is that there seem to be no moral barriers as to how far this influence can go. Where MPs get their money from needs to be fully transparent as the present system just pretends to be so when in reality it is opaque at best. How come someone can be a big donor to a political party and then be given a seat in the house of Lords?
I suspect that our political and financial systems and indeed our national governance are far more corrupt than any of us realise. And if you’re still not sure have a look at this video:-
Are you still unmoved by what’s going on?