Fear and loathing on the referendum trail 6: Democratic renewal? Better in than out?

Kernowpolitico: notes from the periphery

The other day I caught some guy on the radio saying ‘it all comes down to who you trust, Cameron or Johnson’. That’s a fair point, although I wouldn’t restrict it to just those two. Who can we trust to renew our tired democracy, with its antiquated voting system, corrupt party funding and unaccountable quangos that spend £millions of our money? Will Brexit lead to democratic renewal once the dead hand of the Euro-bureaucrats is removed?

Would you buy a used car from this man? Would you buy a used car from this man?

The only weapon that can tame the growth of transnational power that accompanies neoliberalism is democracy. Which is why the transnational corporate elite and the super-rich are so wary of it. Friedrich Hayek, the leading prophet of neoliberalism, openly proclaimed, when supporting Pinochet in Chile, ‘I prefer a liberal dictator to democratic government lacking liberalism’. If democracy gets in the way of the market, neoliberals…

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