Sunday, 24 July 2016

Déjà vu: 2

Do people think that events like Hitler’s rise to power, of Pol Pot’s reign of terror or Stalin’s repressive hold over Russians for decades are merely episodes in history; and that these events are somehow removed from their existence, that they can never occur here?

OK, so it’s probably a safe bet this isn’t happening in the next few years. However, once outside the EU things could change drastically for the worse. A Tory government pushed further to the right by an resurgent UKIP could dispense with our human rights legislation. They could neuter our equalities laws. Moves such as the introduction of the death penalty are not beyond the scope of a Conservative government.

We could be in such a position by 2025.

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