Britain needs a great leader.Watch
All nations have had great leaders to guide them out of darkness and into the light. Leaders like:
What we need are not parliaments or referenda, but men of iron will and ruthless determination. What we need is a man of action. Why should we not have a great man to run our affairs?
We should dispense with the regular, legalistic procedure, and appoint one man in charge of a small cabinet of 5-10 men, who will guide the country onto a better path. Parliament should be dissolved and this small group given the responsibility for wielding all of the constitutional power normally delegated to the executive.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
There must be a man with the will, somewhere, somehow, to guide us out of our current predicament. A leader that can build the homes we need, fix our NHS, make the trains run on time and less expensive, save our failing education system, save our youth from moving further to the left, fund our military properly, reform our Parliament, crack down on tax avoidance, restore our manufacturing. A leader that can save Britain.
People on the left often claim that if only people were less selfish and bought into socialism, with the right leader everything would be great.
People on the right often claim that if only people were more hardworking and had different understandings of fairness and equity - with the right leader, everything would be great.
But Nirvana Fallacy is just that - that stating a better world can bring it about.
All the things you have stated are possible - with enormous amounts of money - amounts of money that are only available through taxation and that would go into public spending. No one wants high tax.
These things apparently happen in other countries - no, not in comparable countries they don't. Scandinavian countries have low populations and low population densities.
We have more or less what is possible. From time to time, we get a centre-left government, social policy "improves" slightly, but at a huge financial cost. We then move to a centre-right government and you get better finances, but some unhappy people.
The only thing I would want a very strong leader for would be someone with the charisma and political will to go to war with the militant unions and break them for once and for all. There are two wars in British Politics that need to be fought - one is against the unions, and the other is how long we will continue to pay people to not work. The former, I believe can be fought and won - the latter, I don't know.
The moment trying to put an image in goes wrong :_:
Either that or the tyranny of Great Men. Most Brits would side with the former paradigm.
Yeah no, it doesn't. The country and the citizens of the country ought to participate actively in its governance as free and equal.
Eh, no. Certain citizens are better than others and have a right to rule.
No they are not, they don't even know what is good for me. Only I can know that and therefore, only I can rule myself most effectively. They can impose their own views of the good life on me but they don't know what is best for me better than I do.
Sadly, you are an exception to the rule. Most people do not know what is good for them. It must be forced upon them.
I know this is a troll thread. I'm being slightly serious 'cos I'm bored and tired. Bad attempt though.
In all seriousness though, I have nothing constructive to add.