U.K. election, how the LibDems can win power, and BDS Israel

The LibDems can seize control, of the U.K. government, in the general election, to be announced tomorrow, for Tuesday May 6 2010.

U.K. foreign policy, at any rate.

That’s my guess. All they have to do is this:

Promise, to turn on Israel, to coerce Israel, to give up its violent war crimes (looting/colonizing), hand back the land and water Israel robbed, since 1967, tear down that wall (the 80% built on Palestinian land), and remove its 500,000 settlers, from Palestinian land.

Adopt BDS against Israel: boycott, divestment, sanctions, terminate relations.

There’s a big segment of the British public eager for this, probably all across politics. How many, I do not know, but plenty, millions.

There’s no reason not to vote for them. The LibDems economics man is the only person anybody wants to listen to, about the economy (Vince Cable), and whatever else their policies be, they’re satisfactory, no big changes. It’s a safe vote.

Can they can double their seats in parliament? if they adopt this policy? (now 10%, 63 of 646).

If so, they’ll be kingmaker, in a new coalition government, power to demand the foreign office, and agreement to enforce their Israel policy. See,State of the parties at 15 March 2010” (U.K. Parliament).

When the ship is headed for the rocks, politics is suddenly about risk, a time for leaders, to stand up, boldly, unflinchingly, and announce a new course, make their explanation, for their new plan.

In democratic election politics, the people have the power, to require a new course, on a single day, they can slam on the brakes, do a handbrake turn, and set off in a new direction.

But they must have leaders, to empower them, leaders who will put it to them, the voters, that new course, give them the choice, to elect those who promise to do it, set that new course, clearly, unambiguously, no ifs, ands, and buts about it.

This campaign pledge is bold, but poses little risk to leaders who will own it. It’s grounded in ethics, law, national security, human rights. It grabs the problem, and it solves it, in a big hurry, the root of justified worldwide hatred, the cancer of the military-industrial-legislative complex, the intolerable obscenity of the homeland security state, where the government considers every citizen the enemy, a possible terrorist.

The LibDems in the U.K. can show the way, to Americans, how to prove Hillary wrong, terminate the U.S. “eternal and forever” commitment to Israel, abruptly, on a single day, U.S. federal election day, every two years, when U.S. voters can turf out the entire U.S. Congress House of Representatives, and a third of the Senate.

The next U.S. election? Coming soon. Tuesday November 2 2010, “the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November,” in even-numbered years. 2 U.S.C. 7 (congress), 3 U.S.C. 1 (president).

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Notes:

The U.K. has 3 main parties, in the general election, and they now poll roughly like this: Labour (30%) (in power since 1997), Conservatives (40%) (Tories), the LibDems (20%) (Liberal Democrats).

It’s Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the two main parties — in the U.K., as in the U.S. — it matters not, between them, as to foreign policy. They compete, to pledge the greater allegiance, to Israel, to lie the boldest, the most creatively, about Iran (an Israeli initiative).

Enter the LibDems, the only party to vote against the attack on Iraq. They play along with Israel, Iran lies, as far as I know, I haven’t studied their pronouncements, obviously they don’t want to rock the boat, else I would have noticed it.

There’s no fixed date for the election, the Prime Minister can call one any time s/he pleases, but not more than 5 years from the last one, unless Parliament votes to abolish elections, or postpone them. The last day for this election is Thursday June 3, under the current 5 year deadline.

The Prime minister will announce it tomorrow morning (Tuesday April 6), for Tuesday May 6 2010, the U.K. general election, parliament dissolves on Monday April 12, so says the news.

Charles Judson Harwood Jr (Warlaw)

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