Those who have not voted have allowed the System to retain its status quo, and have missed an opportunity to make real change through a Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn. This must come down to working class alienation, lack of political education and a sense of pointlessness. The middle class know the value of a vote, and in areas like Sutton use that power to devastating effect.
The NHS worked on the principle that there were grave inequalities within capitalist society, and that when working class people presented themselves at their GP, it did not matter who they were or what their station in life was – they were entitled to top-notch and ‘free’ medical treatment delivered by healthcare professionals.
Although many quite rightly concentrate on Peter Mandelson or Tony Blair as the architects of ‘New’ Labour, in reality these were only frontmen for Philip
The notion of disability ‘Civil Rights’ was used by Tony Blair to attract the disabled vote for the ‘New’ Labour victory, but when he backtracked and disabled protestors ‘chained’ themselves to railings outside Downing Street (and elsewhere) – Tony Blair unleashed the police upon them.
This rhetoric, aligning itself with the far-right, explains the tens of thousands of disability deaths relating to the Tory (and LibDems) ‘Austerity’ measures since 2010, as arising from the presence of ‘migrants’ in the UK. This distorted and fascistic thinking imagines that benefits and medical services have been withdrawn from the disability community and re-diverted to migrant communities, and suggests that disabled people should ‘unite’ with the far-right and participate in attacks upon these migrant communities.
Finally, the DWP behaves very much like the Christian Church it replaced as the administrator of welfare. All recipients of welfare are considered morally deficient, and are treated with an ecclesiastical contempt and mistrust.