Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Friday 30 October 2020

Nobs Out

 The recent headlines in 'The Star' newspaper, 'Nobs Out', suggested that the UK would be better off if the Old Etonian elite were replaced by the working class as leaders of the Country. The paper claimed that those at the top, from the Prime Minister down had no idea, none whatsoever, of the status of the lower classes; their situation, their wants, dreams and aspirations. We've been here before.

The satisfaction of the population, in all walks of life, is a measure of how successful an administration is but it is not the whole story. Sometimes, such as in a pandemic, the medicine, administered for common good, can taste bitter and the patient becomes resentful. 

But would it work? History tells us that Countries run by the proletariat rarely prosper, and often lead to the building of a new elite that eventually divorce themselves from their supporters. It doesn't work out well for the deposed leaders as often they need to be executed for fear of counter revolution. The logical end is that the smartest and most capable leaders are sidelined whilst the Country is run by the inept, eventually and unavoidably in their own interests to the detriment of all.

The headline 'Nobs Out' is therefore just that. A headline. Designed to allow a crumb of comfort for the pathetic with no basis in reality and with no chance of fulfillment.

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