'Nobody need feel any obligation to vote in an election that has become little more than a coronation ceremony for the new oligarchy.'
As the UK election campaign gets off to a non-start, spiked editor Mick Hume proposes a few bullet points for Tony Blair and William Hague to put on little cards and give to all their candidates.
'Presumably those demanding that more "ordinary people" be turned into people's peers would be happy for political debate to echo the banality of commuter train chat.'
'The question should not be, are you for or against direct action in general, but what does this direct action represent here and now?'
'The problem of racism has been divorced from questions of politics and power.'
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At last we know what the UK general election is really about: it's the Tandooris against the Tories.
If any of the parties had a message to make us sit up and take notice, they would be shouting it from the rooftops now.
'Public support for cancelling the election amid the foot-and-mouth crisis was always an expression of the anti-political mood of our times.'
'Attach it to pretty much anything you (don't) like, from scientific research to supermarkets, and the prefix "modern" has become a boo-word, to be pronounced with a sneer.'
'We are left with a raging national debate over when the general election should be, while the small matter of what that election is actually going to be about passes almost without comment.'