West Yorkshire SEZ 2023

West Yorkshire SEZ 2023 – 40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas

Shrinking big Govt invites oligarchs to dictate their venal policies with tremendous new powers so that they can bypass the will of the people. As Nancy MacLean points out, this requires greatly expanding police powers “to control the resultant popular anger.” Sound familiar UK? Brexit will see state power transformed into aggressive tactics at local level to bypass ordinance on building low income housing and abolishing the minimum wage cap. Prisons will fill up with dissenters and people who can’t afford to be extorted by private companies.