Saturday, 21 October 2017

Blue Labour Peer proposes Fascist style House of Lords

Mussolini believed in a corporate state where a large part of the democratic structures were elected through functional groups (workers, business sectors and so forth) - a bit like this from Maurice Glasman:
The Lords, in contrast, should represent vocational democracy. There should be people elected from each sector, whether that be electrical or academic, medical or administrative. Doctors should vote for a peer, as should nurses and cleaners. It would give an incentive to the organisation of carers, builders and gardeners, who would each select a representative from within their organisation.
Aside from being pretty impractical it acts to create blocs within parliament solely vested in sectoral interest - with the result being that, as Italians discovered, you have to have a licence to open a sweet shop or set up as a gardener. Or as Benito put it:
Fascism recognises the real needs which gave rise to socialism and trade-unionism, giving them due weight in the guild or corporative system in which divergent interests are coordinated and harmonised in the unity of the State.


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