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By Ollie Richardson

£1,600,000,000,000 – the rough estimation of the UK’s public debt. This excludes the shenanigans of Canary Wharf and their chums in Westminster. In reality, much like the US $18,000,000,000,000 debt, this gross amount can and will never be paid off in the current system of capitalism, as the pound Sterling became a unit of debt a long time ago.


With the added complication of the EU “Brexit” referendum, the UK finds itself between a rock and a hard place. This predicament was discussed in the article Britain Must Slay the Dragon and Embrace the Multipolar Reality – with the prospect of no more EU money coming the way of Westminster, Britain is left naked, with its fragile and foreign-owned infrastructure incapable of propping up any form of positive GDP.

Thus, the events surrounding the 71st session of the UN General Assembly should come as no surprise – Theresa May stood on the podium “cap in hand”, totally ignoring the collection of bullet holes in her feet, and attempted to convince the countries that haven’t blown domestic taxes on foreign escapades that the UK is revolutionary.

Below is a couple of quotes from her speech at the UN that highlight this forced, reluctant shift towards the emerging multipolar order:

“And as we do so, we must recognise that for too many of these men and women the increasing pace of globalisation has left them feeling left behind.”

“So when it comes to the big security and human rights challenges of our time, we need this – our United Nations – to forge a bold new multilateralism.”

It would appear that the UK is realising it must ditch its supporting role in genocide – from Yemen to Syria, from Ukraine to Palestine – in favour of avoiding the iceberg and salvaging what little economy it has left. Despite big brother USA giving Israel $38 billion in forgiven loans for apartheid, the UK is now more than happy to hop into bed with Iran, because the colour of money (and smell of oil) is not something London can shut its eyes to.

But it wasn’t just Theresa who was lifting her skirt for an IOU – the Bullingdon clown Boris Johnson also worked his magic, petting the Russian bear from the other side of the table, but keeping enough distance to not warrant an angry phone call from Obama (blaming Russia for the airstrike on UN aid convoy in Syria).

This new direction was set in motion the very moment David Cameron begged Xi Jinping for some emergency Yuan to stem the bleeding of that whopping debt. The fruits of the visit in October 2015 – almost £40bn in contracts and also the extension of the standard Chinese visitor visas from six months to two years.

(131202) -- BEIJING, Dec. 2, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron during their meeting in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Ju Peng) (wjq)

(131202) — BEIJING, Dec. 2, 2013 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron during their meeting in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Ju Peng) (wjq)

Whether it is China, Iran, Russia, or Trump’s America, the UK has to service its debt somehow, but there are other pressing issues, such as unemployment, wealth disparity, a dilapidated NHS, surging immigration figures, and a serious disconnect with the outside world. These are things that can only be solved from within, and no amount of rubles, yuan or rial can buy the remedy to this illness. But first things first – the time has come to stop bombing foreign countries, for as soon as this is done, the rest will follow…

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