Scottish and Welsh nationalists are presented to the wider British public as positions synonymous with British and white nationalism with all their racial supremacist overtones.
He said: “All the foreigners coming into the country, they get everything. Irish people are getting nothing.” Immediately after this I asked if he knew of any foreigners who were sleeping rough.
By the very means with which the right has crept back to power and influence in Europe and the United States it has changed the rules that govern ordinary, decent liberal democracy.
Right-wing extremism is now at a level unseen in Europe since the 1930s and we have seen it enter so far into the mainstream that now even the centre and left media is being forced to normalise it.
People subject to state power whose conditions of life dictate that they are not functioning in a manner that serves the imperative of power – earning and paying taxes – are, by default, the enemies of the state.
Full spectrum surveillance of whole populations, ranging from on street closed circuit cameras, to wholesale spying on emails and online activity, to the developments of smart devices for listening into conversations in people’s homes has become the norm.
In a world such as ours, completely dominated and directed by the free market and the whims of its hidden élite architects, we eventually come to the realisation that within globalisation we are trapped in a single party state.
This is the near limitless supply (estimated to be in the hundreds of trillions of dollars) that is used to persuade nation states to bend the knee to the march of neoliberalism.