On Cameron’s Resignation Honours

by Elias Blum

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Corrupt oligarchies act in corrupt oligarchic ways, according to their corrupt oligarchic nature. Trying to change the ways of government, without changing the nature of it, is doomed to failure. This is not a personal misdeed by Cameron; he is simply working within the internal norms of a corrupt system. Almost any other prime minister in that system, accepting those norms, would do the same. This is why a change in personnel or parties will always disappoint. Nothing short of a fundamental constitutional regeneration of the state can change its nature. From that renewed nature, beneficial changes in policy and conduct will flow.

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