From the horse’s mouth: the State Monopoly of Violence [UK]

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As the Financial Times generally sees itself as the in-house newspaper of the boss class here in the UK, then it’s sometimes worthwhile dipping in to see exactly what our class enemy is up to.

Originally published by Anarchist Communist Group.

In a recent article written by former (Labour) Home Secretary, Jack Straw (4th January), he voiced the kind of important truth that would surely be unheard of in the general mass media that’s normally aimed at the hoi polloi. He said:

‘The comforting euphemism that the British police are there to “keep the peace” disguises a harder reality: that their paramount role is to maintain the state’s monopoly of the use of force.’

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