Goodness knows there is no nation on earth which has unhappily bred more anti-national media, writers and talkers than the English. As George Orwell, who was not an uncritical lover of England put it with the Second World War approaching, “The typical English intellectual would rather be caught robbing the Poor Box in church than standing up for the national anthem”.
It is now dawning on the Lift that Britain is very probably going to leave the European Union sometime before 2020. Many of those who, like this writer, have been campaigning against British membership of the EU since before the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, see this epoch-making move as a necessary, but not sufficient step to regaining our independence.
Leaving the EU will not only free us from foreign interference in our traditional laws and customs, but will start to free us from the all-pervading egalo-liberal ideology, which has brought us to the brink of economic disaster and treats every individual, whether law-abiding or criminal, who happens to be in Britain, as having equal rights with actual British citizens.
Hopefully, in a new spirit of nationism, licensed lefties like Mary Riddell writing in the Daily Telegraph (October 22nd) will find that the media will no longer pay her to describe the tougher prison regimes for instance being planned by the Coalition government as a “symptom of a climate of venom and vengeance” in a Britain that is becoming a “nasty” country. …[more»]