Thursday, 31 August 2017

Nation Revisited #131 September 2017

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Irish History

Northern Ireland is a province of the United Kingdom bordering the Republic of Ireland. It is populated by native Irish who are mainly Catholic and the descendants of Scottish and English settlers who are mainly Protestant. The Catholics generally support union with the South but the Protestants want to stay British. 

The absentee landlord system during the Irish Potato Famine was so cruel and inefficient that a Royal Commission was appointed under the Earl of Devon to look into it. It reported:

"It would be impossible to describe the privations which they (the Irish labourer and his family) habitually and silently endure...in many districts their only food is the potato, their only beverage is water...their cabins are seldom a protection against the weather...a bed or a blanket a rare luxury...and nearly in all their pig and a manure heap constitute their only property."

These inhuman conditions resulted in widespread famine and emigration which denuded the country and prompted the Young Ireland Rebellion of 1848. This was confined to the South East and crushed by the Royal Irish Constabulary but it led to the rise of the Irish Republican Brotherhood which became Sinn Fein in 1905.

In 1886 Gladstone introduced a Home Rule Bill but it was opposed by the Protestants in Northern Ireland and by the House of Lords. In 1909 Parliament was reformed and John Redmond gained the balance of power, but a quarter of a million Protestants signed a "Solemn League and Covenant" that Ulster should remain in the United Kingdom. Home Rule was postponed and the First World War commenced.

In 1916 five hundred people died in the Easter Uprising and fifteen rebels were subsequently executed. The rebellion had not been popular in Ireland but as a result of the shelling of Dublin and the executions of the ringleaders, Sinn Fein won a landslide general election and immediately declared the Irish Republic.

The Government of Ireland Act (1920) established Stormont as the Parliament of Northern Ireland and the Dial as the Parliament of the Irish Free State.

Between 1921 and 1972 the voters of Northern Ireland consistently returned the Unionist Party to Stormont. However, the British government, in response to the Civil Rights movement, acted to reform the electoral system and introduce power sharing. In 1973 a referendum in Northern Ireland confirmed that a majority supported the Union. In 1974 the Ulster Unionists called a strike which brought down the Stormont government.

There followed four more attempts to impose power-sharing until the Anglo-Irish Agreement was signed in 1985. This was enforced by a massive police and army operation to contain
a murderous bombing campaign by the IRA, the military wing of Sinn Fein. In 1998, the Good Friday Agreement
established a cease-fire and a mutually acceptable power-sharing arrangement. This was largely due to the efforts of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Ulster Unionists, and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein. Two men from different traditions
who overcame their prejudices to work together. Unfortunately, both men are now dead and their successors are not so amicable. 


Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness (Belfast Telegraph)

It's ironic that Theresa May is propped up by the DUP when her opposite number Jeremy Corbyn is a longstanding friend of Irish Nationalism. The peace of the last twenty years was achieved with the UK and Ireland in the European Union. With Brexit on the horizon, it's not clear what will happen to the border or the peace process.

Electoral Performance

The results achieved by minority parties in the 2017 general election were pathetic. Most of them got less than 1%, whereas the winning Tories got 42% and the Labour Party got 40%.

Before Ukip, patriotic parties made little impression on British politics. Oswald Mosley's BUF was a mass movement before the war but they never got an MP elected to Parliament, and they were seriously damaged by the Second World War.

The National Front had a brief period of popularity in the seventies until Margaret Thatcher said that she understood people's fears of being "swamped" by immigration. She won a landslide election in 1979 and the NF was practically wiped out.

R
ecently, the BNP had scores of councillors, a Member of the London Assembly and two Members of the European Parliament, but it was all blown away by Nick Griffin's embarrassing performance on Question Time.

Ukip convinced the general public that immigration was a European problem and, with the help of the popular Press, they forced a referendum. But having achieved their ambition they no longer have a reason for existence.

This is hardly the time to announce the rebirth of the White Nationalist Party but that is just what Eddy Morrison has done. We don't need another party obsessed with Islam and Brexit but a modern party that stands for social justice and European solidarity would be welcome. 

Minority parties are disadvantaged by a first-past-the-post system that was designed to perpetuate the status quo. Their first priority should be electoral reform, but they opposed it when it was offered.  

They should concentrate on propaganda and forget about elections until they have sufficient support. That's how the Green Party got elected in Brighton. They focused on a single constituency instead of standing all over the country. 

Brainwashing

Advertising works. The Martini TV commercial, featuring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins, turned the aperative into a worldwide success. In 2011 General Motors spent $4.2 bn on advertising and Ford spent $3.9 bn. The IT company AT&T spent $2.9 bn and Verizon spent $2.5bn. In the USA most large corporations spend 2% of their income on advertising. The Coca-Cola campaign has made it the best-known brand in the world.

Advertising boosts the sale of products and negative advertising is just as effective. In 1974 over 40% of people in the UK smoked. But health education backed up by punitive price increases, and a ban on cigarette advertising has reduced this figure to 19%.



A similar campaign has made drinking and driving socially unacceptable. People are not just frightened of breaking the law, they are genuinely against drunken driving. 

Payola is the illegal practice of record companies paying radio stations to plug their records. The term was coined by DJ Alan Freed who testified to a Congressional Committee in 1959. Fellow disc jockey Phil Lind admitted to taking $22,000 to play records. There is no doubt that constant repetition sells records.

If people can be persuaded to drive cars, give up smoking, take taxis when they are drunk, and buy targeted records, they can certainly be influenced by propaganda. Mass circulation newspapers like The Daily Mail and The Sun are guilty of brainwashing. False propaganda, such as the £350 million for the NHS, fills our heads with nonsense. The 'Will of the People" is really the will of the press barons.

At present liberalism is the order of the day and political correctness is strictly enforced but if we had a government committed to European values the mass media would follow suit. People are not born with opinions. They are influenced by experience and education and much depends on who controls the brainwashing of the nation.

President Donald Trump is a politician with Jewish grandchildren and billions of dollars. He is not a Nazi sympathizer but a Republican who told the truth about the mob that attacked free speech in Virginia. His view was immediately challenged by Theresa May who made a predictable statement absolving the Black Lives Matter thugs for attacking people with baseball bats. This was a perfect example of the type of 'false news' that has misinformed the masses. It's unfortunate that a lad from Ohio used his car against the mob because most of those demonstrating against the destruction of America's heritage were law abiding citizens. 

A Plan for the Future

The 'just about managing' government of Theresa May goes from crisis to crisis. Almost every government department is under-funded and the one percent cap on the salaries of medical staff, firefighters, police, and teachers cannot be maintained as inflation reaches 3%.



On top of all her other worries, Theresa May is now faced with a massive bill for re-housing and inspecting hundreds of tower blocks in the wake of the North Kensington disaster. Local authorities can't be expected to foot the bill but the work must be done.

The Government has simply run out of money but they are frightened to raise income tax or reduce public spending. The Labour Party have promised a spending spree if they get into power but those of us who survived previous Labour governments know that they always end in tears.

We can't afford to maintain our National Health Service, replace our nuclear power stations, renew the Trident missile system, build high-speed railways, equip our new aircraft carriers with fighter planes, and pay the Brexit bill. These ideas were conceived when we were booming but we can no longer afford them. A sensible government would cancel some of these projects but the doctrinaire Tories are not for turning.

We are in the grip of a national emergency that requires urgent action. We should appoint a National Government, as we did during the Second World War. We should abandon the dream of 'independence' and draw up a recovery plan based on realistic targets. There's no point in pretending to be a world power when we can't afford to pay our nurses a decent wage. Instead of poking our noses into the Middle East we should equip our armed forces to patrol our borders, and instead of boasting how much we give in foreign aid we should look after our pensioners. It's time to forget about the Empire and look to the future.

Britain has the potential to be a modern European country with a high standard of living. But we need to invest in our industry and education and stop relying on imported goods and workers. We proved in the last war that we have the determination to succeed; all we lack is leadership and organisation.    

Hidden Government

This book is well written and worth reading but it relies almost entirely on the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion; an anti-Semitic book first published in St Petersburg in 1903.

Lieut Colonel J Creagh Scott DSO OBE wrote 'Hidden Government' in 1954 but most of it would be familiar to modern readers. He blames the Jews for the Russian Revolution, despite the fact that Lenin was Russian, Stalin was Georgian, and the leading Bolshevik Jew, Leon Trotsky, was murdered by the NKVD. 

He blames the Jews for the Balfour Declaration which promised Palestine to the Jews, but without it, America would not have come into the First World War and we would have been forced to make peace with the Central Powers. He also blames them for the Bretton Woods Treaty which tied the pound to the dollar and provided a massive American loan, but in 1944 we were bankrupt and had no choice in the matter.

He accuses Jewish bankers of making money out of nothing but he doesn't explain what happened to Lehman Brothers in 2008 - why didn't they just make some more money?

To bring us almost up-to-date he blames the Jews for passing nuclear secrets to the Russians. But not all Jews are criminals and not all Gentiles are model citizens. Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Segal, and Arnold Rothstein were top Chicago gangsters but Al Capone was a good Catholic.

The Jews always claim the protection of the State but they have backed revolutionary movements from the Spartacist revolt against the Roman Empire to the African National Congress in South Africa. Perhaps it's because they remain apart from the rest of us that they have an exaggerated sense of identity.

If the 'Protocols of the Learned Elder of Zion' are genuine this book is a damning indictment of the Jews but if they are false it's simply a catalogue of unproven anti-Semitic accusations. The 'Protocols' were exposed as a forgery by the investigative journalist Lucien Wolfe in 'The Times' in 1921, unfortunately, he was Jewish and therefore 'suspect'.

Lieut Colonel J Creagh Scott was a decorated soldier who served in the South African War and the First World War. He was badly wounded on the Somme but despite his injuries, he devoted the rest of his life to farming and supporting AK Chesterton and 'Candour'.

'Hidden Government' is available from the AK Chesterton Trust. www.candour.org.uk

Princess Diana 

It's twenty years since
the death of Princess Diana. Like many people, I felt as though I had lost a close friend when she died. I had never met the woman and I have no interest in the monarchy but her death filled me with sadness. I guess it was because her picture was constantly in the papers that I felt as though I knew her.


Most people shared my grief but others did not. Some even thought she was a traitor for having an Egyptian boyfriend. And the conspiracy theorists indulged themselves in lurid fantasies involving MI5, or Mossad in a diabolical assassination plot.

Diana was a beautiful young woman with healthy instincts, she was an aristocrat, the mother of our future king, and a constant irritation to Buckingham Palace. But if she had lived the life of a saint she would still have attracted the attention of the lunatic fringe.

At the time the monarchy got the public's reaction completely wrong and Tony Blair got it exactly right. She was "the people's princess" and the failure of the Royals to fly immediately to London was a low point for their 'business'.

The funeral was handled with professional care. Her two boys bravely followed their mother's coffin and loyal crowds of mourners lined the flower bedecked streets. It was a State Funeral in all but name that was watched by a worldwide audience.

Princess Diana's small minded critics can enjoy their spiteful fantasies but we will never see her like again. A member of the Royal Family who acted like a normal human being, empathised with people, and had the smile of an angel. Rest in Peace Diana.

Mussolini

I thank my Italian comrades for their gift of a memento of Benito Mussolini. Seventy two years after his death the Italian Navy is patrolling Libyan waters to control the people smuggling gangs that have proliferated since Dave Cameron helped to destroy the stabilising regime of Colonel Gadaffi. History repeats itself and Europeans are once again obliged to intervene in Africa. The Fascism of the 1940s is no longer applicable but our continent is crying out for leadership. Communism collapsed in 1989 and Capitalism is overwhelmed with debt. We need a fair and modern system that will unite Europe. Fascism was defeated by a worldwide alliance that no longer exists. Who knows what the future holds?

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Nation Revisited # 130, August 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19:
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The Human Condition

Fifty years after the Sexual Offences Act we look at the Human Condition. In 1975 Colin Jordan was convicted of stealing three pairs of red knickers from Tescos. He may have been fitted up by the police - who knows?  A similar story was told by PG Wodehouse in his novel 'The Code of the Woosters' in which Sir Roderick Spode, the leader of the Black Shorts, was revealed to be a secret designer of women's lingerie.


Miss Rotha Lintorn-Orman

Personal foibles are found in all sections of society. Nick Griffin, the leader of the BNP in its heyday, was accused of misappropriating the party funds. He was also accused, by Martin Webster, a former organiser of the National Front, of having an affair with him. But in an article entitled "Putting the Record Straight", in "Identity" Dec 2003, Griffin unreservedly condemned homosexuality:

"The vast majority of the party, and of our natural supporters are entirely happy with our position on homosexuality. This. in brief, is that it is not a 'valid lifestyle choice' akin to deciding what colour shirt to wear, but a form of behavioural deviancy with a shocking impact on the health and happiness of many of those who suffer from it.

Additionally, there is clear evidence that homosexuals, even in the modern climate where they are favoured, rather than an oppressed, group, still tend to identify with their own kind, and with other 'minorities', rather than with the nation as a whole. This leads nationalists to an ideological as well as a moral and practical rejection of homosexuality, since any group which sets its own kind up as more important than the nation of which it is a part is divisive and damaging to that nation". 

In practice homosexuality was ignored. The original British Fascists were founded in 1923 by a decorated First World War ambulance driver, Miss Rotha Lintorn-Orman. She was a fearless patriot but, reputedly, a lesbian, an alcoholic, 
and a drug addict.

Oswald Mosley's loyal post-war organiser Alf Flockhart was sent to prison for homosexual offences, and the playwright Joe Orton, who was murdered by his gay lover, was a frequent visitor to the North London branch of Union Movement.

But not everyone was so tolerant. Chris Vernon, writing in John Tyndall's "Spearhead" in August 1999 had this to say:

" The very vocal queer lobby is led and encouraged by so-called 'personalities', including a lot of actors - names and faces familiar to many households, whose addiction to buggery confers upon it some sort of 'respectability' in the minds of more simple folk. Of course, no headway will be made by the pointless crime of 'queer-bashing'. Instead, we need to bring the discussion out into the open - into the pubs and clubs and over the garden fence. We need to quiz our would-be MPs on their views on this subject and reject soft, meaningless answers. Above all, we have to convince society of the pressing need to push these people offstage and assert the morality that made our nation great. If I may revert to my own vernacular of the 1930s, it is time to tell these nancy boys that we have had enough of them! "


Drink was part of the pre-war fascist culture. AK Chesterton was a reformed alcoholic and William Joyce was as drunk as a Lord when he made his final emotional broadcast from Hamburg.

Some Union Movement members had a reputation for drinking but when we meet nowadays for reunions most of our elderly comrades drink halves of bitter or orange juice.
With a couple of notable exceptions, wise heads and weak bladders prevail.

Oswald Mosley seldom touched alcohol but he was an aristocrat and behaved like one. Pre-war country house parties were organised around adultery. Priapic guests in dressing gowns and slippers crept from room to room at night guided by dutiful servants. It was clearly understood among the ruling class that marriages were made strictly for commercial and dynastic reasons.

John Tyndall's only known weakness was for Mars bars but few of us are so blessed.


European Socialism

Oswald Mosley's essay on European Socialism was printed in May 1956 in the German monthly "Nation Europa."  He explains the concept under six headings; Europe a Nation, Government with the power to act, linking production with consumption, rewarding effort, and taxation. He goes on to discuss the Wage Price Mechanism and concludes with an appraisal of Fascism:



"We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity because science has broken so many bonds, and has so greatly enlarged the horizons of men. It seems to me therefore, true to say that we present a new creed to meet new facts. And the emphasis of differences in this discussion between what we advocate and the pre-war policies of Fascism appear merely to prove this point.

It is suggested that the leaders of Fascism and National Socialism, so late as the 1940s had contemplated  some form of European movement  which would transcend nationalism. I will go further and recall from my own experience the very favourable reception they gave to my own advocacy of a united Europe in an article entitled in English "The World Alternative", which was published in Germany by Geo Politik in 1937; so from my own experience I can confirm and pre-date this event. Yet the sad fact  remains, whatever the merits of the dispute or the justice of the cause. Europe was divided and temporarily destroyed shortly afterwards in a fratricidal war which had the narrowest of national origins! Many then had such feelings, but remained the prisoners of their time. It seems to me unnecessary and undesirable in practice to debate at length whether, as I think, and can prove in some detail, we formulate a new creed, or whether fascism with its "doctrine of imminence", "perpetual reappraisal and reorientation" could transform itself sufficiently to become approximately the same thing. It is sufficient to agree: "it is needless to deny that the fascism of 1919 must be inadequate to express the needs of our time"; there we can agree, and further debate would only lose time in splitting hairs. What matters is whether we agree now, and the debate has shown a considerable communion of principle can be developed.

If men in an age of new facts are prepared to find new policies to meet them, they are our natural companions; provided of course, that we hold together that all-important "spiritual kinship". What would have rendered co-operation difficult would have been a tendency in German or Italian friends simply to regard all truth as contained in the original revelations of the Fascist and National Socialist revolutions.  In that event we should have left such Italian and German friends to debate between themselves whether final truth was revealed to man in the year 1922, or in the year 1933, while, in our dull English way, we got on with answering the question of what to do now. But, as the discussion has shown, this view is happily not present to any serious thinkers. I have, however, sometimes come across it during my European travels and labours. It is one of two rival stupidities, as I term them. The first is to say that nothing good came out of fascism or national socialism. To such a crude error the crude answer is: then begin by flooding the Pontine Marshes and ploughing up the Autobahn. The second is to say that the final truth was declared before the war, and that those programmes should never be varied or developed. The second error is nobler because it is born of loyalty which is one of the highest qualities, while the first error is born in spite which is one of the lowest. But they are both errors, and elementary errors. In fact we Europeans are part of an organic process which has already 3,000 years of great history and is moving to ever higher forms. It is at one with nature as are all real things, because nothing can succeed in defiance of nature's laws. Nature works not in steady progression, but in great leaps after long lethargies; and the greatest of all these forward springs is expressed by modern science. That is why for practical purposes all things are new after the cataclysm  which precipitated this great advance. For this reason we must think again; then act most strenuously, and on a greater scale than ever because we have greater possibilities. But we remain in the service of the European spirit in a movement to ever higher forms, which began millennia before us and will continue long after we are gone."

"European Socialism" is available from Steven Books
  

National Front Immigration Policy



The National Front website features an article by Kevin Layzell (pictured) calling for a ban on immigration and a start to repatriation. The United States and the European nations are deporting illegal immigrants but the leader in this field is Saudi Arabia. Since the fall in the price of oil they have repatriated 2.5 million Indians and are they now dealing with Ethiopians and Filipinos. The Saudis have 9 million immigrants in a population of 31 million. They claim their immigration policies are purely economic but they are not deporting Egyptians, Syrians, or Palestinians - just non-Arabs.

We should adopt the same policy - keep those who share our culture and deport those who do not. Now that Brexit looks likely the NF can concentrate on immigration. We can't put the clock back to 1948, when the infamous British Nationality Act was passed, but we can start by deporting illegal immigrants, convicted criminals, potential terrorists, and volunteers.

Left, Right and Centre

The terms Left and Right date back to the French National Assembly of 1789 when the King's supporters sat on his right and the 'independents' on his left. Today, things are more complicated. The Tories aspire to be the party of the workers, and the Labour Party is trying to appeal to the middle class.

The National Front is supposed to be a right wing party but they believe in the nationalisation of the banks and public services. 

The New Right movement in the UK was pioneered by Troy Southgate, a libertarian who describes himself as a National Anarchist.

The Candour group are monarchists but their founder, AK Chesterton, was a leading member of Oswald Mosley's pre-war movement and a fierce critic of finance capitalism - hardly a right wing position.



The Traditional Britain Group are self-confessed 
conservatives but they are opposed to globalisation. Their Vice President, Gregory Lauder-Frost (pictured), was recently in the news for criticising the appointment of Doreen Lawrence to the House of Lords.

The truth is that politics is a circle. If you keep going left you end up on the right. History seems to bear this out. The Russian Bolsheviks were sheltered by the German Empire. The German National Socialists were financed by big business. The Labour Party invented the slogan "Britain for the British", and the Tories imported most of our non-European workers.

I agree with the National Front on immigration, the Lib Dems on Europe, the Labour Party on nationalisation, the Greens on defence, and the Tories on grammar schools. Many of us find points of agreement in different parties and most of us change our politics as we grow older. The great French poet and novelist Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885) was a monarchist in his youth and a republican in old age. He is remembered for his novels "Les Miserables", and "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" but he was also an ardent European with the gift of prophesy:

"A day will come when you France, you Russia, you Italy, you Germany, you, all the nations of the continent without losing your distinctive qualities and glorious individuality will be merged within a superior entity."


Parliamentary Democracy is a Fraud - Colin Jordan



Parliamentary Democracy is a fraud: a confidence trick. It is not government genuinely representative of the people and expressive of their will. One fact suffices to prove this, although there is other proof galore.

The great majority of the British people never wanted the Coloured Invasion of their homeland, but it has been imposed on them nevertheless, and laws brought in to compel acceptance of alien occupation and control. What this dishonest system do is to present a deceiving façade of public consideration, deference and accountability, while effectively rigging the situation for the permanent dominance of its beneficiaries by shaping the public mind to its purposes by media indoctrination and by denying facilities to those other than its proprietorial parties and approved elements who are representative of a virtual dictatorship by the real ruling forces in the background.

The Old Parties are but variations, bogus alternatives, within the same system. They put on an act of combat, but really they are a consensus committed to the course of Britain's decline and downfall. All of them support the Coloured Invasion and the enforcement of multiculturalism, and alien influence on our affairs from both within and without. The system sets up from time to time, when it seems advantageous, bogus options such as currently the Referendum Party of the billionaire financier, the Jew Sir James Goldsmith, to side-track and dissipate discontent. This fake puts on an act of standing for British sovereignty against foreign regulation from Brussels, but has nothing to say about and against foreign, including Jewish influence in London conceived by him and his followers as compatible with British sovereignty. Tony Blair and his freshly packaged Labour Party is reckoned most likely to win the 1997 General Election. He is hugely Jewish financed. £500,000 has just been given to him by leading Jewish business men including Sir Trevor Chinn, Britain's biggest motor dealer (Lex Service); Alex Bernstein, former Granada TV chairman; Bob Gavron, publishing millionaire who himself recently gave £500,000 to the party; Sir Emmanuel Kaye, chairman of Lansing Bagnall; and Michael Levy, head of N&G Records.

What of those outside the Old Parties, namely those who accept all of this condemnation of the system and its operators, but who think that the thing to do is to seek to change things by getting a new party elected to power?

These well intentioned people fail to realise that they are doomed to failure by the foreseeable reaction of the power-holders. These may allow them to expend time and money in electioneering so long as they get nowhere near seriously challenging their position, but the moment the new party becomes a real challenge - an almost inconceivable achievement considering its handicaps - the present power holders will most certainly by one unscrupulous means or another halt that new party and put it out of business. Either its functioning will be rendered impossible by the application of every imaginable impediment, or that new party will be criminated as "racist" and it or its electoral participation prohibited.

The one and only right response to this system is to say "No" to it by boycotting the ballot box, not to bolster it by taking part in the next General Election, for electoral participation is to play the party game of our enemies, and so to play into their hands. The one and only way to register your rejection of the whole system which is ruining our race and country is to stay away from the polls and not vote at all. Don't Vote.

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Nation Revisited # 129, July 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19:
"We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share ideas with other people."
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The Norwegian Option


Keeping the UK in the single market and the customs union has been ruled out by Theresa May. She is banking on a trade deal with the EU to save our financial services and our automotive and aerospace industries. But if all else fails there is another option. Norway is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) together with Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The EFTA states have access to the single market but they have more independence.

If we joined EFTA we would not need a trade deal with the EU and our subscription would be less than we are currently paying. We need to stay in the single market for the sake of our economy. The immigration argument is a red herring because half of our immigrants come from outside Europe.
The Brexiteers used the refugee crisis to frighten the electorate but in 2015 the government set a target of 20,000 Syrians over the next five years. And there was nothing stopping us from keeping out the 164,000 non-EU immigrants who came to the UK in 2016.

A lame duck Tory government propped up by demanding Ulster Unionist is in no position to dictate terms. But the Norwegian option would satisfy everybody, except the anti-European fanatics, known in Westminster as the 'Bomb Berlin Brigade'. It should also be noted that the EFTA states enjoy the highest standards of living in Europe.

The goal of European unity remains, but it's more than twelve hundred years since the Emperor Charlemagne was crowned by Pope Leo 111, a few more years will not make much difference.


Eddy Morrison on David Myatt

(This article was posted by Eddy Morrison back in March in response to my premature obituary of Davis Myatt; who is very much alive) 




Myatt was and is a strange character which is an understatement of the first order. I knew him from 1970 to 1974 when we worked closely together in British Movement and together we co-founded the National Democratic Freedom Movement. Why I picked that name is obscure but it was based on my studies of the NSDAP whilst Hitler was imprisoned in Landsberg after the 1923 Munich putsch.

I was close to David and we each knew the others limitations and conversely the positive sides of our respective nature.
Many found David hard to like and I often had to excert my personal authority to prevent some of the more physical members of the National Democratic Freedom Movement from extracting a revenge for some of his outlandish actions.
We parted company after Myatt's attraction to Satanism became a serious political problem.


We kept in touch but he finally left Leeds in I think 1975 to live the life of an intellectual hermit. Before he wandered off to seek for himself in some sad yet also brave journey- I had mixed feelings. We had been extremely close Comrades and accomplished much that later made Leeds into a stronghold of White Nationalism. If he had kept away from Satanism, I believe he would have stuck to his commitment to National Socialism as I have. He would not have gone through the appalling stupidity of becoming a Muslim.

I knew he was like me an atheist. And, like myself a pantheist who believed that National Socialism is the political expression of Nature and follows Nature's iron laws from out of which grew National Socialism.

I am forever grateful to him for giving me his impressive collection of Nationalist books before, like the Zarathustra he loved- went into the desert to 'find his inner self'. Contrary to what he has written and said I believe these are all wayward paths from his core belief in the philosophy and ethos of the National Socialist world view.

The Dogma of the Far Right



AK Chesterton split with Oswald Mosley before the war. He founded the League of Empire Loyalists in the fifties in an 
attempt to save the British Empire, but it was already too late; India achieved independence and the African colonies soon followed. This extract from Candour of March 1957 sums up his worldview:

"This periodical, in pursuit of its declared aim, conducts an intensive research into the organisation of power in the modern world, and never deterred from publishing the results, however displeasing their publication may be to the masters of international policy. What needs to be known before all else is that which meets with most scepticism from the uniformed - that the fact that the organisation of power rarely derives from governmental initiative, but owes its inspiration to groups who deliberate and plan far from the public gaze. International affairs, despite the ballyhoo of "summit" conferences and the flitting across the earth's surface of self-important Ministers, are at their fount and origin the affairs of a small body of instigators whose true motives are not proclaimed. In other words, our fate for all practical purposes is in the hands of a secret society."

Conspiracy theory is the dogma of the far-right. Those who subscribe to it think that leaving the EU will be our salvation, but an isolated Britain would still import cheap goods and labour and export jobs because that's what we have been doing since the days of the East India Company. 

Capitalists are powerful but they often fall out amongst themselves. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both fabulously wealthy but they have very different policies, and there is no consensus between Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, China, India, North Korea, Russia, the EU, the US, and the UK. Nations have their own agendas.

Global capitalism and mass migration will only be controlled when Europe defends her external borders and uses her vast economic power to relieve poverty in Africa. The Tories will never stop importing cheap labour from the 'Commonwealth', and nor will the Labour Party, or the Lib Dems. It's a cruel deception to pretend that leaving the EU will do anything to protect our heritage.

Life After Brexit

Theresa May's kamikaze election has resulted in chaos.
Shambolic David Davis is wasting his time. If we want access to the single market we must abide by the rules of the Lisbon Treaty which guarantee free movement of labour, goods and services. But first we must pay the divorce bill, accept EU workers in the UK, and sort out the border with Ireland. It 
would be easier to stay as we are, or explore the Norwegian option already outlined.

Our problems will not go away if we leave the EU. The skills shortage throughout industry will take years to put right. We need to train thousands of doctors, nurses, vets, technicians, engineers, scientists, and construction workers. Of course, we can train our own people but it will take time and we will not be able to stop immigration straight away.

We also need to re-balance our economy. There is too much activity in the South East and not enough in the North and the West. 

Law and Order is directly related to education. Our booming prison population is mostly illiterate and many of them are unemployable. Our universities are centres of excellence but far too many pupils leave school with no qualifications.



Our power plants are worn out and the nuclear option is looking increasingly unlikely after the Fukushima disaster in Japan and the Westinghouse bankruptcy in America. Nuclear power is too dangerous both financially and ecologically. We need a new generation of gas-fired power plants but our subsidised power companies are reluctant to build them.

Our armed forces are desperately short of money and the MOD is planning further cuts. Our half-hearted interventions in the Middle East, and our replacement of the American Trident missile system, have depleted the defence budget. 

But perhaps the most pressing problem is the housing crisis. Our young people can't afford to buy or rent houses, and despite repeated government promises, the situation is getting worse instead of better.

None of these problems depend on Brexit. The entire anti-European campaign was a pointless diversion based on fantasies of 'independence' and dreams of imperial glory. Leaving the EU will not stop immigration, it will not make more money available to the NHS, and it will not wipe out our crippling national debt. The Leavers have been blaming all our troubles on Europe for more than forty years but they are about to discover the truth.

Brexit will not enable us to control Chinese steel production, or Saudi oil production. We will still depend on foreign trade and we will have to abide by the rules of the World Trade Organisation.  

We will eventually take our place in Europe but we are 
following tradition. We were the last country in Western Europe to adopt the Gregorian Calendar, the last to use decimal currency, the last to adopt metric weights and measures, and one of the last to have capital punishment. We will get there in the end but first we will have to go through a period of indecision. It's what we always do.

Technology

Cars have long been managed by computers and mechanics rely on their diagnosis, We now have machines that can find out what's wrong with us, decide on a course of treatment, and carry out surgery as required. At present we still need mechanics and doctors but the time is coming when cars and people will be maintained by computers.



The Parliamentary TV channel is a revelation. When a Bill has been discussed in The House of Commons the Speaker takes a headcount but if the result is not clear he orders his MPs into separate lobbies to be counted. Electronic counting is used all over the world  but we are still living in the past. In fact, if all the arguments for and against a proposal were fed into a computer it would make an informed decision and post the result immediately. We could do without the infantile behaviour of men and women who abandon common sense when they enter the House of Commons. 

But just as the public are reluctant to ride automatic trains, so they are wary of government by computer. They have to be 
persuaded to accept new ideas. When Selfriges installed the first escalators in their Oxford Street department store they hired a man with a wooden leg to ride up and down all day to prove how safe it was. We need a similar gimmick to persuade the punters that we don't need 650 overpaid and underworked MPs to run the country. 

When Theresa May informed President Tusk of her decision to quit the EU she was pictured writing with a fountain pen on embossed writing paper. The letter was then sent be hand to Brussels. What was wrong with sending an email? Why do we insist on using outdated methods? If the Tories believe their own propaganda about Britain being open for business they should dump their old-fashioned ways and join the 21st century.

Notice to Readers

Some readers send me links to websites promoting causes dear to their hearts but few of them interest me. I was raised in the Church of England and I believe in European unity and social justice. I am not interested in alternative religions or petty nationalism. I don't care if the Jews are the real Jews. I am not interested in the Freemasons, or The Illuminati. And I don't believe that the world has been taken over by shape-shifting reptilians. In my naïve and simple 
way I believe that the world is driven by economics and that education is the key to progress.

Some nationalists believe in a 'Confederation of European States', but history is not on their side. One of the first things the German National Socialists did when they came to power was to invade Austria, kill their Chancellor and take over the country. Not to be outdone, the Italian Fascists 
invaded Albania and Greece. Nationalist are usually hostile to their neighbours and their leaders seldom get on together.


Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. Belfast Telegraph

The Good Friday Agreement was an exception. Ian Paisley of the Ulster Unionists and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein  discovered that they had much in common. In fact, they got on so well that they were dubbed the 'Chuckle Brothers'. But both men are now dead and who knows what the future holds. By flirting with the DUP Theresa May has
endangered the peace process. 

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland should both be part of united Europe; nobody wants to go back to barbed wire and watchtowers on the border. But we must drop romantic notions of sovereignty. We have not fed ourselves since the eighteenth century and we had to rely on American financial and military help in two world wars. The idea of Britain standing alone against the world is nonsense. We are Europeans by every measure and our place is in Europe.

Right Wing Paranoia

Western Spring warns us to beware of Facebook and Twitter and to use private email and Internet servers. They believe that 'Cultural Marxists' trained by the Frankfurt School are
implementing the Kalergi Plan to destroy the White Race. They describe the EU as a 'genocidal tyranny', and they are
deeply suspicious of the State. 

We rely on the State to protect us from terrorism. The police made a fatal mistake when they assassinated Jean Charles Menezes at Stockwell Station in 2005, but they usually get the right man, as they did at London Bridge. People who make bombs, carry weapons, or promote violence should be locked up. The Norwegian 'patriot' Anders Breivik killed 77 young people and injured 319 in order to promote his demented 'manifesto' in 2011. He is just as wicked as the terrorists who struck in Manchester and London.


            Anders Breivik (picture by Counter Currents)

Nationalists and jihadists share a hatred of foreigners, an intolerance of diversity, and a suspicion of authority that can lead to murder. They dehumanise their victims by calling them 'aliens' or 'unbelievers', and they attempt to justify the planting of bombs in public places, or the dropping of bombs on crowded cities. When the Rwanda genocide of 1994 took the lives of a million Tutsis members of the Hutu government went on Radio Television Libre to incite rape and murder. 
And when General Curtiss Le May firebombed the city of Tokyo in 1945 he said "we are frying tonight."  

I sometimes receive mail in envelopes that have been sealed with Sellotape. This is meant to stop Special Branch from knowing the contents, but the strip of tape probably alerts them. I also get comments from anonymous, or bashful,
people who call themselves "Nordic Warrior" or something just as dramatic. They are suspicious of "The State" but I am suspicious of people who hide behind false names.  

All states spy on their citizens. The Inland Revenue needs to know how much you earn in order to tax you fairly, the Police need to know what websites you are visiting, in case you are a suicide bomber or a child-molester, and your insurance company needs your medical records. Unless you live on a desert island you are bound to be on file. But if you are a law-abiding citizen you have nothing to fear; it's called civilisation.


Avril Walters


                 Avril Walters photo AK Chesterton Trust

I recently received an email from Colin Todd the editor of Candour magazine. He had been contacted by Jeremy Oliver, Avril Walters' son, who was born in South Africa in 1963. I was pleased to put Jeremy in touch with Martin Webster, John Bean, Aidan Mackey, and Dennis Whiting. All surviving Empire Loyalists who knew his mother in the old days. And all of them still active more than half a century later. Jeremy never met his mother who died in 2010 but we were able to share with him some of our memories of a remarkable woman.

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