Age Not Anger

As we get older society changes around us.  That means that a heavy weight of opinion forms in new ways in other minds, and that leads to different ways of viewing different things either in business or in law or any of the many characteristics of our times. We can embrace these changes or reject them.

I see a letter Robert Preston  has written asking his dead father what to do now, how the vote for Brexit makes him feel he has been blind to the lives of millions inside his own society. Coming as he does from working for the Financial Times all his career then into the BBC as a leading exponent of capitalism and a commentator of its ills, I think he is feeling guilty. If, as I, we still think one world view, countries working together, eradicating war, hunger, want, being inclusive of all talents is still worthwhile, then we must fight. There is nothing else to do.

The worst aspect of Oxbridge is that it produces thinkers and leaders but no fighters. I know of no one in recent years who was or is prepared to die for their beliefs if called upon to do so. We think that calling is gone, we think the world has changed, people have mutated into something else and we find, they have not.

Westminster became a club a long time ago. The Labour movement tried to break in but was changed by it, into a compliant form of Socialism under Blair. When the riots start, and they will start, no one from Oxbridge will be leading them because no from Oxbridge is angry enough at injustice.


To be great again

We can make Britain great again.

I read and listened to the thinkers who rule us as they squirmed their way to the lousiest, most retrograde step taken by this country in a thousand years. We were more honest when we just invaded Europe and as dishonest when we vied with the other empires for dominance of seas and lands across the globe.

I have often thought politicians when they retires suddenly become interesting and I listened to William Hague recently talk of the UK as the ‘hinge’ between mainland Europe and the USA, A hinge that Brexit has made unhinged as all we can think about it how to leave in stead of doing the thing that made us able to call ourselves great – to be the conduit of political might between the USA and the rest of Europe. An interesting word.

Now the thinkers and trained minds of the UK will leave to take up careers in other countries who can supply them not just with a salary – most rich countries can do that – but with a liberal access to the world not based on trade but on building one world together. Which is, of course, the liberal agenda.

England has given way to tribalism of the worse kind. The shackles she take son now are of Queen and country, and they are no less burdensome than Brussels.


The topic of importance in the UK today is the ridiculous manner in which 51.9% of the British public wanted to believe the lies about Europe being touted by Boris Johnson, Michael Gove et al.

There is no doubt a large section of the society over here dislikes what it has been told Europe does, and after all who wants to be ruled? To be ruled by a monarchy where one family lives free of all the laws they wish to be free from but for those they agree to, and are so possessed of preferential treatment it cannot be said they actually live in society at all. This creates a state that is not meritorious (and where is such a state to be found?) but we love the Windsors so that rule is ok.

There is no doubt that in 300 years of rule the Conservative Party / Tory Party was not always at the forefront of women’s, worker’s and equal rights preferring to take the side of business and its needs first, but that’s ok too because we all want to be ruled by money.

But we don’t want to have to sit around  table with the French. That’s too much. We don’t want to be given money as grants that come with a series of outcomes we have to achieve because that is dominion over us through control of cash flow.

The self given lies for doing the absurd used to be the stuff of pantomimes and if it were not for the devastation being brought upon a country and millions of her people, the hilarity with which they deal with this in the future could be a joke I would share.

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