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Farage alone is asking the right questions


THE anger of voters with Mrs May’s regime will not, in the UK, turn into a French yellow-vest orgy of destruction on the streets. In this, the likes of Peter Foster in the Daily Telegraph are wrong to equate European ‘Right-wing populism’ with British rejection of the elitist managerialism now suffocating the nation. We have never had a viable fascist party in Britain: Mosley’s lot never gained popular traction and they were faced down in the cities by the decent blue-collar democratic tradition along with the middle classes. When the rest of Europe was awash with fascism, the UK was not.

The smearing of UKIP under Farage as racist was always false. In fact UK racism is now concentrated in the neo-Marxist party of Corbyn. No, British disgust with a political caste managing the country in a contemptuous detachment from public opinion and the referendum vote takes the form of respectable anger being exercised democratically at the ballot box in whatever ways are available. No wonder Downing Street Management Ltd is desperate to avoid holding the Euro elections when the demos would get a chance really to express its rage at being so utterly betrayed by this grotesquely labelled ‘conservative’ government.

Without Farage’s new Brexit Party emerging as a clear way for voters to reject the cabinet and its zombie PM, the country would be in a far more dangerous situation politically, with nowhere for the votes of ordinary decent people to go. Farage offers at least some avenue of hope: otherwise the growing angry nihilism spreading among the law-abiding, tax-paying, rule-obeying populace could tempt them to ape the French with anarchistic violent sprees on the streets in order to get the management to take notice of their plight.

Every day brings political despair. Gavin Williamson’s alleged ‘leaking’ brought about his defenestration by Sir Mark Sedwill, the top civil servant, who in turn is accused of a hatchet job on the elected politician Williamson. Who might we believe more, the Defence Secretary or the manager mandarin? And was the leaked information that the UK is moving, below the radar of Parliamentary scrutiny in typical EU fashion, to move its highly sensitive 5G network into Chinese hands, not a very happy accident for democracy?

The far bigger question is why on earth Sedwill and that Remainer-dominated Security Committee gave any house room to so risky a shift of the UK’s security policy. This is to move us away from our Five Eyes intelligence matrix, a move fitting in with the Kit Kat tapes revealing a shifting of military command and control into EU structures and away from NATO and our bond with the USA. What is going on, why it is being done in secret Bruce Newsome revealed in his article on these pages yesterday. But why are our supine MPs not stamping up and down on the floor of the Commons in protest? The culture of disdainful and arrogant administrative power is again lit up in the headlights of yet another piece of grotesque Downing Street autocracy.

The BBC film of Kim Philby’s betrayal of the nation, in plain sight of his establishment friends who did nothing to stop his destruction of UK security, had a strangely familiar feel. His upper-crust chums had all the evidence needed, mainly from the USA, to sack and quarantine him, but did nothing. After all, he was ‘one of us’. This story blends into Edward Heath’s betrayal of British democratic government in 1972, revealed in all its treachery by a mandarin in the FCO at the time, who coolly explained the plan to move the power of government into the civil service and away from MPs, in conjunction with EU mode of administrative management with a token Parliament under orders from EU management, but to be done so gradually and covertly. 

This is the establishment elite that now manages us, detached from but also utilising a Parliament that is far from being the servant of the people. They should remember that the very word ‘minister’ of course originates from the Christian concept of service to others. It is not a password for the arrogant to power for unsanctioned ideological purposes.

When the 1922 Committee recently met to discuss changing the rules to oust the disastrous PM, it behaved just as the establishment did over Philby: it refused to eject one of its own. Former minister Robert Halfon said it would have been ‘entirely wrong’ to have staged another vote now given the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. ‘The rules are the rules,’ he told BBC News. ‘We are the Conservative Party, not a Stalinist party where you suddenly rip up the rule book and change them if you don’t like them.’

Did he have a straight face? The reason to oust Mrs May is her increasingly intransigent and autocratic stance. Harold Macmillan, then Foreign Secretary, told the Commons in 1955 that Philby was cleared and to be trusted. Now, in a role reversal, the Commons has decided that PM May must be kept in power, to do more damage to British security, military command and control, democratic integrity, public trust and national sovereignty – no less than the destructive mission of the Left. Huawei, in total secrecy, was and is to control 5G. If Williamson did leak that, ‘Good for him’ is what most honest voters will probably conclude.

Farage alone of the politicians is asking the right question: what is politics for? Is it to enable the people to be heard or to keep an unaccountable establishment management in place over us, withering away our national democratic sovereignty? Is this managerial caste to rule us with its secretive shifts of policy and practice, or will we regain the right to speak truth to power through the ballot box? The Conservative Party has told us what it wants, and that is being rejected with fury by the people. So the Euro elections must at all costs be stopped by Mrs May’s Brino – sorry, ‘delivering Brexit’ – just in time, in a terrible customs union Faustian pact with an anti-Brexit and anti-Semitic Labour Party.

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Timothy Bradshaw
Timothy Bradshaw
Timothy Bradshaw is a Theological lecturer and Anglican clergyman

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