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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Our people are cowed into silence by political correctness


In response to Matthew Walsh: Labour and the Greens unite in their ecofascism, Colonel Mustard wrote:

“British citizens wholly despise unnecessary intervention from the State.”

Well they certainly used to. Now, I’m not so sure. I’m not even sure that the views of British citizens as a collective, whole majority are quantifiable because

  1. The omni-presence of political correctness has a chilling effect on what ordinary people are now prepared to articulate in public.
  2. The omni-presence of quangos, single-issue campaign groups and fake charities in the public narrative means they shout with the loudest voice and the Government appears to listen to them and buy into whatever they are peddling. Russell Brand, who is a “celebrity” and rejects the democratic process, gets a bigger voice in the political narrative than whole streets of ordinary people.
  3. The omni-present, corrosive effect of politicising education has resulted in much subversive left wing statist propaganda being accepted as gospel, aided and abetted by revisionist programming by the BBC, which demonstrates appalling left wing bias. It has also created a naive expectation that all and any problems should be dealt with by the State. Unfortunately, the current Conservative-led Government appears to have bought into that too.

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