In response to Alistair Miller: Patriotism, the essential ingredient of conservatism,

Newman Noggs wrote:

The most precious asset of this country of ours, this England, is the land, made beautiful by countless generations of men and women, largely unknown and unremembered, who – by endless toil – created a masterpiece, an enviable land unrivalled in the world. These people lived in it, fought for it, and died for it. None of our politicians, so it appears to me, are true patriots, for I have yet to hear any of them express their love and gratitude for this glorious heritage, or their desire to protect it for future generations. All their eyes see is a potential building site, a business park, an opportunity for gain without happiness, a spiritually bankrupt and hellish wilderness. Is this really the future that we want?

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