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The British Patriot’s Pledge

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WE ARE unashamedly British. We believe in one United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We honour its place within Western civilisation. We treasure our unbreakable bond with its past: our ancestors, and all that they accomplished and sacrificed – in battle, voyages of discovery, trade, the arts, science and countless other fields of human endeavour. We revere the richness of British history. We salute those who steered the ship of state with skill and loyalty, making us ‘this precious stone set in the silver sea’.   

For quislings who transform our country into something it is not, denigrate its achievements and heroes, corrode its institutions and desecrate its monuments, we declare our pity – and contempt. You had the great good fortune to be born British, or to become so. But you chose a path of epic ingratitude and unfathomable hatred. You are entitled to your philosophy, yet its execution brings ruin on all we hold dear. We pledge resistance to your malevolent project. You claim wisdom yet display ignorance, counsel kindness yet show malice, preach progress yet would make us serfs.

We say that, with few exceptions, our representatives in Westminster render servile obedience to globalism: mass immigration, multiculturalism, endless wars, transnational and supranational government, authoritarianism, medical coercion. These things mock the traditions and abuse the natural rhythms of this country, changing it, in some cases for ever, before our very eyes. Those MPs who grasp and oppose this sinister power grab do nothing, preferring a quiet life. Such cowardice ill-becomes lawmakers anywhere, but shames those sitting in the Mother of Parliaments.     

For the mainstream media, the once-prized fourth estate, we reserve special scorn. Your role is and always was to reflect both sides of a debate. This includes intense scrutiny of stringent legislation restricting freedom of movement, destroying business and imposing vaccine mandates. Instead, bought and paid for, you acted as the Government’s mouthpiece and cheerleader. Like the so-called Loyal Opposition, you counter-proposed only earlier and harsher measures. Meanwhile you remain complicit in ignoring or censuring anyone, however well informed, who questions the official narrative, on Covid or anything else. 

To the Church of England, once the pride of this nation, we say we no longer know you. There is a spiritual dimension to the present crisis. You have missed a golden opportunity to articulate this and win new friends, even converts. Instead, desperately seeking worldly ‘relevance’, you embrace hard-left dogma, from climate change to sexuality, equity to immigration. Social justice surpasses the Gospel. ‘Inter-faith dialogue’ trumps confronting fundamentalist Islam. On the persecution of Christians and on anti-Semitism there is silence or supine equivocation. Need anyone wonder why pews are emptying? 

The once-dreaming spires of our universities now imprison young minds. Free enquiry, where it yields inconvenient results, is proscribed. Dissenting professors and students are hounded. ‘Safe spaces’ surround the fraudulently fragile. The drift towards intolerance continues unabated – in the name of tolerance. HR departments rule the roost, fixated on anti-racism yet stoking racial strife. Vice-chancellors who could take a stand ponder their pensions – and don’t.               

We remain awake and on our guard. Worse is to come: the storm has barely broken. We do not despair, however. As a nation we have seen it all before. We are a resolute, indefatigable people. Our opponents press on with still greater confidence and disdain. Yet they have a perennial weakness, an Achilles heel: overreach. There will come a time, likely sparked by a trivial incident, when the Little People are pushed too far and the dam bursts. Until then, we vow to keep the flame of hope alive – ablaze – in still-stout British hearts.              

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Stuart Major
Stuart Major
Stuart Major is an independent scholar based in Sussex.

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