Revolutionary Britannia, AD 2016

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UK NOT REVOLTING – official

Several sources and UK blogs reveal over a decade that Senior Sir Humphreys illegally grabbed £700bn for their pensions. Nobody is incensed. The Daily Telegraph runs a mouse-that-roared series about MP’s expenses instead. People are furious. Nothing changes.

Junior Doctors have slave-labour contracts forced on them, and then single mothers get support help removed. But I’m not a single mother or a doctor, and I’m not ill or pregnant. So I won’t go to the barricades just yet.

The Government condemns 3,000 steel jobs to death by lobbying to allow cheap Chinese steel to flood the market, and leave a big hole in Tata’s balance sheet. They need the Chinese because we don’t seem able to build a nuclear power station, although ours was the first in the world. Avid Rabid (ex Deutsche Bank tax evader) lies to the jobless workers, “we are doing everything we can”. Daybed Cameldung f**ks off on holiday, doesn’t come back. Jeremy Corbyn tweets a bit, and gets up a petition.

George Osborne introduces a budget that reduces disabled benefits and removes subsidies from prosthetics. The pro-Leave EU  Minister involved resigns, and feeling under pressure about Brexit, the Chancellor does a 180 degree volte-face. He also introduces tax cuts for the well off that are eleven times bigger than those for the poor; you see, the poor have no power, and they don’t vote Conservative. Still no barricades. Not even a march, and not one placard. It then emerges that the Chinese Government is to impose a 46% import duty on the type of steel produced by Tata in Wales. But it’s Friday night. People yawn, it’s been a long week. What’s on the telly, Bianca?

Rebekah Brooks (who has been hacking mobile phone messages since 2002) is found not guilty of hacking into mobile phone messages. Jeremy Clarkson sends her a crate of champagne. Her lover and fellow phone-hacker Andy Coulson faces a further charge of perjury. It’s provably obvious he lied under oath. The judge dismisses the case, disallowing the Jury its constitutional right to decide for themselves as to how germain the lie was. A mob does not storm the Ministry of Justice. Rupert Murdoch reappoints Brooks as CEO of News International. Phone hack victims do not climb the walls of the Wapping Rest Home for Whopping liars.

Boris Johnson is torn apart on a Channel 4 interview about his dubious past…none of which he can refute, because it’s all true. He and Tim ‘Taxis’ Yeo are caught by a fellow minister diggering about with the emission figures on Tim’s Taxis. Johnson comes out publicly and dismisses the phone hacking investigation as “a waste of Met Police time”. He then takes over personal control of the Elm House child-trafficking scandal involving a Tory council. When he leaves office, no further arrests or press releases have emanated from the Elm House enquiry. As he declares for Brexit, Boris Johnson emerges as “the most popular Conservative politician in the UK”.

Theresa May passes a law making it a criminal offence to be extreme, with no definition of extreme included in the Bill, and no exceptions for those who hold such views but do not indulge either in violence or its incitement. It is effectively a Fascist’s Charter. The Bill passes with barely a mark on it. Its passage is ignored by the MSM. The Law Society gets up a petition. Not a single demo is reported in the media. The basic right of self-regarding free speech is tossed into the bin as if it might be an out of date medication.

The EU introduces a forced austerity régime into the so-called ‘ClubMed’ eurozone countries, bludgeons an elected Government in Athens into submission, illegally  uses the ECB to destabilise Greece’s bank reserves, and takes unelected control of an elected Assembly. Far from creating an outcry in Britain, by the end of these and other grossly  anti-liberal actions, 40% still want to stay in the EU, with 20% undecided. Flaccid Scameron brings back a joke set of ‘reforms’ and suggests these are the key to wholesale reform of the EU. Everyone laughs out loud. There are no demands for his resignation. The 40/40% tie on EU stay or leave remains exactly the same. It emerges that the controlling, globalist anti-local entrepreneur TTIP trade agreement between the EU and the USA will be decided with no consultation with either the European Parliament of any Member States. This is a de jure admission that the EC is now a totalitarian dictatorship umbilically tied to Washington. There are no riots in Paris, no demos in Berlin. In Greece, they’re too busy trying to work out how to live with halved pensions, doubled prices and increased taxes. In Britain, the 40/40% tie between leavers and remainders remains immovable. So far, only Kate Hoey on the British Left has volubly opposed all these actions. Jeremy Corbyn is campaigning on the Stay ticket.

Ever since the UK Treasury/DWP avis of weasels finally fessed up to the fact that 1950s born women would have to wait six years for their pensions, the water cannon have not been required, guns have not been used, nobody in the Commons has hit George Osborne with the Mace, and the WASPI leadership remains convinced that their three-pronged campaign of coffee mornings, petitions and polite engagement will win out in the end. There’ll be none of that vulgar chaining ourselves to railings and diving under royal racehorses thank you very much.

There’s a plethora of other crucial constitutional causes – false sexual abuse allegations involving police complicity, zero hours  contracts, the grubby relationship between HSBC, Cameron and the BBC, Newscorp involvement in murder cover-ups, guilty socialite phone hackers still at large, ballot stuffing in the 2015 General Election, oilco profiteering (where is that enquiry, Dave?), RBS fraud, flagrant disregard for Green Belt law, the £6.5bn relief sum given to oilcos in the Budget….onandonandonandon the Ariston of arse-licking, nest-feathering, envelope stuffing, sharp practice and politically motivated governance goes. It continues unabated and unhindered for two simple reasons: there is no effective  legislative Opposition to it (because Labour spits venom rather than inviting cooperation); and most people are too selfish, lazy, smug, ignorant or desperately depressed to lift themselves off the sofa.

This is the Real Britannia of 2016:

  1. People don’t know the difference between a deficit and a debt, but they do know the exact size of Kim Kardashian’s tits
  2. They don’t “have the time” to be active about social causes, but they know all the acts in X-Factor
  3. They haven’t a clue what to do about immovable Toryism, but they do know they hate the LibDems and the SNP
  4. Even if the top politicians have their hands in the safe, that’s OK so long as they’re a safe pair of hands
  5. A piece of blatant exploitation is ‘a reform’. An obnoxiously broken promise is ‘a fiscal necessity’. An economy based entirely on financial services is ‘the fastest growing economy in the G7’…even when it isn’t. A ballooning National Debt is ‘Britain living within its means again’. A falling rate of growth is ‘unexpected’. A Page One error in projected tax collection is ‘headwinds in the global economy’. And a plummeting Pound is ‘volativity’
  6. Over time, the Prime Minister appoints a criminal perjuror, a paedophile, a drug-money launderer, a squeak with a cocaine habit, a tax-evading nepotist fraud, a proven internet fraudster, a suspected Libor rate rigger, a tax-evading ex banker, a man renowned for dodgy banking connections and “the worst political antennae in Parliament”, a man still believed by senior police officers to be a serial perverter of Justice, and a Justice minister censured by the Law Society for introducing “unacceptably political legislation detrimental to equality before the Law”.

It is a form of Rule Britannia, but it is easily the most Cruel Britannia of my lifetime. It is a Britannia that takes every opportunistic chance to be agrressive in its foreign policy: there is no Pax Britannica here….there is only an endlessly lax Britannica. Britannia no longer rules the waves, it is merely a safe haven for knaves, sloppy advisors, well-tailored spivs and brainless celebrities. But as Duane Dogknob averrs,

“Looouuurk, it’s all just a bitafun, innit eh? Nuffin ter get excited about. Looka the feckin knockers on that. I could give that one. S’all ‘armless giggles in terday’s multculchral s’cietee, right? That Boris is alroit. Wunt give yer tuppence fer the rest of ’em. S’always been the same….I mean, whaddya expect? Narr mite, It don’t intrested me. Does me ‘ead in. Nuffin’ we do makes any diffrunce. Let ’em get on wivvit. Got me own life to lead anneye, eh?”

You may have a point there, Duane. You may indeed.

15 thoughts on “Revolutionary Britannia, AD 2016

  1. Ariston? That is a company making domestic appliances. For your info it took over Chaffoteux
    the French heater company that went bust years ago …..

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  2. I suffered under my Latin master (Mr. Emms – I never thanked him enough in later life, and I should have – a matter of sincere regret), laboriously chiselling lumps out of Cicero’s prose (o me miserum) but I remember this bit in a speech to the Roman Senate: “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean ‘more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious'”. If flat-screen TVs had been available in those unsteady times, I am certain that Cicero – or at least Tiro – would have seen them for what they represent.

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  3. @JW

    A tour de force. Thank you again.

    @jan

    Thanks for the link. It details a pretty clear case of blackmail on the part of the UK press. I have believed for some time that almost all of those in power are compromised in some way by the indulgence of their sexual or financial appetites. The prevalence of allegations of paedophile activity closely linked to key figures in Westminster, Whitehall, Washington and Brussels would suggest that those in powerful positions are selected partly on their susceptability to blackmail. I’m sure a statistical analysis would reveal a much higher concentration of bizarre sexual preferences amongst those near the top of the power pyramid, than would be found in the general population.

    The CIA were linked to the ‘Finders’ in the 60’s, MI5 to the Kincora Boys Home in N.I., MI6 to Elm House and I find it unlikely that Epstein’s ‘Paedophile Island’ wasn’t a MOSSAD operation. I’m sure informed readers could cite many other examples.

    I think it is pretty clear that most of the West no longer has anything resembling a free press. The fact that there were no howls of derision from the Fourth Estate following the publication of the risible 9/11 Commision Report speaks volumes. (Oops, I think I just crossed the line and became a serial N.V.E. :-)

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  4. Most sheeple are quite simply intellectual dullards. For most critical thinking is alien to them simply because thinking is not required in a society where choices are made for them by the media or the state.

    Personal responsibility is an anathema – they think that ‘their rights’ are a substitute for common sense and civility.

    Humanity has not changed: the sheeple will follow because it’s the path of least resistance. The only potential saving grace is that if you can get the flock running they become a difficult for to resist. The trick is getting them running in the direction you want.

    VLR!

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  5. Re Steel.
    NZ has belatedly “discovered” that Chinese steel test certificates are . . . . well you can guess.
    Importers now facing legal action over dodgy building construction.
    Quelle surprise, non? Non?

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  6. Until the pain and suffering of the majority is cruel, brutal and harsh enough nothing will change EVER so on that note best pull out a picture of “Kim Kardashian’s tits” and wonder how long they will last before they eventually become wrinkled and saggy. By the time the majority kick off, blaming everybody but themselves for the state of Kim Kardashian’s tits in the future
    up will pop the next generation of little beggars who will be bribed just like their parents.

    A perfect system for them, best part though JW “you know it is going to happen courtesey of our dave”, it’s going to be going into the EU where you lose the pound, BOE, London as a financial institution and all the aftershocks of economic crises like Greece or Japan and at that point the next generation of little darlings are going to feel the brunt far worse. Losing Ta-ta (it does sound like goodbye) will pale into insignificance because if you contract the economy further losing jobs is as bad as spending more because YOU FIND IT HARDER TO SUPPORT THE DEFICIT LET ALONE THE DEBT DRIVING IT.

    The only statement to make in the future as those little darlings start to complain and they will, tell them to go ask their f%^king parents why they voted in and you watch 90% of those parents who voted yes go red and try to change the subject. Not my kids, your problem comes to mind and I will stick by my choice it really is that simple, even losing because I am going to photo my ballot paper as evidence and a record for future accusations.

    I object because it is a con job, run by thieves and if you have a moral compass should want nothing to do with it but I guess the rest of the UK population is “actually morally inferior”. As for the US wanting us in, why don’t they join the EU if it is so good then? Yeah we know dam parasites … if it was so good they would already be in there pillaging as normal.

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  7. Good piece and of course entirely correct in its observations.
    It’s got to be pointed out however that mass protests and people getting out on the streets has been shown to be pointless as government just ignores the fact that it happened and carries on regardless.
    Either that or the thuggies are sent in to cause damage and trouble so that the whole protest can be disregarded out of hand for being violent and aggressive. Thus the focus is removed from the issue…

    The compliant MSM helping out as required in all respects.

    Politicians generally out to line their own pockets are only stirred into action if they suspect that their own nose may be removed from the trough – both ways. Either by their voters or by their leaders… And the leaders have their hands on the reins most of the time.

    Yes I agree that popular concern is distracted but even were it not so – the scum at the top would carry on regardless. People are not (en masse) starving and homeless or poor (enough) yet for revolt.

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  8. One recent finding has been that the as entertainment technology (gaming, social.media, youtube, reality tv on demand) has become all pervasive, the more time people can spend using it immersed for hours of concentration. However, once the “stimulating” or push elements are reduced, the ability of the user to concentrate for hours evaporates. The placing of IT in schools has been generally welcomed as “modernising” but I would suggest it has become the weapon of mass pacification. What is refreshing in the re-emergence of the left the role of public meetings and live speakers and debate has captured many of the younger generation as exciting and energising as well as those in other age groups and demographics one would normally consider to be the “sheeple”. There is a small glimmer of hope, and many local Momentum and Labour party meetings are playing a part in taking participatory live debate and programmes of speakers on such matters as economics to as many as possible. This has been an enormous success here, but only those already on the grapevine know, because of the almost total media blackout. The most counter intuitive part of this movement is the use of Social media to publicise and organise. It is also happening in the USA too where Sanders meeting are packed to overflowing, and they have run short of ballot papers in some primaries as so many turned up to vote. There are two major demonstrations planned, one in London, April 16th, and a day of National action on the 4th July, where local events and Demi’s are being planned in every place in.the UK – every town and city. So while the initial premise of Johns piece has some truth, it is not a totally accurate picture of what is now happening in the protests against the current govt. But I do agree on many points that there has been such a total onslaught against so many that it does feel that opposition had been defeated before it had started. The difference now is the the opposition are no longer fighting on a myriad of fronts nut are combining into just one – the fight against Austerity Ideology and it’s purveyors.

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