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TOM UTLEY: The day I realised I’m not a lonely outsider in my own countryBy Tom Utley
Last updated at 10:38 AM on 9th December 2011
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Do you ever feel, in your gloomier moments, that you don’t really belong in modern Britain? Are there times when you worry that your attitudes and instincts have fallen far behind the times, leaving you out of kilter with the great mass of your fellow countrymen? I’ve felt like that at least ten times a week.
I’ve felt it as I’ve driven through a ravishing part of the countryside, when suddenly a vast, menacing wind-farm has loomed over the brow of the next hill. There’s one dominating the skyline above Stirling Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned, which fair breaks my heart.
Was this desecration of one of the noblest views in these democratic islands really a response to the will of the people? So the authorities would have us believe.
Out of touch: David Cameron appears pleased, but the latest British Social Attitudes survey shows that the public do not support many policies
I’ve felt it when I’ve heard MPs of every party, even some of the richest, boasting that they always use the NHS and would never dream of going private. Would their constituents honestly think the worse of them if they took out private health insurance instead of adding to the strains on the NHS?
Clearly, this is what most politicians calculate. But, if so, what a blow to my once firmly-held belief in the fundamental common sense and good nature of the British people.
This same feeling of being the odd man out struck me again yesterday, when Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour was droning on in the background with a report on an architecture prize for a new school in South London.
Some woman was telling us what a great shame it was that the Coalition had cut back Ed Balls’s school building programme, claiming that education standards would suffer because it was impossible for children to learn properly in temporary buildings.
There were stacks of statistics and other evidence to prove it, she said, without actually quoting any.
I thought this a highly questionable theory (although the BBC presented it more as a point of information), believing that good teachers mattered far more to a child’s education than modern buildings.
Enlarge Against 54 per cent of the public, who believe Job Seekers Allowance is too high, George Osborne surrendered to the Lib Dems demand that it should increase by 5.2 per cent
Perhaps I was the only one shouting at the radio that the more money this Government could save, the better for everyone — and that cancelling fancy new construction projects was as good a place as any to start.
But now, joy of joys, I discover that I’m not nearly such an eccentric stranger in my own land and times as I was beginning to fear. On the contrary, my views about almost every subject under the sun are slap, bang in the mainstream of popular opinion. And far from slipping out of fashion, they’re becoming more generally accepted with every passing year. Reader, I belong!
More from Tom Utley… A lesson from my great-uncle Pat about why (despite all the gloom) people are so goddam chirpy 01/12/11 ‘Thank you’ may be going out of fashion – but I’m cool with ‘cheers’ if it’s from the heart 24/11/11 The childlike thrill of a mystery parcel, a maddening trip to the sorting office, and why the Royal Mail really is second class 10/11/11 TOM UTLEY: Blistering barnacles! Tintin in the Congo makes me queasy but does it really belong on the top shelf? 03/11/11 If Vince Cable can’t work out his own tax returns, how on earth are the rest of us supposed to? 27/10/11 So, we all get wiser over 55? How does that explain why I boarded the wrong train – yet again! 20/10/11 So, Shirl the Pearl, are you still so smugly certain our ‘caring’ NHS does not need reform? 14/10/11 The BBC’s wasteful bosses convince me it’s gone bonkers 06/10/11 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE I’m indebted for this revelation to the latest British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, the Government’s massive annual focus-group, whose findings for 2010 are published this week.
This wonderfully cheering document has fully restored my faith in my fellow countrymen’s deep-down intelligence and common sense, and their refusal to be bamboozled by cant.
The picture it paints of the real Britain is about as far removed as it’s possible to imagine from the fantasy version accepted by every mainstream political party and promoted tirelessly by the BBC and the Left-wing media.
Take climate change. For David Cameron, it was an article of faith from the start that the Conservatives’ chances of election would be greatly improved if they adopted the radical policies espoused by the environmentalist lobby. In his view, this was an essential part of his party’s make-over, vital to his popular appeal.
Hence the windmill on his roof and his jetting off to a Norwegian glacier to be photographed hugging a husky. Hence, too, the slogan that gave him so much pride and pleasure: ‘Vote blue, go green.’
Labour and the Lib-Dems were the same, fiercely competing with each other to be seen as greener-than-thou, in the apparent belief that this would play a treat with the electorate.
Turn to the BSA, however, and you’ll see what the voters were really thinking during election year. It shows that while the political parties were turning ever greener, the people they were fighting to represent were growing increasingly sceptical of the claims of the man-made climate change lobby.
In the year 2000, only 24 per cent believed environmental threats were being exaggerated. Just ten years on, the figure is up to 37 per cent. Yes, we sceptics are still in the minority, but the wind is blowing our way.
Incidentally, the non-metaphorical wind was blowing so hard yesterday that wind turbines all over Scotland and the North had to be switched off.
A £2million, 100metre-tall wind turbine caught fire in hurricane-force winds at Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland, during severe weather
Truly, the more we see alternative energy working in practice (or, rather, not working), the more fatuous and wasteful it seems. Doesn’t this go at least a little way towards explaining the public’s growing disenchantment?
75 per cent of us blame child poverty on parents’ drug and alcohol problems rather than ‘big society’
Where green taxes are concerned, the shift in public opinion is just as pronounced. A decade ago, 31 per cent backed them to combat climate change. Last year, that minority had shrunk to a mere 22 per cent. Yet this doesn’t seem to stop my old schoolmate, that prize ass Chris Huhne, from piling them on. But then when have the Lib Dems, wrapped up in their self-righteous certainties, ever cared a hoot about what the rest of us may think?
It’s the same story with health policy. Over the years, I’ve heard it said a million times that the British people are unshakeably attached to current funding model of the NHS. So often, indeed, that I myself had almost come to believe that most of the public had a visceral horror of the idea of turning to anyone but the state for their medical needs.
Mr Cameron clearly thought much the same, when he made it a central plank of his election manifesto that the Tories would ring-fence spending on the NHS and fight to their last breath to defend it from the taint of privatisation.
But look at the survey findings. Only 24 per cent say that paying for private healthcare is wrong — down from 38 per cent in 1999. This is a huge drop in just a decade, representing a revolutionary shift from faith in the power of the state to self-reliance.
That shift is even more marked in the numbers who believe taxes should rise to pay for health and education. As recently as 2002, 63 per cent said they should. By last year, the figure had more than halved to 31 per cent.
Many put this down to the recession. But can’t it equally be attributed to the experience of the boom years, when Labour poured untold billions of our money into hospitals and schools, to almost negligible effect? Indeed, when it comes to education, the popular perception — as opposed to the fantasy peddled by the fiddled exam grades — is that standards have fallen, not risen.
On social problems, too, the BSA shows attitudes wildly at variance with the official line plugged so remorselessly by the political Establishment.
The number who believe taxes should rise to pay for education has almost halved
Apparently, most of us don’t believe that ‘society is to blame’ for child poverty. A whacking 75 per cent put it down to parents’ drug and alcohol problems, with more than half also blaming family breakdown — and a remarkable 63 per cent attributing it to parents’ unwillingness to work.
Meanwhile, 54 per cent think unemployment benefits are too high — up from just 35 per cent in 1983. Yet only last week, George Osborne surrendered to the Lib Dems’ demand that Jobseekers’ Allowance should increase by 5.2 per cent — more than five times as much as a front-line soldiers’ pay.
As he studies this portrait of the real Britain, shouldn’t Mr Cameron reflect that if only he’d presented a truly conservative manifesto to the country, he might have won an overall majority?
Mind you, there’s one BSA finding that doesn’t surprise me in the least: in 1997, 73 per cent of Britons aged 18-35 turned out to vote in the general election. Last year, the figure was down to 47 per cent. But then who can blame those who didn’t bother, when there’s not a single party in the land that speaks for the real Britain?
I HAVE VOTED IN EVERY ELECTION EVEN THE EUROPEAN ONES EVEN THOUGH THAT IS COMPLETELY UNLAWFUL IN BRITAIN- BUT NEVER AGAIN- A THICK BLACK LINE WILL GO THROUGH MY BALLOT PAPER….WITH THE WORDS NO TO ZIONISM ADDED!
Against 54 per cent of the public, who believe Job Seekers Allowance is too high, George Osborne surrendered to the Lib Dems demand that it should increase by 5.2 per cent
SURRENDERED TO THE LIBDEMS MY ARSE- FABIANS CARRYING OUR FABIAN POLICIES USING THE EXCUSE ITS’ CLEGGYS’ FAULT…
1% TO OUR FIGHTING FORCES- FIGHTING THEIR ZIONIST WARS!!
THE BRITISH ARMY USED TO BE INTELLIGENT!
1%…..IS A PAY CUT- WHEN INFLATION IS SAID TO BE OVER 5%..SAID TO BE- THATS’ BULLSHIT TOO!
RIGGED 1975 EU REFERENDUM- RIGGED 2010 ELECTION
THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION: TWEEDLEDUM
AND TWEEDLDUMBER: PLUS THE FOREIGN OFFICE ATHEIST
The British General Election campaign to date has been a painful exercise in empty rhetoric fronted by controlled political puppets trying to convince an embittered and sceptical electorate that they have something worthwhile to contribute, which is not the case.
On the one hand, the discredited, always rather dirty-looking (like Paul Wolfowitz) Gordon Brown, whose stewardship of the British financial economy has been beyond disastrous, has been forced to run around the country practicing his false smile (which he has the greatest difficulty at all times in achieving) for the benefit of unimpressed hangers-on at ‘schools’nhospitals’ (all one word). To this Tweedledum is pitted Tweedledumber, this Cameron fellow – who has no message whatsoever beyond the word ‘change’ – a revolutionary slogan which deliberately and obtusely begs the basic question: change TO WHAT?
By not defining any terms at all, these empty cardboard characters imagine that they can pull the wool over the British electorate’s eyes with impunity. But the British electorate is not stupid – as a senior so-called ‘Conservative’ informed The Times (6) on 13th April.
‘It’s a phoney war right now, but that’s not because of any lack of fighting’, this fellow confided.
‘It’s because they think we’re all fakes’.
Notice that the blame for this delusion is implicitly foisted on the electorate, which ‘thinks’ ‘we are all fakes’, so that the problem the ‘Conservatives’ faced was ‘how to convince them that we’re not fakes’. Manifestly that’s impossible, not least given that the ‘Conservative’ Party, which exists to CONSERVE rather than to OVERTHROW everything, has nothing to offer beyond its ‘change’ slogan, with no definition of terms so that no-one knows what Cameron seeks to ‘change’ the country TO. Obviously, the ‘Conservatives’ don’t know, or won’t say’.
Given this vacuum at the epicenter of the ‘Conservative’ Party’s offering to the electorate, it’s hardly surprising that ‘they think we’re all fakes’, because that’s exactly what these people are.
And WHY are they fakes?
The underlying reason is that they are purporting to be concerned with issues affecting ‘ordinary people’, and to have ‘the answers’ to ‘their’ problems – whereas in reality, these cardboard fakes are marionettes dancing to diversionary tunes orchestrated by the internationalist agenda, which embraces the sterile corruption of Britain’s membership of the European Union Collective.
Has this sacred cow even been MENTIONED in the campaign by any of the three main parties?
You guessed correctly: the answer is NO*. It’s a taboo subject: and yet, as we’ve seen even with the jackboot imposition by regulation by a KGB officer masquerading as the European Transport Commissioner, the internationalist agenda is poised to destroy the British economy, to stifle all dissent – and to achieve all this simply by means of COLLECTIVIST REGULATION.
* However the televised ‘Debate’ scheduled for 22nd April is on foreign policy, so the issue has been boxed into a controlled format from which it stands little chance of further ventilation.
Complicating the charades being acted out by Tweedledum and Tweedledumber has been the emergence of the Foreign Office atheist – another straw character, namely, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, ‘Nick’ Clegg, who wants to abolish the religious basis of ancient schools, to impose a ‘mansion tax’ and to scrap the pound in favour of the failing Euro, and whose stock rose sharply after the Tweedles made relative fools of themselves with their empty pronouncements and contradictory inanities during the first TV Election ‘Debate’.
It was of course a catastrophic error of judgment for David Cameron to have agreed to these TV ‘debates’, since they provide an opportunity for the third empty vessel to impress itself upon the confused minds of the disillusioned people.
And given that the jaded electorate remains unimpressed with the Tweedles, any first-year student of politics could have told ‘Conservative’ Central Office that the effect would be liable to catapult the third ‘candidate’ into the public consciousness, given the disillusionment with the others, with disastrous consequences for the fake ‘Conservatives’. Which is precisely what has happened. And the consequences for the ‘Conservative’ Party may be terminal.
Clegg is a self-professed, left-wing atheist, married to a Spaniard, whom he met when he was an official in Brussels, seconded there from the Foreign Office – a hotbed for several generations of treachery against British interests and its survival as a nation state.
Since, as a direct consequence of Cameron’s ill-advised agreement to participate with the Liberal Democrat leader in the televised Election ‘Debates’, the outcome of this controlled UK election is likely to be a combined majority for the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party, the prospect, at the time of writing, appeared to be that the incoming government will be by far the furthest left of any government Britain has ever been saddled with.
Moreover the ‘Conservative’ Party could be destroyed and marginalised. The Liberal Democrats will demand, as their ‘price’ for collaboration with Labour, electoral reform, namely a flaky system of proportional representation – guaranteed to ensure weak governments in perpetuity, and to keep the ‘Conservatives’ permanently out of power.
In other words, due to the stupidity of ‘Conservative’ Central Office, the United Kingdom is on the verge of lurching sharply and irretrievably to the left – in precise accordance with the Gorbachëv formula, exposed in The European Union Collective, of procuring the permanent liquidation of all parties that are not of the left
THE INCOMING GOVERNMENT’S LEGISLATION MAY BE
NULL AND VOID, LIKE ALL UNITED KINGDOM LAWS SINCE 2000
Of course, as you can see from our report entitled ‘ALL UK LEGISLATION SINCE 2000 IS NULL AND VOID’, which did indeed ‘go viral’, if the incoming Government does not deal immediately, before doing anything else, with rectification of the Letters Patent issue affecting the Hereditary Peers, all legislation passed by the new Westminster Parliament will wind up as invalid as the legislation that earlier Parliaments under Blair and Brown have squandered a decade passing since 2000.
• In this connection, some people seem to think that because challenges concerning the Letters Patent issue have been rejected by the UK High Court, the issue is dead. That indicates a degree of perversity and dim-wittedness that only inspires contempt. Such blanket assertions overlook the fact that Baroness Ashton of Upholland made the damning pronouncement that she made in the House of Lords, which is recorded in Hansard. Her statement left the position crystal clear, as anyone who re-reads our report dated 11th April 2010 on this issue can easily understand.
And if it turns out that President Barrack Obama is an illegitimate impostor (as the Editor is not an American citizen, he cannot pronounce on this subject, which is for Americans to resolve), it will likewise follow that all legislation signed into law by Obama, together with all his Executive Orders, will turn out to have been null and void, as well – enabling the institutionalised official kleptocracy to have everything ‘both ways’ (the dialectic and double-mindedness, again), since the situation can be manipulated in accordance with what Lenin called ‘the correlation of forces’.
THE FIVE-POINTED STAR CLUE TO THE FACT THAT
THE BRITISH ELECTION IS A STAGED THEATRICAL DISPLAY
Meanwhile observers completely omitted to notice or draw attention to a deliberate clue that the British General Election is CONTROLLED and therefore fraudulent. We refer to the fact that the door into the venue used for the first TV Election ‘Debate’ contained an aperture in the shape of a pentastar – that is to say, the five-pointed star to be seen everywhere in the revolutionary United States and everywhere in the covert revolutionary Soviet Union.
Specifically, the all TV cameras honed in on this polished ‘wooden’ door, making sure that ‘the interested’ need not have missed this ‘in-your-face’ presentation of the CLUE to what is going on. Within the pentastar aperture was a second five-pointed star which formed a glass ‘window’ into the TV venue in Manchester.
Now American observers may not be aware that in the United Kingdom, we don’t DO five-pointed stars. This geomasonic, esoteric revolutionary emblem is NOT USED IN BRITAIN AT ALL.
Yet, all of a sudden, a five-pointed star was deliberately built into the specially constructed door, with its window into the ‘New Order’ being unveiled to the gullible members of the general public in attendance, who thought they were there to hear ‘what the leaders have to say’ and to learn about their policies. Instead, they were dumb witnesses to an empty, controlled, and debilitating charade orchestrated in order to sustain the illusion of ‘democracy’ so as to delude the population into believing that the votes to be cast on 6th May are meaningful: whereas the truth is that the main British political parties are all fully signed up to the same sterile internationalist agenda.
OBSERVATIONS IN THE BRITISH ‘MAINSTREAM’ PRESS ON 22ND APRIL 2010
Camilla Cavendish writes in an op-ed. piece in The Times, page 21, subtitled: ‘When voters say they want change, they mean an end to a system which favours cheats: in banks or on benefits’:
‘Politicians and bureaucrats could not see that they had fostered a language of bureaucracy and suspicion that was alienating to people who used public services. They stuck to stubborn mantras that exam results were better, nurses angelic. People stopped believing that politicians could understand their lives or speak their language’.
‘Politicians only sensed the anger once the economic tide began to ebb. The credit crunch showed that bankers who had flaunted their wealth as evidence of their superior merit had indulged in the most childish pass-the-parcel schemes that plunged the world economy into the dark [sic]’.
‘Most bankers emerged unscathed and unrepentant, while people who had acted prudently and saved for their futures found themselves paying for the profligacy of those who had racked up enormous debts. Low interest rates benefited mortgage holders at the expense of British savers who are still watching their money shrink in accounts that banks brazenly change every month’.
‘By the time the expenses scandal broke, bringing the realisation not only of so many MPs having their noses in the trough, but just how big the trough actually was, people had stopped listening’.
• However, because the next Government will be fully signed-up to the internationalist agenda, which overrides preoccupations with domestic issues except wherever they can be moulded to accommodate the internationalist (World Revolution) remit, any expectation of ‘change’ in this crucial respect, would be unwarranted.
There will be NO CHANGE until the brainwashed UK political Establishment ceases to cow-tow to the internationalists and until the rogue elements within the UK intelligence services are cleaned out. The idolatry of Europe has to be discarded; and of this, too, there is little hope right now, as dense UK ‘business leaders’ pontificate in The Financial Times today that they ‘want a government working strongly within the European political mainstream…. It is there, and not on the fringes of Europe… where our voice must be heard’.
These deluded ‘business leaders’ regurgitate the same claptrap that has been standard ever since this Editor became active. Here are some of the delusions encased in the foregoing drivel:
• The European Union Collective is a COLLECTIVE. Decisions are taken COLLECTIVELY.
• The COLLECTIVE is indifferent to ‘voices’. No voice can be ‘heard’ in a POLITICAL COLLECTIVE, because ALL DECISIONS ARE TAKEN COLLECTIVELY, so no ‘voice’ has any standing whatsoever.
• The ancient ‘fringes’ of Europe mantra is part of the same infantile delusion. In any POLITICAL COLLECTIVE, it is neither here nor there whether one is ‘at the centre’ of the collective, or on ‘the fringes’ thereof. The geographical location of the ‘voices’, so to speak, is IRRELEVANT: see above.
• These ‘business leaders’ are content that VAT accruals should be remitted into the hands of a criminal enterprise. As we have explained, the European Commission is a criminal enterprise. Its accounts have been explicitly UNAPPROVED by the Court of Auditors for the past 14 years. The UK Serious Fraud Office has CONFIRMED that it is A CRIMINAL OFFENCE for taxpayers’ monies to be paid into the hands of a CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. Therefore, these British ‘business leaders’ are content for the VAT payments that their businesses have to pay, to be ILLEGALLY paid into the hands of a criminal enterprise, CONTRARY TO THE RULE OF LAW. If that is the case, they are accessories to the fact of their VAT payments being illegally diverted into criminal hands.
• In demanding unqualified support for the European Union Collective, these ‘business leaders’ reveal that, actually, they are de facto fellow-travelling Communists, supporters of Lenin and of the World Revolution, and that they are quite oblivious to the reality of what they are pontificating.
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