Several bloggers, who really should know better, said that I was wired to the moon. I was wrong, wrong, wrong, dammit!
It seems that (unlikely as this may be) a mainstream writer agrees with me. In fact, if I didn't know better, I'd think the bugger had been here, reading my blog.
"The truth, I’m afraid, is very different. Underneath all the pomp, our constitution is badly broken."
"Even Britain’s right to choose something as basic as its own weights and measures has been lost.Then there’s the sick condition of the ‘United’ Kingdom and the devolution debacle. Separate parliaments or assemblies were given to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by Labour because it was claimed that this would be enough to satisfy the demands of the separatist local politicians. "
"The ‘reform’ of the second chamber was a similar Blairite disaster. The ancient House of Lords that combined hereditary peers with law Lords and some appointed experts was not perfect, but it worked well for centuries as a revising chamber. It was swept away, and the place stuffed with political appointees. Reform created a flawed system that was worse than the one it replaced."
"When Britain joined the European Union — or the European Economic Community as it then was in 1973 — this country suffered an historic loss of power.
Under the terms of the Treaty of Rome, for the first time since Henry VIII refused to accept the Pope’s authority, a foreign body was placed above our national Parliament and the Crown.
Until that point, the underlying assumption had been clear. Britain — with a constitutional monarchy, an independent Parliament, accountable law courts and a robust, free press — governed itself. It was on these rocks that our security and great prosperity were built.
But then things started to change. Losing our empire and super-power status in the years after World War II produced something akin to a collective nervous breakdown in parts of the British establishment.
For much of the ruling class, the idea of throwing our lot in with the Europeans was seen as the only answer to our problems. Many honourable people (including a misguided Margaret Thatcher) were deceived.
But the most fervent Europhiles — such as Tony Blair — were very cunning. They realised that to make Britain more European they would have to dismantle steadily the traditional structures of government and erode this country’s sense of its own distinctive institutions.
This was done under the banner of ‘modernisation’ and ‘Cool Britannia’. Hence, we were given devolution based on the European model, European human rights law was incorporated into British law and there were attempts to ditch the pound and replace it with the euro.
Modernisers such as Nick Clegg have since taken up where Blair left off, seeking to impose all sorts of unnecessary changes to the character of our national life."
Still think yesterday was a great day? Still think the monarchy is cooler than a snowman's dick? Still think that they have any legitimacy?
If you answered yes to any of those three questions you are in the wrong place, you are in the wrong time, and you need to research more. We have no royal family. We have no monarchy.
We are all the same now.