Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Monday, 2 November 2009

A Bad Week To Be A Conservative?

Or A Brit?

As yet another serviceman is killed and a corrupt and smelly Non-Government reels from disaster to farcical theatre, as we fall under the Franco/German Axis and watch our politicians wriggle off the expenses hook, one little apparent diamond of hope turns out to be cheap glass. A "cast iron" promise is casually, even flippantly, "cast" aside. A referendum on the Lisbon facade of an all powerful, undemocratic state is all but in place and we just blithely accept it.

Shame on you Britons who will buy poppies, gather to remember lest we forget whilst happily forgetting why so many, many thousands died for democracy and freedom. A comment, recently on this blog offered that life under Labour is preferable to that under an undemocratic EU Federal State. It would now seem that we are condemned to both. For my part I consider David Cameron's lack of leadership and openness on Europe proves what I have, until now, fought not to accept. They really are all the bloody same.

We really could do with all out troops back home, we sure as hell need them.


  1. Seems I'm all that's left?

  2. I'm with you OR. I too have struggled to hold on to the Conservatives but I've finally had to accept that they're not the Party for me any more. I don't know what, if anything, Cameron can pull out of the hat on this one. Heeeeere's UKIP!

  3. An uncomfortable and thought-proving point about the national morality behind the image of the poppy. It's perverse that we are fighting a war (let's be honest here) in a country known for poppy production and associated crime.

    I see that parents in England who fib to get their children into the school they want, are to be done for fraud and deception. Absolutely terrific. Just instruct them, however, to tell the judge "Sorry - I was only doing what I believed to be right" and they will come to no harm - just like our elected representatives at Westminster. The dead at Tyne Cot, Arras, Dunkirque and Normandy must be proud of us.

    There are many reasons for my life-long aspiration for Scottish Independence - and I suggest that you and I in our desire for national respect, freedom and opportunity have more in common than you might suspect?

  4. 'They really are all the bloody same'

    I fear that's true OR. Cameron admires Blair and models himself on him - the 'politician's politician'. We have no 'people's politician'. Cameron's leading, urging his party into applauding Blair out of the chamber said it all. The Tories should have sat silently on their hands.

  5. It's a very moving point, OR, and one that seems to be missed by almost every one of the elected members. Three members of my family served in the forces during war-time: fortunately, they all returned. hundreds of thousands didn't. I'm surer of one thing than any other and that is those who fought for this country against totalitarians and fascists did not do that so that the country could be handed over to a socialist empire constructed on the fly by self-serving desk-jockeys and double-dealers.

    England had many flaws: there were deep divisions based on class; there were exploiters and scoundrels; there was unfairness and prejudice. But there were also great qualities in this country, especially in times of adversity. We had a sense of belonging, and being of one nation; we were striving to overcome all that baggage of empire; we were evolving into something that could have been a model of its kind throughout the world.

    Then, along came the Common Market and with that the advent of the bureaucrats and political chancers who saw rich pickings in the destruction of nation states. The markets themselves became marketable. And best thing was you could just implement what you needed - no need to go through any of that messy business of running it by the people who would be paying for it.

    With luck, OR, people will start to realise that the next General Election in this country will be the most important election this century. It will be the election that literally decides the future of the British people once and for all.

    We have risen to the occasion in the past. Let us try to do so again.

  6. Thank you all very warmly for your excellent coments. Perhaps there is a glimmer, a flicker, a tiny ember still glowing for the fallen!

  7. We need to put pressure on the Conservatives to keep their word. I am not going to stop nagging. It's the only way I know how to change things.. (typical woman eh)... :)

  8. Oddrightie

    I just love to see you Conservatives at each others throats(wonderful)

    I just love the fact Cameron is revealing his E.U credentials

    I just love the way European law does now and will continue to be the primary law throughout the United Kingdom (hooray)

    But I also believe there should be a referendum on being in the E.U
    Straightforward IN or OUT.

    I have no doubt you Eurosceptics would lose and lose badly (but who knows I could be wrong)

  9. "I just love the way European law does now and will continue to be the primary law throughout the United Kingdom "

    Are you ex-Luftwaffe, Anonymouse? Or maybe Russian, circa 1950?

  10. All hail Europe - so much better with the Germans in charge.

  11. oddrightie

    what now for Cameron the Czechs have just capitulated.

    were are the wooden walls of England now?

  12. In my heart my love of Britain will never die!

  13. Quiet right oddrightie nor should it.

    But I am afraid Cameron is just the same as all the rest I did tell you but you wouldn't have it.
    you put your trust in the hands of men without honour.

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

    I will not cease from mental fight;
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
    Til we have built Jerusalem
    In England's green and pleasant land

  14. "But I am afraid Cameron is just the same as all the rest I did tell you but you wouldn't have it."
    That's a bit low, Anon, I surely posed the question we must wait and see. It does look as though you are correct and you may note my disappointment writ large as the days under the EUSSR get ever harder.