SO THE CAT IS FINALLY OUT OF THE BAG, and even the gluttonous spiders that have lent their spinning skills to the three main parties are returning to the darkness from which they came.
The charlatans are exposed for the incompetent criminals that they really are, and from amongst the political carnage a growing voice can be heard…
‘Keep calm, and do not give-up. You can change things for the better: just vote UKIP at every chance.’
It has been a long time coming. The British public are, at long last, beginning to question the political spin that I, and others like me, have been writing about over the years. No longer are they meekly accepting as gospel what the career politicians tell them to believe. They are finally looking critically at what each is saying – and checking the facts for themselves.
Genuine readers are now turning upon the political trolls, whom once owned the online newspaper comment sections, and reclaiming the voice that the PC activists have denied them. The English language is again being used to express truthful, heartfelt opinions that were just recently confined behind closed doors – and debate is stretching its legs.
Spring is here and the omens are not good for what remains of our traditional political parties. In the wake of the UKIP Party Conference, last week-end, the three LibLabCon leaders took it upon themselves to appeal to the former’s growing support by addressing the immigrant issue; but they were blind to the fact that something had changed.
Over the week-end, as the public decided to discover for themselves what lay behind all the talk of UKIP, thousands of individuals, both young and old, typed ‘UKIP’ into their browsers. Then, as their requests to join the live feed emanating from the party’s conference stuttered from the overload, the majority took to investigating other parts of their site – and what they found amazed them.
They discovered that, contrary to being a party of nutcases and oddballs, UKIP was the only political party to be mainly composed of leading economists, scientists, mathematicians, academics, doctors, nurses, business leaders – and just about any other profession you could think of. And they also discovered, unlike any other party, that a simple click would take them to a comprehensive manifesto for government – together with detailed arguments and a comprehensive library of videos documenting the party’s representation of British interests at the European level.
They discovered a political party that was totally transparent, vigorous in intellect, and especially willing to listen and debate the issues that all other parties ignored. And they also discovered that whatever questions they had about the party, including its ban upon former EDL and BNP supporters from joining its ranks, could be examined at leisure – so that any visitor to their site could make up their own minds.
For many, last week-end was not only a revelation, it threw into stark contrast what was real and what was simple hyperbole. Many found their visit empowering, driving them to open their own Disqus accounts to join the ever growing number of readers debating in online newspaper columns. And that was where they noted something else…
There were no UKIP trolls talking-up the party conference, extolling their leader, or launching vehement attacks upon others with opposing views.
Then Clegg decided to distance himself from his party’s amnesty for all immigrants whom had been living here illegally for ten years – and Cameron announced a crack-down on all welfare and NHS benefits for immigrants (just as e-petition signatures for a parliamentary debate over halting Romanian and Bulgarian immigration, due in January, reached over 140,000 signatories and the cabinet office set aside three hours to debate the issue on 22 April this year).
The announcements were accompanied by an influx of LibCon trolls, talking-up the spin; but it was met by a wave of cynicism from those empowered by the week-end’s revelations, whilst others gathered the facts that would send the activists into retreat.
All the trolls could do was to vote-up their original congratulatory comments (rather than engage in the resulting debate).
Shortly afterwards, further Press articles ensued as Cameron’s pledges unravelled in the space of just four hours and, in yet another further humiliation, the Chancellor’s budget announcement for government-backed mortgages was revealed as being available to immigrants and the well-heeled, offering no support for those whom it was intended, and guaranteed to push-up house prices and inhibit the market’s general move to bring them down to where they ought to be.
The last forty-eight hours have been total chaos for a coalition government charged with representing those whom elected it just three years ago – and who have U-turned on every promise they gave to win power.
Enough is enough. The career politicians have raped this country over the past 30 years. They have lied, cajoled, abused, and threatened their way to power throughout 30 years of unending decline. And the public have finally had enough. They are waking-up in their thousands and, unless those in power finally get a grip and begin putting their citizens first (before petty party politics and their own financial rewards) violence is likely to ensue.
I do not use the word casually. We can all remember the summer riots of 2011 only too well; but those were spontaneous and, however inept and unprepared our police forces were, it was easily controlled.
What worries me is the palpable discontent and alienation that huge swathes of the population now share against Britain’s authorities – and the growing knowledge that they have been lied to and cheated-out of what has been promised them by all past leaders: the indigenous right to live in a free land, fought for with their ancestors’ lives, which is now denied them by the state.
The anger is there. It is present in every conversation you have, or overhear in the pub – and it gets stronger with every incompetent move that our so-called leaders make.
It is the same anger that I witnessed in Northern Ireland in the seventies, and the same anger that I and my colleagues have witnessed beneath every population uprising that has been covered over the years.
Britain is Britain, and the British do not resort to violence unless all other means fail; but if peaceful protest is met by authoritarian measures to keep it in check, I fear that this summer may bring to the fore such anger that even the temperate voice of UKIP will be unable to control it.
I hope that UKIP can get its act together and provide candidates in all council seats that are up for election this year, because that may serve to release some of the pressure that is brewing in the keg; but the influx of further immigrants in January, if it goes ahead, may simply ignite the rage.
If the politicians really have the country’s interest at heart, they should look closely at the result of May’s local elections and, if UKIP gains are significant, it should call an immediate election in order to extinguish the fuse.
This summer, I do not want to be covering bloody riots on the streets of England, which I and my colleagues still call home…