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Sunday, 21 January 2018

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David,

You could have added that the real Tory talent is either on the back benches (Jacob Rees Mogg) or not in the House of Commons at all (Daniel Hannan.) Labour has its share of talent (Frank Field, Kate Hooey, Dan Jarvis Chukka Umma) but as you so rightly say, they are all suppressed by Momentum and are keeping/being kept permanently schtumm.

Like you, I am in a state of despair.

Re your comment about the quality of the civil service, I doubt it has changed too much although I am sure it hasn't improved.

The more significant change in my view is that in the good old days (ahem) the civil service and parliamentarians too to some extent shared a broad view of where the country should be going, with the populace, which itself was less divided than now.

Now we have mouth breathing commies on the left, the tories who are wetter than a suumers day in blackpool, and a civil service fully signed up to a vision of a multi culti britain governed from bruscles which is wholly at at odds with what the decent majority in the country would want.

It is grim, for sure.

"a multi culti britain governed from bruscles which is wholly at at odds with what the decent majority in the country would want."

Under a parliamentary system of government, is there any way for an outsider to break the mold and illusion that the voting public actually has a choice in who governs them and how? Or is it up to a quiet but determined "back bencher" who is bold, wealthy and no longer gives a damn what the elite proper people allow to be said and done? I hope one of these ways is open to Britain.

The "multi-culti" nonsense is simply another way of describing cultural suicide. The decent majority instinctively know this.

The choice for the majority of Labour MPs is therefore between getting a proper job, joining another party, or forming a new party. The question is will they wait until they're pushed or will they be proactive? After all that is how the SDLP was started, under similar pressure. Or they could join the Lib-Dems directly.

" It appears that most of the country has not yet appreciated that the good, old Labour party of yore is no more."

Unfortunately for all us, they do appreciate that, and they don't care. It is not about facts or policies any more, it is about (1) feelings and (2) bashing the Tories, whatever.

Most of the younger voters are all in favour of going back to the days of the British Rail Sandwich, and to waiting six months to rent a telephone designed thirty years ago. And they are totally in awe of a Healthcare system that was designed seventy years ago and delivers the worst outcomes in the first world - it's the envy of the world don't you know?

Sadly, it seems that in the UK every generation has to re-learn the lessons of socialism for itself.

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