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Aux bien pensants

30 March 2019

9:00 AM

30 March 2019

9:00 AM

No wonder so many politicians live in mortal terror of being interviewed by Alan Jones. No one prepares more thoroughly, is closer to the rank-and-file and cuts through to the essence so sharply. Not that I am always in agreement with Alan. Although he’s completely opposed to capital punishment, I suspect that, like Conrad Black, he thinks hanging’s too good for them. Until he appeared on Jones, Michael Daley was winning. His death knell sounded the moment he said he’d sack Alan from the Allianz Stadium Trust. ‘Thank you for your service,’ he said, provocatively ending the interview. As the results came in confirming Daley’s tenure as Opposition leader would end, Alan suggested on Channel 7 that his  radio comment could end: ‘Mr Daly, thank you for your service.’ This demonstrates that pre-polling for weeks before the election is undesirable. Next they’ll allow jurors to cast their vote before all the evidence is heard. Premier Gladys clearly deserved to win. She can now distance herself from the LINO (Liberals In Name Only) agenda on water, energy, global warming, school standards, the dinky tram when only an underground train could have done the job, the lock-out laws instead of just policing violence, government contracts without tender, moving the Powerhouse to a floodplain, and the suppression of free speech, even in the universities. That’s why the election of frequent Speccie columnist Mark Latham to join representatives the quality of Fred Nile is crucial.

The different aspirations between salt-of-the-earth, food-producing farmers in resource-rich parts of the country and a dominant parasitical elite in the megapolis demonstrate the need to fulfil what our founders envisaged, the emergence of new states improving governance and also the composition of the Senate. Our other need is to constitutionally institutionalise accountable MPs to replace what is becoming a self-indulgent barnacle political class.

There seems to be no limit to the depths to which some British politicians will stoop to stay under the sway of the Eurocrats. They’re even prepared to turn the UK into a colony,  subject to a dominant legal regime emanating from Brussels without any British involvement in the making of those laws and without being allowed to leave  without the consent of their EU masters.  What would the greatest prime ministers in living memory, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, have said to that? The British people had very clearly indicated they’d had enough. They’d been tricked into joining by a clique of politicians, led by Ted Heath, whose unrealistic dream was to squeeze into the European cockpit already amply filled by the German Chancellor and the French President. The fact is there was no room to share the leadership, just room for vast amounts of British money, the British market and their world-wide influence. The politicians, not the people, turned their backs on the Commonwealth. France and Germany have fascinating cultures and history but ones significantly different from the Anglosphere’s, especially in laws and governance. I spent a year at the Sorbonne to understand those differences but without wishing to change the underlying legal and political culture of the Anglosphere or its leadership role. As Lady Thatcher said on German unification, she liked Germany so much she was happy to have two. The point is that the British still have more in common with Australians or Americans than their nearest neighbours. Take the Westminster system, Constitutional Monarchy Mark II. (Don’t tell your republican friends as it will only depress them, but the American system is essentially an elective Constitutional Monarchy Mark I, just as their Bill of Rights is an entrenched version of the British one. The only mistake was to let the Supreme Court interpret it.) Westminster wasn’t designed by some gang of academics and revolutionaries who despised tradition, it emerged through centuries of trial and error. It remains the only constitutional model to have been exported and to have worked successfully over an extended period. It travelled well even beyond the Anglosphere, deep into Europe and then into Arab lands. Whenever it was revoked, it wasn’t by the people, but by military or communist coups. The difference in thought between the Anglosphere and the continent is superbly illustrated in the observation on the Westminster system by an énarque, a graduate of the university which produces most of the French ruling class: ‘It may well work in practice. But does it work in theory?’ I remember when I introduced the study of EU law into our law schools, I came to realise that once they joined, the British were extraordinarily meticulous in observing EU law; unlike many other EU members, thus explaining the ease with which they agreed to greater integration. They didn’t realise that the monetary union which the UK wisely refused to join was serious and could harm them. It greatly benefited Germany but has been a disaster for many other members including Greece, Italy and Spain. Even if some London bankers are forced to move to Frankfurt, a sensible pro-Brexit British government should, Trump-like, reduce taxes and regulation and attract business away from an atrophying EU, while restoring the special relationship with the Anglosphere.

For over two years the American mainstream media has been almost unanimous in falsely reporting that the Trump election campaign had colluded with the Russians. Based on a fictional dossier commissioned by the Clinton campaign, this was improperly used to obtain wiretaps and then to establish the Mueller investigation. It’s inconceivable that Mueller has only now realised there’d been no collusion. This should have been revealed well before the mid-term elections. Nor should he have said he could not ‘exonerate’ the President of obstruction. That’s clearly not his role. How many leaders would have been able to withstand the daily attacks and yet deliver such outstanding economic and diplomatic success? There should now be an investigation as to how such an outrage ever happened.


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