History

Distance lends enchantment to the scene?

I do like this scrap of quaint poetry (whether written by the left or the right hand), it is reminiscent in its simplicity of what our England was built upon.

We may be 1100 years down the line, but some values remain timeless and are still worth fighting for. Politicians are, as the Bard would put it, “poor players, that strut and fret their hour upon the stage and then are heard no more” they preach their vacuous ideologies – concepts of what they imagine the sheeple ought to hear – which, sadly, so often turn out to be “full of sound and fury” but signifying very little.

The English Constitution, however, remains the solution – a ‘gold standard’, enduring, not corroding.

History, Medicinal

Common Sense in a crisis

I am ‘getting on a bit’ but. after suffering a nasty fall indoors at around 2am last Tuesday, when I did fortunately manage to stand up again, I was able to unlock my front door, knowing that the ambulance crew were on their way.

Normally, even during the day, I do tend also to leave the ‘safety chain’ across the door, and this prompted my question to the paramedics –

How do you guys manage if you come to a property where the door is unlocked, but the safety chain has been left on? Do you carry any bolt cutters in the ambulances?”

No”, came the answer, “we call the fire brigade!”

Which seems a bit daft really, with someone inside in need of immediate life-saving medical attention. It must surely be cheaper to issue cutters to every ambulance rather than to pay for a fire crew to attend – and not even a fire occurring.

Inevitably, my mind turned to 15th April 1989, and that dreadful public order debacle at the Hillsborough stadium. There were finally 96 persons dead and 766 were injured, all of which might have been avoided, if only the groundstaff equipment had included a set of stout bolt-cutting equipment to open up the front ‘gates’ to those terraced areas, allowing supporters to spill out safely onto the pitch.

I don’t recall that being raised as an issue during the public enquiry.

(The last time I mentioned this on social media I got a bit of abuse from one family who had been bereaved at Hillsborough, which was unfortunate, because my point was not against their relatives’ situation, but supportive of them and how those poor people could have been saved.)

Magna Carta 1215, Political

Authority or Slavery?

Attached below is a small extract from Locke’s clear analysis of ‘Authority’ – in all aspects similar to what had been conceived by the Barons of England, 400 years earlier, and to which the then monarch, King John (Lackland), gave his consent at Runnymede.

Article 61 could not have been more definitely expressed.

(With apologies to the 17th Century textual definition of ‘authority versus slavery’, we have reproduced it here in slightly modernised vocabulary. Just because a truth becomes aged, it does not thereby become false.)

“Whenever the Legislators may attempt to take away, and destroy, the Property of the People, or try to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any further Obedience, and are left to the common Refuge, which God hath provided for all Men, against Force and Violence.

Whenever therefore the Legislative shall transgress this fundamental Rule of Society; and either by Ambition, Fear, Folly or Corruption, conspire to grasp for themselves, or put into the hands of any other, an Absolute Power over the Lives, Liberties, and Estates of the People, then;

By this breach of Trust they forfeit the Power, which the People had put into their hands, for quite contrary ends, and the Power then devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty.”

(John Locke (1632-1704) – Two Treatises of Government) – (Magna Carta Article 61).

These then, are the foundational principles upon which our nation had relied, and grown strong in the world, for the following 750 years, until our civil representative, the then Prime Minister, Edward Heath, took it upon himself to lead the public astray by introducing a foreign element.

There is clear documentary evidence, well understood by those who have taken the time and trouble to unearth it, that the man Heath knew exactly what his decision entailed, knew which foreign elements were actually going to be involved, and why they were offering to the then Tory government something which was to be presented in the guise of an ‘economic’ benefit to all concerned. (See banner statement above this page)

Here we are now, 45 years on, our national slumber finally disturbed, our spirits aroused at the arrogance and intransigence of the same political party’s continued determination to force upon a free nation such slavery as was, and which remains, totally contradictory to everything upon which our British nation still (currently) stands.

The democratic vote, on Thursday 23rd June 2016, has split the nation into two camps, those who have seen the Light – and those who seem intent on throwing a large dark blanket over it.

There were 323 Members of Parliament (MP) supporting the Tory cause, and no-one seems keen to mention that 138 of these had seen the Light, and had voted with their conscience to LEAVE the European Union (EU).

On the other side of the Chamber there were 228 Labour MPs, of which, apparently, only 10 (ten) were sensible enough to see what is going on and to vote ENOUGH, the remainder happy to continue hiding under a (red) blanket.

For those of you who are paying attention, we are then left with a rag-tag assortment, (99 in number) which, with just ONE notable exception, seem determined to hang on to the EU coat-tails, or had sent in a ‘sick-note’ on the day of the Referendum Vote.

We know now that, of the general public, some six million Red Flag adherents also voted OUT, which contrasts sharply with their Party position. When the word this weekend got out that Mrs Mayhem is sniffing around, undemocratically, for so-called cross-party support for what has become ‘HER’ Brexit deal, we can conclude that Party Politics is dead.

Those of us, who do not agree with Richard Dawkins’s theory that we all took X-billion years to develop a conscience, will now be fasting, watching and praying that Truth will prevail over Lies, that Light will overcome Darkness, as we wrestle to get our country’s head out of the ‘tiger’s’ mouth.