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October 16, 2022

THE debate about our economic direction is severely hampered by our infantilisation by ideological groups mainly on the left who have vindictively and viciously moved us from active, empowered people with agency and autonomy to lifelong victims – irrationally fearful of pandemic disease or from being unable to heat our homes in icy winter.
What, for instance, of our ancestors who were cruelly punished for minor crimes by being sent to Botany Bay or imprisoned and lived genuinely poverty-stricken desperate lives? They would have laughed heartily at the concept of today’s Uber and Deliveroo generation loaded with food and having on-tap central heating complaining about their lot.
None of us can be venture capitalists in the style of Apple’s Steve Jobs and make millions (especially here in Wales, where the default position is to suck on the state teat like a sickly coddled babe with people like Jobs denied any aid and assistance if they refused to learn Welsh).
We now have to be compensated for being poor with council and employer handouts replacing wage bargaining and negotiating.
On they go, usually the wealthier and more privileged BBC and Guardian Zubutonians on the left staggering out of Waitrose weighed down with bags of responsibly sourced quinoa and organic extra virgin olive oil to furiously fashion a Tweet about people riding around on buses to keep warm.
When lefties DO get wealthy, they do not spend it but retain it and when questioned they will say that they do that on principle.
A Welsh Labour activist I met recently told me that his wife needed a hip operation and had the choice of paying privately for £13,000 or face a three year wait on the NHS. He said that they could afford to pay but would not “on principle”.
So, everyone suffers because the wealthy socialists always believe the state should pay. Political principles which they wrongly think protect the poor then become an excuse for not actively contributing themselves.
A barmy brigade of manipulative and mendacious actors on the left have disproportionately wildly magnified the real risks and fears arising out of “fuel poverty” and “the cost of living crisis” (both media confections with a poisonous political sting buried deep in the recipe).
This resentful regiment currently salivating at the sudden sinking of the “Is Truss Toast?” Tories – furious at Brexit and outraged by Kwasi Kwarteng’s move to do what should have been done immediately after our vote to exit the European experiment – seem absolutely dedicated to neo-Marxist solutions of state aid like universal incomes and vouchers.
Crucial is the whipping up of fear so that steadily but surely we become more and more dependent on the state to compensate us for poverty, thereby risking dangerous dependency, while protecting us from bigger, badder wolves at our door (I read a story recently about councils offering “warm hubs”, we used to call them pubs, which I imagined would be where people huddled together in a shelter in coats, gloves and hats around a Murray mint).
This was always – don’t ever forget – the naturally following horrendous consequence of Brexit in the minds of Remainers. Too few of them graciously accepted the choice of the majority and then worked productively to make a success of it and far too many of them set themselves the task of bringing Britain down and have worked hard at it with constant carping, moaning and back-stabbing to actively bring about some of these negative consequences.
Our greatest achievement in modern times as a country was to assert our independence in 2016 by voting to leave the failed European political and economic experiment.
I voted LEAVE because I did not believe in federalist integration and know deep down that bonding together competing and ideologically disunited countries in one immense artificial market without natural borders and autonomy while imposing upon them greater and greater crushing compliance in one giant single currency/market/work/travel zone will never work for the benefit of the more prosperous and outward looking.
It was a rancid protection market with far too many racketeers raking in too much public money which could have been far better spent locally.
We were right to move out and now we need to stop griping and all work together to move up.

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