"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 27 November 2009

Friday Post

This week's Friday Post comes from Howard Flight, former Conservative MP for Arundel & South Downs, former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.
"I am increasingly struck at how those who do not agree with the mantra of the politically correct elite controlling Britain and much of the media are today being silenced and shut out from the mainstream. I find, moreover, that when I raise these issues with perfectly normal, respectable and responsible citizens, that they agree with me - but feel silenced, substantially for fear of getting a black mark which might damage their careers (and certainly their eligibility to participate in any Government quangos!)
I will give some examples, by no means exhaustive... "
He then goes on to discuss the EU, Magna Carta, power ascending from the people, financial institutions, climate change, taxation, immigration, public spending, welfare dependency, speed cameras, the smoking ban, and:
Finally, on matters constitutional, it is outrageous that the Barnett formula continues to provide nearly twice as much public spending for citizens of Scotland as for citizens of England, where it was supposed to equalise expenditure over the long term.  It is also wrong now that Scotland has its own Parliament responsible for virtually all domestic matters, Scottish MPs still vote on domestic matters relevant to England.  If the Scottish people want independence - on which there should be a referendum – it should be granted to them...
...The time has come for British citizens to assert their rights to free speech and to rebel against the tyranny of the politically correct.

It's well worth reading in full.  He states the case clearly and without equivocation.  If only he were Leader of a government-in-waiting.

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