Wednesday, 22 June 2016

James Delingpole's excellent article: "Cameron’s Elite Will Stop at Nothing to Win This EU Referendum: Here’s Why we Mustn’t Let Them"

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends..."
I've just watched an hour of referendum coverage on the BBC and Sky news channels. I normally don't last longer than five minutes, and it's usually less than that - it rather depends on how long it takes for the red mist to descend. But as this is the last day of the campaign, I decided to stick with it for at least an hour, without sticking my fingers in my ears or switching over when somebody particularly hateful came on or shouting at the TV whenever a lying toad of a Remainer started spouting tosh. It wasn't easy, and I finally snapped at the 50 minute mark when Cameron started listing all the organisations that are in favour of staying in. It dawned on me that I despised every single one of them (his list included the TUC and the Green Party). I started shouting at the screen, and, breaking another pledge, switched over to Sky...

...only to be confronted by Labour's Alan Johnson, with, for some odd reason, a woman in a hijab behind him, trying to convince me that the only way we can fight climate change is to remain in the EU. Thanks, Al - I'll try to remember that.

So I fell nine minutes short of my goal. I only managed that long because Iain Duncan Smith cheered me up by steamrollered  a BBC interviewer desperately trying to deflect him from highlighting the fact that the EU has let slip that it's resuming membership talks with Turkey next week. Boris burbled a bit. Farage faraged. There was no Gideon Osborne, so I didn't actually throw up. Strangely, there was no mention of the fact that Anjem Choudary has come out in favour of Remain because the EU stops us deporting terrorists (Cameron left him off his list - can't think why). Neither were we told about the latest running battles between police and migrants at Calais, where would-be incomers have taken to erecting makeshift roadblocks and swarming onto British lorries when the driver leaves his cab to dismantle the obstruction. For Norman Smith, the BBC's assistant political editor, the result will be a story about Tory splits - mind you, the discovery a new planet in our solar system would be a Tory splits story as far as Norman is concerned (in this instance, as it happens, there's some justification for his spin).

I came upstairs and, in a fit of pique, unfollowed the last few remaining Remainers on my Twitter timeline (one of them had just tweeted that Michael Gove was turning the Tory Party from the Stupid Party into the Silly Party - what a tawdry, ridiculous thing to think, let alone post). And now I'm restoring my spirits by recommending James Delingpole's magnificent article from Breitbart this morning, with every word of which I heartily agree. It's essentially an explanation of why David Cameron (with whom he attended university) has been prepared to employ such despicable, dishonourable tactics during the referendum ("I don’t recall seeing any senior politician – not even the arch-fiend Tony Blair himself – conduct himself with quite such blatant disregard for honesty or fairness or the dignity of his office"). Towards the end, Delingpole provides a chilling Cameron-like list of those eager to subvert our democratic rights:
George Osborne; Christine Lagarde; the 10,000 EU apparatchiks who earn more than the Prime Minister; Goldman Sachs and most of the rest of the finance industry; the Magic Circle law firms; the big corporations which just love all that Euro regulation because it wipes out smaller competitors; all the big left-wing charities, environmental ones like the RSPB and the WWF especially because the EU pays them so much money; corporate lobbyists; SJW activists at Avaaz and and; the IMF; George Soros; wealthy landowners – especially those with EU-mandated wind turbines paying them squillions; everyone who works in diversity, compliance, human resources, sustainability, and equality; Nick Clegg; Nick Clegg’s lawyer wife; Liberal Democrats generally; Chris Evans and Jeremy Clarkson; everyone at the Guardian; everyone at the BBC apart from Andrew Neil, probably; and so on.
Make no mistake, we’re up against a bunch of bastards here so determined and unscrupulous they make Ramsay Bolton look like Mary Berry. These guys have EVERYTHING to lose from this – money, power, reputation, five-course lunches with foie gras, lobster, and Chassagne-Montrachet… – and they’ll stop at nothing to prevent us taking away their often ill-gotten privileges which too often the rest of us have to pay for.
I'm just praying that there are still enough people in this country with the pride, patriotism and gumption to pull the rug out from under these CAUCs tomorrow. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more... and, for God's sake, let's get it right this time!


  1. I do find it depressing that Sky has been every bit as bad as the BBC in its outrageous remainiac bias. I've never liked Sky News (it was fawningly Bliarite in the past) but it has surpassed itself in the past few weeks.

    If we do manage to pull this off, I am going to be looking for heads on pikestaffs - Sky's editorial policy makers prominent among them.

    1. The left-liberal ethos of Sky News is exactly the same as the BBC's (every BBC hack who jumped ship in the early days was a leftie, inevitably, and I doubt much has changed). Everyone always moans about Rupert Murdoch's political interference with his various outlets - but he evidently hasn't influenced Sky News in any way. If only he bloody had!

      Sorry to sound another gloomy note, GCooper, but I am predicting a loss for Leave by a margin of up to 10%. If they get within 5%, I will be surprised and a bit pleased. If they win, I might very well require a straitjacket and tranquilisers. Supposed to be quite a bit of rain tomorrow, which should help keep lukewarm remainers (especially young people) away from polling booths - a low turnout would probably help our lot.