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PETER HITCHENS: I warned these Tories have no heart or soul

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Now you know I was right. The Conservative Party is not only steeped in political correctness, useless in practicalities, from law and crime to schools and transportation, and led by ignorant ninnies who are no better than they should be.

It is also a savage tax increase and a waste of your money. It’s basically New Labour, Blairism but without the Blair essence.

It even resorts to wild pseudo-popular policy initiatives, such as the latest pretense to crack down on illegal migration on the high seas, to try to divert your attention from what really matters, which is eating more of your income than on every moment in modern history.

The British state is as Napoleonic and haughty as anything on the continent. The presumption of innocence, partly thanks to gendarmes such as Dame Cressida Dick, is a thing of the past

No one will stop it because the ‘opposition’ is made up of people who are more or less exactly the same, except some part of Keir Starmer’s fate is understanding the ultimate point of all this, which I promise you isn’t very nice.

The Tories just do it because it worked for Blair. So they think it’s popular and will keep them in function. And when someone complains, brutal party discipline, modeled on Michael Corleone’s Mafia clan in The Godfather, strikes down on the culprit. Total loyalty is the only acceptable attitude.

I thought I’d mention this because when I first started warning you many years ago that the Tories weren’t your friends, I got some pretty cool responses.

I know some of you think that leaving the EU alone is enough, but I still wonder where the government thinks our regained independence serves. I have not noticed that we are becoming more British in laws and customs.

The British state is as Napoleonic and haughty as anything on the continent. The presumption of innocence, partly thanks to gendarmes like Dame Cressida Dick, is a thing of the past.

We’re not even done with the promotion of the stupid, crude metric system for counting the toes, but we’re still weighed down by pounds, liters, and miles. I would have thought that would have been a good symbolic start to a new era.

The Conservative Party is also a savage tax hike and a waste of your money.  It's basically New Labour, Blairism but without the Blair essence.  It even resorts to wild pseudo-popular policy initiatives

The Conservative Party is also a savage tax hike and a waste of your money. It’s basically New Labour, Blairism but without the Blair essence. It even resorts to wild pseudo-popular policy initiatives

But there is no heart or soul in these Tories. They neither think nor feel.

When they have a moment to relax, they use it to allow for even more horrific skyscrapers and determine the concreting of the countryside. The more they decorate their offices with Union Jacks and portraits of the Queen, the more convinced I am that they believe in neither patriotism nor constitutional monarchy.

No wonder they can’t resist the endless exit propaganda of the Scottish Nationalists.

They themselves are not very fond of the Union or the unique British experiment in freedom and prosperity that began in the late 17th century (that’s ‘the 1600s’, for those of you who went to comprehensive schools).

And precisely because they don’t believe in anything, they let their worst enemies impose their policies and goals.

I have seen the truth emerge in the eyes of many in recent days. But has the realization come too late?

I’ve said from the start that Covid face masks are a sign of political allegiance, not a medical measure. Now that Parliament is back and the Labor benches have been masked while the Tories have been largely exposed, I think the truth of this is clear.

20 years later – and we still live in fear

Here we are 20 years after the horrific 2001 New York City massacre. And do we ever stop to think who won? Terrorism is so called because it paralyzes its victims and drives them mad with fear. It makes them do things that they wouldn’t and shouldn’t do otherwise.

And look at us, long after we’ve taken sensible precautions to launch a similar attack on Manhattan or somewhere far less likely, like keeping a closer eye on students at flight schools and never, ever open the door. to the cockpit of a passenger plane.

Even before the Covid panic shut down the world, we were still shuffling like convicts through irrational “security procedures” just to fly away on vacation; dismantle laws that keep us free and engage in a wild hunt for “extremists,” most of whom turn out to be madmen who have fried their brains with drugs.

Perhaps most bananas of all, our various “wars on terrorism” and “wars for democracy” (all failed) led to an alliance between the West, Saudi Arabia and an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria. Yes, our allies in our inexplicable, horrific, failed Syrian intervention for quite some time were the Nusra Front, which itself was an Al Qaeda franchise.

We are still quite terrorized. I have to laugh when I hear politicians congratulate them for ‘standing up against terror’ when it is ordinary people – firefighters, soldiers and police – who stand up. Because the politicians are so eager to do what the terrorists want, they have made our societies less free and open and left us living in an irreversible constant state of fear.

I have no doubt that more terror attacks will follow. By their very nature they are surprise attacks and we can’t foresee all of them, let alone stop them. But we can stop destroying our own society in response to such murders. And we can also stop lashing out by starting silly wars and invasions, often with dubious allies.

These conflicts are causing the great waves of migration that are now transforming Europe and to which we have no civilized response.

Last Monday, a warm September day, the UK electricity grid asked one of our few remaining coal-fired power stations, West Burton ‘A’ in Lincolnshire, to start up and supply electricity. There was not enough wind and gas has become incredibly expensive. West Burton ‘A’ will be closed in a year. Shortly thereafter, like so many other coal-fired power stations, it will be demolished in an act of dogmatic self-harm. So what happens next if we get into trouble? Meanwhile, China is constantly building new coal-fired power stations. So what’s the use of this?

Tough times for a gentle man

After the “Department of Justice” allowed double-murderer Colin Pitchfork to roam the streets, I asked Stella Moris, fiancé of brave journalist Julian Assange, to describe the circumstances in which the completely nonviolent father of her children is expelled. while he awaits yet another American request for his extradition.

She replied, ‘Belmarsh is the toughest prison in England. Julian was unable to hold his children for more than a year. He has been allowed to see his children since June. Since August, Julian has also been able to hug close relatives who took the antigen test before entering prison. Prison is tough, but it gets tougher with each passing day. He has been there since he was arrested on April 11, 2019 on the basis of a US arrest warrant.

Julian is surrounded by violent criminals and 30 percent of the people on his wings have been convicted of murder. It’s a harsh environment.

“September 22 will be two years since he served his bail violation sentence, so it will be two years in pre-trial detention.”

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