That is not the timber rattlesnake with which we’re so familiar, and which symbolically represents this website, but the common European adder. A viper which is not dangerous, and which only bites when threatened or disturbed. Much like the normally placid British, who only strike out when they are left with no alternative. Their stunning rejection of continued abasement at the hands of the EUrocracy this week is perhaps the most striking manifestation of this tendency we’ve seen in recent times.
One of the main takeaways from the EU Referendum is the chasm which exists between the British electorate and the people who purport to represent them in Westminster. To get an idea of what this looks like, you need only glance at the list of MPs who opposed Brexit, which includes nearly every single Labour member of the House of Commons, and compare it to the electoral map of UK on the day after the vote. Even if the hatred of ordinary, working class voters expressed by the BBC is muted in the monologues of Labour politicians, the antipathy for their values and concerns is unmistakable. George Orwell exposed the hypocrisy and venality of these sham socialists brilliantly in The Road To Wigan Pier-a location that voted to leave, BTW. And like the objects of Orwell’s criticism who learned absolutely nothing, Owen Jones, Laurie Penny, Polly Toynbee and the rest of the detestable lot now castigating their social inferiors refuse to even entertain the notion that they’re egregiously, catastrophically wrong. Read More »