By Dr John Sydenham.
What was the UK like in 1966? 1966 was twenty years after the Second World War and many of the influential adults of the time had been officers in the Armed forces. About a quarter of the population went to church when all denominations are included. There were still a few working men who wore army berets and women who wore head scarves. Rationing had only ended ten years earlier.
The biggest change over the past 65 years is in the shape of people:
In 1966 years of rationing had shown people how to budget with food and had prevented the rise of supermarket chains and the food industry. In 1966 poor people would have a larder with two days food in it. In 2020 even relatively poor people have a freezer with a week's food and a larder full of crisps, cakes and biscuits to eat in front of the television. The staple diet of television is food programs. The multinational food and media industries are ascendant. Anyone visiting the Adriatic coast over the past 30 years will have noticed the same effect of the end of rationing (in the late 1990s), with a race of slim, active people converted to fat within a generation. Obesity is a physical sign of the rampant rise of the mass media and other corporations and the failure of government to defend the People against them.
In 1966 the privately educated upper classes lived in an entirely different world from the rest of the population. Class was still a defining feature of British society. Class was an open sore. Managers had posh accents and workers spoke normally. The Cold War was at its height and society was in trepidation about a third world war because they knew just how bad wars could get.
The Labour Party was a Marxist party fighting the class war and the unions were also strongly Marxist. There was enormous sympathy for Marxism in the British Civil Service because Oxford and Cambridge universities had been infiltrated in the 1930s.Communist sympathisers called the "Cambridge Five" even infiltrated MI6. The most important facts about the Cambridge Five (Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, Philby and Cairncross) were that they were caught by American intelligence, not British, they were allowed to go free by the British and they killed thousands of people indirectly. Oxford University was not to be outdone and many of their graduates became spies.
Harry Pollitt, leader of the Communist Party of Great Britain, told students: 'Don't join us. Work hard, get good degrees, join the Establishment and serve our cause from within.'
Soviet agents were everywhere. There was a large group of intellectuals who worked for the Soviets such as Goronwy Rees, Arthur Wynn, Christopher Hill, Edith Tudor Hart, Peter Floud, Iris Murdoch, Peter Smollett etc. scientists such as Alan Nunn and Klaus Fuchs, politicians such as Labour MPs Bernard Floud, Tom Driberg, John Stonehouse, Bob Edwards, Will Owen, Ray Fletcher etc. and union leaders such as Jack Jones, Hugh Wyper and Alec Kitson and, very possibly, the head of MI5, Roger Hollis. And many more. Even Harold Wilson was under suspicion because of his long term relationship with Joseph Kagan. These people were largely bitter about the class divide in the UK and got sucked into treason at university.
The British electorate did not support communism, there were no communist MPs after 1950 and there had only ever been four communist MPs. The only path to power for the Far Left was to subvert the Labour Party and pose as democrats until the "revolution". Despite the fact that Soviet (Russian) nuclear missiles were targeted at every British city the UK Broadcast media were almost completely silent about the extent of Soviet subversion and treason.
However, it was not just the unions and Labour who were subverting Parliament. The Conservative Party was run by large companies, aristocratic landowners and people with dubious links to overseas governments. Of the 18 members of the 1970 Conservative Government only seven were not Corporate Elite (Iain MaCleod, Reginald Maudling, Margaret Thatcher, Peter Walker, Anthony Barber, Geoffrey Rippon and Peter Thomas).
The political conflict in the 1970s was intense with the upper class Tories, pursuing their self interest, fighting Marxist traitors. This battle was pursued over the heads of a largely apathetic electorate. If people voted Conservative they ignored the fact that the Tories were fashioning the country for Corporate power. If people voted Labour they continued, in a tribal fashion, to vote Labour. The broadcast media gave them no information about the fact that the Labour Party was full of people who wanted to hand the UK over to the Soviet Union.
The 1970s were marked by severe confrontations between the Unions and the Conservatives, with the "3 day week" of 1974 putting the Government on notice that they could be brought down by union power. In January 1977 a Gallup opinion poll found that 54% of people believed that Jack Jones, the leader of the TGWU and Soviet Agent, was the most powerful person in Britain, ahead of the Prime Minister. Although the broadcast media, even to this day, has not covered his treason or that of his deputy, Kitson. The unions created havoc in 1979 with the "Winter of Discontent" and the country reacted against the unions.
Margaret Thatcher was elected in 1979 on an anti-union platform. Her Employment Acts of 1980 and 1982 severely curtailed union power, especially their power to strike and picket. Thatcher approached the final battle between the elected government and the unions in a military fashion. She appointed Ian MacGregor in 1983 to prepare the ground by stockpiling coal and ensuring security, this was all public knowledge but the miners under Arthur Scargill went ahead with a strike, no doubt expecting support from the rest of the union movement as in the past. However, Thatcher had made striking in sympathy illegal and other unions failed to break the law to support the National Union of Miners. The coal miner's strike between 1984 and 1985 had little effect on the country other than to show that the 1970s were over and the elected government ran the country. However, it produced a generation of defeated, embittered Labour and union politicians.
Thatcher was a scientist and realised that the days of coal were numbered. Thatcher's speech to the Royal Society in 1988 summarised the depth of her comprehension of the depletion of the ozone layer, of global warming and the effect of pollutants. The end of coal had had to be faced.
Thatcher then went on to evolve a cold war policy of economic and political confrontation with the Soviet Union across the world and encouraged the USA under Ronald Reagan to start a new arms race. The Soviet Economy could not cope with the additional spending and Soviet growth flatlined.
The fall of the Soviet Union and its empire in 1989 marked a radical change in UK politics. The Corporate Elite felt empowered and the Conservatives became dominated by the powerful organisation known as the "European Movement". The European Movement was established after WWII to create a United States of Europe and support the political changes specified in the "Mutual Cooperation" section of the Marshall Plan. The European Movement was able to push through the Maastricht Treaty despite deep opposition in the Conservative Party.
The European Movement also forced through membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) in preparation for the adoption of the Euro and this led to the events of Black Wednesday. On 16th September 1992 the foreign exchange markets began selling pounds and the Bank of England at first intervened too late and then, with the German Bundesbank withdrawing support, was unable to contain the rout as the pound went into free fall. The main cause of the run on the pound was a group of speculators led by George Soros.
Prime Minister John Major formed an inner cabinet of advisers to deal with the crisis consisting of himself, Ken Clarke, Michael Heseltine and Douglas Hurd. Clarke is currently Vice President of the European Movement UK, Heseltine is President and Hurd is a "Patron". The Chancellor, Norman Lamont, was excluded from the inner cabinet. This group was prepared to destroy the UK economy rather than withdraw from the ERM and despite the pleas of the Chancellor to withdraw lost the country billions of pounds before reluctantly giving in. Black Wednesday severely damaged the reputation of the Tories for financial propriety and set the stage for a Labour revival.
The European Movement put their Internationalist ideology above the good of the country. After Maastricht UK-EU Trade increased. The bilateral trade increased as UK GDP per capita growth decreased.
This was handing the UK economy to the Multi-National Corporations that
mediate international trade. Labour enthusiastically continued
The ideological roots of Labour changed rapidly after 1989 to embrace the philosophical movements of post-structuralism and postmodernism in which the final, ideal state of humanity is a multicultural world (See for instant "Pas d'hospitalite" by Derrida) under a single "socialist" (ie:Marxist) government. An ideology that had become known in the mid 1980s as Post-Marxism.
In the early nineteen nineties a Trotskyist faction under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown gained influence over Labour. Blair and Brown believed in the Trotskyist idea of global socialist revolution which required that the world must become united under a form of global governance before revolution can occur. As older politicians they were not fully influenced by Postmarxism but took on board ideas such as multiculturalism.
As members of a subversive party Labour MPs never discuss the ideological basis of their beliefs (See Reaching through the Iron Curtain). Tony Blair has let slip that he was a Trotskyist at university. Brown has kept his mouth shut. Andrew Rawnsley reports in his book "The End of the Party" that when Gordon Brown demanded to be leader he said '"Who do you think is better than me? Do you think there is anyone who is better than me?" John Reid was "far too rightwing". Alan Johnson was "a lightweight". David Miliband was much too young. Was Blair saying, Brown demanded, that any of them was better qualified to become prime minister?' John Reid and Alan Johnson were communists so Brown is clearly exposing his Trotskyist credentials - Trotskyists think they are to the left of communists.
We may be tempted to believe that Brown and Blair were harmless centrists but their objective was to first obtain global government and then launch the final Marxist revolution that could never be undone because all Nation States would have been removed. (Jack Straw was a Stalinist, not a Trotskyist and Mandelson and Clarke were communist). This entailed working closely with multinational corporations and banks who shared this dream of global government.
A question that must haunt any analysis of Labour in this period is whether Labour Ministers were just far left extremists in their youth and recanted later. This might occur in the case of an individual who joins a bank but the whole senior rank of the Labour Party were far left extremists, there was no "normal" for these children.
Tony Blair became head of the Labour Party in 1994. Blair re-branded Labour as "New Labour" to escape from its communist influenced past. Labour was to be a Post-Marxist party for the new millennium.
Post-Marxism and Trotskyism requires that ideas such as locality and nation are abolished. Certainly, schools, friends, health care and, for most people, work are local and depend on regional and national policies but without global power a global revolution is not possible. The first priority in 1997 was to undermine local allegiances and to undermine the UK: to fight racism and nationalism. To fight the right wing forces in society.
The idea was to change the population so that it was more tractable to Internationalism and to break up the UK.
Labour dramatically increased migration. Andrew Neather, a
speech writer for Tony Blair, said "I remember coming away from some
discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended - even if
this wasn't its main purpose - to rub the Right's nose in diversity and
render their arguments out of date." (Migration Watch). Controls on migration were
This was wonderful news for the Corporate Elite who, since Maastricht (implemented 1993) had been enjoying the surplus of workers that was keeping wage rates down:
Within a year of gaining power Labour had passed the 1998 Scotland Act to provide the Scottish Parliament with a wide range of powers (See note below). Labour's Belfast Agreement 1998 (known as the Good Friday Agreement) ceded Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland when opinion polls and a subsequent referendum show a reasonable majority for Irish Union. Demographic changes now mean this will probably occur within a decade or so.
In 2007 Labour signed the Lisbon Treaty which radically changed the balance of power in the EU so that the EU delegated the power of government to member states (Shared Competences). This meant that the EU could gain extra powers without the need for Treaties or Referendums. Many Conservatives were upset by this transfer of sovereignty.
On the 11th of September 2001 there was an attack on New York's World Trade Center by Wahabist (Salafist) extremists belonging to an organisation known as Al Qaeda. This showed that all was not well with the World Order. Western culture was penetrating strongly Islamic countries and provoking a severe reaction. The West attempted to repair the damage in the Iraq War in 2003-2011 but only made things worse by creating ISIS. Russia was also resurgent and China was on course for having an economy larger than that of the USA by the 2020s. None of this was registered by the Postmarxists who still believe that the world is on course for Gordon Brown's New World Order.
In the early noughties Tony Blair and Gordon Brown fell in with International Banks who shared their Internationalist dreams. Goldman Sachs, a US investment bank, is particularly famous in the UK because it and JP Morgan, precipitated Gordon Brown's give away of UK gold between 1999 and 2002. Apparently no-one knows why Brown rescued these US Banks with British taxpayer's money although it was to save them from catastrophic losses from betting the wrong way on gold. Tony Blair later retired into a £2m pa Directorship with JP Morgan which also involved huge consultancy fees (See Tony Blair biopic).
The Internationalists spent the nineties and noughties dismantling most of the controls that had prevented the global contagion of banking crises. Gordon Brown was a particularly enthusiastic deregulator. He led the way with his deregulation in 1997, this gave British banks access to larger funds than their competitors so was rapidly followed by deregulation across the globe, most notably with the 1999 abolition of much of the Glass Steagall Act by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in the USA. In 2008 the Financial Crisis occurred, largely as a result of deregulation.
The Financial Crisis ended the party for New Labour. The election of 2010 returned a coalition government led by the Tories. Between 2010 and 2015 pressure was growing in the Conservatives for a Referendum on membership of the EU. Nigel Farage's anti-EU UKIP was getting stronger in the polls and undermining the Conservative vote. In 2012 the electorate was ready to leave the EU but the Corporate Elite amongst the Conservatives, including the government, launched a stealth campaign to favour membership. By 2015 the population appeared to favour EU Membership so David Cameron promised an EU Referendum at the 2015 General Election.
|Opinion polls showed Remain (light green) had a chance after 2015. From Brexit: The True Story|
Much to the surprise of the Corporate Elite and the Post-Marxists, the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016. This was a huge blow to the plan for the UK.
Since the UK has left the EU the Corporate media, especially the BBC, and various advertising agencies, such as WPP, have launched a Culture War against locality and nation in the hope that the EU Referendum will be reversed and progress towards global governance restored. China has appreciated what is happening and is playing the role that the Soviet Union occupied in the 1960s-1980s, but this time it is supporting multinational corporations as well as the Post-Marxists. China realizes that stable global government can only be implemented using the Chinese system of total surveillance so that a united world will be a Chinese world.
There are many lessons from the past 65 years. The most important is that Labour is dominated by student activists who have never grown up and the Conservatives are dominated by greedy Corporate bosses. Both are opposed to locality, nations and ultimately, freedom.
Another lesson is that UK economic success does not control the result of elections:
UK economic performance has been very poor since Maastricht and New
Labour yet it was not until the 2019 General Election that any party
paid the price.
The last lesson is that the broadcast media in the UK are firmly in the hands of Postmarxists and their sponsors, the Corporate Elite. The Postmarxists in the Mainstream Media have omitted any meaningful coverage of the ideologies behind modern politics. Key to exposing what is happening and building a better country is for the BBC to be compelled to hire journalists, presenters and editors from publications such as The Daily Mail, Telegraph, Express etc. who are neither Corporate Elite nor Post-Marxist (esp. poststructuralist).
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