GOD BLESS SUNDERLAND – THE ANTI FASCISTS WIN IN BRITAIN
In the early hours of the 24th June 2016 the town of Sunderland at the mouth of the River Wear in the North East of England, famed for shipbuilding and glass manufacture, announced that in the UK’s Referendum the Leave vote had exceeded the Remain vote by 22% – when the expected margin had been only 6 or 7%. Sunderland had spoken, the anti-fascists had spoken. The result was that freedom and democratic sovereignty were restored to the British people.
The voters of Sunderland had defied the once socialist but now corporatist Labour Party who regarded them as their personal fiefdom, they had defied the great local employer NISSAN who had always threatened them with job losses if they voted to leave the European Union and they defied the catastrophically incompetent and manipulating “opinion polls” and the placing of heavy money against a Leave vote by the schoolboy spivs who gamble on currencies for profit in the (also catastrophically incompetent) City of London.
In other words in Sunderland – as in many Conservative areas of the country – the voters had attacked and defeated that unholy alliance between the authoritarian pseudo intellectual left and the corporatist right who combined in their mutual hatred of communities, nations, cultures, sovereign democracies, free trade and the rule of law in their conspiracy to create a world of supranational corporate fascist power.
Big business and big government, together with the self declared “progressive left”, despised individuals and their votes, traditional family structures, entrepreneurs and small businesses serving communities like Sunderland.
As in the 1930s and 1940s, there are today in ALL the “major” political parties both corporatist fascists and their opponents – the democratic sovereigntists and anti fascists. In the 1930s the Tory Party had many appeasers and sympathisers with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. Sir Samuel Hoare was thrown out of Government and went to live in Spain where he conspired with fascists and local representatives of Hitler to make peace with Germany by removing Winston Churchill.
The Labour Party repeatedly voted against re-armament against Hitler in the 1930s and called Churchill a “warmonger” and the socialist Lord Allen of Hurtwood said that Britain should help Hitler get Germany’s fair share of colonies!
The former Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George was such an admirer of Hitler that he said he was “the greatest living German and it is a pity there are not more like him in Britain”.
The left wing BBC kept Churchill off the air for much of the 1930s and their General Manager Lord Reith was an admirer of Hitler while the Federation of British industry (now the CBI) was making agreements with Nazi industry in mid 1939 – after Hitler’s march into the Rheinland, after the attack on Czechoslovakia, after the Krystallnacht attacks on Jewish businesses and after the Nuremberg Race laws. (For more evidence of fascism then and now see my books And into the Fire, Europe’s Full Circle and Fascist Europe Rising.)
So there is nothing new about these corporatist fascist bodies supporting the end of democracy and the promotion of supranational corporate power. They are, as they were then, backed by many of our “intellectual” classes whose experience of life is confined to a State or corporate funded desk and lecture hall, divorced from those impoverished by their academic “solutions”. They periodically produce lists of hundreds of signatures to demands or condemnations of Government policy – and they are virtually always wrong.
They were wrong about the Gold Standard in the 1930s.
They were wrong about the Common Market in 1972 (they just lied about its destruction of democratic parliamentary Government)
They were wrong about Margaret Thatcher’s monetarism in the early 1990s (a long period of growth resulted)
They were wrong about the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (causing 3m unemployed)
They were wrong about the Euro (25m unemployed in the EU)
And of course they will be proved wrong about Brexit.
BLOOMBERG WILL FLOURISH
Already within 48 hours of the decision to leave the EU a major international employer, Bloomberg, continues active recruitment in London. ”We employ nearly 4,000 staff in the U.K., which is home to many of our major clients. And our new London headquarters will open next year. We will be in London for the long haul.”
J P MORGAN WITHDRAWS THREAT
AS the Referendum approached Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan threatened his UK employees: “After a Brexit we cannot do it all here and we will have to start planning for that. I don’t know if it means 1,000 jobs, 2,000 jobs – it could be many as 4,000, and they will be jobs all around the UK.”
But after the vote this arch corporatist had a different tone. He wrote: “J. P. Morgan has 16,000 employees in the U.K. We are extremely proud of the work they do and our long history in the country. Regardless of today’s outcome, we will maintain a large presence in London, Bournemouth and Scotland, serving local clients as we have for more than 150 years. In the months ahead, however, we may need to make changes to our European legal entity structure and the location of some roles.”
OSBORNE WITHDRAWS THREAT
And George Osborne the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, having predicted economic disaster and an emergency budget if the British voted Leave, now says the UK is ready to face the future “from a position of strength” and indicated there will be no immediate emergency Budget. And these are the kind of people who have been making critical economic and political decisions about Britain and the EU for decades! Is it any wonder chaos reigns?
Such is the disgraceful state of affairs in so called “democratic” societies when the people have to ignore those who have all the power and all the money in order to find out the truth. And they have to found new parties to stop the left right and centre’s cartel of power. That cartel had adopted the same basic philosophy and thus ensured that a vote is powerless to change anything.
Sunderland was right. The British people were right. Even many who voted “Remain” might now find out what the REAL issues are – although they will have to fight the censorship of the “mainstream media” and listen instead to the more respectable parts of the internet and youtube – and their friends, family and local businesses in their own communities.