Thursday, 31 August 2017

European Outlook # 45 September 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19: "We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people."

Murder Most Royal - suggested by Carl Harley

Guy Walters is the author of 'The Traitor', 'The Leader' and 'The Occupation', works of fiction that depict Oswald Mosley as a puppet dictator under the Nazis. In an article in the 'Weekend' magazine, he previews a television series entitled 'Royal Murder Mysteries'. 

He recalls the deaths of Prince George who was killed in an air crash in 1942, the Earl of Errol who was murdered in Kenya in 1941, the Russian Royal Family who were slaughtered by the Reds in 1918, and the mysterious death of Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria in 1886.

It's sometimes difficult with writers of historical novels to separate fact from fiction. The loss of the RAF Short Sunderland flying boat carrying Prince George and thirteen others was carefully investigated. The murder of the Earl of Errol, who was a member of the British Union of Fascists, and a member of the Kenya Legislative Council, remains unsolved. Sir Jock Delves Broughton was charged with the murder but found not guilty. He was the husband of the Earl of Errol's lover, Lady Diana Broughton.

The bodies of the Romanovs have been identified by DNA analysis using samples supplied by the British Royal Family. But the death of Mad King Ludwig remains a mystery because his family will not allow an autopsy.

The combination of Royalty and murder is irresistible to historical revisionists. They accuse Winston Churchill of being responsible for the death of Prince George who was thought to have Nazi sympathies. Churchill was a ruthless man who did not hesitate to sink the French Fleet. But can we really believe that he ordered the deaths of fourteen RAF personnel just to silence Prince George? Their scant evidence is taken from 'Double Standards' a book about Rudolf Hess by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince. I once asked a conspiracy theorist to prove that Rudolf Hess had been murdered but he challenged me to prove that he had not. In the end, you believe what you want to believe. 

Union Movement

Oswald Mosley died in 1980 but his ideas live on. 'Ten Points For Action' was published forty years ago but they are still relevant. Compare these visionary policies to the paranoid fantasies of the far-right. 

1) Action to Build Houses. We want Action to solve the housing problem. It should be taken out of the hands of local authorities and entrusted to Government leadership with powers to mass produce houses and flats like an 'operation of war', turning out homes as munitions were mass-produced in time of war.

2) Stop the Land and Rent Rackets. Give the Government the power to acquire land at pre-boom prices and to finance housing by low-interest loans, paid for by high-interest charges on all non-essential and luxury building. Such action would bring down house prices and rents and at last provide good but cheap housing for all.

3) Stop Immigration - Start Repatriation. We want Action to ease the pressure on housing and other social problems (like the reintroduction of diseases unknown in Britain for hundreds of years) by stopping all further immigration and by repatriating all post-war immigrants to good jobs and conditions in their homelands, to which prosperity had been restored by using the surplus wealth and production of united Europe. But Britain could make a start now before the complete union of Europe is achieved.

4) Choice in Education and Health. We want Action to build good schools, colleges, universities and hospitals, just as we would mass-produce houses and flats. Parents should have a choice of schools for their children. We should not be taxed to provide those health services we will never use (maternity benefits for confirmed bachelors!) but free to pay in proportion to our requirements.

5) Free Speech - Law and Order. We want Action to ensure freedom of speech for everyone, guaranteed by the Government, which has a duty to maintain law and order in the State and to take effective action against mob violence, which today denies freedom of expression to any views of which its agitators disapprove. Let us maintain local police forces with their local knowledge and experience, but let us supplement them with a highly-trained, well-equipped, mobile national police force, to put down organised crime and to maintain public order.

We would ensure freedom of the Press for both newspapers and the public. Any man who felt himself misrepresented in the Press should be guaranteed (by law) equal space to reply in the newspaper concerned. This would free the public from the expense of seeking justice through costly libel action and free the newspapers from the legal blackmail of a threatened libel action by some unscrupulous racketeer.

6) Capital Punishment. The death penalty should be restored to the statute book, to be used sparingly in the case of premeditated murder. The Court of Appeal should have a solemn duty to reprieve if in any doubt. The sentence could be carried out not by hanging, but by a quick and painless injection or by some other humane method.

7) Action in Europe. To put these policies into practice Britain must advance beyond the concept of a so-called united Europe and Common Market to which the Conservative Party has at last been converted and which the Labour Party still opposes. We must advance quickly to "Europe a Nation", which we have advocated since 1948. We stand for a union of all Europe, our former white Dominions and southern Africa, a great "third force" independent of both America and Russia.

This "third force" must have a central government for its defence, the economy, finance and scientific development, with power to raise wages and control prices as production increases for a guaranteed market, insulated against unfair competition from the rest of the world. 

We need a European army, equipped with the most modern weapons to defend our continent against attack from any quarter. This should be financed on a European budget, instead of each small country straining its economy to finance its own defence.

8) National and Regional Governments. There should be independent national and regional governments for each European country and the main regions. This would enable England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and other European countries and regions to have their own parliaments for internal affairs and for the preservation of their national and regional cultures.

9) The Irish Problem. The ultimate solution to the Irish problem is the union of that country within a united Europe. But the bloodshed must first be brought to an end by a free vote on a county basis in each of the Six Counties and a subsequent readjustment of the border. The bulk of the Catholic population in the North would then be ruled (as is their wish) from Dublin, with a lessening of present tensions, the IRA would lose its bases in the North and the British Army would have a much shorter border to patrol against infiltration from the South. In this improved situation agreement could more easily be reached on the eventual union of Ireland, with the rights of the Protestant minority protected and guaranteed by European government.

10) Government of National Union. We stand for a government of national union and effective action, drawn from the whole nation, from the professions and the trade unions, arts and science, the law and the armed forces. Government elected by the whole people alone should govern. It should have power to lead the economy, raising wages and controlling prices as science increased production. Then we will have cooperation instead of conflict in industry.

We want Action to halt the "brain drain" and to arouse a new spirit of national service in our British people, by relating all reward directly to skill, effort, initiative and responsibility. There should be "great reward for great service", crowned by higher pensions drawn from the wealth of the new economic system, as the reward in old age for those who had loyally served the nation throughout their lives.

Jews & Nazis

In his political memoir Many Shades of Black, John Bean tells the story of Colin Jordan’s supporters who rented a house in Coventry in the late fifties. The house was wrecked as a result of them playing games of ‘Jews & Nazis’.  Today, their descendants are still playing the same games.

The original Nazis were supporters of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Party in Germany. Today, they can be anything from historical re-enactors who dress up as Storm Troopers to crusty old reactionaries who believe in the Jewish Conspiracy Theory.  President Donald Trump is a strong defender of Israel with Jewish grandchildren, but he is accused of having Nazi sympathies because he wants to limit immigration. A Nazi is, in fact, anybody who criticises the Jews or expresses an opinion not approved by them.

But what is a Jew? When I wrote that Benjamin Disraeli was an Anglican I received a number of emails telling me that he was a Jew. But so was Karl Marx and he hated the Jews and was not shy about saying so. The picture does not become clearer by looking at the State of Israel that was established as a national home for the Jews.

Israel’s population of 8.3 million is 75% Jewish. The majority of them came from Europe but nearly two million came from Africa and Asia. The Falasha or Beta Israel Jews were rescued from Ethiopia in 1979. They claim to be descended from the Queen of Sheba who visited King Solomon in Jerusalem in 550 BC. According to the Bible the royal couple “exchanged many gifts.”  There are now some 130,000 of them in Israel.

The Tutsi people of East Africa also claim Jewish heritage. They were almost exterminated by their Hutu neighbours in 1994. They emigrated from Ethiopia in the fifteenth century and still follow Jewish customs. When the Jewish journalist Josh Kron visited Rwanda he reported: “I was greeted with a fist-pound and a touch to the heart by the money changer, who called me a fellow Jew.”

There are thought to be 30,000 Jews in India and 70,000 Indian Jews in Israel. In 2008 the Synagogue in Mumbai was attacked by Pakistani terrorist resulting in the deaths of six Jews.

The Shanghai Synagogue serves the 3,000 strong Jewish community in China.

In fact, the Jews come in all colours and can't be classified as a race. Many famous so-called Jews did not profess the Jewish religion, and many of the founding fathers of Zionism were self-confessed atheists. It seems that a Jew is someone who identifies as such. By setting themselves apart the Jews have contributed to their universal unpopularity. People who think themselves superior are bound to face hostility from the rest of humanity. This applies to the Nazis who think that they belong to the Master Race and to the Jews claim to be Gods Chosen People.

They are two sides of the same coin. Ze'ev Jabotinsky 1880-1940  (pictured) fought with the British army in WW1 and was a pioneer of the Zionist movement. He was financed by Benito Mussolini and befriended by the Nazis who shared his ambition to send Europe's Jews to Palestine.

Fantasy and Reality

Many people dream of returning to "the good old days", a mythical Golden Age without mass migration and global capitalism. Unfortunately, we are stuck with reality.

Today life has improved for most people but we are being overwhelmed by Third World immigration. White people are escaping the invasion by moving out of the inner cities, but that’s getting harder to do. Unfortunately wishing that ten percent of our population would go back where they came from will not make it happen. Repatriation would be very difficult. We would have to defy the United States and face sanctions. We would need the approval of the electorate, the agreement of our trading partners and the cooperation of the countries involved. We could start by sending back illegal immigrants, overstayed students, failed asylum seekers, criminals, and volunteers, but it would take a revolution to uproot immigrants who have settled here. Those who advocate rounding them up and sending them home should realise what is involved.

About a third of our immigrants are Muslims. Their birth-rate is generally much higher than the national average but this is expected to fall as they are assimilated. The public is justifiably outraged at terrorist atrocities but they accept that the majority of Muslims are not terrorists.

'Political Correctness' forbade any mention of immigration when it was non-European but the Poles were considered fair game by The Daily Mail and The Sun. They won the European Referendum by linking immigration to the EU - even though half of our immigrants come from outside Europe.

Their readers dream of an independent Britain but we are a small country with over sixty-five million mouths to feed and diminishing oil reserves. We must have access to the single market. We can keep our monarchy, our legal system and our Parliament but we cannot survive on our own. Those who think we would be better off out of the EU are mistaken.

Last year we contributed £4.6 billion to the EU but the Euro-sceptics arrived at a figure of £65.6 billion. They did this by guessing what trade we would do if we were not in the EU. An exercise in creative accounting that Robert Maxwell would have been proud of.

But if we quit the EU tomorrow we would still have to comply with international standards. The days of selling Morris Minors to grateful Australians are over. The Bruges Group preach ‘independence’ but they are staunch supporters of our ‘special relationship’ with America. Their heroine is Margaret Thatcher who made her famous Euro-sceptic speech in Bruges in 1988.  She stood up to Jacques Delors but went weak at the knees at the sight of Ronald Reagan in his flying jacket.

England united with Wales and Cornwall in 1284, with Scotland in 1707 and with Ireland in 1800 – amended in 1922.  We have been together for over two hundred years but each nation and region is still distinctly different. Despite our long tradition of national and regional identities within the United Kingdom some people are still worried that Europe will steal our nationality. They shouldn’t worry; Irish eyes will still be smiling, the Welsh will still be singing hymns and arias, the Scots will still be complaining and the English will still be apologising; so long as they are not replaced.

We survived the financial crash of 2008 by borrowing and 
printing money. But we can't do that indefinitely and we can't return to the Gold Standard or the dollar system. We should forget about trying to be a world power and concentrate on improving productivity. Our automotive and aerospace industries show what can be done with modern machinery.

Our banking industry is vitally important. The City of London is a major employer of labour and a massive contributor to the exchequer. The Government must ensure that the banks have sufficient deposits to cover lending, but those who talk about hanging bankers and abolishing the Bank of England are deluded. 

We must accept that we cannot grow coffee or bananas in the UK. Our armed forces are well trained and equipped but we could not take on the Chinese. And our manufacturing industry is improving but we are not about to overtake the Germans. But we can stop Third World immigration, dump the emotional baggage of Empire and become a modern country. We can bring our servicemen home from the Middle East and learn to mind our own business. The trick is knowing the difference between fantasy and reality.

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Monday, 31 July 2017

European Outlook #44 August 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19: "We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people."


Technology has
revolutionised communications. Martin Luther nailed his thesis to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg and changed the world. Benito Mussolini led the March on Rome to sieze power. And, in the sixties, we relied on street corner meetings and literature. Today, such primitive methods have been overtaken by the Internet.

A young Bill Baillie campaigning for John Bean's British National Party in the 1964 general election. We were not an insular nationalist party, we believed in European solidarity and social justice. I went overseas in 1965 and when I came home in 1970 we had been taken over by the National Front and our progressive policies had been dumped. I therefore joined Union Movement and embraced Oswald Mosley's vision of 'Europe a Nation'. 

Social media is the modern way of communicating and video platforms such as Youtube are very effective. Donald Trump used Twitter and Facebook extensively in his presidential campaign and so did Emmanuel Macron in France.

Newspapers and magazines are expensive to produce and distribute but websites are affordable. We can reach more people on the Internet than we did in the old days by putting leaflets through letterboxes or selling newspapers on street corners. Competing with the mass media is obviously an unequal challenge but having discovered the truth it's our duty to encourage people to think for themselves and reject media brainwashing.

Newspapers, r
adio and television dominate public opinion but we can fight back by using the Internet. The State uses anti-terrorist legislation to silence its enemies but we can stay within the law by avoiding insulting or threatening language.

Ten years ago immigration was a taboo subject and only the lunatic-left talked about a "crisis of capitalism." Today, these ideas have gone mainstream and you don't have to be a political party in order to have an opinion. So, carry on blogging and posting on Facebook and Twitter. Let our voices be heard.

A Garden Green by William Harris,
first published in 'Lodestar' Winter 1986

Each year brings thousands of American tourists to Britain, and it is clear that many of them are seeking something the do not posses in their own continent. This, I suggest, is a past: their own past forged by their own ancestors, and not the pre-Colombian past of the Indian, which is the only true ancient thing they have. They must travel all these hundreds of miles in order to find their roots, be they of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon or Norman descent.

As so much nonsense is talked about Britain's 'mixture of races', it is worth quoting the words of Brian Branson in 'The Lost Gods of England'. In his chapter 'Who were the English?' he mentions these ethnic groups, adding "But none of these inter-breedings was what might be called in genetic terms 'a violent out-cross' such as would have been the case if Britain had been successfully invaded by an armada of Chinese, or Red Indians or African Bushmen. Apart from any alteration in physical appearance that would have befallen the new Island Race under such circumstances, one has only to suppose a pagoda in Canterbury, a totem pole in Trafalgar Square, and rock paintings in the Cheddar Gorge to imagine the cultural changes that would have ensued." He concludes that "the mongrelism of the English  turns out to be more apparent than real." That was first published in 1957, before the minarets of the mosque loomed over the trees in Regent's Park. 

Names are among the most ancient and lasting monuments in a culture, particularly those given to natural features in the landscape. In Britain they are usually Celtic, the Celts being the earliest of the above ethnic groups. The prefix 'Pen' for 'head' or 'headland' and the many instances of the name 'Avon', which means simply 'river' are two of the most obvious.

The names of our pubs are often far older than the buildings they adorn, and they tell us much. 'The George', and 'The Green Man', for instance, take us back to the traditional Mummers' Play of St George and the Turkish knight, and to a character in the Morris Dance, 'Jack in the Green'. The mummers would usually herald their appearance by announcing "Here come I". . . and in all these traditions, including that of traditional dance and song which is inseparable  from it, there are a number of folk-heroes who emerge: St George, Robin Hood and Maid Marion, King Arthur, Hereward the Wake, Dick Whittington, Dick Turpin, Nelson and Lord Collingwood. The villains (all of whom are often cut down by St George in the course of the mummers' play) include: Prince Valentine, Captain Rover, Turkey Snipe, Little John, Bonaparte and Sambo. The last prompts me to remark that the blackening of faces (so upsetting to the susceptibilities of the liberal left of today), is probably far older than the 'Black and White Minstrels', or the minstrels who used to perform on seaside piers. There are accounts of wassailers or masqueraders blackening their faces, and the 'Giant of Salisbury' (a huge effigy , which used to be carried in all important processions in the city, which is now in the Salisbury and South Wiltshire museum) was found to have had his face blackened at some stage in the past, before he was 'cleaned up'. 'Morris', of course, is thought to derive from 'Moorish' so, like the Mummers' Play, it may date from the time of the Crusades.

After St George in the play has felled the Turkish knight, a doctor is called for, to 'cure' him. He is often played by a small boy dressed in a top hat and frock coat far too big for him and (in the version from Camborne, Cornwall) he says:
"I can cure the itch, the specs and the gout -
If there's nine devils, I can kick ten out."

He always cures the wounded knight so that the audience can then enjoy another bout of fighting but, in fact, his origins go back to the idea of death and resurrection which is the basis of most of the world's religions.

Sword dances are to be found mainly in the north of England and the midlands, and are either long-sword or short-sword ('Rapper') dances. There are several characters involved, apart from the six dancers, such as 'The Fool' and the 'Betsy'. The last is a strange hermaphrodite type of figure, a comic man in drag (also found in the Mummers' Play as 'Beelzebub' or 'Betsy Bub') who is, no doubt, an ancestor both of the pantomime 'dame' and the modern 'drag queen' At the climax of the dance the dancers (his six sons) decide that the Fool has 'got to go', and they put their six swords together to form a hexagon around his neck (known as the 'lock' or 'knot'). He is ritually decapitated and falls to the ground lifeless, only to spring to life once more and join in the next dance - the same pattern of death and resurrection once again. We also see this in the many versions of the popular 'John Barleycorn', a symbol of spring, when the first beer was brewed, who is cut down, thrashed, cut and drowned, but always survives and comes to life again.

Any idea that folksong is about innocent rustics disporting themselves with na├»ve decorum could not be further from the truth. Many of the folksong collectors, in the early part of this century, were amazed and incredulous at what they heard from the lips of shepherds, gardeners, and farm-hands. When many were illiterate and had no places of organised entertainment, these songs served the same purpose as reading the 'News of the World' - relating scandals, murder, seductions and all kinds of 'goings on'. It is utterly pointless to judge their values with the yardstick of prevailing ethics of today (a current pastime with some trendy pressure-groups who delight in sticking on labels suach as 'sexist', 'classist' or 'racist'!) There are songs of seduction and cuckoldry, and one which is clearly a warning against venereal disease: in 'Firelock Stile' the beauty sits on the stile (a parish boundary, no doubt where she could ply her trade with impunity):

"when a stump of a nail catched hold of her clothes
She fell down and she did expose
Her old rump-a-tump tooral looral laddy-dy" -

but six weeks later:

"She gave him some fire to keep out the cold" -
And he cursed the young damsel that learned him to play on her rump-a-tump-tump" -

Some of the humorous and macabre, such as 'The Body-snatcher's Trade', in which the would-be body-snatchers are hoaxed by a soldier getting into the coffin and pretending to be the corpse come to life. 'Little Sir Hugh' commemorates the mysterious murder of a nine-year-old boy at Lincoln in 1144 (mentioned by Chaucer and Marlowe) and the song even found its way into Norman French. It has clear connections with one of the most deeply disturbing songs 'The Bitter Withy', which uses pagan material in a nominally Christian context. The snobbish sons of 'Lords and Ladies refuse to play with the young Jesus, who makes "a bridge of beams of the sun". They try to follow him over this bridge and are all drowned; their distraught mothers go complaining to Mary, who lays Jesus across her knee -

"And with a handful of the bitter withy she gave him slashes three."

What are the folksong collectors to make of that? Or of the unfortunate prejudice regarding tailors as unmanly? This is exemplified in 'The Lousy Tailor' in which the butcher comes to seduce the tailor's wife, and catches the tailor hiding under the bed with a gun (which he is too frightened to use):

"Oh, spare my life, the tailor cries,and you shall have my wife."

The native British tradition in song, dance, drama, and its other manifestations is a fascinating mixture of the comic, the tragic, the bawdy, the romantic, the absurd, the frightening or the terrible: it is a green garden full of variety and loveliness, but not one to be trodden by the squeamish, the prejudiced or the faint-hearted.

A Changing World

In the last hundred years there has been so much progress
that it's hard to keep up with it. We are all conservatives at heart but we know that change is inevitable.

A two shilling coin - one tenth of a pound - was introduced in 1849 as the first step towards decimalization, but it took until 1971 before we changed over. The 'Daily Mail' and the National Front started a campaign to keep pounds, shillings and pence, and they did the same for drams, quarts, bushels and pecks - measures that are meaningless today. The 'Daily Mail' still gives out temperatures in Farenheit that nobody under sixty understands. 

The first commercial television service was launched in 1955 with considerable opposition. Tory grandee Lord Hailsham objected to its "overt brashness, egalitarianism and immorality." Cyril Black, the evangelical Tory MP for Wimbledon, led a nationwide campaign against it, and  Clement Attlee, leader of the Labour Party, vowed to restore the BBC monopoly if they were returned to power.

The pace of change will not slow down, in fact, we can expect even more changes with artificial intelligence and self-drive vehicles. Technology is changing society and national governments are using taxation to redistribute wealth. The next step could be a universal basic wage, an old idea originally proposed by Major Douglas and now being supported by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.

Some people are trying to put back the clock. The so-
called 'Islamic State' movement has caused death and misery all over the world. Similar movements in the West, though not so bloodthirsty, are just as reactionary. Ukip's former leader Nigel Farage adopted the dress and habits of the fifties. When most people were wearing shorts and tee shirts, he was sporting an overcoat with a velvet collar and a trilby hat. His obsession with the past has so far succeeded in devaluing the pound but his movement has thankfully been consigned to the dustbin of history.

The Myth of Economic Nationalism

Britain is a small country with a huge population and even the most rigid nationalists know that we could not survive on our own. The Tories believe in world trade and are opposed to protectionism but the National Front and their allies are still following John Tyndall's 'Six Principles of British Nationalism' which was published in 1965 and called for a revived Empire.

"If we consider only the six mentioned countries (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Rhodesia) this Commonwealth would represent a world power with the combined area as great as Russia, with a European population of nearly a hundred million, of which about 85-90 per cent would be of British stock. This area would produce a super-abundance of natural wealth of almost every kind, with a vast fund of human skills ready to find substitutes for any materials that were in short supply. Such an area could, and should, become economically self-sufficient and militarily strong enough to deter aggression by any other power unaided. This would provide the basis for an entirely free role in world affairs, unfettered by the dictates of UNO or any other international grouping. We would have the means provided we had the will, to pursue an entirely independent British destiny, friendly to other powers but in no way reliant on them."

Britain tried to set up an Empire Free Trade system at the Imperial Conference in Ottawa in 1932. The Gold Standard was abandoned and tariffs were discussed, but the Dominions didn’t take kindly to Stanley Baldwin’s idea of restricting industry to the UK. The conference was also intimidated by the United States. Following the devaluation of the pound in 1931 Britain set up the Sterling Area, but it was disrupted by World War Two, restricted by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1947, further reduced by the UK’s entry into the Common Market in 1973, and finally abandoned in the 1980s.

Without a common currency, or at least a system of fixed exchange rates, a revived Commonwealth would be forced to use a reserve currency such as the dollar or the euro. It would not have been possible to establish an independent Sterling Area in the sixties because our economy was too weak, and today, such a proposition would be unthinkable because we don't have sufficient gold and dollar reserves. 

John Tyndall’s dream of a revived Commonwealth was unrealistic in the sixties and completely impossible today. South Africa and Rhodesia have been lost to white rule. Canada is part of the American economy, and Australia and New Zealand rely on Asia. China and Japan buy most of Australia’s coal and iron ore. The Aussies are not likely to abandon their markets in support of a new British Empire. When JT wrote that 85-90 per cent of the Commonwealth population was of British stock he ignored the Afrikaners, French Canadians, Irishmen, and the millions of immigrants from every European country who have settled in the old dominions. Like most 'Nationalists', JT couldn't understand other people's nationalism. He wrote:

"I have never been able to understand this search for an Australian identity; you already have one and have had one for a thousand years, that of the British people who pioneered a land to the best of British standards."

The Australian Nationalist Jim Saleam replied:

"No, we Australians inherited all that old-Europe could offer, all of old-Europe, from the Latins, the Germans, the Slavs and the Celts and deep back to Greece and Rome and the dark lands of Eurasian forest and steppe. But we went on to create a new people and a new nation. We pioneered a land to the best of European standards and we will create a stormy history - a new Britannia in another world."

John Tyndall was motivated by patriotism but flag waving doesn't feed a nation. The 52% that voted to leave the EU are about to face the consequences. Our little islands cannot support an immigrant-swollen population of 65.5 millions. We import half of our food and fuel and we depend on the European market. The Tories want to tie us to America and the pro-Europeans want to stay as we are, but whatever happens we can forget about a revived Commonwealth.

'Imperial Preference' was the policy of the pre-war British Union of Fascists. Oswald Mosley wanted to turn the Empire into a self-sufficient world power. In the thirties that would have been possible but when the Second World War destroyed the British Empire he turned his attention to Europe. Unfortunately, some of his supporters lacked his vision and tried to keep the Empire going.

John Tyndall's spent half his life perfecting his oratorical impression of Oswald Mosley. He mastered the voice, the delivery, and the gestures but he never understood the policies. He may have flirted with National Socialism in his youth but he was essentially an insular nationalist.

The Front National are dropping their anti-EU policies following Marine Le Pen's failure to win the French presidential election. Opinion polls show that French people are worried about immigration but they are overwhelmingly in favour of the EU. The NF must do the same if they want to survive. If we leave the EU we will have to join the World Trade Organisation and rely on America. That's the reality of our situation, we will survive but the Empire has gone and it's not coming back.

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

European Outlook # 43, July 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19: "We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people."

The Tower Block Fire

Theresa May's barely managing regime has been rocked by terrorist attacks and a disappointing election. Now she faces the consequences of the Grenfell Tower disaster. An inquiry will establish the facts but existing regulations must be enforced. 
She is right to get involved but wrong to pardon sub-letting and illegal immigration; her duty is to uphold the law.      

What is to be Done? - by Eddy Morrison

I'm reluctantly entering my 50th year as an active white nationalist.

In 1978 when I was a National Front organiser I firmly believed that we would have our first members of parliament by 1980. We didn't and the period known as the 'horrible 80s' was upon us. Split after split with eventually a by-election where one schism of the National Front stood a candidate at the same time as another schism of that splintered wreck of a once mighty movement.

The 1990s got a bit more interesting and we achieved the election of a BNP candidate in London. Things were slow in the BNP but it was, under John Tyndall, going in the right direction. As BNP Yorkshire Organiser I was gladdened to see many old comrades returning to the BNP. Then in 1999 the British National equivalent of the Twin Towers occurred - Nick Griffin became the leader of the BNP.

He spent the next ten years building it up. BNP councillors were everywhere and two MEPs were elected. Then came the second calamity! Griffin's appearance on a major national TV show. Griffin acted like a buffoon. He even sidled up to the Black 'celebrity' who was sat next to him. Be bungled his way through a barrage of outrageous Lefty opposition and made no attempt to either push himself into prominence in a public forum watched live by millions nor to say anything cohesive. He acted like the local village idiot. Was it an Act?

Now we find ourselves in the 2010s. A large number of nationalist grouplets vying for members of an ever dwindling pool of recruits. With the break up of the EDL and the BNP one would have expected a huge rush to join an existing nationalist party. It never happened. The British Democratic Party seems to be totally static and the National Front is a shadow of its former self. The less said about 'Britain First' and the lunatic New British Union, the better!

Unity talks abound. Unity with who and why unity at all? It's like putting all the hospital patients with transmittable diseases in a ward of basically healthy people. Unity serves one purpose - it gives a platform for people who like to talk about nationalist unity who can go on home and do little more than look forward to the next unity meeting ad infinitum.

It's never going to happen folks - believe me! We need, as we did in the 1960s, a fresh start. We need a White Nationalist movement that is no holds barred. We need one that rejects the inevitable compromises that come with unity. We need a movement that rejects both internal and external democracy and runs on the meritocratic principle. 

You join, you work hard and you get the benefits. You join, you gripe about provocative tactics and you should for the good of all rush off and join Ukip (if it's still there of course).

A new movement (I can feel the shuddering from here) it must be. And for the first few years of its life it should avoid elections like the plague. It shouldn't even be registered with the ZOG control apparatus called 'The Electoral Commission." Give them your membership numbers; state of finances; sign forms that bind you to a Liberal Stalinist state and for what? To get seven votes in a council election (Nick Walsh - Hull 2016).

A new movement must be uncompromising in its White Nationalist principles and uncompromising in its drive for power. What we need comrades is a movement of disciplined fanatics!

European Outlook Comment

Movements like the National Front are dedicated to stopping immigration and getting Britain out of the EU. The second objective appears to be imminent but the first is not. We have a desperate housing shortage, and a growing division between rich and poor. This is no time to give up the struggle. but it's time to face facts. Minority parties can succeed but the days of petty nationalism and street theatre are over. 

Europe and the Celtic Fringe - Geoffrey Vernon (Jeffrey Hamm) from Lodestar 1986

Two minority yet powerful voices are striving to make themselves heard above the loud demands of the Establishment to maintain the status quo in which little national states pay lip-service to European unity, while resisting any threat to their national sovereignty and what they conceive to be their national interests.

What are these voices of the not-so-silent minority? One calls for complete European union and integration, while the other stridently asserts that the right of 'ethnic minorities' have been seriously eroded by the creation of national states, and would suffer further indignities if power were transferred from the existing national parliaments to a more remote European bureaucracy.

Are these views contradictory, or is it possible to find a synthesis between the existing thesis of national states and the apparent antithesis of Europeanism? Let us attempt to answer that question by examining the case presented by Europe's 'ethnic minorities', Celtic in origin, so that linguistically as well as geographically they may be considered to be Europe's 'Celtic fringe'.

I was pleasantly reminded that reports of the death of the Celtic peoples of Europe are grossly exaggerated when on 13 April of this year I attended 'Scrif-Celt' - "A Conference and Exhibition on Contemporary Writing and Publishing in the Celtic Languages" at the London Welsh Centre in London's Gray's Inn Road, organised by the London branch of the Celtic League.

Six countries were represented at the conference, entitled as follows in their respective Celtic languages, with the more familiar English names in parentheses: Alba (Scotland), Breizh (Brittany), Cymru (Wales), Eire (Ireland), Kernow (Cornwall), and Mannin (Isle of Man).

"How many divisions has the Pope?" asked Stalin, and a similar question might be derisively addressed to the defenders of the Celtic languages so heavily outnumbered in Europe as a whole , and even within their own borders. It is estimated that that something like 3,500,000 people speak one or other of the above six languages. Of the 16,500,000 people living in Celtic countries only 2,500,000 are Celtic speaking: the other million speakers of Celtic are scattered across the world, often victims of the 'Celtic diaspora' arising from the economic neglect of their native lands and regions. Collectively the Celtic speakers present a formidable force, but individually they are often woefully weak, as the following analysis reveals.

According to the 1981 United Kingdom language census only 79,307 people (1.6 per cent of the Scottish population) spoke Gaidhlig, the Scottish Gaelic. It is estimated that 700,000 people within Brittany speak Brezonek (Breton), but there are substantial Breton-speaking communities in Paris, Le Mans, Quebec and the United States, adding at least 100,000 to the above figure. The above census recorded 503,549 Welsh-speaking people within Wales, or 18.9 per cent of the Welsh population, with 21,283 speaking no English. And what of the Welsh 'exiles'? There are an estimated 35,000 Welsh-speakers in London, 7,500 in Patagonia, and substantial numbers in the United States. The census recorded 1,018,312 people (31.6 per cent of the population speaking Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic) in the 26 counties of Eire. The governments of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland have refused to take a census of Gaelic-speakers in the Six Counties of Northern Ireland but these are estimated at 60,000, to whom should be added some 100,000 in England, Wales and Scotland, with substantial numbers scattered throughout the world.

These are thriving languages which have never died, but we complete our analysis with the old languages of Cornwall and the Isle of Man, in a much less healthy state. Kernewek (Cornish) died as a generally spoken language in the late 18th century, although some knowledge of it survived until the late 19th century, when enthusiasts began the current language revival, and by 1981, 875 people were recorded as having some fluency in the language. In the Isle of Man a 1971 census recorded only 284 speakers of Gaelg (Manx) on the island.  

Are the interests of these small 'ethnic minorities' diametrically opposed to those of the great powers, or to those who would advance beyond the perhaps too narrow nationalism to European unity, or to a world state whose people spoke some universal language? And are not their complaints trivial in a world wrestling with the problems of peace or nuclear war and of hunger on a gigantic and terrifying scale? Our editorial suggests that Britain's future depends upon her active support for the creation of a united Europe with a central government for its defence and the leadership of its economy. But it goes on to advocate two further tiers of government: national and regional. The latter (or the last of the three tiers) should give maximum support and encouragement to the preservation of these ancient Celtic languages and cultures - and of others. (Would not the system reduce the tension within Belgium between Walloons and Flemish, or between the Basques and the central government of Spain?) Could it not play its part in solving the Irish problem, reassuring Catholics and Protestants, Gaelic-speakers and English, Republicans and Unionists, that their respective interests would be protected and safeguarded by a strong European government, on which they would both be represented.

The advocates of European unity rightly pay tribute to our 2,000 year-old Roman civilisation, and to the 1,000 years of Greek culture which preceded it. But the Celts were part of both those civilisations and were the first Transalpine people to emerge into recorded history. Earliest Celtic written remains are now dated as belonging to the 5th century BC, and the Celtic languages have continued to contribute to European literature, in the heroic legends of mythology, poetry and drama, philosophy and law. The prophet is not always without honour in his own country, although he does not obtain universal esteem until his writings are translated into more widely read languages. How many theatre-goers who enjoyed Brendan Behan's 'The Hostage' were aware that it had originally been written in Gaelic as 'An Giall' and performed in Dublin as early as 1956? Similarly, his play 'The Quare Fellow' was written as 'Casadh Sugain Eile' (The Twisting Rope). Let Europe unite, bur always remember its Celtic fringe, encouraging its books, and plays to pour from its presses, in the original and in translation.

Eurasian Mission - Alexander Dugin

            Alexander Dugin - photo by Counter Currents

This book gives an overview of Neo-Eurasianism and the Fourth Political Theory. Alexander Dugin is a Russian political scientist who is banned by America for supporting the return of Crimea. They have branded him a dangerous radical but he regards himself as a conservative:

"We conservatives want a strong, solid state, with order and healthy families, positive values, the reinforcing of the importance of religion and the Church in society. We want patriotic radio, patriotic experts, patriotic clubs. We want the media that expresses national interests."

He rejects Communism, Fascism and Liberalism and
proposes a global system with the Americas under the direction of the United States, Europe-Africa under the European Union, the Russian-Central Asian zone, and the Pacific zone under China and Japan. He opposes the New World Order which seeks to impose American values on the whole world:

"Americans have a very specific conception of progress. They believe in the unlimited growth potential of their economic system and are confident about the future, which from their point of view should be "American." Most of them sincerely believe an expansion of the "American way of life" to all humanity to be a real boon and goal, and are perplexed when faced with rejection and an entirely different, negative reaction (especially when the spread of this lifestyle is accompanied by a military invasion and mass extermination of the local population, the violent uprooting of traditional and religious customs, and other delights of direct occupation). What Americans call "progress" - the "democratization," "development" and "civilizing" of the rest of the world is in fact a degradation, colonisation, degeneration, degeneracy, and paradoxically a peculiar form of liberal dictatorship. It is no exaggeration to say that the United States is a stronghold of militant liberalism, a visible embodiment and progenitor of all the evil that plagues humanity today, and a powerful mechanism that steadily leads humanity towards the final catastrophe. This is the empire of absolute evil. The hostages and victims of the disastrous course of this empire are not only all the other nations , but also ordinary Americans, who are no different from the rest of the conquered, fleece, deprived and persecuted peoples of the Earth. They too are the slaughter of nations."

Supporters of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson should avoid this book but the rest of us will appreciate it.

"Eurasian Mission" is published by Arktos and is available from Amazon. 


The huge Action Francaise demonstration in Paris of 1934 brought down the 'Cartel des Gauches' government and so frightened the Communists that they disbanded and joined 
the Socialist Party. The Reds in Britain have adopted the same tactics. Instead of standing under their own colours they have infiltrated the Labour Party and installed Jeremy Corbyn as leader. If we want to influence events we should follow their example.

Harold Soref (1916 - 1993) was a standard bearer at the great BUF Olympia rally of 1934. He served in the Royal Scots during the war and joined the Conservative Party in the fifties. He was a leading member of the Monday Club and an outspoken supporter of Rhodesia. In 1972 he addressed a packed Monday Club rally at Westminster Central Hall. The IRA tried to assassinate him in 1974 but they killed the wrong man. He served as MP for Ormskirk, Lancashire 1970-1974. He might have joined Union Movement and spent his time leaflet bashing or selling 'Action' but he probably had more influence as a Tory MP.

We should emulate Harold Soref and join one of the established parties. They are all looking for candidates and even backbench MPs have some influence. They are always on TV voicing their opinions but few street activists are ever
given the opportunity.

Some people are so frustrated by lack or representation that they deface their ballot papers with inappropriate symbols and slogans. That's understandable but it would be more productive of them to join one of the established parties.
They might not convert the party faithful but they could at least try.

And The Weak Suffer What They Must

Yanis Varoufakis was the Greek finance minister who negotiated with the EU in 2015. Despite everything he still supports the EU but he demands structural reforms. In his book "And The Weak Suffer What They Must" he explains how Europe was nearly brought down by the financial crash of 2008, and he demolishes the "Daily Telegraph" argument for low interest rates:

"Once a crisis proves so large  that everyone is trying, against all hope, to pay off debt in conditions of shrinking income, no one want to borrow even if interest rates come down to zero. At that point central banks run out of means to stimulate the economy in their usual way - by reducing interest rates. Zero is indeed a radical number and any interest rate below it means that depositor who must now pay for the banks to hold their money, will rush to withdraw every penny, causing the banking sectors collapse. 

He proposes measures to alleviate unsustainable debt (the UK's National Debt now stands at £1.7 trillion) and he describes his treatment at the hands of the "Troika."

"My use of the term fiscal waterboarding back in 2010 was, after I became finance minister in 2015, used as evidence that I was a provocateur. In fact it was a perfectly apt and reasonable term by which to describe the troika's practices in Athens and elsewhere. What does waterboarding involve? You take a subject, lay him on his back and engulf his head in water so that he suffocates. Just before he dies, you stop, you allow the subject to take a few agonising breaths, and then you start again. You repeat until he confesses."

Varoufakis traces the origin of the EU to the 1940s:

"Above and beyond the concept of the nation state, the idea of a new community will transform the living space given us all by history into a new spiritual realm. . . The new Europe of solidarity and cooperation among all its peoples, a Europe without unemployment, without monetary crisis...will find an assured foundation and rapidly increasing prosperity once national economic barriers are removed." Arthur Seyss-Inquart.

"The people of Europe understand increasingly that the great issues dividing us, when compared to those which will emerge and will be resolved between continents are nothing but trivial family feuds...I am convinced that in fifty years Europeans will not be thinking in terms of separate countries." Joseph Goebbels.

"And The Weak Shall Suffer What They Must" is published by Random House and is available from Amazon.    

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