Poor White Boys Need Help
The Department for Education, and even some MPs, are at last becoming aware that genes are more important than teaching standards in determining academic success. This is despite countless tests world-wide over the past century showing that East Asians have the highest IQ, closely followed by Europeans, with Africans well behind both. Yet white boys from poor families in Britain in primary and secondary schooling are now falling behind boys from Black, Asian and Chinese (East Asian) backgrounds.. It was also revealed in the latest data from Ucas (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) that only 29 per cent of white school leavers applied to university this year, compared with 34 per cent of black pupils and 57 per cent of Chinese.
As Dr Leunig, a London School of Economics advisor to the Government, said: “You cannot have your dominant racial group doing badly in school and expect to flourish as a country.” Imagine some academic saying that five years ago and still keeping his job.
To determine why this is so, I think we must also consider the rise of feminism since the end of World War 2. Back in the thirties girl’s education was still not given the same support as that for boys. As an example, my father was told by the headmaster of the primary school I attended that, although I was to be congratulated on gaining a Grammar School place, “Your youngest daughter is the most intelligent of your three children”. But somehow, she was never given the opportunity to attend the girl’s Grammar School (nevertheless she ended up working for the MoD).
Today, whilst we readily accept the equality of women in access to all spheres of education, feminism rules. At infant schools, boys still respond best to female teachers. But from junior schools onwards they suffer from the absence of male teachers. Where they come from a single parent family, predominantly headed by the mother, often the boy does not see a father either. Male guidance and discipline is missing from his life.
The boy is now in the second or third year of secondary education which in the case of the poor whites means some dump of a secondary modern comprehensive or its equivalent. As it is co-educational his rising testosterone cannot really handle the distraction of girls. Being more advanced at this tender age, the girls are more likely to deal with the problems of puberty. What is more, more girls- of all races – will actually make an attempt to do homework and thereby return a much better result in course work. Thus, when it comes to GCSE exams in particular which give priority to course work, (less so now with A-levels) white girls often get better result than white boys. For more fortunate white boys, as well as Asian or Black, a higher percentage of them than girls do better at examinations as opposed to course work.
It is now customary for local and national TV and press to herald the annual GCSE and A-level results by showing jubilant girls waving their pass notifications, with perhaps a smiling Asian lad looking on. For poor white boys in particular it is just more evidence that there is nothing in this education lark for them. Any inspiration still left will be directed to trying to become a professional footballer or a pop singer. If not, then ‘get on the benefits’. For the sports-minded they see that women are now brought into TV presentations of their game at a much greater level, even where they are limited physically in participation; such as becoming commentators on rugby, boxing and formula 1 motor racing. This means pubescent boys have increasingly fewer areas of their own.
To quote Ucas again, 49 per cent of women and just 38 per cent of men are now pushing for a university place.
Key beliefs in the British Democrats education policy are: we require an education system, where discipline is restored and that pushes education in science and technology. We favour selective rather than comprehensive education. Not every pupil is suitable for university education therefore we would increase the number of technical schools, particularly those leading to apprenticeships.
As the above comments were inspired by the plight of poor white boys how do we explain the better results being obtained by some boys of African and West Indian origin? Apart from the fact that in many cases their parents push them more to achieve better results, let us remember that IQ levels are average levels in a given population group. The European population has more peaks and pits in IQ than the African, and unfortunately in Britain it is the ‘pits’ who seem to produce the most children. In two internecine World Wars we lost over a million men including many sergeants, junior officers, and 56,000 aircrew – the cream of the cream – who were unable to add significantly to our gene pool. Thus, we are left with a disproportionate and ever increasing number who are destined to be just ‘hewers of wood and drawers of water’ – if you could get them off the benefits.
600,000 EU Immigrants On Benefits
Only three weeks ago a fellow contributor on this site showed that 407,000 non-UK nationals were receiving benefits. Now, a new 291-page study published by the European commissioner in charge of employment and welfare discloses that there are 611,779 “non-active” EU migrants in Britain. Most are receiving some form of the various benefits available, including a cost of £1.5 billion (that’s 1,500,000,000 pounds sterling) to our NHS alone.
Before anybody else makes the point, EU immigrants to the UK are still not much more than a third of the total from the world at large.
The Government says that it wants to curb the number of benefit migrants who are fleeing the Eurozone crisis of mass unemployment, but this is to be contested in the courts by a powerful far-left socialist, Laszlo Andor, who is the EU’s Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. He says that Britain’s claim that we are being flooded by benefit tourists is just a myth despite the figures quoted above from the report.
Of course, Laszlo Andor denies he is a former communist, despite once launching a ‘defence of life in the Soviet Union’. He studied economics at the Karl Marx University in Budapest in the Communist era, before gaining a British Council fellowship to study development economics at ManchesterUniversity in 1993.
Insane Green Energy Policy
It is my opinion that anyone who tries to justify the planned massive extension of land-based wind farms in these isles must either be deranged or actually believe that the Coalition and Labour politicians can deliver us manna from heaven – as long as the winds are blowing from its lower levels.
It all started from the global warmist lobby that dominates the EU who in turn decided that we must produce 20 per cent of our energy by wind power over the next decade, and shut down our coal and oil and gas-fired power stations.
Of all the UK wind farms subsequently built on sea and land the output so far does not exceed 2 per cent of our electricity requirements. Nearly all the turbines were built by overseas companies (mainly German and Danish), who also own the companies operating the wind farms. Aided by the Lib-Lab-Con politicians, the companies who then supply us with our electricity – mainly German and French owned – are in the happy position that the £900 million subsidies they receive for highly expensive wind farm energy is paid for by us by the simple expedient of tagging it on to our electricity bills.
We must not forget that there are some Britons who do very well out of wind farms: land owners, small and large, who can pick up £50,000 in ‘rent’ for having one of the bird-slicing, scenic view destroying monstrosities on their land.
All this has led to concern that this winter will see massive power cuts because of our closure of so many conventional power stations. According to Christopher Booker writing in the Sunday Telegraph 13.10.13, this is unlikely to happen because the National Grid has been quietly signing up thousands of diesel generators, linked by computers to the grid, which can be switched on at a moments notice.
In brief, the BDP believes that we should have an energy mix that utilises modern design clean coal and oil and gas power generation and nuclear power, plus renewable energy such as offshore wind farms, solar power and wave power.