A presentation by Andrew Brons to British Renaissance broadcast on Resistance Radio
I was once asked by a German MEP what was the difference between us and UKIP. I said that I would draw an analogy between our native country – the United Kingdom – and the family home. The United Kingdom is, if you like our family home, the family home of the British people’
I said that we, Nationalists, were attached to the family home, because our people, our extended family of the British people, lived there. UKIP, on the other hand, was attached to the family home regardless of who lived there.
Mr. Farage, the former UKIP leader, was once asked for his definition of a British person. He said it was somebody resident in the United Kingdom who paid his taxes. UKIP’s affinity (if it has a real affinity for anything) is for the geographical region occupied by the United Kingdom and anybody who happens to live there. For them, it would make no difference if the whole indigenous population were to move out and be replaced by Africans and Asians. The people living here would still be British, in their eyes.
Of course, this muddled thinking is not the exclusive preserve of UKIP. It extends across all of the Non-British Nationalist parties from Trotskyites, Communists, Socialists, Liberal, Conservatives to UKIP, including, it should be said, to the pretend Nationalist parties of Plaid Cymru, the SNP and Sinn Fein.
The key to the muddle is a confusion between nationality and citizenship. In Western Europe, in general, and in Britain in particular, they are seen as synonyms. In Eastern Europe – even in the Soviet era – (and to some extent in Germany) they seem to be distinct.
Nationality is the identity that you inherit from your parents and their parents and is not dependent on where you live, where you were born or on your legal status. Citizenship is a legal concept and is dependent on the legal relationship between an individual and a political state.
Even under the doctrinaire Marxist state, the Soviet Union, most residents would have been Soviet citizens. However, their nationalities, Russia, Ukrainian, Georgian, Jewish or whatever, would have been recorded separately.
The depressing thing is that muddling citizenship and nationality is seen as an essential mark of moderation. Making a distinction is seen as a clear sign of extremism.