By Mike Newland.
Britain is now in the grip of UKIP mania.
The political narrative runs as follows. If enough people make a protest by voting UKIP then those in power will offer a referendum on the EU which will result in our leaving. Most of our problems will then be solved. All achieved by one or two simple trips to the polling station!
It is not UKIP’s fault that such a grotesquely oversimplified version of future possibilities – pumped up by a positively insane degree of trust in the rulers – has become the political currency. Rather it’s a reflection of the utter naivety of people in this country who have been steeped in a national myth of a gentlemanly democracy for much too long.
Britain can longer be saved for the British people by a referendum on the EU or by halting immigration. It’s too late for that. Nor can it be saved while it continues to be run by Lib Lab and Con you silly. Only government by a new party which is radical to its fingertips offers any hope at all.
At this point those enthused by UKIP may properly be allowed to ask: “Then what about us”.
So let’s ask ourselves how radical is UKIP really?
Nigel Farage’s party has now recruited its biggest fish yet in the Tory MP Douglas Carswell. He is certain to win his Clacton seat again giving UKIP its first elected MP. He is also certain to be very influential within UKIP. What kind of political beast is Mr Carswell? He’s certainly radical on the EU and banking plus reform of the democratic system. All to the good.
But where does he stand on the transformation of Britain into a place where the British people are to become a future minority – effectively as much ‘foreigners’ as say the Aboriginals in Australia? It’s too late for immigration controls to halt that process. Too many millions here.
The above is the elephant in the room no man must see! Well not if he wishes to remain ‘respectable’.
The core of the issue here is political correctness. And the core of political correctness is that the British people have no special rights within Britain any more. No more rights than anyone from anywhere in the world – and probably less on the grounds of reparations for past wrongs only supposedly committed by white people.
Nothing can now be done to save us without the doctrines of political correctness being rejected. The attitude of UKIP and its political figures to PC is therefore far more crucial to our futures if it succeeds than any other aspect of its ideas.
What does the exciting new recruit to UKIP think about PC? This is no minor matter.
This writer could have been knocked over by a feather when Douglas Carswell announced in his speech at the great unveiling of his new party affiliation that what had been denounced as ‘political correctness gone mad’ was just politeness. Precisely the argument dreamed up by the left to sell a sinister and totalitarian programme designed to destroy the entire society without the requirement of a formal revolution.
Carswell’s supporters will say that he only meant to draw attention to say unexceptional matters like improved attitudes to the disabled and so on. But that is like representing Stalin’s rule of Russia as exampled by say improved state education. Even the most monstrous regimes can point to something good.
Political correctness is not politeness. Try putting that argument to the members of Douglas Carswell’s new party who had their children taken away because of support for UKIP or the thousands of raped and terrorised children in Rotherham too.
So why did Carswell say such a thing and especially shortly after the revelations about Rotherham? He could easily have said that PC was a wicked and manipulative doctrine and the fact that it had occasionally led to something good should not deceive us about its true purposes. He did not.
Carswell is a professional politician who well understands that the media finds stories about a failure to grovel to the God of PC perfect fodder for personal assassinations. He was not putting himself on the rack.
But if Carswell’s abasement to the left’s religion is an example of the level of moral courage among UKIP’s principal figures then the party simply will not save the British people however powerful it becomes.