The Good Old Days

By Peter Mills. Would you believe that Britain once had the kind of government which recognized that its duty was to protect the national interests of Britain? A government that interpreted being “politically correct” as a policy for politicians to act correctly for the British people and to safeguard our sacred freedom of speech?

A government that had “the right stuff” and, more importantly, the right attitude? And that there was even a form of European Union that fought a war to prevent mass immigration from outside Europe?

Well, I believe there is no possible way I may be accused of racism or of being politically incorrect if I am merely relating the honest and confirmable truth of events from an old school history book.

I am fortunate enough to still have in my possession a collection of my father’s school books from his time at Tonbridge shortly after the First World War. One of these is the classic “A New History of England and Great Britain” by Professor J. M. D. Meiklejohn published with the date 1897. Professor Meiklejohn was highly respected at that time, and still has his admirers today. He is perhaps most famous for translating into English Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason”. A modern book reviewer has remarked of him that his “… ideas on the theory and practice of education were largely in advance of their time.”

Therefore, I maintain that it is perfectly fair political comment to quote a passage from Professor Meiklejohn’s history book, used for the historical education of children and students from 1897 until, in some schools, as recently as 1960, and also to ask readers to compare the events it describes with the sorry state and feeble politicians of today. I think you will be fascinated. The passage describes the events of 1827.

“…Greece had risen against Turkey…in March 1821; and the war had lasted for six years with great cruelties on both sides. The Turks called on Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt, to give them assistance, and he sent them a fleet and army… His mode of warfare was disgusting: he threatened that he would lay waste the country, carry off all the inhabitants, and colonise it afresh with Negroes from Africa. This hideous proposal roused the anger of Europe; Mr. Canning (NB the Prime Minister), an ardent Greek scholar and a warm admirer of the Greek classics, showed the strongest sympathy; and England, France and Russia sent a united fleet to prevent this terrible outrage being put into execution.”

This is the kind of government I want; this is the kind of Britain I wish to live in; these are the kind of politicians I want to see running our country, and Europe; this is what I call a proper kind of European Union; This is what, to use an Americanism, I call the Right Stuff. Ahhh – the Good Old Days! Come back to us – Please!

5 thoughts on “The Good Old Days

  1. If we had a contemporary equivalent of Mehemet Pasha threatening Greece then you can be sure that a portion of Britain’s vast ring-fenced foreign aid budget would find its way into funding the Egyptian fleet and army. After all – isn’t miscegenation, colonisation and nation wrecking the order of the day as far as Cameron (and his globalist masters) are concerned?

  2. ‘The good old days’ will certainly not return whilst we are governed by the Lib-Lab-Con, who have allowed the bad modern days to arrive in England’s once green and pleasant land.
    The example quoted of a united fleet of 19th Century leading European nations that prevented the Africanisation of Greece again suggests that modern nationalists should be looking to a European Confederation – not the EU – to defend our culture and the individual European nations that produced it.

  3. When the combined fleets of Britain, France and Russia under Admiral Codrington sunk the Egyptian fleet at Navarino in 1887, educated men throughout Europe thought and acted as Europeans. Despite Mehemet Ali Pasha’s alleged threat to colonise Greece with Africans both he and his army were Albanians.

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