Agriculture may not be the oldest profession, but according to common assent it is the oldest form of industrial activity engaged in by mankind.
As the archaeologists have demonstrated, agriculture as practiced within these British Isles of ours predates the Romans by at least a millennium. Indeed, the history books teach us that it was the embracing of agriculture that facilitated the transition of our ancestors from nomadic hunter-gatherers to community-orientated tillers of the soil.
It was also agriculture that freed up our forebears from time consuming and often unrewarding, hunting and gathering, to engage in other pursuits. These, as time progressed, ranged from the industrial – such as elementary metal working, to the academic. Our earliest scholars, after all, only had the time to pursue their cerebral and spiritual vocations because others toiled to provide their parchment and, more to the point, their daily bread.
The importance of agriculture in Britain’s development cannot be overstated. In the final analysis agriculture is at the very root of the tree from whence sprung all the many branches of industrial activity, it nurtured the wellspring of our culture and is the tie that connects our land to our people. We are, after all, of the soil.
Yet despite the historical importance of agriculture to our nation it today languishes here and there, whilst mostly in decline everywhere. Why should this be?
We have, do we not, a rapidly expanding population – one with an almost insatiable appetite? That the expansion is fuelled largely through unwanted and unnecessary immigration is an issue in itself. Yet, currently, commonsense dictates that our farmers should be working flat out, raising crops and rearing beasts on every scrap of available land to meet the ever increasing demand for foodstuffs.
Surely, as basic economics dictates, this should be an age of unparallel prosperity for our farmers, with demand ever exceeding their ability to supply, with resultant hefty balances stacking up in every canny farmer’s bank account. The reality is, of course, entirely different.
Instead of blooming, the farming industry is wilting. Every month sees yet more farmers retiring or otherwise abandoning the land. Farming has become a risky occupation typified by a cycle of break-even, loss and minor profit.
By and large the farmer is not a wealthy man when debts are weighed against assets. This despite the laws of supply and demand, which would have it that he, logically, should be!
So what has gone wrong? Can it be that the soil has lost its fertility? Is it possible that our farmers, many of whom have known nothing else but farming and are the product of farming blood lines that stretch down through the centuries, are inept or lazy?
No, of course not! Our land is as fertile as it has always been and the expertise and knowledge of our farmers is second to none. That which afflicts our agriculture has neither connection with the land nor the people who toil upon it, but everything to do with those grasping, corrupt and unprincipled creatures to be found skulking in the shadow world of the House of Commons.
Furthermore, we ask, is it mere coincidence that the decline in British agriculture began in earnest shortly after the Tories sold this country out to the Common Market, now the European Union (EU), in 1973?
It is, after all, an irrefutable fact that the Tories gave away our formerly rich and exclusive fishing grounds, along with a down payment on our national independence and sovereignty, as part of the “entry fee” to that most corrupt of globalist institutions.
Was the sacrifice of our agriculture also part of the deal? Certainly events since then suggest that it was.
Let’s not be mealy mouthed about this. Any independent evaluation of the state of the industry and its recent history, particularly in relation to the criminally incompetent “management” of the foot and mouth crisis of 2001, the systematic undermining of our dairy industry and the current apathetic attitude towards the bovine tuberculosis epidemic, should rightly conclude that government is implicated in a black ops style campaign against the industry. How else can the years of Westminster apathy, duplicity and downright criminal negligence be explained away?
Not so long ago we learnt that as part of the proposed (but now abandoned) Severn Barrage project, a state undertaking that had as its objective the building of an estuary spanning structure capable of meeting the electricity demands of some three million consumers, that up to 100,000 acres of agricultural land would be buried beneath asphalt and concrete.
This despite the fact that a three million reduction in consumer demand growth could have been achieved, at no cost to agriculture or the environment, by simply halting immigration at current levels for between ten and twenty years! The very fact that the government of the day was prepared to even consider the destruction of so much valuable farmland illustrates how little the globalist political establishment regards it and the industry it sustains.
Similarly, it is has been government policy for some years that tens of thousands of hard won acres of low-lying good agricultural land should be abandoned to the sea along England’s east coast, rather than invest taxpayers’ money in properly maintaining existing dykes and other coastal defences.
We could, of course, discuss at much length the lunacy of giving over vast acreages of formerly productive orchards, allotments and fields to development, largely to facilitate a colossal colonisation programme that no sensible agriculturalist or environmentalist can justify.
That such knavery serves the cause of this country’s EU masters and their plans for our country’s total immergence within their planned federal European superstate is self-evident. A country that cannot feed itself, lacking the agricultural capacity and infrastructure so to do, is no sovereign nation but a vassal state, in reality nothing more than a subjugated federal province.
British Nationalists have no wish to see this great country of ours submerged forever within the Westminster collaborators’ proposed United States of Europe. We plan to take Britain out of the EU and restored to its rightful place in the world as a free and independent nation. To achieve that goal we must have, as an absolute necessity, a farming industry possessing the capacity to produce the basic foodstuffs that the nation requires. It is no exaggeration to state that the ability of our nation to feed itself is on a par with its ability to defend itself.
It is in recognition of this singular truth that we regard the restoration of our farming industry and the goal of achieving food security, as a matter of the greatest importance.