When the leftie Canuk wuss Mark Carney left his job as governor of the Bank of England early this year, Conservatives and libertarians rejoiced, the UK’s central bank had been under the influence of a cultural Marxist ideologue for too long and Carney’s efforts on support of the people prepared to go to any lengths tp prevent the UK leaving the European Unon had not gone unnoticed. Unfortunately instead of going back to his naitive Canada to assist ultra- liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in turning Canada into the first developed nation to make transgenderism mandatory Carney walked into a new government advisory role connected to the COP26 climate change conference, which the UK is hosting.
Since then he has been dispensing little pearls of green wisdom borrowed from the Swedish infant troll with the face of a Cabbage Patch doll, Greta Thunberg ever since. The pandemic presents “a big opportunity” to transition to a new sort of economy, he said recently. He co-authored a column on the subject for The Guardian last week. He has called for policies that will accelerate green growth, citing the coming UK ban on diesel and petrol cars. Maybe you agree with Mr Carney. I do not. But a Conservative Government has given him an official platform from which to lecture the rest of us on how we should be living.
All this eagerly reported by the BBC, of course. The Corporation last week announced its new director-general will be Tim Davie, who some are describing as a new broom because he ran the BBC’s commercial arm and was once apparently a Conservative. I don’t wish to prejudge Mr Davie, and his appointment was not in Downing Street’s direct gift. Perhaps he will address the Corporation’s systematic under-representation of non-liberal, non-PC viewpoints, and accept that the licence fee must be replaced by a subscription model. But is this necessary revolution likely from a long-time BBC insider who by most accounts is a safe pair of hands?
Then there is the Chancellor’s nominee to chair the Office for Budget Responsibility. This is not a minor job. The OBR’s judgments on the Government’s spending plans are treated as gospel from heaven, even if its work is somewhat technocratic. So it is important that Rishi Sunak has selected Richard Hughes, a research associate for the Left-leaning Resolution Foundation, to fill the role. Was a Right-leaning economist not available? When Labour governments are in power they never miss a chance to advance their own side.
Obviously I am not proposing some kind of Test Act. Consult the Cabinet Office’s list of recent public appointments and you will see that a smattering of Tories have also been honoured with jobs in the quangocracy, although they have tended to be ex-politicians like Lord Pickles rather than civil society figures. But where is the army of unorthodox-thinking battle-hardened radicals we were promised to remake the state from the inside?
The pandemic has shown all too clearly the failures of the bureaucracy. It has also shown how “sticky” bad Left-wing policy-making can be unless there are people in positions of authority to challenge them. Why is the Government making such a song and dance about cycling, when we know that most people have reacted to the pandemic by jumping in their cars, and the policy of widening cycle lanes makes the latter harder? Why is the Treasury reportedly seeking to revive the economy through “green jobs”, when any jobs would do? Why does it feel as if authentically pro-freedom, pro-individual policies to lift us out of this nightmare are not even being considered?
Why are the neoliberal establishment still in power? The punters ask.
Because electing a new parliament does not change the government, as most of us have been aware for at least two and a half decades (and many of us strongly suspected it long before that.
Look at the way the Coronavirus crisis has been mishandled. What was the government’s big mistake? They listened to the experts, one of whom, with his dodgy mathematical models, has been responsible for recommending several disastrous policy decision in the past and yet his advice was trusted when even an economic ignoramus would have recognised lockdown would wreck the economy.
In spite of that, we continued to allow flights to and from China, the probable source of the pandemic? Apparently that stupid decision was made on the strength of advice from “foreign policy experts” who thought importing an allegedly deadly plague was preferable to pissing off the Peoples Republic of China’s tyrannical regime.
It still seems to be one rule for the ‘woke’ lefties and another for the rest. We have members of the highly politicized Metropolitan police taking the knee for these protestors whilst their colleagues are injured as these same protestors throw Molotov cocktails, bottles and other objects including a bicycle, and then complain when a blolice horse, struck by the aforementioned bicycle blots and injures a few of them. The police should stay out of politics not be steeped in it.
Black Lives Matter protest – no masks, no social distancing, no respect for law (Picture: Getty images)
The latest round of protests and the accompanying violence are another example of how cultural Marxist ideology has infiltrated the institutions of state. Sure, the killing of George Floyd was a terrible thing, a completely unnecessary and overzealous reaction to a trivial matter. But does anyone really think that these protests are to do with George Floyd?
The lefties have not been able to let of steam for a few months … and their anger at people having the right to disagree with them has kept them at ignition point all that time. These people are not disgruntled working class types protesting about lockdown, loss of their freedoms / jobs and destruction of the economy that supports our lifestyle, they are middle class, Glastonbury attending, ekSTINKtion rebellion crusties, social justice warriors, remoaners, the climate change Warmageddonists indulting in one of their Orwellian two – minutes – hate sessions.
The copper in the US was a bad guy but Floyd, who at first I was prepared to believe was entirely innocent of anything other than being in the wrong place, is now known to have been a career criminal, drug user and low level dealer and small – time dickhead. This probably makes him a hero to the left, because he’s black he is not a criminal but a victim of white supremacism, therefore he had no choice but to turn to crime, so the narrative goes .
COVID – 19 is racist and everything is the fault of white people we are told…The same white people who go out to work to make an honest living in mind numbing jobs so their taxes can pay out benefits to the likes of Floyd’s UK counterparts.
Neo – Liberalism infiltrated our police. We see the commissioner virtual signalling and pandering to law breakers only a week afterr presiding over the roughing up of law abiding families out to enjoy a holiday weekend picnic in one of the capital’s green spaces, now paralyzed with fear of being labelled racist, failing to act against people intent on disturbing the peace and destroying property. Our politicized police forces are not fit for purpose. Neoloberalism and cultural Marxism are turning this country into a shithole like Cuba or Venexuela.
It seems unlikely that anyone within the political system is ready or able to take the fight to the left; to challenge their fundamental premise that group identity determines moral virtue and “rightness”; their presumption of the entitlement to claim power and preference without earning those things; their self righteous and illiberal assumption that there are no valid poinst of view other than those propounded by the left. The Tories aren’t anti-liberal, that’s the problem. Boris and Sajid Javed to name just two, are libertarians at heart but are scared witless by the screaming hysteria of the left whenever these extremists feel their sacred cows are not being sufficiently respected.
Well it’s barbecue season, time to slaughter those sacred cows. Leftburger anyone?