Through until today our decline is significant, and across many sectors.
‘The British economy has been one of the most efficient in the world: of the seven great powers of the interwar years … only the US had higher levels of income per head than Britain. … Britain has been one of the few great technological nations of the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries.’DAVID EDGERTON
What has Al Qaeda and the EU have in common? They are both capable to use our systems and technology against us. One flies our planes into our towers, the other now credibly blames an aristocracy for the decline of British Industry and innovation. Correlli Barnett’s, an English Military historian, his theory latched onto by the EU to explain away our industrial demise is: Britain’s elites classically educated have always had an aversion to technological innovation since the 19C and therefore claims our demise was apparent since 1880. He therefore sits our demise firmly on the attitudes of our elite.
Is our Parliament Incompetent or complicit in our decline?
Well, he may well have been correct, from what we have seen over the last three years they are not above incompetence. If left unbridled they will destroy our nation in its entirety, it may already be at the point of no return. For sure one thing we can agree on Britain industrial heritage has been destroyed. But let’s be optimistic for sure we have a chance to rebuild particularly as the Bilderberg Parliament are hell-bent on destroying themselves from within.
What these “cultural revisionist and declinist” historians fail to see is that elitism, aristocracy was not a phenomenon of the UK alone as many Scientific historians point out, David Edgerton, Sidney Pollard, William Rubinstein and Donald McCloskey, they have poured a good deal of scorn on these explanations for the post-1945 collapse of large-scale British industries. For instance, Edgerton dismisses Correlli Barnett’s theory. He points out that Germany, France and the United States also had their elites: there was nothing unique about Britain’s increasingly formulaic and selective public (i.e. private) school education. This is surely true. Any nineteenth-century European society with overseas possessions to administer and defend probably required some administrative elite of this kind. Then there is the accusation that British aristocratic values were anti-industrial.
A veritable library of monographs reveals that the British aristocracy and gentry during the industrial revolution were the most economically-progressive and profit-oriented ruling class in Europe. They invested eagerly in agricultural improvement and enclosure, in trading ventures, mining, roads, river navigation and canals, docks, early railways, urban development and even, where circumstances permitted, in manufacturing such as brick-making, iron-founding and textiles.Peter Payne,
First it’s important to take some stock of where we are today and compare to where we were prior to the EU membership there is no better place to start than the war years 1939 through 1945:
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The Great Britain that once was.
Britain produced around 125,000 aircraft, enormous numbers of ships, motor vehicles, armaments, textiles, Developed radar, antibiotics, the jet engine, the computer.
Here we are just some seventy years later, with our major industries, industries that had made Britain Great, a global power industrially and militarily, we had employed millions, all were now dead. These industries all collapsed within a mere three decades. Had they really been doomed, and if so, by what? Can our politicians have been so inept? Was it down to the superior competition of wily foreigners? Or were our rulers culturally too hostile to science and industry?
At a time in 20C almost all that we saw on the roads, in the Sky’s on the sea was British made. Indeed, we built half the world’s merchant fleets, our docks were laden with British registered ships.
Take ship building as an example: Sir John Parker produced an excellent review, well researched, explaining that our shipbuilding programs were not sustainable. He advocated shifting from the building of ships for freight to that of cruise ships and luxury privately owned boats for the rich and famous oligarchs. He generously explains that he failed to convince the then British Government of the need to refocus. He also explains whilst his predictions were substantial the market that followed was considerably greater. Result the business went to Germany and to Italy.
The question comes with so much decline were our government so inept that they missed the events presented and placed under their nose or were they complicit in our decline? We know that most are Bilderberg’s from Heath through until today, if Hunt is elected then the trend will continue Brexit is lost as to is the UK.
‘In the climate and activities of twentieth-century British government and business, we can see the picture of a nation, and an elite, at war with itself.’MARTIN J. WIENER
Where do remainers sit in the Categories of responsibility?
There are three categories of people:
- Them that make it happen,
- Them that watch it happen and
- Those that wonder what happened.
In my opinion our successive Governments are complicit in making it happen, the rest of us are watching and wondering. However, with so much evidence of EU countries in decline you have to wonder whether remainers have forged another category all together.
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