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Monday, 4 October 2021

Speech for our National Party Conference on the 25th September 2021


 
Below is my speech for our National Party Conference at the Bestwood Lodge Hotel in Nottingham on the 25th September 2021. 
 
The venue was splendid, having once been a house set in parkland outside Nottingham town, which would have been a Victorian Gothic House like Balmoral.
 
It was a very pleasant weekend spent in the company of many of our Party’s charming members in lovely surroundings and discussing our favourite subject:-  English Politics!
 
Here is the text of my speech:-
 
Ladies and Gentlemen
 
Welcome to our 19th annual Party conference.  
 
I hope that you agree that this is a fantastic conference centre for us and I would just like to say a big thank you to Bridget Vickers, our Membership Secretary, who really has worked hard to make this possible against, I would say, all the Covid odds that you can think of!  It is good to be back after the long year of Covid! 
 
This is said to be the very site where King Richard III heard of Henry Bolingbroke’s landing and set off to meet his fate at the Battle of Bosworth in 1465 after which Henry became King Henry VII.
 
Talking of historic locations, I was very disappointed back in June not to be able to have our Gold Members dinner which was booked to take place in a fantastic hotel with a history going back at least as far as Richard the Lion Heart.  He set out from there in 1190 to the Third Crusade! 
 
Because Boris let us down completely on the first freedom day, we wound up being cancelled at short notice.  Now, of course, we are competing with all the weddings and other celebrations that have been booked for months, which makes it very hard to arrange a new date.  Still I am determined that we will do our Gold Members dinner as soon as we can manage it!
 
For our Spring Conference we only managed to have a virtual conference, but those that joined, I think, enjoyed the day and again thanks are due to Bridget Vickers for organising that too!
 
This year we managed to stand in some elections, including the Manchester and West Yorkshire Mayoralty and the Bedfordshire and Essex Police Commissionerships in May and then also the Batley and Spen By-election, of which more later for our candidate Therese Hirst.
 
What a year though.   I think we will look back on it as a watershed, where so many of the old certainties have withered away and which have presented opportunities for our Cause, which I hope to make the most of. 
 
In order to understand where we are and what are the opportunities and priorities politically I think it is worth considering the extent to which things have changed. 
 
So the first thing to bear in mind is that we now live in a much more openly authoritarian State than we thought we did.  Whoever would have thought that we would have Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc., all being fully exposed as biased and openly practicing bias against parties like us? 
 
But also the State itself has made a dramatic constitutional change, which we will talk more about later today, but the effect is that the State has, in terms of constitutional categories that political scientists would talk about it, transitioned from a Liberal Democracy to a Police State.  The British Liberal Democracy was one in which the British Political and Media Establishment and business Elite viewed the system as one where, although they made a few concessions towards at least the appearance of democracy, the reality was that they got their own way regardless of what the People actually wanted.  The searchlight of the genuine popular or populist vote over Brexit exposed this appearance of democratic values as being largely fraudulentk.  This  was vividly demonstrated over the Remainiac backlash against Brexit vote.  Remember Anna Soubry?
 
Technically however we have now had Brexit which removes some of the brakes on what the Government can do.  In any event our country is certainly and sadly not a State where we, the People, have “got our country back”.  That is as yet a work in progress!
 
The British State has also emerged increasingly fundamentally incompetent as almost any dealings with the British State demonstrate. Remember that the whole of Lockdown was implemented to save the English NHS.  That is save it from its inadequacy as a result of British Governments many years of mismanagement.  From my own work as a solicitor, I would say even after we are supposed to be going back to work, we still wind up with quite a lot of hearings being dealt with over the telephone and through Zoom and quite often even that does not work as there are either no judges or the administration has broken down.  I am sure you have all got many other examples!
 
We shall see what all this does to the credibility of the British Political Establishment, but I think it is likely to be dramatic when people wake up to the fact that the British economy has been ruined and we are going to be in a period of high inflation.  Also the level of competence of the British State is continuing to decline. 
 
I also think that politics is more and more moving away from the old class divisions and instead the divide is between patriots or nationalists and internationalists or globalists.
 
So let us consider what has happened and is happening with the political parties.  Let’s start with the British Establishment ones.
 
So first let’s turn to the Liberal Democrats.  They have got themselves to the point where they are fundamentally irrelevant, except as another “Me Too” so called “Progressive Party”.  Let me give you an illustration as to how that works, even in their moment of greatest success during the last year in the Chesham and Amersham Parliamentary By-election.
 
I would compare the 2019 General Election results in Chesham and Amersham and the 2021 By-election results which I think vividly show that the two main things which happened in the By-election are as follows:-
 
1.    The “Progressive”/Leftist/openly Multi-culturalist, Green, Liberal Democrats and Labour votes remained remarkably similar in number in both elections.  The difference in the By-Election, is that the Liberal Democrats were successful in getting most of those voters to vote for them. 
 
2.    The next thing that is strikingly obvious is that there was a dramatic decline in the percentage of turnout.  The reduced numbers of those who voted closely correlates with the reduced Conservative vote in the By-election.
These results strongly corroborate the idea that the Liberal Democrats’ campaign strategy was highly successful, but not in the way reported in the Mainstream Media. 
 
The Liberal Democrats seem to have adopted a two-pronged strategy.  The first to persuade all of the Leftist or Progressive voters to vote for them and secondly to demotivate the Conservative voters. 
As usual, of course, there were some ridiculous comments about majorities of votes in the Media.  The figures of course don’t bear out any idea that there has actually been a Majority, since the Liberal Democrats got 21,517 votes out of a total electorate of 72,828, which is, of course, just under 30% of the electorate.  In what world of mathematical illiteracy would under 30% be called a Majority? That is if it wasn’t politically expedient for the Establishment to do so! 
I think it is interesting and informative to see that the actual percentage of “Progressive” Internationalist voters, within even a comfortably prosperous, quite middle class commuter area like Chesham and Amersham, is less than 30%. 
Compare this with the proportion of the electorate in most of England who showed themselves to still be patriotic by voting for “Leave” in the European Referendum. 
In most constituencies in England over 50% of the electorate voted for “Leave”.  This suggests an election winning strategy for patriots which is the mirror of the Liberal Democrats’ one, i.e. 1) suppress the Progressive vote and 2) aim to focus the Patriotic voter on one candidate. 
Interestingly, as the Liberal Democrats have been the focus of success in this case, that shows that this candidate no longer needs to be one of the two principal British Political Establishment parties. 
It also shows that Conservative voters are in a transitional period of weakening loyalty to the Conservative Party. 
This is perfectly rational, since the Conservative Party nationally does not stand for anything that any sensible conservative minded voter would actually personally support. 
Any signs of the dissolution of the Conservative/Labour stranglehold on English politics can only be strongly welcomed by any real patriot!
 
These are the actual numbers comparing between the two recent election results in Chesham and Amersham:- 
CHESHAM & AMERSHAM – RESULTS COMPARED 2019/2021
 
GENERAL ELECTION – 2019
 
14,627                    Liberal Democrats votes             
  7,166                    Labour votes
  3,042                    Green votes
______
24,835                    Total “progressive” votes
                    (Conservative votes 30,850)
 
(No other candidates)
 
55,978                    Total vote
76.8%           Turnout
 
 
BY ELECTION 17.6.21
21,517          Liberal Democrats votes             
     622                    Labour votes
  1480           Green votes
______
23,619                    Total “progressive” votes (plus c.800 split among other candidates)
                    (Conservative votes           13,489)
 
37,954                    Total votes cast
52%             Turnout
 
COMPARISON OF VOTER TURNOUT
 
18,020                    Fewer votes overall
17,361                    Fewer Conservative votes
 
 
So that’s the Liberal Democrats. 
 
Then also on the “Progressive” side we have the Greens who, as an Internationalist Leftist Party, have become an increasingly serious threat to the German Establishment especially on the Left and they could one day do the same here. 
 
But of course the main so-called “Progressive” Party remains Labour, albeit with many fewer MPs than at any time in its recent history. 
 
Its leadership under Kier Starmer is so-called center Left, which means Internationalist and Multi-culturalist. 
 
Labour are thus busy cementing themselves into being the party for those who work for the State, or are on welfare benefits, have so-called liberal life-style values, and are pro-internationalist. 
 
This is a mind-set which considers national borders themselves to be “racist” and which is hysterically pro-mass immigration. 
 
This is an agenda which is completely contrary to what most traditional white working class, English voters, who were Labour’s traditional voter base, want.  This raises a real gap in the political market for those voters’ support. It is my hope that we English Democrats will fill that gap. 
 
Labour is concentrating on filling the position on the political spectrum which is also occupied by the Greens and the Liberal Democrats.  Across much of Western Europe this situation has already played out and in many cases the equivalent party to Labour has been marginalised to the extent that they are no longer a credible party of government. 
 
I think Labour ceasing to be a credible party of government would be a major shift in politics in England. 
 
This is doable.  They are no longer the party of government in Scotland.  They have never been the party of government in Northern Ireland and although they are still the party of government in Wales, but that is mainly because Plaid Cymru are a particularly useless and ineffective example of the capture of nationalist parties by Internationalist Leftists, which means that real Welsh nationalists have really nowhere to turn. 
 
If Labour ceases to be the potential party of government in England, then the next party to come under pressure will be the Conservative Party.
 
Turning therefore to the Conservative Party, they seem at the moment to be almost unassailable, but that is because the People generally think that the Conservatives under Boris Johnson are those that delivered Brexit and have conservative values and who also are patriotic and against mass immigration. 
In fact, on most of these issues, the Conservative Government’s position is mostly a lie, or, as they would prefer to call it, a series of “Populist Positioning Policies”. 
 
The Conservatives have done nothing and will do nothing to reduce mass immigration.  On the contrary they are facilitating it. 
 
On Brexit they have done as little as they can possibly get away with.  In particular and rather importantly, Boris Johnson, has directly betrayed the Northern Irish loyalists on the issue of Northern Irish protocol with the EU.  This has created a permanent customs border in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 
 
The British Government’s lawyers went so far as to argue in the Belfast High Court a few months ago that they had repealed, at least in part, the Act of Union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and amazingly they claimed to have done so by implication rather than by any express legislation.   The former SDLP parliamentary candidate who was the Judge in the case was of course delighted to uphold the idea that the Act of Union between Northern Ireland and Great Britain had been dissolved.  This will I think have major ramifications  for the so called Conservative and Unionist party’s credibility as the upholder of the Union.
 
The Conservative Government’s next big constitutional challenge on the question of the Union will be in Scotland with the Scottish National Party and Nicola Sturgeon.  She is supported by the Scottish Greens, who support “dissolving all our petty nationalisms into the greater European whole”. 
 
Ladies and Gentlemen the first time I heard that expression I was amazed, but the second time I had the wit to ask if that whole was spelt without a ‘w’.  Anyone not got that one?
 
The prospect of another Scottish Independence Referendum will boost our agenda dramatically, as has, of course, the almost constant coverage of the Scottish Parliament’s different handling of the Coronavirus emergency than the British Government’s handling here in England only.  I personally find many more people aware of the situation than used to be the case.  What do you find amongst neighbours, friends and family?
 
In the Batley & Spen By-election one of the interesting experiences was that none of our people saw any Conservative campaigners and the Conservative candidate was mostly conspicuous only by his silence and by his refusal to speak to most of the media or to do interviews. 
 
This however was a By-election which the Conservatives had a serious opportunity to replace Labour. 
 
In the event, after all the usual Labour corruption vividly displayed at the count, the net result was that the Conservatives were only about 300 votes short.  If they had really worked at trying to push the Labour candidate out, I have little doubt that they would have succeeded.  The fact that they didn’t make that effort is highly significant because it shows that the Conservatives are aware that the biggest threat to their position is that Labour collapses.  The reason for this is that basically all the Conservatives have really got going for them when they are canvassing, once you realise just how dire they are, is that they claim to be marginally better than the Labour Party.  That is their main “argument” for voting Conservative is to keep the Labour Party out!  If Labour ceases to be a credible challenger then what I ask is the point of the Conservative Party?
 
Other parties that have tried to fill the gap on right of centre, at least partly left by the disappearance of UKIP, are Reclaim and Reform. 
 
Reform is the utterly hopeless new name of the Brexit Party and is now led by Richard Tice.  They do have the advantage of having retained the Brexit Party’s database and they are sitting on a large war chest.  We don’t know how much of the £17.5m that they raised in the last EU election has been taken by Nigel Farage when he left, but there must be a considerable sum left and, of course, Richard Tice himself is personally very rich. 
 
The other right of centre contender is the Reclaim Party led by the actor, Laurence Fox.  I think that would have already vanished if it wasn’t for the fact that Laurence Fox is bank rolled to the tune of £5m by Jeremy Hosking. 
 
Neither of those parties have done any good at all in elections and Reform was humiliated with a derisory 368 votes in the Hartlepool By-election where they had previously come third in 2019 General Election with 10,603 votes.
 
Others have talked of registering new political parties, right, patriotic or nationalist right, but they are of course up against it with the Electoral Commission, which ever since the Brexit vote has been openly hostile to any patriotic party, so I would not expect that to change anytime soon!
 
I think Ladies and Gentlemen that you will agree that that leaves the English Democrats.  Whilst we are of course not nearly as big as we would like to be, we have been going now for nearly 20 years.  We have some brand awareness. Although again not as much as we would like. In the Essex Police Commissioner election in May I stood and did quite well getting 42,831 votes which was almost 10% of the vote.  We are the only party campaigning for England’s interests, for England’s future and for the English Nation. 
 
It is worth reminding ourselves that 2020 started off with a newly elected Boris Johnson Government enthusiastically making noises that they were a patriotic, libertarian, pro-Brexit Government, that had thrown off the years of Brexit betrayal under the lacklustre (Conservative) Theresa May. 
 
What a difference 18 months makes!
 
2020/21 has revealed Boris Johnson’s Government as a Government that had planned a Lockdown whilst misleading people that they were going to show common-sense.  Instead of following our Constitution and our Parliamentary traditions they have used deceitful tactics to roll out a raft of highly authoritarian, ministerial diktats which have, without any proper parliamentary debate or democratic mandate, stripped away our rights as citizens.  This has all been done under the traditional tyrant’s cry of “Necessity”!
 
Even Brexit has not been properly honoured.  Instead we have what is little more than Brexit In Name Only (BRINO!).
 
Also far from controlling mass immigration Boris’ Government has been actively persecuting those who have highlighted illegal immigration on boats coming over from France.  The British Government has then housed 20,000 or more of them, in 3 and 4 star hotels across England!  Far from making any serious attempt to deport them!  The Government has also quietly made it easier for migrants to come here who will inevitably immediately claim our Welfare Benefits.  They have done this by dropping the minimum income requirement on bringing over a spouse. 
 
The Government is also now demanding the building of 12m houses over English countryside to house all those migrants who have already come here! 
 
All this at a time when the Government’s incompetent handling of Lockdown has crashed our economy and driven the national debt up far beyond what it was after the Second World War!
 
Turning from politics to the Law, here the transformation of the British State from an ostensible Liberal Democracy into an openly Police State has been as dramatic as what has happened at the political level, but with even less acknowledgement in our dishonest and deceitful Mainstream Media!
 
The 23rd March came and went with Boris’ dishonest claim that he was locking down the country when he had no legal power to do so.  This was superseded by a raft of Regulations brought under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 after Parliament had been brow-beated into passing the Coronavirus Act 2020 on the basis that it was an emergency (although at nearly 370 pages it is obvious that it had been months in the preparation) but without the Government declaring a “State of Emergency”.
 
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 was also side-lined, as that would have meant that Parliament had some supervisory role over what Ministers were up to. 
 
Instead the wholly undemocratic and, on all traditional principles, unlawful approach has been of using a 1984 Act which was primarily about controlling diseased goods and individuals coming in through the docks, instead to Lockdown the whole of England (N.B. the British Government does not have direct authority over Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and thus avoid parliamentary scrutiny.
 
In England slowly some Judicial Review challenges started to come forward, the most high profile of which is the Simon Dolan case, which has raised over £400,000 as a fighting fund on their Crowd Justice Appeal.  The English Democrats also issued a Judicial Review. 
 
Unfortunately the Simon Dolan case only argued that the Regulations were beyond the powers granted in the Act (ultra vires) and that the Regulations were in breach of the rights protected under the European Convention of Human Rights.  In the end the Human Rights Act claims failed entirely.  This was partly because Simon Dolan is a multi-millionaire who lives in Monaco and therefore wasn’t personally affected by the removal of Human Rights in England.
 
Also it was because the Government has adopted the tactic of regularly changing the Regulations, so that by the time any case gets to court, the Regulations that are being challenged have long since been overtaken by other newer Regulations.  Many of these newer Regulations are remarkably similar to the previous Regulations but not quite identical!  They are thus avoiding judicial scrutiny too!
 
The Simon Dolan case was allowed to be heard by the Court of Appeal. It failed on the ultra vires point which, on the traditional legal analysis, should not have failed, but the Court of Appeal has produced a Judgment which has endorsed the power of Ministers to make fundamental alterations to citizens’ rights without the need to go to Parliament, based entirely on ministerial diktat. 
 
This is a Judgment that would not have been out of place in mid-1930’s Germany, at which time German Judges were busy confirming that the powers granted to the Reich Chancellor under the Enabling Act meant that he could re-write any law and that it was lawful for him to do so. 
 
It is therefore not inaccurate to say that the Court of Appeal has endorsed a wholly new constitutional understanding of the nature of the British State.  It no longer a Parliamentary Liberal Democracy, but instead a Police State, in the traditional definition of a Police State.
 
This is particularly true when you couple the Dolan Judgment with the way that the police have actually been behaving on the streets. 
 
The police have regularly made clear, when they are dealing with any protest that challenges the new order, that they do not care whether what they are doing is legal or illegal.  They say that they are focussed on doing is enforcing the orders that they have been given.  Police Officers have thus shown themselves to no longer be that traditional English idea of the police as Officers of the Law, but instead they are now merely paramilitary state enforcers, as is vividly reflected by the transformation of their uniforms!
 
Where does that leave those of us who are not happy with the Globalist, International, Multi-culturalist, Europhile, Authoritarian (but fundamentally incompetent) British Political Establishment? 
 
Well firstly there are still legal challenges going on.  The English Democrats’ Judicial Review challenge was over the original Lockdown Regulations and as the Dolan case was proceeding to hearing in the Court of Appeal, the High Court didn’t give us permission to proceed even though we did have the good additional points of pointing out that what was being done was unconstitutional, which had been missed by Simon Dolan’s lawyers.
 
Our Party’s National Secretary and Greater Manchester Mayoral Candidate, Stephen Morris, together with other Lockdown sceptic activists continued the challenge by issuing a further Judicial Review dealing both with the more up to date Regulations and also raising the constitutional arguments. 
 
Given that, since Tony Blair’s Government, you cannot become a judge without having first to “demonstrate a life time’s commitment to Equality and Diversity”, it maybe that this will not succeed, but it would be wrong of us not to try to use purely legal means to challenge the authoritarianism of this Government. 
 
As the UK lurches more and more towards dissolution, the principle question that will arise is whether England should be broken up or whether it is the UK. 
 
Who here would like to see England broken up?  Hands up. 
 
That means you are all against what the British Political Establishment want to do - which is to break England up into “Regions”.  They say “England is too big” and so it should be broken up. 
 
If the UK breaks up anyway because Scotland leaves but in the meanwhile England has been broken up we English are going to be in no end of trouble.
 
It is therefore vital, even on the basis simply of common sense, that we English Democrats succeed in keeping England together.
 
It is therefore Ladies and Gentlemen vital that we keep our Party ever moving forward and our movement together moving forward. 
 
I therefore look forward to working with you in the coming year in the interests of our Cause and of our country.  Are you with me Ladies and Gentlemen?
 

 

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

CHESHAM AND AMERSHAM BY-ELECTION RESULTS ANALYSED



CHESHAM AND AMERSHAM BY-ELECTION RESULTS ANALYSED

 

I have listened and read Mainstream Media comments and analysis about the Chesham and Amersham By-Election result, in which the Conservative and Labour parties were thrust aside by the Liberal Democrats.  The striking thing about all of this is its lack of honest and/or competent analysis.

 

It is suggested that large numbers of Conservative voters transferred their vote and voted for the Liberal Democrats in order to vote against HS2 and against development on the Green Belt around Chesham and Amersham. This is a wholly unbelievable and fantastical analysis.

 

The first point to make is that the Liberal Democrats would be very unlikely beneficiaries of such a vote shift, since they are, as a Party, in favour of HS2.  They are also in favour of the Mass Immigration, which has resulted in 15 million or so migrants coming into the country and led to the demand to now build, in effect, two Greater Londons in the South East of England.  All three of the LibLabCon British Establishment parties are equally complicit in the mass immigration agenda, as are the Greens (aka “Communists”?) who are even more enthusiastic about there being “No Borders”. 

 

The second point to consider is that for those of us who have done any actual canvassing (which seems, on the basis of what has passed for analysis, as if that excludes all those who have vented their opinions) would know that it is highly unlikely that large numbers of Conservative voters would vote for any other party.

 

The third point to note is that all of the Mainstream Media analysis seems to be based upon no analysis of the actual voting figures and is almost entirely fact free. 

 

I have compared the 2019 General Election results in Chesham and Amersham and the 2021 By-election results which I think vividly show that the two main things which happened in the By-election are as follows:-

 

1.    The “Progressive”/Leftist/openly Multi-culturalist, Green, Liberal Democrats and Labour votes remained remarkably similar in number in both elections.  The difference in the By-Election, is that the Liberal Democrats were successful in getting most of those voters to vote for them. 

2.    The next thing that is strikingly obvious is that there was a dramatic decline in the percentage of turnout.  The reduced numbers of those who voted closely correlates with the reduced Conservative vote.

 

These results strongly corroborate the idea that the Liberal Democrats’ campaign strategy was highly successful, but not in the way reported in the Mainstream Media. 

 

The Liberal Democrats seem to have adopted a two-pronged strategy.  The first to persuade all of the Leftist voters to vote for them and secondly to demotivate the Conservative voters.

 

As usual, of course, we have had some ridiculous comments about majorities of votes in the Media.  The figures of course don’t bear out any idea that there has actually been a Majority, since the Liberal Democrats got 21,517 votes out of a total electorate of 72,828, which is, of course, just under 30% of the electorate.  In what world of mathematical illiteracy would under 30% be called a Majority? That is if it wasn’t politically expedient to do so!

 

I think it is interesting and informative to see that the actual percentage of “Progressive” voters, within even a comfortably prosperous, quite middle class commuter area like Chesham and Amersham, is less than 30%. 

 

Compare this with the proportion of the electorate in most of England who showed themselves to still be patriotic by voting for “Leave” in the European Referendum. 

 

In most constituencies in England over 50% of the electorate voted for “Leave”.  This suggests an election winning strategy for patriots which is the mirror of the Liberal Democrats’ one, i.e. suppress the Progressive vote and aim to focus the Patriotic voter on one candidate. 

 

Interestingly, as the Liberal Democrats have been the focus of success in this case, that shows that this candidate no longer needs to be one of the two principal British Political Establishment parties. 

 

It also shows that Conservative voters are in a transitional period of weakening loyalty to the Conservative Party. 

 

This is perfectly rational, since the Conservative Party nationally does not stand for anything that any sensible conservative minded voter would actually personally support. 

 

Any signs of the dissolution of the Conservative/Labour stranglehold on English politics can only be strongly welcomed by any real patriot!

 

Here is the actual numbers compared between the two election results in Chesham and Amersham:-

 

 

CHESHAM & AMERSHAM – RESULTS COMPARED 2019/2021

 

GENERAL ELECTION – 2019

 

14,627                    Liberal Democrats votes             

  7,166                    Labour votes

  3,042                    Green votes

______

24,835                    Total “progressive” votes

                    (Conservative votes 30,850)

 

(No other candidates)

 

55,978                    Total vote

76.8%           Turnout

 

 

BY ELECTION 17.6.21

21,517          Liberal Democrats votes             

     622                    Labour votes

  1480           Green votes

______

23,619                    Total “progressive” votes (plus c.800 split among other candidates)

                    (Conservative votes           13,489)

 

37,954                    Total votes cast

52%             Turnout

 

 

COMPARISON OF VOTER TURNOUT

 

18,020                    Fewer votes overall

17,361                    Fewer Conservative votes