I emigrated from Britain ten years ago… Reluctantly leaving Blighty’s green and pleasant shores, optimistic for my future abroad but sadly mourning the collapse of the England I had grown up in: A gradual diminishing of the essence of what it means to be English.
To me “Being English” is a mish-mash of feelings, emotions and cultural imprints indelibly etched on me from my youth, grandparents and peers. It runs through me like writing in a stick of rock. Being English means having manners, tea and scones, elocution, country pubs, monty python, a hint of self apology, church fetes, fried breakfasts, our particular sense of humo(u)r, crisp cold mornings walking the dogs, bobbies on the beat, watching Rugby/Football/Cricket with your mates and of course moaning about the weather…. but above all, a (sometimes secret) pride in our countries history and heritage (good and bad).
Sadly, many of these elements have slowly been diluted and eroded over recent years.
I’m not sure if it’s the pitiful spirit of political correctness which has taken over the country, or the deluge of migrants bringing in foreign cultures and customs which has diluted the essence of being British. Perhaps its the last few decades of adoption of continental European lifestyle (as opposed to British lifestyle) or the constant barrage of negativity from main stream media and corrupt political figures. 🙁
Migration is exciting and positive. Welcoming foreigners into local communities add’s to the cultural mix and I firmly believe its a good thing. But it reaches a limit when the cultural mix starts to erode the very essence of the community itself. To take over and consume the original community and change it into something worse.
I’m an immigrant – so of course I support #immigration 🙂 I believe I bring something to the American communities I live within, but I don’t try to change them. They are welcoming me and my family. But I should really enforce the art of a nice cup of tea. 😉
After ten years in the States, I’ve wondered if I would ever move back to England one day. But, watching the British governments shameful handling of #Brexit (the biggest public referendum in the last 50 years) and an apparent abandoning of democratic principles, riots in the streets, soaring crime rates, Islamic Jihadi’s and religious extremists being welcomed into the country, the slow death of the NHS, increasingly reduced freedom of speech, all while native Brits are jailed for simply tweeting thoughts that are deemed to *offend* other people…. I think I am finally able to say “I dont think so” #RipBritannia
But there is light at the end of the tunnel…
For Britain is a fledgling political party in the United Kingdom. Founded in October 2017 by Anne Marie Waters after she was defeated in the 2017 UKIP leadership election by Henry Bolton.
Anne Marie is from a working class Irish background, and has previously stood for both the Labour and UKIP parties. The policies of her ForBritain party promote social justice, equality and a fairer electoral system. The ForBritain party also highlights the danger of the politics of Islam and notably the misogyny and repression that it inflicts on women world wide. This is a popular view for the majority of Brits or indeed anyone that believes we human beings should all have the same rights regardless of gender, race, religion, hair colour or size of shoe.
The ForBritain party politics seem to align with a centrist point of view – perhaps left leaning with a focus on supporting and rebuilding nationalized services like the National Health System.
I have great hopes for a Political Party that can focus on what the British People want.
I have great hopes for a Political Party that can rally against the corruption that is rife in modern politics
I wish AMW the very best and will watch with interest…
Welcome to For Britain, and thank you for joining us as we set out on the era-defining journey, the journey to bring politics back to the British people.
This will not be politics as usual. We will not be fearful of journalists or snobby elites, we will speak our minds and we will fight to preserve the Britain we love.
We are not far-right, we are not far-left, we are simply the decent majority who want our social values intact. We are tired of mass immigration bringing with it practices that are abhorrent to us. We are tired of being ignored when we complain about this, or worse, labelled racists and fascists. We will not accept this any longer.
We are tired of our taxes being used to fund unproductive bureaucracy, we are tired of politicians flushing our money down the drain.
We are tired of substandard services and waiting weeks or months for NHS treatments. We’re tired of expensive transport and housing, and overwhelming competition for jobs.
We’re tired of having no voice. We’re tired of being told to stay quiet.
This country belongs to its people and those people will have a voice again.
For Britain is that voice. We will reach the people who have been forgotten and left behind. We will talk about the issues others parties won’t touch, and we certainly will talk about Islam.
Millions of people in this country consider Islam to be of existential significance. We know what we see with our own eyes. We look around the world and see what Islam’s influence does, what it brings to people’s lives – it is directly responsible for unimaginable cruelty, cruelty to women, to atheists or apostates, cruelty to children, and cruelty to animals… all power is held by scripture-soaked Muslim males who hold on to that power with bloody hands.
Now that Islam is here in our countries, we too see extreme cruelty to women, to atheists and apostates – some of whom experience violence or are on the run for their lives, right here in Britain, we see cruelty to children, and we see cruelty to animals in the form of un-stunned halal slaughter. We see our laws on all of these issues simply disregarded, people act outside the law with impunity.
We have had enough of it, and we will have our voices heard.
Thank you again. I will be in regular contact with members and together, we’ll change this country for the better.
We’ll do it for democracy, for decency, for freedom… We’ll do it For Britain.
IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Alpha Nerd and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and in the words of the most interesting man in the world: Stay thirsty my friend.
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