It seems like only yesterday that a Conservative government was returned to power with a resounding majority. And yet eighteen months down the line Amber Rudd’s Home Office seems virtually indistinguishable from organisations like Citizen’s UK and a whole raft of other left-wing pressure groups.
The cynical way in which Miss Rudd’s department chose to spirit the men-children of the Calais camp - shrouded behind scaffold and tarpaulin - said a lot about government and its disregard for the electorate. It said even more about the state of politics in modern Britain.
That the government went to such lengths to conceal the physical maturity of the alleged ‘children’ told its own story - a story of a government without a backbone, one fully prepared to stick two fingers up at the majority of the British public who time and time again say they have had enough of constant and unchecked immigration into its borders.
Can you imagine even for a moment Mrs Thatcher capitulating to left-wing agitators in this way? Having meekly surrendered to what in reality is a tiny minority of very vocal ideologues, can you imagine Mrs T then attempting to cover up her moral cowardice with tarpaulin?
While the Liberal-left media crow with satisfaction and congratulate themselves on their ‘compassion,’ it will of course be left to social services and a whole raft of other professionals to actually deal with these men-posing-as-children. Meanwhile it will be the British tax payer picking up the millions of pounds in costs.
And one can only hope and pray these six-foot, bearded ‘children’ are never left alone with real children, the kind who play with dolls and puppies and haven’t started shaving yet. Those type of children.
Interestingly, the BBC and their fellow Liberal travellers are now interchanging the term ‘children’ with ‘young people…’ It’s fluid. And where they can find no images of migrant ‘children’ pixilation does just fine.
All of which brings me onto the state of British politics.
Now there is a reason why Ms May and Ms Rudd have decided to pursue this course of action, the same reason why immigration under the Tories is at record levels: Liberals.
Confused? Do read on…
Like its counterparts in America, the current British mainstream media is effectively little more than a PR agency for Liberalism, touting mass immigration, Islam, Feminism (Islam and Feminism? Yup) and just about every other cult of victimhood, good causes and wet nappies.
Nor should its power be underestimated. From the BBC, The Guardian, Channel 4 through to our schools and universities, the tentacles of neo-Liberalism are ubiquitous.
Despite boasting very modest numbers in terms of support, neo-Liberal proponents – ‘progressives’ as they are fond of calling themselves – hold a wildly disproportionate amount of power much of which is concentrated in the media.
Oddly, while the actual modern-day Liberal Democrat party dies a slow and lingering death, its media realisation remains all-powerful. Why should this be so?
The answer to that question lies in what is known the ‘centre’ ground of British politics. It is this precise ground where the Liberal media push politicians of all persuasions whether Tory, Labour or even outliers such as UKIP.
For this is the ground so beloved of the neo-Liberal – the territory of the SJW, the territory where an army of activists feed and water the UK’s ever expanding grievance culture and where an army of professional agitators feather their nests.
BBC-land, Guardian-world, call it what you will, it’s a place beloved of the elites and those who consider themselves superior in terms of their intellect and humanity.
Into this middle ground politicians duly follow - red, blue or even purple - for it offers an irresistible carrot: sympathetic media coverage, unlimited air-time and most importantly of all establishment approval. Hard not to be seduced.
Certainly the vast majority of politicians find the lure difficult to resist. Those who reject its many advantages can find themselves ostracised or more often than not labelled as ‘extremists.’ Take the case of George Galloway or Jeremy Corbyn, left-wing politicians who have remained true to their beliefs, ‘extremists’ to the soft centred neo-Liberals.
Politicians on the right who dare to stick to their core beliefs can expect similar if not worse treatment. Notice how the mainstream media deal with true right of centre politicians such as Ian Duncan-Smith, Michael Gove or Nigel Farage. ‘Extremists’ and Nazis.
Ridicule, scorn, hate… the Liberal media is nothing if not unforgiving. Just look at the BBC’s treatment of a Jeremy Corbyn or a Nigel Farage to appreciate the full range of the Liberal arsenal.
Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Chuka Umunna, Yvette Cooper, to secure media approval, one only has to renounce any vestige of classical Left or Right wing sympathies. The BBC and Guardian will however look much more sympathetically on individual cases the further left one leans.
At the same time as this centralist neo-Liberal coalition of supposed Tory and Labour politicians grows in number, the actual Liberal Democrat party itself shrinks into virtual non-existence. But that’s ok. The Liberal media are just fine with that.
Sure, the British people might have soundly rejected Liberalism and all its many delusions, but interestingly enough the Liberal media don’t seem at all concerned.
And why should they be?
As the Calais men-child scandal has illustrated only too well government immigration policy (or any other policy for that matter) must first meet with the approval of the Liberal media.
Does Aunty approve? Do the Primrose Hill brigade concur? If not, the smears and the innuendos are sure to come thick and fast. Remember Brexit? Boris, Farage, Gove? The BBC and friends don’t forget. Nor do they forgive.
They may be numerically insignificant, but thanks to their ownership of newspapers and TV stations such progressives manage to punch way above their weight. Invariably divorced from public opinion their perpetual ‘outrage’ is as bombastic as it is faux. Guardian and Independent readers will know exactly where I am coming from.
When you cast your vote for Labour or Tory you imagine you are voting for candidates whose world view is commensurate with the parties they purport to represent, right?
Well, that’s what you’re supposed to think. In reality what you are actually voting for are careerists who seek the approval of the Liberal media. Approval obtained our politicians can then and only then take their place within the establishment where political and financial gain await.
Meanwhile in a plush hotel somewhere in deepest, darkest Devon, several hundred middle-eastern men-children are enjoying the lavish hospitality of their hosts.
The BBC and the Guardian approve wholeheartedly and by voting Labour and more troublingly Conservative, so do you.