Letter to The Editor - Most Australians will not be fooled out of seeing the obvious

To The Australian        If the ALP does win the coming elections, it is to be hoped that common sense will trump fanaticism in the management of Aboriginal affairs ("Dodson under pressure to deliver", 20-21/4). Expectations that "Labor would deliver a first-term referendum on a 'voice to parliament'" will need to be disappointed. All models of "constitutional recognition" involve an innate inequity and capacity to divide, not unify, the nation. Most Australians will not be fooled out of seeing the obvious, so any referendum proposal looks doomed to failure and that is as it should be. Moreover, a failed referendum would see strengthened international pressure put on our government. That also is an ill that should be avoided by common sense and fair play.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - There is no likelihood that any "constitutional recognition" proposal will succeed in a referendum

To The Age        Denny Meadows says that the Uluru Statement from the Heart "was outrageously dismissed out of hand" (20/4) by the government, but the truth is that the rejection was wise, because the attached proposals are inequitable (contrary to the interests of most Australians) and separatist (leading towards a loss of our national unity and security). There is no likelihood that any "constitutional recognition" proposal will succeed in a referendum. Holding one would be a waste of public money.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Just Before Britain Dies By Richard Miller

     Even though it is far to late to save the Britain of modernity, perhaps this is good news for those who are working on a post-collapse society, which will be just, and not based upon the philosophies of illusion, such as the diversity cult, multiculturalism/multiracialism and the love of money:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/09/study-britons-want-immigration-reduced/

“A majority of people in the UK from every age bracket and ethnic background want to see immigration reduced, a new survey has found. The study of 10,000 people carried out by the newly formed centre-right think-tank ‘Onward’ discovered that all groups, including minority ethnic groups, 18-24-year-olds and those who voted to remain in the EU, all back reducing the level of immigration into the UK. Broken down, the figures show that Remainers back reducing immigration by 40 to 34 per cent, the same proportion as British Asians interviewed. The results also showed that a plurality of 18-24-year-olds backed reducing immigration by 38 to 36 per cent, The Sun reports. The study also found that among the most popular of proposed policies focussed on immigration would be one requiring new migrants to learn the English language upon arrival. The findings come as Britain faced its highest rate of non-EU migration for 14 years. In 2018, net immigration from non-EU countries stood at over 248,000, equivalent to the population of Southampton arriving in just one year. The demographic shift helped push the non-UK born population of the country to 9.4 million, around one in seven people nationwide. The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that between July and September last year, there were 1.24 million non-EU nationals working in the UK as well as 2.25 million EU nationals, a total of nearly 3.5 million, larger than the population of Wales.”

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Letter to The Editor - It is human folly rather than wickedness that breeds revolution

To The Age        It is odd that as our federal elections process begins you should editorially warn readers of the "real danger to our communities in saying anything that divides Australian from Australian" ("Get ready for a gruelling campaign", 11/4). Elections are all about division between Australian and Australian concerning a whole range of policies and philosophies. All that can reasonably be asked is for public discussions to be conducted with courtesy, sympathy for opponents and a good sense of humour. It is swinging voters in the centre who will determine the final result. My hope is that they will weigh carefully the values of traditional Australia before casting a vote against the Coalition. Giving the reins to idealistic but foolish left-wing zealots may in itself lead to unpleasant and severe hostility between Australian and Australian in the not too distant future. It is human folly rather than wickedness that breeds revolution.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Bre-Entrance:The Great Betrayal is No Myth By Richard Miller

     It seems that the Brexit issue is driving British politicians into the mad house, or at least into the arms of Big Pharma drugs. It is difficult to be so continuously traitorous, as the poison flows freely:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/07/brexit-madness-top-mp-warns-of-rising-mental-health-issues-in-parliament/

“Brexit madness” has overtaken the House of Commons according to one senior MP, warning about the rise in mental health issues among parliamentarians. Education Committee chair and senior Brexiteer Robert Halfon has said that “It feels like the Commons is having a collective breakdown — a cross between Lord of the Flies and One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest.” In comments reported by London’s Evening Standard, the Tory MP went on to say, “People are behaving in ways that were unimaginable even just a year ago, whether they be Remainers, Leavers or in-betweens. The Brexit madness has affected us all”. Mr Halfon is not the only Member of Parliament to express such concerns, with one female MP telling The Sun that parliament had become a “boiling pot of mental ill health”. One male MP was reportedly reduced to tears after finding out he won’t be able to go home to see his children next week, due to the cancellation of MP’s Easter recess. Comments made to a BBC radio programme by Members of Parliament claim Brexit was leading to politicians drinking more and avoiding people. One said it was “taking an emotional toil”.

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Letter to The Editor - The ordinary folk of Britain have exposed the sham that modern two-party "democracy" has become

To The Age        Peter Hartcher's hostile dismissal of Brexit ("Nothing to be smug about", 9/4) misses the real significance of the 2016 referendum result. The biggest turn-out of voters in British history produced a clear “Leave” majority in defiance of all the meretricious Establishment propaganda for "Remain". 17 million Britons rightly turned their backs on the bureaucratic tyranny of the EU, into which they had been inveigled by acts of deception by politicians in the preceding half century. The Establishment has fought back by dishonouring the people's decision. That and that only is why there is a mess. Far from being a laughing stock, Britain is currently pitied by knowledgeable observers because of the way in which it is being deliberately mired, as a punishment, in constitutional confusion. However, the ordinary folk of Britain have exposed the sham that modern two-party "democracy" has become and this will not be forgotten.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - The House of Commons appear ready to ensure continued subservience to the EU

To The Age        There is more than mere subterfuge in the UK government's manoeuverings in the Brexit confusion ("'Trickery of the highest order': May splits votes to get the deal done"). There is corruption at the highest levels as financial elites, aided by "useful idiots", seek to frustrate the 2016 referendum decision to leave the EU. The EU itself is the creature of those elites, which are globalist rather than nationalist. They are more than willing to stamp on traditional British liberties, via the European Court of Justice, as their real interests are control of populations in order to add to their own power and profits. It is astonishing that a Conservative leader (Theresa May) and a majority of members in the House of Commons appear ready to ensure continued subservience to the EU rather than allow a "no deal" exit. Their behaviour is an anti-democratic disgrace.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - The Conservative Party needs to appoint a clearly pro-Brexit leader

To The Australian    There it is, almost hidden away in the twelfth paragraph of Greg Sheridan's piece "The Art of No Deal" (30-31/3): the essential issue at stake in the fight over Brexit. Sheridan notes that a UK choice of a no-deal Brexit, which apparently a majority of its MPs in the House of Commons will not embrace, would "liberate its courts and its life from the dim tyranny of the grossly misnamed European Court of Justice." Unrepresentative and self-interested elites the world over characteristically corrupt the judicial proceedings in their nations to imprison dangerous opponents and stifle effective criticism. Kafka, Koestler, Orwell and Solzhenitsyn in their famous novels all showed this wickedness in action and how difficult it is to get out from under the oppression, once it's in place. The EU has continued this dark tradition. The Conservative Party needs to appoint a clearly pro-Brexit leader and that person needs to call a general election precisely on the Brexit issue. It could function like a second referendum; and how foolish would UK voters be to let go such a golden opportunity of confirming British sovereignty and adherence to traditional freedoms!
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Talking about a Revolution By Richard Miller

     Leftist musicians have fantasized about revolution, but over in France, a great whack of the population see revolution as the only hope of sorting the Great mess out:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/03/24/four-in-ten-french-say-revolution-the-solution-to-countrys-problems/

“A newly released survey has claimed that nearly four out of every ten French believe that a full-on revolution is the best way to solve the country’s political problems. The poll, which was taken by polling firm IFOP, shows that 39 percent of French surveyed said that a revolution was needed to effect real change in the country, a figure much higher than elsewhere in Europe, Atlantico reports. In comparison, only 20 percent of Germans agreed that revolution was a viable political solution, and the number was even lower for Austrians and Poles, at just 14 percent. Consulting director at IFOP David Nguyen commented on the results, saying, “The first thing to say is that this is an absolutely spectacular number. Four in ten consider that a revolution would be a good solution: even if we do not know exactly what they put behind this word, it is the mark of a radical presence very present in the society.”

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Letter to The Editor - The House should change direction and vote for a no-deal exit

To The Australian        A comment by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ("EU lights path for May to be bypassed", 23-24/3) inadvertently exposes the corruption behind the ongoing effort to stop Britain from leaving the EU. “We're at a critical moment in the construction of Europe." It needs to be asked: "Who is that 'we'?" It is certainly not the 52% of Britons who voted in the 2016 referendum to leave. Clearly there are powerful interests, both inside and outside the UK, determined not to have their new nation-building jeopardised. French President Emmanuel Macron, riding this wave, arrogantly states that "the British politicians are incapable of putting in place what their people have demanded." No, not incapable, but, so far, as a group in the House of Commons, perversely unwilling. The House should change direction and vote for a no-deal exit. British liberties hang in the balance. Present pain but long-term gain.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Soon Even Babies Will Vote for Labor By James Reed

     While the Americans are working their electoral system so that illegals will vote, and run the show, creating even more illegals, here in Australia, the Greens and Labor want babies to vote, maybe even embryos! (Question: would aborted foetuses be able to vote before being killed under this scheme!) Well, almost:
  https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F170e9d36-1eb1-4c66-932c-d29535f966c1%2F0146%22

“Reading SPEECH Thursday, 21 June 2018 BY AUTHORITY OF THE SENATE Thursday, 21 June 2018 THE SENATE 3646 CHAMBER SPEECH Date Thursday, 21 June 2018 Source Senate Page 3646 Proof No Questioner Responder Speaker Steele-John, Sen Jordon Question No. Senator STEELE-JOHN (Western Australia) (16:31): I must say I am thrilled to speak to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018 this afternoon. For far too long, politics has failed to properly represent young people or the issues we care about. There are many within this place and beyond who think young people don't care about our world or haven't earned the right to participate in our society from a perceived lack of experience or maturity. There are those who do not or cannot look to the future and, for that reason, see young people as a threat. In fact, many in this place see the disengagement of my generation from politics as politically convenient, even ideal. Young people need some political capital. Young people need some leverage.

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Letter to The Editor - Our own self-esteem depends considerably on the dignity of the mother country

To The Age         Eurosceptics in the UK House of Commons should resist last minute attempts to coerce them into voting for Mrs May's pseudo-Brexit deal ("Resistance to 'rubbish' plan softens", 18/3). They should recall how the Irish got their constitutional freedom by not compromising with their fatally tainted British overlords. What is now needed at Westminster is the unyielding integrity that was shown a century ago by Eamon de Valera and Daniel Mannix.   It's surprising how little public discussion there is in Australia about the ongoing betrayal of the British people by politicians and the UK establishment. Our own self-esteem depends considerably on the dignity of the mother country; and the sabotage of Brexit is a wound in our own national soul.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - He who sups with the Devil must have a long spoon

To The Australian         Your editorial "Pragmatism needed on Brexit" (18/3) is ill-advised. What is needed on Brexit is honesty. Mrs May's proposed deal for leaving the EU has been widely criticised as a "false Brexit" that would not in fact give back to the British people their sovereignty unfettered. The UK would continue to be tied to the nefarious EU justice system which plainly tramples on the principle of free speech and is incompatible with traditional British liberties at law. The gradual absorption of Britain into the EU would continue. Brexiteers considering giving support to Mrs May's deal should remember the old adage: "He who sups with the Devil must have a long spoon." They should also heed the many warnings against compromise with tyranny given by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the European peoples' "Shakespeare of the Twentieth Century".
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - No referendum to establish any kind of separatism has any hope of succeeding

To The Australian        No treaty with descendants of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be signed by any government ("Treaty 'won't lead people astray'", 19/2). There is no justification for such an action and it would be against the interests and will of the great majority of the Australian people. The fact is that the tribes living on this continent in the 18th century were unable to defend their territories from the incoming settlers and lost control of them. This failure cannot be reversed two centuries later. Misleadingly calling those tribes "First Nations" does not alter reality or trump constitutional propriety. No referendum to establish any kind of separatism has any hope of succeeding. The Prime Minister will win masses of votes at the coming elections if he simply guarantees that there will be no constitutional change of any kind under a Coalition government without a fairly conducted and successful referendum having been held first. He will be defending our security and political stability.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Reversal of the 2016 result will be deceitfully presented as "democracy"

To The Australian        News from the UK ("Europe at a loss as vote shatters May's strategy", 16-17/2) continues to suggest that the decision of the 2016 referendum for leaving the UK is being subverted carefully and cleverly by powerful interests. Mrs May (a Remain advocate in 2016) is implicated. The strategy, organized from behind the scenes, appears to have been chosen to make the treachery as little obvious as possible. First, cause a long delay. Second, produce a "Brexit plan" which is really a Remain document. Third, if this is rejected, hand over control to the Remain majority in the present Parliament, which will block a "no deal exit" and introduce a second referendum. Alas, Nigel Farage's last minute creation of a "Brexit Party" to fight any new elections will probably fail to stem the avalanche of well-funded Remain propaganda. Reversal of the 2016 result will be deceitfully presented as "democracy" and the UK, its independent sovereignty finally lost, will fall under the same intellectual and moral tyranny that is a fundamental aspect of the EU.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

The Naked Feminist Globalist: Dare We Go Where Angels Fear to Tread? By Mrs Vera West

     Enter a whole new theatre of the absurd, with Dr Victoria Bateman, feminist, academic, anti-Brexit economist, and whatever, debating in the nude:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6681967/Anti-Brexit-Cambridge-academic-appears-naked-BBC-Radio-4s-Today-programme.html 
  https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/naked-professor-piers-morgan-twitter-15798947

“Cambridge University economist who suddenly stripped naked in the Radio 4 studio. Dr Victoria Bateman, a fellow in economics at Gonville and Caius College, who regularly delivers lectures in the nude, surprised the veteran host when she disrobed and then challenged Jacob Rees-Mogg to a Brexit debate without any clothes on. Humphrys, who said, startled, 'oh, I see you're naked', told listeners that Dr Bateman had the words 'Brexit Leaves Britain Naked' painted across her body. It is not known whether the BBC was aware that Dr Bateman had intended to strip during the interview which saw her arrive wearing a coat and then disrobe in front of an unsuspecting Humphrys. Cambridge economist Dr Victoria Bateman appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning while naked to debate Brexit with host John Humphrys. Listeners claimed he clearly struggled on air while interviewing the married Dr Bateman - who described Brexit as Britain's 'Emperor's New Clothes' moment. During the terse five-minute interview, Humphrys accused the academic of undermining her argument by not wearing clothes as well as offending the sensibilities of the vast majority of the British public. Dr Bateman was interviewed following an exchange on Twitter yesterday with Piers Morgan when she uploaded a video discussing women's freedom and rights across the world while standing in the nude.”

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Letter to the Editor - The Abbott idea, like all other proposals for "constitutional recognition", is foolishly divisive and ethically unfair

To The Age        Establishing a block of "Indigenous" seats in the Senate would be a constitutional blunder and fundamentally inequitable ("Abbott idea worth heeding", 22/1). It is right for us to especially honour the Aboriginal people and their culture, because of their long period of custodianship of the continent. It is also good that we use some of our taxes to advance the welfare of Aboriginals experiencing poverty or long-range results of the cultural dislocation they have experienced as a people. However, legislation today needs to be founded on the equality, constitutionally, of all Australians, no matter what their ethnic and cultural origins and ancestry. The Abbott idea, like all other proposals for "constitutional recognition", is foolishly divisive and ethically unfair.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - British people, may have to resort to massive civil disobedience or even civil war

To The Australian        The dishonourable, if not treacherous, campaign to derail Brexit continues to gather momentum ("Corbyn to back new plebiscite on Brexit", 23/1) with Jeremy Corbyn's turnabout endorsement of a second referendum. Did he really bow "to pressure from rank-and-file party members and MPs" or to coercion from powerful interests behind the scenes? We have learned how John Bercow, the House of Commons Speaker, tore up years of precedent to allow MPs to control the business of the House, thus facilitating the plot to make a "no deal" exit impossible. There has also been the revelation that Colin Lee, the clerk of bills, has secretly conspired with former attorney-general Dominic Grieve to suspend Britain's departure from the EU. A second referendum would see disproportionate resources allotted to the "Remain" camp. There would be no level playing field. Greg Sheridan has reported ("Battle for Britain: People v Commons", 19-20/1) that such a referendum would be "much less democratic than it looks" and that "there are myriad Remain proposals to rig such a vote."
A time is approaching when the British people, to retain their traditional free way of life, may have to resort to massive civil disobedience or even civil war. The stakes are that high.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - If the British people are to retain their traditional free way of life

To The Age        So UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has buckled to pressure and announced that he will support a second referendum on Brexit. Meanwhile the Speaker of the House of Commons has torn up years of precedent to facilitate a plot to render a "no deal" exit impossible, while the Clerk of Bills has conspired with former attorney-general Dominic Grieve to suspend Britain's departure from the EU. A second referendum would see disproportionate resources allotted to the "Remain" alternative urged by almost the whole of the UK political establishment. There would be no level playing field. There are well-publicized "Remain" proposals to rig the vote. If the British people are to retain their traditional free way of life and escape from the tyranny and bureaucracy of the EU, they may need to resort to massive civil disobedience or even civil war. The stakes are that high.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Exiting the EU may be complicated, but not impossibly so

To The Age        Amanda Vanstone favours a second referendum on Brexit ("Wishing well is more than a feeling", 21/1), but the 2016 referendum was understood on both sides at the time to be final. Moreover, we do not call for second elections in Australia just because our preferred result has not been obtained.  Of course, other nations in the EU were forced to have second referendums to prevent their leaving the EU, which just shows what an anti-democratic monster it really is. As for blaming "the Brexiteers" for not having a specific plan of departure from the EU, that's nonsense. We don't expect ordinary citizens to have detailed knowledge of how to implement policies they've voted for. We leave it to the professionals. Exiting the EU may be complicated, but not impossibly so. The real culprits for the present mess are those "Remain" persons and interests who have refused to honourably accept the people's call.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic