The Months Ahead – for our Civil Servants

Over the next few
months, I believe that this Country will go through its most dangerous period
since the end of the second world war. 

It has taken two
thousand years, since the Romans first landed on our shores, invasions by Vikings,
Saxons and
Gaul’s, Empire and immigration to shape the
people that we are today. The result is that we have grown and developed into a nation
which is proud, based upon the freedom of the individual and a fairness to all
around us.

From the time of
the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, our liberties and laws have developed across
the centuries, guaranteeing habeas corpus, a right to trial judged by our
peers, and laws based upon precedent, so that they evolve and keep pace with
the changes in our land and the world around us. 

However, we have
endured 10 years of a government that has set its sights on fundamentally
altering the very make up and fabric of the society that we commonly know as
being British, a government that has set out to alter and destroy much of what
we have always known to be good and right.

It has replaced
our common values with institutional bias, with lies, with corruption and
deceit, which has been foisted upon our people with the power of the media,
which only tells the people what the government wants the people to know. We
have seen many times the way in which government tries to strangle and mute
facts and inept decisions, to hide its excesses and to ignore the wishes of the
people by holding parliament in contempt. 

Already we feel
disenfranchised, knowing that we are spied upon, monitored and overheard, and
soon we will need to carry the electronics of a potential repressive state
about with us.

It has
established laws and bodies of state, removed many of our ancient rights and employed mass technology that could
be used in a manner that we as a people would find instinctively disgusting, a
dictatorship, an authoritarian regime that would harness each and every one of
us.  

It is unfortunate
that this government has now reached a point in its development where it sees
little if any difference between government and state, and openly promotes
itself in many respects as being the state which it clearly is not.

A government is
only responsible for steering the ship of state, to guide it, but never to own
it. 

The Civil Service
alone must be left to manage the state functions, the delivery of services to
the people, never allowing itself as a body, nor allowing its members to become
politicised, and to live and work by the Civil Service Code.


As we approach
elections in May for the metropolitan bodies, for regions and the national
assemblies in
Wales and Scotland I think it is reasonable to assume from
the published opinion polls that this government is going to be electorally damaged
by punitive voting.

In the weeks and
months following those elections, the government, in its attempts to operate
and force through its unfinished authoritarian agenda without the clear mandate
of the people, may well be attracted by the option outlined above, to take the
road to dictatorship.

If recent history is anything to go by, the fear of terrorism will be its most likely tool, probably with a staged 'event'.
 

Our future freedoms,
or the lack of them, may well fall upon those people, those good people who
work within the Civil Service, those departments of state, the agencies and
NGO’s which the government must never own, of the Police and our Armed Services
to become the defenders of the people that they serve.  

It will be to
them that we will look, to question decisions that are clearly political, to
refrain from actions that are purely political and to hope that they remember
their allegiance is to the Crown, not the government.  To protect us the people from politicians
should they ever become corrupted and act against us.

We in turn trust you to ensure
that our freedoms and democratic way of life are preserved.

It will be for
you all to call upon your inner strengths, to visit your conscience, to do what
you feel is right to ensure that you, your children and everyone else can grow
and live in peace but above all in freedom.

 

 

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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0 Responses to The Months Ahead – for our Civil Servants

  1. Anonymous says:

    I normally share your analysis, but I've just had a weird thought. What if our politicians are themseves the victims of us, the people, and not the other way round. Like bad parents who spoil their children, our falure to reign in our politicians may be because they reflect the morals and values of the majority of the British people.
    This vision is terrifying because it suggests that we might all be doomed. The silent majority in favour of freedom, honesty and integrety will never save us at the ballot box because the silent majority no longer exists.

  2. Anonymous says:

    John, you said:
    our failure to reign in our politicians may be because they reflect the morals and values of the majority of the British people.
    I cannot agree with that at all.
    No, the people who are writing these laws know exactly what they are doing. There is no stupidity in the way in which they are drafted, with changes and cross referencing to other laws, the slipping in of an extra clause in an adjacent law show a lot of forethought.
    I think the truth lay more in peoples ability to switch off from politics unless something affects them directly. A majority would rather watch x-factor and Coronation St than Newsnight.
    If you look at each new law in isolation, some small number of the population gain, because it addresses a need, whilst the rest of population remain indifferent because there is no direct impact on them. It was not until road charging with surveillance hit the headlines that people woke up, being something that affects a large majority.
    It is not until you add all these laws together, to see how they could be used if applied to the entire population in a fashion only slightly different to the originally promised use, that you see the road we are taking.
    It could be that some MP’s are just overwhelmed by the sheer weight of legislation to hit them over the years, but that is probably as far as I would be prepared to go to give them a way out. But as we have always professed in the UK, ignorance of the law is no defence.
    What concerns me just as much is that opposition parties are not pledging in any way to dismantle this surveillance state, only promising to tweak with it a little, which to me makes them just as culpable.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You are saying they can push us so far with little resistance, but an inch further, e.g. road pricing, and we'll dig our heels in.
    I prefer your analysis to mine as it holds out some hope for the future, but do I agree? I'm not sure. I hope you are correct, but what happens after we say no? They have a powerful weapon in their armoury – perseverence. “If at first we don't succeed etc. etc.” seems to be the great strength of all fanatics and idealists. This strategy will almost certainly deliver us an EU constitution, and a fully fledged road pricing system, both introduced piecemeal rather than in one go.
    My views must sound defeatist, but I would claim it is realism. I certainly won't be giving up the fight, even though the gradual growth of an authoritarian state controlling an increasingly dumbed down and apathetic populace seems such a daunting foe.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The real battleground if you like will be the Children.
    European Commission documents openly state that they envisage resistance from the adult population, and advise to concentrate efforts on the next generation.
    This would explain the Home office plans being put forward at the moment for profiling children, the childrens database, secret fingerprinting in schools, childrens data sharing and the anti-home schooling lobby.