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
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.
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
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
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.