When was the first indication you received that you could not lay claim to the country of your ancestors?
I don’t really know, I suspect it was when I had to put a mark on a government form that my collective group was ‘white British’, until then I didn’t know there was any other group.
I was not even given the choice of writing I was White English; you see I was told by one of our poor immigrant politicians from the Holy Land that the English were not a race at all although Scottish and Irish were.
On the 22 June 1948 a boatload of West Indians arrived on board the M.V Windrush at Tilbury, most settled in Brixton.
We were told they had been invited into my country by my government to help address the labour shortage due to the decimation of our own male population caused by the war.
The numbers were not seen as a threat but what was not taken into consideration was although their numbers were relatively small and seen as sustainable over the short term their breeding rates had not been taken into account and in a very few short years Brixton ‘went black’.
There were two events that shocked and amazed the general public when they exploded on the news networks this week. There was the disclosure that the BBC had been manipulating the news.
When I told an acquaintance of mine he blanched pale, stood mute and unbelieving, mouth agape at the news that our very own National Broadcaster, the BBC could possibly be accused of such two-faced hypocrisy and the violation of its charter. Naturally that discovery had everyone surprised and even echoed around the corridors of Westminster, yes even amazing the Mainstream Media.
There was also the revelation that there had been accusations of sexual misconduct or “inappropriate behaviour” by Britains most senior Roman catholic Cardinal and as a result he was forced to give in his notice. The Vatican was getting angrier by the minute.
The differences in our biology may prove that the female of the species is more likely to be emotionally affected by compliments, presents, protestations of undying love and devotion than males.
This can start as early as the onset of pubescence as proved by the schoolgirl grooming in the North of England. So it matters not if the seducer is a primitive, socially evolving Negro or the schoolgirl’s middle-aged white tutor, the effect on the female in many cases is the same.
For the Negro it is driven by an urge to social climb, for the Tutor nothing more than to partake of the pure unadulterated pleasures of young flesh but in both cases for the female it might have been prudent to remember the old adage, somewhat contemporised that “it is better to have been loved and lost than not to have been loved at all, far better”.
I was born in the thirties, yes when we had an Empire and a Colonial office and bred leaders of men. It was the time we sent the cream of our young men and women to open up the darkest parts of Africa and India and to persuade the natives of the Orient to become addicted to Opium and later to make the Palestinians homeless, oh and to fight the wars that had nothing to do with our people such as the Boxer and Zulu Wars, sacrificing English lives to keep our trade routes open.
After leaving the army in the early 50’s I went for an interview at the Colonial Office in Whitehall for a position as an Assistant Inspector of Police in Kenya, that was at the height of the Mau Mau uprising ……….. well when it was still called Kenya.
It has been a hard slog for the European Architects but well worth it. The embryo of the European Empire was ushered in quietly without any fanfare as a customs agreement between three European countries but christened as BENELUX, a union of states comprising three neighbouring countries in north-western Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In 1951 these countries joined West Germany, France, and Italy to form the European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor of the European Economic Community (EEC) and today's European Union (EU).
You will note each one was referred to as a community or Union. Sandwiched between the EEC was the EC or European community.