By Alex Story.

After an eleven day interlude from the Queen’s passing to her funeral on the 19th of September 2022, the media hounds have once again been unleashed.

For Conservative Members of Parliament who really believed that the media storm would die away after Boris’s clinical removal, it must have been a wake-up call.

That this was on the cards must have been obvious early on during the seven weeklong Conservative Party leadership campaign.

Nothing is too crude, unpleasant or false. So far, they have been rewarded. Most of their political targets have folded. Why not carry on?

Whether Rishi or Truss, the prospective Prime Minister would be treated in the same brutal manner has had their more charismatic predecessor.

Much like him, they would not really be allowed to govern. The sense of “crisis” would be a permanent feature of the news cycle, whether real or not. Indeed, the early signs were many.

For criticising the failed institution that is the Bank of England and its hapless Governor, Andrew Bailey, Liz Truss was branded “deeply irresponsible”. Although, in May this year, he stated in front of an incredulous Treasury Select Committee: “there isn’t a lot we can do about inflation” – a statement of ineptitude so clear that his P45 should have been waiting for him on his desk the very next day.

That month inflation shot up to 9.1%, 455% higher than the 2% target rate set by government. That target is the cornerstone on which the entire edifice of the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’s independence is granted. On every metrics he failed.

In fact, the Bank of England has been behind the curve on inflation since at least April 2016. As Savvas Savouri, Chief Economist at Toscafund, a multi-billion pound UK focused investment house, wrote in a note to investors, six years ago with UK unemployment rate plunging “below 5%. The Monetary Policy Committee failed to tighten.” This has been the pattern for over half a decade.

More shockingly though, rather than trying to do its job and remain neutral, the Bank of England stepped into the field of politics, starting with overpromoted Mark Carney and his Brexit related “Project Fear 1.0”.

More shockingly though, rather than trying to do its job and remain neutral, the Bank of England stepped into the field of politics, starting with overpromoted Mark Carney and his Brexit related “Project Fear 1.0”.

From the vitriol poured on Truss’ head after daring to speak of the Bank of England’s perennial ineptitude the message was clear: conservatives can’t criticise the permanent bureaucracy whether it is fit for purpose or not.

Indeed, if it helps vested interest, then any condemnation by Conservative Politicians is now out of bounds.

A few weeks later, during the leadership campaign, in the field of Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss was asked about whether Emmanuel Macron, the effete French President, was a “friend or a foe” by her interviewer.

She quite diplomatically replied that “the jury is out” and that he would be judged by “deeds not words” in her cross-Channel dealings as leader.

France’s position on immigration, fishing, borders, subsidies and much more are observable facts. Liz Truss, like most of us with eyes to see, judge the man by his deeds and not his words.

From that objective perspective, the “jury is indeed still out.”

For that however, the media and their acolytes attacked her relentlessly. Again, our media is comfortable with foreign leaders and institutions attacking our leaders, when they are conservative. Indeed, the same media relished the rumour that Boris was known as the “Clown” in the Elysee Palace. In this case, not a peep from our righteous propagandists in the media, apart from Bovine nodding in agreement.

The double standards have become too obvious to ignore. Certainly, they are not an accident. It is about the by-passing of democracy and our parliamentary institutions. Why wait for an election cycle to finish, when you can orchestrate the removal of a democratically elected leader?

As such sounding conservative as a politicians is enough to send the press, part of the financial markets and commentators into a paroxysm of manufactured hatred and fury. Every insult goes. Even grossly racist comments are forgiven.

Kwasi Kwarteng, our current “only superficially Black” (in the disgraceful words of race-baiter and Left-wing MP Rupa Huq) Chancellor, is in the cross-fires of this mediatic doom machine. His mini-budget was nothing more or less than a typical Conservative budget. It was also a clearly stated change of direction. Indeed, a few years ago, it would have been seen as a par for the course.

In short, it merely cancelled proposed tax rises in the future, making our country more appealing to outside investors, raising infrastructure spending and insuring that people and businesses would not struggle with their energy bills. As he added “we are going to create Investment Zones across the UK, with an unprecedented set of tax incentives and liberalised planning rules for business to invest, build, and create jobs.” As an aspiration, it was perfectly agreeable.

But he went against the consensus and for that he was hounded just as violently as Boris, his former boss. This is, unfortunately, for him only the beginning.

But as we know about “consensus”, as James Fergusson, an economist at MacroStrategy, reminds us: “When everyone agrees, they are usually wrong.” In challenging the status-quo, Kwasi was and is right; they were and are wrong.

The media, though fresh from its success in defenestrating Boris, now smells blood. With a huge dollop of incandescent viciousness, it feels it now has the tools to by-pass a pesky electorate. The strategy is simple: it needs to construct a political inevitability.

Where Boris had the support of 14 million voters, however, Truss only won 81000 votes out of an electorate of barely 150 000.

Nothing is too crude, unpleasant or false. So far, they have been rewarded. Most of their political targets have folded. Why not carry on?

They now have the recipe. They implemented it once with our one election winning machine; they will now perfect it with lesser electoral mortals,

Their aim is an even more pliable political class than our current one.

In terms of implementation, the three short years from July 2018 to July 2022 were mainly about defenestrating Boris.

In this context, his survivability was impressive and mainly down to his huge, and in many cases, personal democratic mandate.

Where Boris had the support of 14 million voters however, Truss only won 81,000 votes out of an electorate of barely 150 000.

In terms of magnitude, the pool of support of our Prime Minister has shrunk greatly. She has the same title as her predecessor but a very different electoral footprint. The island of her support is as minute as her legitimacy is fragile.

By shrinking the link between the Prime Minister and the electorate to such an extend over the course of a few years, the media led assault on our democracy has notched up victory after victory.

The purpose of all of this is neatly encapsulated in a Tweet from Guy Verhofstadt, an extremist European Union Federalist.

He wrote just before the mini-budget was delivered:

“The EU will never accept [that] the UK can have all the advantage of free trade, and not aligning with our ecological, health & social standards. We are not stupid! We will not kill our own companies, economy, single market. We will never accept ‘Singapore by the North Sea’!”.

That is the crux. We voted to leave in 2016. We gave Boris a large mandate to do so in 2019. But the opponents of national sovereignty have not accepted the vote and never will. They are playing for time and with their allies within our institutions, they know they can win.

In the end, by removing Boris, we have strengthened their hand immeasurably. Now that the deed is done, Kwasi Kwarteng, must stay the course. And Liz Truss must back him to the hilt.

Without Boris’ charisma, they both need to focus on delivery. If we don’t face down this powerful, but unrepresentative and well organised cabal of Totalitarians, we will lose much more than just another government; our democracy will have become just another meaning-less Westend Theatre stage. We can’t allow that to happen.

Alex Story is a former Olympian and Conservative parliamentary candidate.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Sick of the tory behaviour, no longer do I see it as my voting party. Shame on those that got rid of Boris. Until you stop this getting rid of a voted in PM by the people I will not vote for my party the conservatives.

  2. Quite agree Jean. Dreadful behaviour of the few who were always set on removing our vote winning, charismatic Prime Minister. Too late in the day even they may realise their mistake….when we have a huge Labour majority in power.

  3. I am so sorry that Liz Truss has had thishappening to her so soon after taking over. Sorry that some of my fellow Brits have been so totally taken over by the left. I don’t think any of them are intelligent enough to begin to understand what our Prime Minister and her Chancellor were trying to do, they just listened to the rubbish being spouted by the Labour Party and some of the media. The thick people in our society (of which there are many and multiplying) believed that they were being deprived of something because anti-conservative people told them so. There are many, many high earners domiciled outside this country who are quite happy where the are, but would come back here if the tax burden was reduced. They are paying their taxes in other countries and spending their money in other countries, which means their taxes are providing benefits and jobs for people in those other countries. Keep this up and many more high earners will leave the country. Who then will fund the NHS, Benefit payment, Council Tax relief, PIP, Pension Credit, Universal Credit and many more?…..it certainly isn’t the people who are on strike, living on benefits, not paying any rent or council tax, living free of charge in Care Homes, getting free child care, etc., etc.. the funding going into all this will gradually disappear and business’s and other high earners (eg. Surgeons, Doctors, Scientists etc.,) will relocate to countries that appreciate them and this country will a poverty stricken wasteland because the rich lefty politicians will go too and enjoy the money they have been able to hoard because so many stupid people were taken in by them

  4. So sad that these traitors ruined our party. They have successfully wreck out party. To have Labour in power is unthinkable,. The people like me a tory member must make a stand by not voting torys in at next election. The only way we will not is if the rules are in place that a people’s vote is never again allowed to happen ie getting rid of a PM in office

  5. Well said. Well said Alex too – you have it in a nutshell. There must be some way of gagging the EU-sponsored mainstream media. It’s not Boris, it’s not Liz, they have closed ranks against the Conservative Party altogether, so at least we know they are working collectively, to try to usher Labour in and move the UK surreptitiously back into the slavery of Brussels. You have to find out where the media’s supply comes from and turn off the taps. You have to break up their consolidation before they break up the very unity of the country itself. A disunited kingdom is prey to multiple external security threats – the enemy is at the gate. And all this engineered by the exaggerations and lies of the EU-sponsored media! We don’t have to believe them, and the red wall supporters don’t have to either, but the damage doesn’t stop in the electorate. There is clearly a campaign of defamation going on, and it has already sapped the confidence of novice Conservative MPs who think the electorate will believe the press. It is they who have to work to dispel the fears of their electorates. And not only the novice MPs either, those who are more experienced are also taking a ride on the mood of the moment, each one fancying themselves as PMs, creating splits and divisions within the Party itself, plotting and counter-plotting, and destroying the Party’s credibility. Can’t they all just get on with the job? Shut up and put up, the parliamentary party is full of fools.

  6. The Left Wing is self annihilating as well. They don’t care if they blow up the country or the economy. They neither have the intelligence nor loyalty to care. Don’t believe their superficial singing of the national anthem They are locked in a battle to the death like Putin, irrational and destructive.

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