Lindsey Dearnley on Radio 4. Chesteron ‘We are the people of England that never have spoken yet’

BBC Radio 4 Monday 13th February. Patrick Wright in his series ‘The English Fix’ discusses the plight of the English working class now faced with immigration, unemployment, and loss of culture and identity. Wright maintains this is not a new problem it occurred during the struggle between ‘Little Englanders’ and international liberals over the Boer War. He then follows by discussing the theme of G K Chesterton’s poem ‘Secret People’ – ‘We are the people of England that never have spoken yet’ in relation to Brexit. With the exception of the Salisbury Review journalist Liz Dearnley, who gets the last word, the programme which at times descends into parody, is a pained discussion between middle class liberals about the English working classes’ decision to vote Britain out of the EU thus depriving them of three decades of free luncheon vouchers.

It can be heard here.

2 Comments on Lindsey Dearnley on Radio 4. Chesteron ‘We are the people of England that never have spoken yet’

  1. As a fellow Stopfordian I greatly enjoyed hearing Lindsey Dearnley in that programme. Lindsey thinks most people occupy the middle ground of wanting some immigration but not much. Fortunately, Stockport has not been too affected by immigration, and so maybe many of its residents do not know of the problems that blight so many less fortunate towns and cities. I am not in that middle ground, and I constantly wonder why we need any immigration at all, especially nowadays, if indeed at any time in the past.

  2. I too enjoyed hearing Lindsey Dearnley in that broadcast. However it is far too late for the people of England to speak up against immigration, the damage is done now, traditional English will be a minority of English citizens in a few decades at most and will have, to all intents and purposes disappeared completely from England by 2100. Then if you wish to live amongst English people you will have to move to New Zealand. An annoying facet of news and views today is the use of exaggerated terms to describe situations, terms that have no relation whatsoever to reality: The broadcaster uses the term “xenophobia” to describe English attitudes towards the invasion. Any tour of English cities today must lead to the conclusion that the English people are the most accommodating people on Earth and the furthest from xenophobic. While it is true that Boughton on the Water and Shipton under Wychwood are mostly white; London, Birmingham and Manchester, along with many other cities are now overwhelmingly occupied by brown people. I ascribe this “accommodating attitude” to laziness and apathy more than tolerance.
    From the broadcast it is clear that G K Chesterton was very aware of the Jewish agenda although of course the BBC would downplay it. It is also clear that G B Shaw was nothing but a coercive collectivist with a profound arrogance, typical of his set.

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