Sunday, 19 June 2011

Not 'realists' but 'Statists'

In a piece in the Telegraph today, Tim Montgomerie opines that within government a cabal of 'realists' headed by the Chancellor has gained ascendency over the 'radicals' headed by Cameron. By 'realists' of course he means central Statists; those who agree with senior civil servants that a wartime mode of government with micromanagement of everything direct from Whitehall is the only feasible option.  


Montgomerie thinks Cameron is both lazy and uncommitted, a dilettante Prime Minister and dinner-table radical whose radicalism doesn't outlive the following morning's breakfast. The real torchbearer for reform is his advisor Steve Hilton;
Hilton fought hard to preserve the NHS reforms, but was overwhelmed by Clegg, Osborne and Downing Street civil servants. Clegg began as an ally of the radicals, backing IDS on benefits reform, but has been captured by the Left-wingers who dominate the Lib Dem benches in both Houses. Now he’s the new roadblock to reform, the Brown to Cameron’s Blair. As for Hilton, his next battle is the public services White Paper, which aims to give private and voluntary groups the chance to run government services. If he loses that battle, he may decide that it’s time to cycle into the sunset. His departure – which is marginally more likely than not – would be a massive loss. Despite being caricatured as a hippy, Hilton is actually more Thatcherite in his views on education, family policy, the EU and the failings of the Whitehall machine than anyone else in Downing Street.
Osborne of course is the ideal establishment puppet; mediocre, uninspired, unskilled, inexperienced and unable to connect with the public. A perfect future Prime Minister as far as the Mandarins are concerned, pro-EU, obedient and infinitely malleable. 


The only way in which we will break the stranglehold of the Mandarins is to starve their three big Statist and pro-EU parties of the oxygen of funding, allowing a chaos of smaller parties, groupings, loyalties and allegiances space to grow, to fill the chamber with members not in debt for central party HQ patronage and with an animus against the repressive Central State that has held them back for so long. The Mandarins will be doing everything they can to push forward Hayden Phillips' corrupt, foul and distorted recommendations on State funding for the centrist parties (well what did you expect from an ex-mandarin?) in order to maintain the status quo. The report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life, so grossly overdue that one suspects the horse-trading has been done and that the Committee is only looking for a 'bad news week' to sneak the recommendations out, is unlikely to do anything that will weaken the puppet parties. 


Only an external political or economic shock of force 7 or more on the Richter Scale may provide an impetus for real change. The collapse of the ECB, Santander, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, Westdeutsche Landesbank, Commerzbank, and the Bayerische Vereinsbank, all of which I suspect are technically bankrupt as I write, may just do it. 

10 comments:

Gallovidian said...

Good post.

right_writes said...

Surely Raedwald, the imminent collapse of those banks that you mention, is more wishful thinking on your part than reality... (I agree with your sentiments BTW)...

The cretins that are still in charge of the madhouse, are not going to allow those things to happen, not when they can still borrow from our (unborn) children and their children to keep the balls in the air (for now).

I seriously believe that we (or our children) are going to have to engage them with pointy sticks, before they will listen... We aren't all fiery Greeks and Mediterranean types you know, so it may take a bit more nose rubbing, before we act!

Anonymous said...

The collapse of all those banks would set a wild fire through Europe. Tens of Millions out of work AND their life savings and pensions up in smoke.

Makes for a bit more than just a pointy stick I think...

Coney Island

James Higham said...

Osborne of course is the ideal establishment puppet; mediocre, uninspired, unskilled, inexperienced and unable to connect with the public.

And a Bilderberger.

Anon 4 said...

I just checked on Hilton -- bless me if he's not another foreign commie! Hungarian, this time: refugee from the 1956 debacle.

How odd that so many of them came here in the decades after the war and followed the same path: educating the children in England, getting them to Oxford and Cambridge on PPE --- and taking over Parliament/government.


Anon 4 (someone's ghosting me as Anon 2 and 3; not malign, but confusing).

TomTom said...

Bayerische Vereinsbank became Hypo-Vereinsbank [HVB] long ago and is a bust.

You know that ALL Banks are technically insolvent but IFRS accounting keeps them looking undead

Mike Cunningham said...

Anon 4,

Hilton's parents are the refugees from the failure of the Hungarian uprising, and the man himself, albeit with a top-drawer education received by virtue of a Chsritable Foundation, is, as I wrote just a short time back, the Man who changed British Politics Forever! Read my small contribution, and see if you agree with me or not!

He is cast in the same mould as Campbell to Blair, without the poisonous backchat of course. If he goes, for whatever reason, Cameron's Cabinet might breathe a sigh of relief, but it will be a loss for both Cameron and the nation; because in Hilton's absence, all we see are more Euroslime setting the agendas!

Mr Ecks said...

They are all scum Raedwald. That is the problem. Cameron is owned by the EU as are most of the rest and none of them have the brains or gumption let alone the balls of a gnat. They have u-turned on almost everything and have increased spending while making "cuts" that have ben handled so badly that a hornets nest has been stirred up for no good reason.

DP111 said...

The only way in which we will break the stranglehold of the Mandarins is to starve their three big Statist and pro-EU parties of the oxygen of funding,

How? They will simply respond by having the state fund the present scoundrels.

DP111 said...

Only an external political or economic shock of force 7 or more on the Richter Scale may provide an impetus for real change.

The EU will resist this by force, including the death penalty.

See

http://uppompeii1.uppompeii.com/2011/06/19/traitorous-scavengers.aspx