Nel­son’s Col­umn: Keep­ing an eye on the na­tion

The man who keeps a watch­ful eye on the heart of the Na­tion

This England - - News - Ge­orge Nel­son


As one grows older, we should grow wiser through ex­pe­ri­ence. Sadly, many of us are conditioned into be­liev­ing what is of­ten un­true be­cause rich cor­po­ra­tions and peo­ple con­trol the all-per­va­sive me­dia and thus con­trol what is — and is not — broad­cast. In­cred­i­bly, if Caitlin Moran writ­ing in The Times is to be be­lieved, then just 62 peo­ple own half the world’s wealth. In­sane!

It would not be so bad if they gave away or shared their wealth to help oth­ers. Some do but most don’t even though they can’t take it with them.


Whilst talk­ing about char­ity, I urge you again not to give any­thing to peo­ple who ac­cost you in the street be­cause as much as 90 per cent of your con­tri­bu­tion legally goes into their own pocket. I also urge you to choose a smaller char­ity as op­posed to the many global ones where much, if not most of the money raised, is ei­ther swal­lowed up in ad­min­is­tra­tion or ends up in the wrong hands. Opt for a small per­sonal char­ity or where the money goes di­rectly to a wor­thy project.


Do we re­ally? I don’t en­joy watch­ing un­smil­ing, face­less mod­els trundling fash­ions along the cat­walk and nor do my fe­male col­leagues in the of­fice who came up with the adapted Bib­li­cal phrase “All we like anorexic sheep” — fur­ther adapted into the short slo­gan above. Who buys these ugly-look­ing clothes any­way?


Do you own an al­lot­ment? There has been a boom in de­mand in re­cent years and wait­ing lists can be as much as five years. What a splen­did para­dox but if you are aware of any green projects or al­lot­ments un­der threat, then please contact the Cam­paign to Pro­tect Ru­ral Eng­land at cpre@thinkpub­lish­ .


Be­lieve it or not, I now own ev­ery one of our 40 tra­di­tional county ties (see page 96) and wear a dif­fer­ent one to work each day. Be­ing pa­tri­otic is noth­ing to be ashamed of and we should all be proud of our English her­itage. The en­emy is at the gates, how­ever, and if we con­tinue to al­low trendy politi­cians and so­cial en­gi­neers to brain­wash us that fam­ily and Chris­tian val­ues are out of date then, lit­er­ally, God help us be­cause they laid the once rock-solid foun­da­tions of our now crum­bling demo­cratic so­ci­ety.


This is the ti­tle of a book writ­ten by for­mer BBC em­ployee, Robin Aitken, in which he ques­tions the neu­tral­ity of the Beeb. I per­son­ally be­lieve it was hi­jacked some years ago and is now in­sti­tu­tion­ally left wing, es­pe­cially in its cov­er­age of pol­i­tics and world af­fairs. Aitken con­firms this and he ought to know.

If you are white and mid­dle class then the BBC doesn’t want you any more, even if you are ap­pear­ing on ra­dio! These are the facts ex­posed by the Daily Mail last Oc­to­ber when it re­vealed ex­tremely wor­ry­ing traits such as the sack­ing of co­me­dian Jon Holmes from The Now Show. I don’t much care for so-called mod­ern comics but this is an af­front to all de­cent cit­i­zens. Why was

he sacked? Ap­par­ently be­cause he is white and mid­dle class, the Beeb say­ing “We’re re­cast­ing the pro­gramme with more women and di­ver­sity.”

Other BBC stars have also de­scribed how they have been af­fected by “pos­i­tive dis­crim­i­na­tion”. All my non­white (a hor­ri­ble phrase) friends be­lieve in ap­point­ing the best per­son for the job, ir­re­spec­tive of colour, class or re­li­gion be­cause to do oth­er­wise is mad, un­fair, and ex­tremely dan­ger­ous.

If I wish to hear what is re­ally go­ing on around the world then I find pro­grammes like Rus­sia To­day and Al Jazeera more likely to tell the truth than the BBC. Did you know that 1,500 news­pa­pers, 1,100 mag­a­zines, 9,000 ra­dio sta­tions, 1,500 tele­vi­sion sta­tions and 2,400 pub­lish­ers are owned by just six com­pa­nies? How many of them, though, are ex­pos­ing the ap­palling be­hav­iour of so many male mi­grants in Europe who see women as only fit for sex­ual as­sault and vil­i­fi­ca­tion?

I be­long to the pre-baby Boomer gen­er­a­tion (only just though), who have be­come in­creas­ingly dis­il­lu­sioned by our world lead­ers and fear for the fu­ture. We won’t be here to see the fall­out from world ter­ror­ism but we fear for our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

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