Friday 14 September 2018

Behind The Bear Stands The Tiger

"The Russians are coming!" The BBC shrieked those very words at the sight of a military manoeuvre. In Russia.

Russia occasionally sails its antique Navy up the Channel. We have seen Russia's planes, which have Spitfire-like propellers on them. Russia's GDP is lower than that of Italy. We learned today that most hacking was done by bored students and academics, right here at home.

But the message of Vostok 2018 is that with Russia, the West's rebuffed suitor, now comes China instead. And with the enmity of China comes, not invasion (why would anyone want to invade Britain?), but deep, deep poverty, lasting deep, deep into the twenty-second century.

We need a clean Brexit, call it "No Deal" if you will, leading to trade deals with the BRICS countries even while remaining thoroughly critical of all five of their present governments. Within that, we need the integration into the Belt and Road Initiative of all four parts of the United Kingdom, of all nine English regions, of all of the Crown Dependencies, and of all of the British Overseas Territories. In some way, all 99 lieutenancy areas, including County Durham, need to be so integrated.

We need withdrawal from NATO, which commits us to the defence of Turkish Islamists and of Eastern European neo-Nazis while charging us two per cent of our Gross Domestic Product for the privilege. We need bilateral peace treaties with all other European countries, including Russia. We need bilateral peace treaties with the United States and with Canada. We need peace treaties with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and with the Collective Security Treaty Organisation.

And it goes without saying that we need to give up on this perfume bottle rubbish, or on anything remotely like it. Let's just try and forget about all of that. There. That's better.

Another hung Parliament is coming, and our people need to hold the balance of power in it. My crowdfunding page is here, or email for other options. That address accepts PayPal.

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