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LETTER TO THE UK

Anthony Roberts-Moore

Member of The British Humanist Association – The Humanist Society – The Natural Death Society The Euthanasia Association (now known as Dignity in Dying) & many other similar groups.
“The world and each other is all we have, all we have ever had, and all we are likely to have. Religion is unnecessary to lead a good life. Religion is evil, it poisons everything. It should be made a civil or even criminal offence for any adult to teach any child aged fourteen years and younger anything about any religion. Those with religious faith who have confidence in their belief in gods would not object to such a valuable international rule or law. To afflict children’s minds with statements that are not true, is evil”.

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‘LETTER TO THE UK’

TO ANYONE WHO MAY FIND SOME INTEREST IN THESE COMMENTS FROM AN ORDINARY BRITISH CITIZEN:-

Now 72 years of age and in my 73rd year of life, I make comments regarding my view on British citizenship. In the past six and a half years I have died twice and suffered a quite serious stroke. I get annoyed when people I meet, when all too often TV & Radio sites continue criticism of the National Health Service. I have two complaints and they are so minor they are not worth mentioning and concern one female nurse and one male.

It is most unlikely that this ‘essay’ will be printed or referred to completely, I am not associated with the ‘news clique’, just an ordinary though elderly citizen of the United Kingdom, soon to be referred to as the ‘former United Kingdom’ if divisive politicians or ‘do-gooders’ get their way in Scotland, and therefore MOST unlikely anyone in the ‘news-creating clique’ would want to broadcast what such a citizen as I have to say about anything!

If someone actually gave me some small reward for this ‘essay’ I may be able to finally afford to go on a holiday to relax a little, - after all, my last holiday was in 1953 when I was twelve years old, 61 years ago, and that was paid for by my parents! Unlike politicians and ‘do-gooders’ and other kinds of charlatans I have never been able to afford a ‘holiday’ – my life must be a ‘holiday’ from the darkness it started from and the darkness it goes into.

Now I have only one question worth asking of any politician, or anyone else come to that, and it is this – if Scotland becomes an independent State, who pays for the Scottish National Health Service in its entirety? Do the English, Welsh, and Northern Ireland people continue to support through their taxes a separate, a ‘foreign’ National Health Service? Or, do the tax and local ratepayers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland actually save anything by not having to pay for a Scottish independent National Health Service?

Why is it that the National Health Service in Scotland is called The Scottish National Health Service? Why not refer to the Welsh National Health Service? Why not the English National Health Service? Why not the Northern Ireland National Health Service?

Why not the Cornish National Health Service? Let us go further, why not the North West National Health Service? Or the North East National Health Service? Why restrict it to only the - Scottish National Health Service?

What I truly wish to know is, can the National Health Service in an independent country called, Scotland, maintain its own costs, its own taxes, its own payments of wages to its health service staff? Can Scotland’s tax and ratepayers afford the maintenance and development of its National Health Service as well as its road and transport services? Its airport costs? Its railway costs?

Also, if Scotland votes ‘Yes’ to independence do the English, Welsh & Northern Ireland taxpayers continue to pay Scottish people the costs of Pensions, Benefits of unemployment, Council tax, housing Rents, and all such State Benefits claimed by many people? From the moment of independence do all those in Scotland who now rightly, properly, and fairly receive State pensions and benefits of all kinds, does their receipt of income continue or will the new Scottish Independence Government have to find it from somewhere?

I am a British citizen and I loathe some politicians and communal leaders who state that other sections of the UK should have a debate or vote on whether or not they wish to be part of the UK. It should be far easier for politicians, communal leaders, even teachers in schools, to express how each part of the UK has contributed greatly to its whole worldwide success and influence – my own view is –

I am a Scot, and a good Welshman, too,
And equal to them both, North Ireland’s man;
Though born and bred in England through and through
Am of United Kingdom’s proudest clan;
Oh how I love my Scotland and my Wales,
The history of both uplifts my heart,
And Ireland, with fair mountains, meadows, dales –
All of Great Britain’s noble, envied part!
Ah, Britain now is wizened by the yoke
Of those who crave division of its sects,
Hide drive for separation ‘neath lies cloak,
Maintain its glories had such ill defects!
We are one nation. Now enemies within
Break us apart. Our foes? No – our kin!
January 27th 2012

I was born and bred in the United Kingdom, soon it may be called the ‘former United Kingdom’ if certain power-hungry politicians and communal leaders in selected parts of the United Kingdom, and so-called ‘celebrities’ achieve their desires.

I have voted for the same political party all my voting life with the exception of one occasion when I voted for the great liar, Harold Wilson, who failed his supporters when he did not hold another referendum on British membership of the European Union.
Wilson’s attitude to the general British people is mirrored by the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who stated on television that Albert Einstein believed in a god. Einstein did no such thing. Either Blair knew he was lying to the public or is so poorly educated that he did not realise, or want to accept, he was uttering a lie. But the public now know Blair is not a truthful person.

Albert Einstein said to a correspondent interviewing him “It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal…god…and I have never denied this but expressed it clearly”. But one has to remember that Blair and USA President Bush both deliberately must have lied to the public about weapons of mass destruction held by another country’s foul and foolish leader.

Having watched and studied local and national politicians for approximately sixty years I conclude few, if any, of them are honest people in their outlook on the country they lead or influence. None of them in my experience find it possible to answer any question put to them with an honest, a direct, answer. Their political party comes first in all endeavours. Daily they voice their opposition to people with different outlooks than those outside their political group and their supporters.

One of the greatest Prime Ministers the UK has had throughout many, many decades, even centuries of progress, was turned on with fierce opposition by the party she led and revealed to all people capable of careful thought that the majority of them do not know what honour actually means.

It has always amazed relatives and friends how easily I give an accurate, long-term verdict on what politicians in power have introduced on their own behest or influenced to do so by communal leaders considered to have some worth (few actually do). It is called ‘perception’ and ‘foresight’. Most local and national politicians do not have such quality of character and personality, and most of them seem not to understand how both thoughtful qualities are achieved. (From henceforth in this criticism I shall refer to all politicians, local and national, as ‘politicians’ for there is little difference in how the factions think and feel, all basically are tainted with the same brush!).

Small example of politicians and communal leaders having no ‘perception’ or ‘foresight’ – in the late 50’s or early 60’s it was decreed that children should no longer be physically disciplined by adults.

It was decreed children could be reasoned with, could be taught to respect adults and the community at large. What foolishness! What stupidity! Equalled only to political refusal to make it illegal not to reveal and show ones face in public. They will, one day, pay a heavy price for such idiotic refusal to do what the public actually want in that regard.

Many children now do not respect or honour adults, even their own parents. Their foul language gleaned from their parent’s brandishers them with the title of - illiteracy. All it needs to return to the production of well-behaved youngsters is to bring back the birch as punishment for outrageous, disrespectful behaviour. What politician has the courage to say to the stupid ‘do-gooders’ and idiotic politicians that destroyed discipline of the young, you were wrong, totally wrong? Perhaps none at all.

Children in our modern society have murdered adults, abused them, and voiced false accusations against adults. Most adults now are afraid – yes, afraid, of walking abroad in their community after the sun sets. Why? Because of children and young people’s undisciplined and disrespectful conduct towards adults and their fellow-young.

A recent test of adults stopping to help children that appear to be lost from their parents demonstrated how most adults will NOT help children that appear to be lost and in need of help or guidance. The destruction of communal discipline, courtesy, good manners has been caused by politicians and communal ‘do-gooders’ and is horrendous. These creators of such stupendously stupid guidance live in a ‘cloud-cuckoo land’ of their imaginary perfect society. Laws they have introduced that have caused communal catastrophe is acceptable to them as most, if not all, live in areas totally unaffected by their lack of perception and foresight. Citizenship of a country should be earned.

Politicians should learn and install the rule, the law, that to contribute to the governance of the UK in all aspects, a citizen has had to be born and educated in the UK, and a non-indigenous citizen, must have lived in the UK at least for 40 years minimum before taking any position of influence in society. In some areas Shi’ite Muslim Law is being activated instead of English Law.

Female citizens are having their breasts disfigured by people originating from Africa and other foreign lands. When I see people applaud as they watch a funeral hearse slowly pass them it reminds me of how I heard some local Muslim’s applaud when a British soldier was murdered on a London street. Where did this ridiculous instance of disrespect and expression of glee come from as the dead person’s coffin goes past us?

The general public would heartily approve of such a guiding law or rule, just as they would heartily approve of people accepted for UK citizenship should be able to speak the language of the community in which they wish to reside. Most people do not express such heartfelt feelings on this subject for fear of being ostracised as racists: the British public in general are not racists, and would approve of such a rule, or law.

Scottish Independence? Why is it politicians in Scotland, an important part of, and development of, and historically an essential part of the United Kingdom, both in this modern world and certainly in the past of British history, have decided they wish to be considered separate from the United Kingdom, and bring division into the UK? Is there not enough division in many other countries to be of interest to them? Are they intending to seek additional income and beneficial income from their drive to achieve independence? Perhaps some politician somewhere may answer these questions I ask on behalf of British citizens.

Some of my Welsh relatives, some of my Scottish friends, ask which company developed oil from out of the North Sea? Was it the British government? Did the tax and ratepayers of the United Kingdom pay for exploration and development of this product from the North Sea?

Or was it the expenses of the oil companies that paid for its discovery? What oil company, or companies, found the oil and brought it out of the sea? What government paid for its development? I hope some politician will answer these questions! I doubt very much that Alex Salmon (!) will answer such a question honestly and without bias or ruthless unwarranted greed. Scottish Independence? – I wonder what Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (our Queen’s Mother) would make of such a hurtful proposal. She was a true Scot, was proud of being so, and proud also of herself and her family being part of the British Monarchy and its people –

Triumphant Lady, dignified by Fate
To bear grand title Empress and of Queen
Of envied Commonwealth and envied State
Whose abused decline was ne’er once foreseen:
Sated by decorum and pure charm,
Good manners with unblemished English speech,
Through all wars conflicts, you, our nation’s balm
That drew us all beyond the tyrant’s reach:
To English, Welsh and Irish, this Scot gave
To British people all respect as one,
And their regard adorns her ageless grave
As generations shall when these have gone!
No British heart of you dislike could tell –
Lady esteemed, forgotten not, farewell!
On the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth
(The Queen Mother) 30th March 2002

I think she would have some thoughts regarding another little sonnet I created about division of the UK and perhaps would give her some thought of reflective sadness –

A salmon man would be dear Scotland’s king
If hatred of the British State revived
An ancient discord of deep Envy’s wing
That soared above clan discord and survived:
Plaid Cymru would find Monarch’s from its crew
Concealed with self not unity of clan,
Conceal the Welsh from their historic due
And add to Britain’s separating rue:
Then Irish part across the Northern Sea,
With all historic hist’ry of its race
That marked Brit’s glories high, would subject be
To grabbing hate and Papal Bull’s embrace;
So Britain thus divided gives up Great
To alien demands and inborn hate!
4.07pm May 6th 2010

The long established party, the Conservatives, have to consider this growing acceptance of reality, - it is slowly but surely losing supportive strength. The more immigrants are allowed to enter the United Kingdom the more the growth and support of Communist and Socialist groups and political parties of those interests increases.

Most immigrants were born and bred in a former Communist or presently strong Socialist-based national community and have no natural inclination to support the Royal Family of Great Britain nor traditional British rules and regulations and traditions.

In something like a hundred years from now most politicians elected into Westminster Parliament will be religious cranks. All religious people are fools. Everyone who believes in a god or goddess is slightly inadequate regarding intelligence. The indigenous population of the United Kingdom, or probably it will be called at that future time, the Former United Kingdom, will be in a minority, and so local and national politicians will be either immigrants or off-spring of immigrant citizens. The United Kingdom should follow the USA’s very wise situation and not allow people NOT born in the USA to become politicians.

Before anyone thinks of stating I am suspected of being a racist I add that my secretary for some 26 years came from Ghana, her skin was black as the Ace of Spades, she was educated at Oxford, spoke English far better than myself or my beloved Queen Elizabeth and as most members of her family do today, and certainly far, far better than most broadcasters of any nature do so now. It is appalling that broadcasters and those who interview politicians and other kinds of ‘do-gooders’ ask a question of whoever they are interviewing, and then, before the person is allowed to reply, interrupt them.

Has anyone ever heard Krishnan Guru-Murthy allow a person to answer the question he has just asked? Can Annabel Tiffin actually speak English properly? Her constant use of ‘yeah’ makes one doubt it. But, they are just two of so-called ‘celebrities’ and broadcasters who seem to enjoy hastening the demise of the English language when spoken correctly.

At some point in the late 1950’s or so it was decided by some politicians or communal ‘do-gooders’, that people should be encouraged not to speak English properly but resort to local dialect. They chose to abolish the beautiful, the magnificent, the splendid English language. The BBC, ITV, all other TV and radio strengths, now cannot, do not, speak English correctly.

They destroy the English language with coarse, foul expressions of their thought. I bitterly regret the fact that I speak English correctly and do so better than my beloved Queen Elizabeth The Second. She says ‘yeah which I do not, nor have or will do. Nor do I speak as some members of Her Majesty’s family do now when they have been heard to say – ‘gonna’ – ‘goin’ ‘wanna’– ‘yer’ or ‘yea’ - even as most politicians, communal leaders, and newsreaders and weather forecasters do. Where did this word ‘gonna’ come from? The USA? Probably - for the bulk of them are the most stupid people on the Earth.

The so-called ‘celebrities’ and many politicians, newsreaders, particularly weather forecast readers, such as Diane Oxberry (one among many, such as Liam Dutton, Charlie Slater, Darren Bell, and a tax or business commenter, Chris Mason,!) who says ‘see yer’ and ‘’for yer’ and ‘goin’, - all contributing to the eradication of, and destruction of, the English language.

They must think that to do so will make them appear as common, ill-educated, and by doing so ask the common horde to think “See, we are just like you, no better or worse”. Why do newsreaders ask a question, then interrupt the responder before they have finished giving the answer to the question? One of the worst interrupters of people asked a question is the chap on Channel 4. I have never heard him ask a question and NOT interrupt the person giving the answer.

How rude can people be when having a conversation? Michael Gove MP. Education Secretary, is one of the worst sufferers, he is asked questions but is rarely allowed to answer that question fully. Most people like Jeremy Paxton, I like him very much, but why does he constantly interrupt the person he has asked a question of? He is not the only one that does so, as indicated earlier, - consider Krishnan on Channel 5!

One of the worst offender is a woman on ‘Newsnight’ whom I dislike so intensely I cannot listen to her for a moment of my time and whose name I simply do not wish to remember. Also, can they speak English properly on that Daily Politics show at all? Very doubtful indeed.

Why is it that only one weather forecaster on the BBC, Sian Lloyd, can actually speak English correctly and nicely? It is a pleasure to listen to her compared to that dreadful speaker, Charlie Slater, who could not speak English correctly if he was paid a high wage for doing so! Advertisements on TV also are destroying the English language. They have to make their product acceptable to the ignorant, ill-educated horde, so they must avoid any ability to voice their product through well-spoken language.

Such well-known companies that produce things like ‘Nytol’, and ‘Cuprinol’, web sites such as ‘eharmony.co.uk’ advertises itself with a teacher who could not speak English properly if she received a high wage payment for doing so!

So many of my generation grieve over the loss of total free speech. They realise the world in general has to change, it always has, that has to be acceptable, has to be learned to live with, and be accepted, even though some processes cause sadness and sorrow. But, politicians, newsreaders, interpreters and commentators of modern life, such as so-called celebrities, - (most of them truly dreadful people without any real communal value at all!) – cannot understand what real people on a daily basis consider important to think about…such as –

Government spends millions upon millions of tax payers money on instruments that may or generally will kill male, female, and childish citizens somewhere in the world. They have no criticism or apprehension of companies that produce instruments of every kind that kill citizens of the world of any age. Yet they will not set aside a mere couple of, or few million of, funds to advocate the actions that would prevent the extinction of the best friend of all farmers and gardeners throughout the United Kingdom – the gentle hedgehog.

The little creature kills more slugs and snails than any Slug & Snail Pellets. But, I suppose the Government gets more income through tax revenue from the providers of this poison that drives the hedgehog to extinction than could justify their advocate of rules that may avoid extinction of such a wonderful creature. We have to also think of the fact that most purchasers of the hedgehogs poisonous chemical are religious people, who find it convenient to use poison to kill a creature that their god made to help them grow lovely flowers and nutritious food!

But then, most Government in the ‘West’ give masses of taxpayers money to various (mainly) African States. Ostensibly to help these young developing nations prosper. The Indian Government state they do not want any more British taxpayers money, but we still send it. However, most of the taxpayers money goes not to stop the slaughter of Elephant’s, Rhino’s, Mountain Gorilla’s, Vultures, and many more, the politicians in those countries grab it, distribute a little – very little – and hoard it in Switzerland or other monetary safe places. Ordinary people in this United Kingdom are against giving their money to any developing or foreign nation unless rules apply for the money to be used sensibly and fairly.

If politicians of all the developed nations had genuine consideration for people of their community they would stop grabbing the millions from income raised from the producers of weapons that are designed to, and intended to, murder and maim men women and children in other nations.

They sanction the production of weapons that murder and maim men women and children in order to gain income from such production, and indeed, have the power to use such production for their own advantages, on behalf of their community, of course!

Politicians, of course, grab all financial and practical advantages for themselves and their family as soon as they are elected. Consider this anomaly, this fraud, this grabbing of the taxpayers money – a fact that borders almost on criminality – it is right that an elected person should receive financial help. Food has to be bought, a wage has to be earned, travelling expenses to and from the point of Administration were they have been elected to appear (local Town Hall, Westminster Parliament, etc) and no-one could, or even should, find this a source of criticism.

What is a source of criticism is the fact that taxpayers pay for a second home that an elected representative obtains. A point of residence can be paid for through rent to the owner. The owner could be the taxpayers or a private person (not a relative of the elected representative).

To be elected and attend the point of Administration concerning their work they were elected to do and grab hold of a property nearby and have the mortgage of that property paid for by the taxpayer’s borders on criminality.

But, I have had enough! Relatives and friends urge me to continue, urge me to share with you my foresights in how modern politicians are bringing about the almost inevitable transfer of Buckingham Palace to use as an Ayatollah’s Presidential Palace after some two or three hundred years if they do not lay the foundation now of avoidance of such a happening, they want to drive me to show how three and four decades ago I forecast then the results of political stupidities that have come true but, there is no point.

No-one with some degree of careful thought can influence the stupidity of local and national politicians and the ‘do-gooders’ that surround our community. Actors and actresses rarely speak English, most cannot be heard as they utter their script, where are the John Mills and Laurence Olivier’s, now. They could act and be understood.

Ah, let it be. To all politicians and ‘do-gooders’ and so-called ‘celebrities’, real people such as I are of such little importance. All I say now is, love all things well, for all things end in death, and say to all these politicians and ‘do-gooder’s’ who disfigure our traditional British life, try to bear the ruination of the United Kingdom with a modicum of dignity..

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