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PC Labour Thinking Is Just Like The Cromwell Era Says Historian David Starkey
Historian David Starkey is deeply concerned at the way the bullying left is imposing PC thinking on us to the detriment of free speech. There has been a “stealth” revolution over the past 20 years which has brought us back to the “Middle Ages”, created a quasi-religious fanaticism for Jeremy Corbyn, destroyed patriotism and could destroy democracy, according to Starkey.
On the BBC’s This Week, Mr Starkey said: “For in the last 20 years we have had a revolution by stealth. David Starkey believes this is a worrying trend and the last thing comparable was the puritanical revolution in Cromwellian times.
Not in our streets but in our values as a generation brought up with no rules and no religion has lurched with quasi-religious fervour into a puritanical group-think where debate is stifled and difference of opinion cannot be tolerated.
“Everywhere is back to the Middle Ages. In the Universities, no platforming is a heresey trial without the stake.”
Minister for Higher Education Jo Johnson was so concerned about this, he took action and was about to introduce tough rules protecting the right to free speech on campuses. Any transgresssions would be immediately punished by tough fines. Just as this was about to be effected, May moved Jo sideways to be Minister of Transport.
It is just as worrying that the EU is now censoring what evidence there is about how they operate from twitter. For years I have been using a link to EU data that proves we only have a veto on 20% of EU principles and they are churning out laws that we have to go to the ECJ to overthrow. When I tried to click the link at the top of this paragraph, to my horror, I read Access Denied. It’s not just me the EU is blocking, nobody can see anything.
When you google questions about the EU killing democracy, you just get a lot of EU guff claiming EU democracy is better than British democracy. This is sinister and deeply concerning.
David Starkey argued: …… the PC culture has created a divided world in which politics takes on a religious intensity. In politics too there is a new pseudo-religious intensity. Pro-Trump and anti-Trump, Remainer and Brexiteer confront each other in a sort of holy war.
“While in the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn – JC – plays the Messiah and momentum presents itself as a cross between the Jesuits and the Knight’s Templar.
“This does not bode well, last time that religion so dominated politics was in the Puritan religion which led to civil war, the abolition of Parliament and military dictatorship.
Starkey might be taking this a bit far. Surely it is a good thing that ordinary people are more passionately engaged in politics. But the strangling of free speech and this PC bulling are definitely not a good thing, and actions like Jo Johnson’s should be encouraged, not stifled.