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Let's hear it for the nation state : Comments

By Graham Young, published 17/12/2019

Congratulations to Boris Johnson. They've been comparing him to Churchill, and while it might be a little hyperbolic, this is one of the most momentous elections in world history.

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" Enlightenment, and classical liberalism and intelligent conservatism, are all successfully fighting back".

And not before time. We are dangerously close to chaotic Left lunacy and ruin. Now, Canada and New Zealand have to be brought into line. The Anglosphere, not the Commonwealth, not the weirdo parts of the West in Europe, are what must be concentrated on and rebuilt.

The indulging of elites who think that they can ignore democracy is over.

Well said, Graham.
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 7:54:08 AM
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Here here !
Posted by Bazz, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 8:00:25 AM
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Spot-on analysis !
Let's just hope that the loonies here don't start importing the (L)eft-overs from there to these shores. There's no question that they will bring out some "Guest Speakers".
Posted by individual, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 8:02:41 AM
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Ah Yes. So the nation state is the best and primary unit of democratic governance. This takes us to a more fundamental question. What is a nation?

For the Scots, for example, is their nation Scotland or Britain? Is Northern Ireland properly part of a British or an Irish nation?

There is one aspect of the British election that nobody has raised. This concerns a resurgence of English nationalism. This is of such magnitude that voters were prepared to risk a break-up of the Union by forcing a reluctant Scotland to also leave the EU.

Strongest support for Brexit came from England (especially its north) and to a lesser extent from Wales, with the rest being majority remain.

It is ironic that the Engish historically had great distain for the nationalism of other peoples (especially in the days of Empire), yet themselves seemingly could not abide being subject to decisions made in Brussels.

Why Britain ever joined the EU is an enigma. They were always going to be net contributors because of the amount of money the EU spends subsidising its farmers. The fact that de Gaulle for years kept Britain from joining was a factor. Maybe they had also expected to be let run the joint?
Posted by Bren, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 8:10:25 AM
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Graham- Great article. Thank you. And yes it should not be squandered.
Posted by Canem Malum, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 8:45:21 AM
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This concerns a resurgence of English nationalism.
Bren,
Only if the Leftists continue their insidious campaign !
Posted by individual, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 9:04:56 AM
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