Cam FM: The UK General Election, June 2017


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  • [To paraphrase, sorry if the wording is not quite right] “The system has to have a proprietary element. The people making the decisions have to have a stake in what they are deciding”.

    I agree with this. However this comment you make in the context of arguing for the possible benefits of an absolute monarchy, a system I would not support as I believe it creates a long-term weakness in the system. I am heavily influenced in this regard by the performance of Elizabeth Windsor who, if she were an absolute monarch, would probably introduce laws mandating mixed-race marriages; the serious point being that an absolute monarchy places society at the whim of chance. Or do you have a modified version of the concept in mind?

    I do like the idea of a society founded on personal authority, but I conceptualise this differently. I believe in the establishment of a Herrenvolk, a meritocratic ‘society of leaders’. I must admit though that my thoughts on this are complex: I envisage a hybrid of, on the one hand, the modernist rational-legal framework that exists in society now, with a republic, a minimal state, a constitution and a rule of law, all of which I believe are necessary, and on the other hand, a practical application of the Führerprinzip.

    To answer the question from the interviewer, ‘Why are they all traitors?’, simply because none of the candidates in this general election, anywhere, are willing to put the interests of the nation first. A political candidate who places the interests of the nation before the interests of the capitalist class, ethnic minority groups, and cosmopolitan liberals would have to advocate very different policies, embracing ideas from both the political Left and Right. I have not heard from anybody who fits that description. Jo Cox, who the interviewer mentions, was not a wonderful person, she was a traitor – the very archetype of one.

    The above, of course, is entirely my own personal opinion and does not reflect the views of the interviewee in the clip above or the owners of this blog.

  • You made a lot of good points, Keir, but got very tired responses back. The idea that the NHS is not charity is simply false! And it is hardly run in the interests of all, either. Look, for a quick fix, you could look at the Irish system. It costs €40 to visit the GP, and there is a €100 a night fee for hospital stays. These two improvements alone would allow better access to the resources the NHS has. The bedblocking and the refusal to allow you to have GP appointments would be addressed. I need to see the doctor about a frozen shoulder after I broke my arm and I find I’m told to keep on phoning every day at 8am in case an appointment becomes available. The receptionist operates a triage system that she is not qualified for and which is irrelevant in primary care (which is by definition not emergency care) to prevent me from having appointments. Even if I offered to pay £30 I could not have an appointment…

    • “The idea that the NHS is not charity is simply false!” Say what? Since when did charities get to extract money at gunpoint?
      The fact your local NHS is bullshit anecdote that has nothing to do with anything – if I phone before 9am I can get a same day appointment at the medical centre I can see out my living room window any day of the week.

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