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English Coastal Corridor: is this for “ramblers” or for patrolling GUARDS?

David Davis

The government is proposing to nationalise the coastline. The Devil has the usual better details here.

This is ostensibly for the benefit of “ramblers” and other lefties. The idea of property rights and the private enjoyment of them does not seem to figure.

Personally, when it comes to running stuff like firms (or, dare I say it, States?) I do not really trust people who have nothing better to do all day than to stride aimlessly about in the open. Often, they are wearing coloured plastic clothes too, and are performing “walking-stick-theatre”.

They are very clearly under-employed: they should be at their desks working, or in their shops, stacking stock or ordering it, such as cigarettes (not shopping, that’s for other workers in their time off in the night) or in their cars on the road, selling to others.

At a pinch, they could be down in their mines, mining for things people want, like coal or Tungsten or Uranium. That’s not for the faint-hearted among them, I agree.

Now, I do appreciate that there is some point to the close-up enjoyment of beautiful outdoor spaces such as coastlines, mountain landscapes and so forth. I have done it myself, from time to time. But I do not feel the need to go forth and grab, statutorily, all of it at once, on a contingency-use basis, knowing that I personally will probably never take advantage of my land-grab.

No. These people are socialists: this is the sort who want voluntarily to regulate the lives of others to the supposed pace and tenor of their own, and then we often find that theirs bears no resemblence to their recommendation: just regard Polly Toynbee for instance.

I am not a fan of consproacy theories as you all know. But a 10-metre-wide “corridor” (with other prosthetic spaces attached periodically) smacks strongly of a guading-facility. You could get the following into it:-

(1) A razor-wire fence,

(2) Watch towers,

(3) Searchlights,

(4) Trip-wire-machine guns,

(5) Dog runs.

(6) at the expense of the dog runs and trip wires, you might even get a small anti-vehicle trench.

I leave you lot to think about it and draw conclusions.

David Davis Again

Sean Gabb

For the sake of my non-British readers, I will say that David Davis, the Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party, has resigned his seat in Parliament, and will stand for re-election. This is to let at least some
of the British people give their opinion on the administrative detention law forced through by our Labour Government. This law will allow the authorities to lock up “trouble makers” without charge for up to 42 days.
That is, any one of us can be dragged off the streets into a police cell, held for six weeks without charge, then booted into the street, still uncharged, but with our lives ruined or severely disrupted. So what if
trial by jury remains unabolished when all due process of law can be short-circuited in this way?

Here is a brief account of what has happened:


This is an important election. For what it may be worth, the Libertarian Alliance has already given Mr Davis its unconditional support – this in spite of any unlibertarian things Mr Davis may have done or may do in
other areas. Here is our news release:


About an hour ago, I was interviewed on TalkSport UK about the resignation. I spoke against some Labour MP. When asked if I’d like to meet her, I replied that I might have trouble deciding on an appropriate
greeting – whether to laugh at her or vomit over her.

You can listen to the interview here:


If you want to send letters of support or contribute money to Mr Davis’ campaign for re-election, his contact details are:

David Davis
c/o Conservative Association
Haltemprice & Howden Constitutency
32 Main Street
East Yorkshire
HU10 6BU

Phone: 01482 657938
Fax: 01482 657575

It is worth sending letters of support to Mr Davis, especially from abroad. It is also worth letting the British media know there is interest from abroad. The pro-Labour BBC has already started a campaign of
propaganda to suggest that Mr Davis is deranged to call an election on this issue. As was once hoped with regard to Zimbabwe, visible foreign interest might encourage our corrupt media to report the election fairly.


Sean Gabb
The Libertarian Alliance

ITEM ADDED: here’s the “Beverley Guardian” commenting¬†(the local MSM newspaper of Davis’s parliamentary constituency)