He isn’t given a second thought when it’s time to vote. At election time the NHS becomes “god”. Bow down and worship your golden calf; choose wisely the politicians who will lead us to the promised land of the world’s finest health service, free at the point of delivery. It is always the most important topic, every politician promising it will be “safe in their hands” and that the others will allow it to go to rack and ruin or privatise it, trusting that the masses have not noticed that it is already ruined and that the Tories and Labour have both been engaged in the unthinkable act of allowing private companies to make money out of the national idol. Labour are possibly the worse of the two, having cost the taxpayer heavily through their PFI schemes.
Alastair Campbell famously made Labour’s position clear some years ago, when he intervened with, “We don’t do God” when Tony Blair was asked about his faith.
I watched the recent two-hour long “Leaders’ Debate” where the Malignant Seven – the leaders of the seven main parties – battled it out over the usual bog-standard questions.
To be fair, they didn’t all come across as poisonous as Cameron, Clegg and Miliband. The Green woman [Googles name], Natalie Bennett, was the most attractive and it is hard to believe she is 49. Unfortunately, her partner is Jim Jepps, a left-wing activist.
But as Nigel Farage said in his opening statement, the other six parties are basically the same.
God was not mentioned on the programme. The NHS was mentioned a lot, especially by Ed Miliband.
Natalie Bennett and the Plaid Cymru leader [back to Google], Leanne Wood, both came across as caring and to the uninitiated, possible breaths of fresh air compared with the LibLabCon Party. But their parties seem just as unsavoury as the rest.
I think we waited nearly an hour for the first applause and it was for Leanne Wood who responded to Nigel Farage’s point about HIV and the cost to the NHS from health tourists. She gave him a wholesome-sounding rebuke.
The golden calf is for everyone in the world, think some people. These same people probably complain when they have to wait an age for treatment.
These two ladies seemed nice; filled with humanity. I would prefer to think they are politically naive rather than deliberately playing the same game as the rest.
I was very disappointed with Nigel Farage. He really was a one trick pony and could have endeared himself to millions by explaining himself better and by talking about other issues than just immigrants.
The other woman on the panel was Nicola Sturgeon who was confident and knowledgeable about the Tories’ and Labour’s past misdemeanours. She said there was a better way than more austerity. Being leader of possibly the world’s most politically correct party, she came out with the classic, “Diversity is one of our greatest strengths”.
No, dear; common bonds and shared values strengthen.
I think there were only about three rounds of applause for leaders’ comments in the whole sorry affair, one for Nick Clegg, believe it or not. He mentioned the wonders of the EU and its freedom of movement. I don’t know of anyone who has gone to Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Baltic States, Poland or Croatia for a job. He must mean that all the movement to the UK to strengthen us with diversity is what is wonderful.
Nick Clegg doesn’t “do God” either. He “came out” as a non-believer shortly after being elected Lib Dem leader in 2007, although his wife is Catholic and his children are being brought up in the faith.
Ed Miliband had Jewish parents but was brought up in a Marxist home. “I am not religious but I am Jewish,” he says.
Miliband would be only the second prime minister of Jewish birth, the first being Tory, Benjamin Disraeli. Born to Italian-Jewish parents, in 1817 Disraeli’s father baptised his children as Christians. With Jews excluded from parliament until 1858, this enabled Disraeli to pursue a career that would otherwise have been denied him.
Infant baptism is anathema, but we can see how important Christianity once was, at a time of improving living and working conditions, of great inventions and building projects.
The MP William Wilberforce made major changes in his life on becoming an evangelical Christian and led him to be credited with ending slavery in the Empire. Pro-slavery types at the time insisted that politics and religion shouldn’t mix. Doesn’t that sound familiar today? People with vested interests do not want God and morals getting in the way.
Nigel Farage doesn’t “do God” either but he told The Guardian when asked about God, “I think there is something there, but that’s as far as it goes.” That mustard seed will hopefully grow. I don’t think he will be bowing before the NHS golden calf.
Uniquely, David Cameron said, almost exactly a year ago to the day, that Britain should be more confident about being a Christian country and use faith to “get out there and make a difference to people’s lives”.
Compare and contrast with an earlier statement he made. In 2008 he said that, as Boris Johnson had once said, “his religious faith is a bit like the reception for Magic FM in the Chilterns: it sort of comes and goes”.
If anything, I think that is nearer the truth, although I suspect he may be stuck in a spiritual tunnel and not be receiving Magic FM at all or he has snapped off the aerial. This is the creature who has created the situation where “austerity” measures have made already desperate people even more desperate with the use of such crass insults as ATOS “doctors” and the “bedroom tax” to squeeze the poorest even more.
He has cut our armed forces and left men living on the street and mentally ill due to the LibLabCon’s illicit warmongering.
Not only have we been witnessing a further loss of Christianity after five years of Cameron as PM ramping up political correctness, but he is further endangering our country with cuts in armed forces personnel. A report suggests that we could be heading for the smallest army in 250 years. In that two hour leaders’ debate, Cameron had the nerve to talk about the “security” he would bring to the country.
Cameron (the Christian, remember) decided that God was wrong in making woman for man and so legalised same-sex “marriage” in England.
And how many lies has he told? What about that “cast-iron guarantee” of an EU referendum?
Now, there’s none of us perfect, but come on! David Cameron is as much a Christian as Tony Blair was. That BBC article I linked to says that Blair has always been a man of deep Christian faith.
In between these two characters we had Gordon “Son of the Manse” Brown as PM, who often spoke of how he got his “moral compass” from his father, a Church of Scotland minister. But they were the exceptions rather than the rule in the secular world of British politics.
In other words, this “moral compass” of his was about as effective as a cornflake rudder on the QE2.
I couldn’t tell you the last time we had a Christian Prime Minister. It sure wasn’t any of these three.
The more of our Judeo-Christian legacy we lose the worse our society becomes. Yuri Bezmenov talks about the man who discovered the link.
Not only did God not receive a mention in two hours with the top politicians desperate for our votes, but politicos and audience alike seemed sold on a secular, politically correct, grey world of being micro-managed and where we live in perpetual fear of climate change.
That’s why nothing will change for the better after this election. The people are behaving just as ex-KGB subversion agent Yuri Bezmenov used to encourage them to – to willingly accept their own enslavement.
But where will the next William Wilberforce come from, filled with Christian compassion, to set us free in a land where he would be an outcast, politically, for being too Christian?
We desperately need to get a grip on reality again and reinvent our country in the Judeo-Christian mould. This would mean the “progressives” being deprogrammed and the humanists stripped of their ill-gotten power, the BBC dismantled, freedom from the EU and many other anti-Christian organisations.
Remember when Abraham begged the Lord to preserve Sodom as long as there was a certain number of righteous people left in the city? Eventually, only Lot and his family were able to escape before its destruction. This is our destiny also if we continue to ignore God and do what is right in our own eyes.
As it was then and in the days of Noah, so will it be again if the Creator and Saviour are forgotten and we put our faith instead in the self-appointed humanist/Pagan guardians.