The Most Dangerous Organisation in Britain?
Forget the BNP, the sub-human fossils at UKIP or the Unreconstructed Stalinists at New Labour, surely the "campaign group" 'Middle England in Revolt' represents the most frightening, if slightly hilarious, force on the poilticial landscape.
In the interests of fairness, I'll let them put their cause to the readers:
"Cottenham is where Middle England has drawn a line in the sand - and we are inviting other communities to join us in a mass revolt against the blind, deaf and dumb bureaucracy of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. We had a rude awakening back in February 2003 when more than 800 wealthy and aggressive travellers rode into town, set up a massive camp on Smithy Fen on the edge of the village and usurped Human Rights legislation to claim their right to stay.After a year battling with local and national bureaucracy, we took the law into our own hands and withheld our Council Tax in support of our Human Rights. "
"Wealthy" AND "agressive", eh? Imagine that. Is that to say they wouldn't have been bothered by this most discourteous of "invasions" if the invaders were poor and docile?
It's always funny to see the middle class get into a lather about "property rights" and "the rule of law". It seems to me that they remain the last people to take the system at its word. The ruling class, for the most part, know it's all a scam. The working class definetly know it's a scam - the problem is they don't know who's scamming them, or what to do about it. But the middle class are permanently angered because, well, they actually believe the hype.
On a more serious note, historians amongst you will recognise the spectre of an embittered, radicalised petty bourgeoisie dismayed by an overly bureaucratic government and dangerous "wealthy" minorities.
Anyone for a reconstitution of the Reich in Cheltenham?