The End Times of Albion: Timeline — First Period, 1945-1983

The essay below by Seneca III is the latest in the “End Times of Albion” series.
Previously: Part 1, Part 2.

Timeline — First Period, 1945-1983

The End Times of Albion, Part 3

by Seneca III

This analysis began two months ago when the Telford story broke overnight on 10th/11th March. The original intention was to dig deep into the underbelly of that forty-year atrocity and extract from the quagmire of reportage and the local historical record some idea as to how the mass rape, sexual trafficking, torture and brutal abuse of hundreds, possibly thousands, of white girl children there could come about and be ignored or brushed under the political carpet by so many for so long.

What it has uncovered is a nationwide, indeed Europe-wide, state of affairs that is a complex, mind-numbing web of subtle treachery and political ambition dating back to the 1920’s. This web grew slowly in the shadows during the long period of its gestation and has evolved into a tapestry of confusion, collusion, concealment, obfuscation and Marxist-Socialist indoctrination from which mendacious Western establishments created the warp and weft of the Grand Conspiracy that has brought us to this defining place and time.

In conclusion, Telford was neither a singularity, an accident nor an aberration; it is the end result of a multinational, century-long operation formulated with the objective of changing the course of Anglo-European and global history, and which is now rapidly approaching its apogee.

Thus, the emergence into full public view of the Telford abomination should come as no surprise to an informed though now cowed and multiculturally brainwashed indigenous population at large. It is but another demonstration of our journey down the road to perdition exemplified by the application of well-oiled group-think indoctrination through the enforced silence of the native victim groups and their communities via draconian hate crime laws ordained at the highest levels of government.

It is axiomatic that few history-changing events ever happen in temporal isolation, nor rarely in a single geographic location; there is always a chain of subtle, interconnected and barely noticeable precursors, the first faint ripples in the fabric of the structural ethos of a race, culture, nation, tribe or alliance which tend to disappear below the perceptual horizon of the body politic as a whole as it goes about its busy existence. Then, slowly, these ripples become deep rents and increase in frequency and severity until they reach a point where even the most inattentive eye can see that they portend a collapse from within and/or destruction from without.

Such a time is now upon us, and events in the timeline below and those to follow illustrate the connections between consecutive and parallel stages of the process. The ‘Grand Scheme of Things’ is being implemented through the mass importation of violent third-world, low IQ, feral predators with the intention of hastening the end of Western intellectual, moral and cultural strengths through the internal repression of long-heritage citizens and their consequent regressive mongrelisation. The ultimate objective is the elimination of the Caucasian blood line.

On the 18th of April the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims launched their “appeal for evidence” Monday, describing “Islamophobia” as a form of “group based hatred or hostility” comparable to racism.

Their letter does not acknowledge there might be rational reasons to have reservations about rising levels of radical Islam and the growing influence of Islam in the West generally.

The call for submissions also only mentions free speech concerns at the end, in passing, describing them as “questions possibly outside the scope of this report”.

They aim to develop a definition of Islamophobia that can be “widely accepted by Muslim communities, political parties, and the Government”, the document adds.

Baroness Warsi, the parliamentary group’s treasurer and one of its four elected officers, tweeted: “To effectively challenge #Islamophobia we must comprehensively define it.”

(Breitbart London, 24th April)

If you don’t live on this benighted Island, then try to understand this — wherever you are, you are next if you are not already enriched, for here over a million girl children have been drugged, raped, tortured and impregnated and still more are in the process (The Halifax sequel will break soon unless our beloved establishment, as is their wont, manage to bury it).

Caveats: Links, quotations and citations are kept to an absolute minimum for reasons of space and simplification of comprehension, but interested readers are encouraged to undertake their own, deeper research using dated elements in the timeline as a starting point. Apart from needing to keep this analysis as short as possible and within the scope of a blog, I have not included mention of two World Wars and most of the semi-major and minor conflicts that have taken place within the timeline. I have done this on the assumption that the majority not mentioned categorise either as direct consequences of the Globalisation Project rather than as
initiators, are either unconnected or of relatively minor importance.

The same thinking particularly applies to WW II and the period that saw the end of European and East Asian Colonial Empires and the rise of new ones. Both trends, especially the Partition of India in 1949, can be traced back with various degrees of certitude to WW II and the Cold War which followed and are deserving of a case study of their own for which I do not have the space or time here.

General Timeline of Deconstruction

1920’s to the present — The birth and evolution of the ‘Racism’, (embryonic) ‘Political Correctness’, ‘Diversity’, ‘Multiculturalism’ and ‘Affirmative Action’ behavioral imperatives and the first implementations of a strategy to infiltrate and suborn Western educational establishments — in essence, the battle for our minds and those of our children.

Also, contributions from the ‘Frankfurt School’, the ‘Cloward-Piven Strategy’ (1966), the ‘Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan’ (C-K was the author or the subject of 37 major publications spread over the period 1922-1972), Saul D. Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ (1971) and Common Purpose (1989).

Collectively the clever manipulation of the ‘Mea Culpa!’ Syndrome utilised as a Marxist-Socialist revolutionary tool.

First Critical Period — De-colonisation and the rise of globalism

1945 to 1947 — Post-War reorganization across Europe. Immigration to the UK from the nascent Commonwealth begins in earnest.

1947 — The Partition of India, which resulted in the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan, and the subsequent emergence of modern Bangladesh as an independent nation in 1971 after breaking away and achieving independence from Pakistan in the Bangladesh Liberation War.

1947 — The All-Party Group for World Governance, previously the All-Party Group for World Government, was founded by a British Labour Party politician, Henry Charles Usborne (16 January 1909 — 16 March 1996). At its peak, it had over 200 members from the House of Commons and the House of Lords.


Henry Charles Usborne, Clement Edward Davies, Gilbert McAllister, Mary Tibaldi Chiesa

1947 onwards — The rate of ‘Commonwealth’ occupation of the UK from backward areas of Bangladesh and Pakistan such as Azad, Kashmir and Punjab increases. Today those areas are rich in new, grandiose villas with driveways full of expensive cars purchased with monies, predominantly benefit handouts, tribally repatriated from the UK. Meanwhile, their encampments in the occupied territories of the UK and Europe turn out a never-ending stream of parasites, common criminals, rapists, bombers, propagandists and general duty jihadis.

2nd June 1948 — The SS Empire Windrush docks at Tilbury, London, carrying 492 legal settlers from Kingston, Jamaica, and several stowaways as well. So the question that arises is as to whether these stowaways were ever deported or not? If not, were any of them amongst those who were recently denied citizenship rights by the Rudd Home office? Whatever; in one sense that question is now purely academic as precedent has been established and illegal entry has become the preferred methodology of invasive Jihad and the Sub-Saharan ferals that ride the wave with it.

1949 — Council of Europe founded — first stirrings of ‘human rights’ legislation as is now used to protect foreign criminals and jihadis from prosecution, just punishment and deportation. Currently it has 47 member states, covers approximately 820 million people and operates with an annual budget of approximately half a billion euros.

1949 — Institute of Commonwealth Studies founded as the only postgraduate academic institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of the Commonwealth. It is also home to the longest-running interdisciplinary and practice-oriented human rights MA programme in the UK. Its current Senior Lecturer and Deputy Institute Director is Dr. Sue Onslow:

1951 — The All-Party Group for World Governance (1947) founded the One World Trust. Its mission statement reads, “The One World Trust exists to promote global governance which is accountable and effective for all” and has been working closely with British and other Parliamentarians and their Executive branches ever since often through one of its offshoots such the ‘British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND): Registered Charity No. 1068839 Company Registration No. 03395681 (England and Wales) © 2017.

1954 — The First Bilderberg Conference. Grand schemers construct a formal, unified plan that will be followed, enlarged, amended and executed down all the years unto the present and onward until the dissolution of the EU or the onset of Europe-wide violent kinetic conflict which will inevitably occur within a matter of three to four years at most.

25 March 1957 — The United Kingdom European Communities membership referendum, also known as the Referendum on the European Community (Common Market). The Common Market referendum and EEC membership referendum took place on 5 June 1975 in the United Kingdom to gauge support for the country’s continued membership.

1958 — The influential International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) formed in London. In due course over the years links to secret Gulf-Arab slush funds and donations from the Soros Open Society, Russia, China and the Clinton Foundation are revealed and then disregarded or brushed under the carpet at the highest levels.

1960-1970 — The decade that began the age of sexual, narcotic, academic and political decadence.

1960s onwards — The steady, surreptitious infiltration and corruption of the existing legislative and executive establishments and their agencies at all levels by Muslim and, to a lesser extent, African/West Indian origin and heritage operators, all encouraged and facilitated by the establishment itself, increased exponentially. A recent example of what this insane ethno-suicidal practice results in occurred at the Home Office.

An official was at the centre of a £6 million conspiracy which allowed hundreds of illegal immigrants into the country. Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people. The potential loss to the taxpayer was assessed by Home Office statisticians as £56million, based on the amount the 437 illegal immigrants could have falsely claimed in benefits over the six years of the fraud. However, exactly how many immigrants were given ‘ghost’ identities may never be known.

The conspiracy netted the gang themselves more than £6.18 million, with much of the money spirited back to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Dubai, where the criminals have strong links. When ringleader Iqbal was arrested investigators found bank accounts containing more than £1million in cash.

Prosecutors explained how Iqbal would access Home Office records of migrants who had been granted the right to stay in Britain and swap them for details of imposters and investigators with the Home Office’s Anti-Corruption Unit spent three years identifying at least 437 cases of documents being faked.

(Daily Mail, 3rd April)

I am of a mind that only a retarded artichoke with learning difficulties or the British Establishment …or, on second thoughts, Debbie Wasserman Schultz…

…would give Muslims unfettered access to the mechanisms of governance, and God only knows what’s happening at the Passport Office in Peterborough. The workforce there is predominantly Muslim, and there was an incident a few years back where a large tranche of blank British Passports were rumoured to have gone missing and could not be accounted for. Nothing has been heard since.

30th September 1961 — The ‘Organisation for European Economic Cooperation’ (OEEC) was established in 1948 as part of the Marshall Plan. Canada and the US joined its reincarnation, the new OECD Convention, on 14 December 1960. Thus the ‘Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’ (OECD) came into being in September 1961 as another instrument of the doctrinaire Globalist cabal. The age of Euro-ethnocide begins in earnest.

1962 — The Muslim World League, an international supposed nongovernmental organization, is founded. Its aim is to “Propagate Islam and to improve worldwide understanding of the religion”. It is headquartered in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and maintains offices in countries throughout the world. It claims it “Works to improve Islamic mass media as a means of propagating Islam and Islamic culture, advocates for the application of Sharī’ah law by individuals and groups as well as by states, organizes symposia and other educational events, promotes the teaching of Arabic”. The age of imported savagery begins.

1968 — Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech; a warning that went unheeded.

1969 — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, was founded “To safeguard the interests and ensure the progress and well being of Muslims.” Or, alternatively, to fund and advance the Islamification of the Anglo-European Ecumene.


OIC map

[We will be meeting the ‘patriotic’ Baroness Warsi and her British sponsor in a later episode (28 October 2013).]

13th February 1970 was the day heavy metal was born with a Black Sabbath rendition which began with sounds of rain and bells tolling in the distance, followed by the first ever heavy metal riff. Ironic timing, if nothing else.

1st January 1973 — The first devious machinations of an embryonic Euro-Empire, corrupt to begin with and corrupt to the end, began to take effect under the guise of a free trade organization ingenuously presented as the EEC. Sailor Heath and his political, big business, banking and civil service fellow travelers, who could spot a taxpayer-funded honey pot ripe for the taking when they saw one, manipulated us and lied to us with gleeful alacrity.

5th June 1975 — The United Kingdom European Communities membership referendum, also known as the Referendum on the European Community (Common Market), the Common Market referendum and EEC membership referendum took place on 5 June 1975 in the United Kingdom to gauge support for the country’s continued membership of the European project.

In the early 1990s, the European Community became the basis for the European Union (EU), which was established in 1993 following ratification of the Maastricht Treaty. The treaty called for a strengthened European parliament, the creation of a central European bank and common currency, and a common defense policy. In addition to a single European common market, member states would also participate in a larger common market, called the European Economic Area. Austria, Finland, and Sweden became members of the EU in 1995. As of early 2007, there were twenty-seven member states in total, and further growth was expected.

1979 — The first ‘World Climate Change Conference’. Birth of a giant hoax, a lucrative politico-criminal instrument of fiscal extortion intended to destroy the West and open another route to the globalists’ end game by transferring Western wealth into the pockets of first world plutocrats and third world kleptocrats — essentially applied Lysenkoism, an ideology without scientific foundation. They haven’t started physically executing dissenters Stalin-style… yet… but they have been working on the professional assassination of informed and outspoken heretics as he did at first before the terror, gulags and executioners came into being.

It was set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to prepare, based on available scientific information, assessments on all aspects of climate change and its impacts, with a view of formulating realistic response strategies. The initial task for the IPCC as outlined in UN General Assembly Resolution 43/53 of 6 December 1988 was to prepare a comprehensive review and recommendations with respect to the state of knowledge of the science of climate change; the social and economic impact of climate change, and possible response strategies and elements for inclusion in a possible future international convention on climate. Today the IPCC’s role is as defined in Principles Governing IPCC Work, “…to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they may need to deal objectively with scientific, technical and socio-economic factors relevant to the application of particular policies.”

All the usual quasi-scientific and emotional verbiage being used to disguise its real purpose — wealth transfer enabled through the incitement of mass hysteria.

1983 — English Heritage (officially the English Heritage Trust) formed. It is a registered charity that manages the National Heritage Collection. This comprises over 400 of England’s historic buildings, monuments and sites spanning more than 5,000 years of history. Within its portfolio are Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Tintagel Castle and the best preserved parts of Hadrian’s Wall. English Heritage also manages the London Blue Plaques scheme, which links influential historical figures to particular buildings.

When originally formed in 1983, English Heritage was the operating name of an executive non-departmental public body of the British Government, officially titled the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, that ran the national system of heritage protection and managed a range of historic properties. It was created to combine the roles of existing bodies that had emerged from a long period of state involvement in heritage protection. In 1999 the organisation merged with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and the National Monuments Record, bringing together resources for the identification and survey of England’s historic environment.

On 1 April 2015, English Heritage was divided into two parts: Historic England, which inherited the statutory and protection functions of the old organisation, and the new English Heritage Trust, a charity that would operate the historic properties, and which took on the English Heritage operating name and logo. The British government gave the new charity an £80 million grant to help establish it as an independent trust, although the historic properties remained in the ownership of the state. Now fast forward to 2018:

Historic England, the public body tasked with preserving England’s heritage, is advertising paid training placements for itself, the National Trust, English Heritage and other bodies which are not open to white people.

“We’re excited to offer a number of training placements for undergraduates or recent graduates (graduated within the last 18 months),” begins the advert, which is illustrated with a picture of a hijabi Muslim — before the kicker:

“If you’re interested in gaining skills and experience for a career in heritage and identify as having Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic Heritage or mixed heritage (jump to Background to find out why), please see how to apply below.”

The ‘background’ section of the advert explains how the Tory government published a Culture White Paper in March 2016 which “challenged Historic England and other nationally funded cultural organisations to develop and share strategies for improving workforce diversity.”

It explains how, “In response, Historic England developed a Workforce Diversity Strategy which has several strands of activity but one of the most significant is a new paid Heritage Training Placements scheme for undergraduates and recent graduates with Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic Heritage.”

The result is that the paid training placements — which are being offered not only at Historic England but also other public bodies including the National Trust, the Heritage Alliance, and English Heritage — are not actually open to applicants of English heritage.

(Breitbart London, 8th April)

Or, alternatively, “ING SOC is now the official language of the Proles of AIRSTRIP 1. Big Brother has spoken, and his Thought Police are amongst you. You will obey.”

Whatever; Historic England is led by the Chief Executive, Duncan Wilson OBE.

The executive team meets once a week and is composed of:

  • Gill Grayson (Interim), Director of Listing
  • Meryl Hayward, Director of Finance, HR and IMT
  • Deborah Lamb OBE, Director of Engagement
  • Ian Morrison, Director of Planning (below)
  • Carol Pyrah, Assistant Director of Planning
  • Celia Richardson, Director of Communications
  • Barney Sloane (Interim), Director of Research
  • Andrew Wiseman, General Counsel

For a general perspective of its perceived raison d’être readers might find the leading photograph at this page to be of interest — very Historic England, that… about fifty years or so, give or take a few.

Afternote: Whilst digging deep into the bowels of the deconstructionist underworld that so pervades our time and place, something was persistently nibbling at the edges of my awareness, a niggling feeling that throughout all this there was an underlying current struggling to surface.

As I was putting the finishing touches to the article and proofing it ready to send, it struck me: many of the Historic Heritage executive team were women (fair enough, that) but the whole team is excruciatingly white (is hypocrisy OK if you believe in it?) and a closer examination of their responsibilities revealed another aspect — a link to those who may be directly ideologically responsible for this scourging of the ethnic English:


Deborah Lamb OBE — Director of Engagement

Roles and responsibilities

Deborah’s role is to make the case for England’s heritage and Historic England to government, other organisations and the public. She has overall responsibility for Government Advice, Communications, Publishing and the Historic England Archive. Through the Governance and Legal team she ensures that Historic England’s decisions are well-informed and clearly explained.

Previous experience

Deborah joined Historic England (formerly English Heritage) in 2002 as Director of Policy and Communications. Prior to that, Deborah worked in the Civil Service developing policies on equalities and sustainable development. Her last role before joining English Heritage was as Deputy Director of the Women and Equalities Unit.


Celia Richardson — Director of Communications

Roles and responsibilities

Celia oversees the communications work of Historic England — covering media, marketing, websites, campaigns and exhibitions. Her main role is to help people outside the organisation get involved and enjoy England’s spectacular historic environment.

Previous experience

Celia joined Historic England (formerly English Heritage) in 2015. Prior to that, Celia has held senior communications positions in charities and Non Departmental Public Bodies. Her last role before joining Historic England was Director of the Social Economy Alliance, a group of more than 200 NGOs, Universities and sustainable businesses working together to inform cross-party policy development for the 2015 General Election.

Finally…


Carol Pyrah, Assistant Director of Planning

She is in some ways a rather mysterious character. She does not appear in the executive biographies, but does elsewhere:

Carol Pyrah wanted to be an archaeologist from the age of 12 but got interested in buildings and planning through summer jobs, including at an architectural practice. After graduating she worked for the Council for British Archaeology before joining English Heritage as an inspector of historic buildings in the east Midlands. Following English Heritage’s split into two organisations, Pyrah now works for Historic England, the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. She is planning director for the north-east and assistant director of the national planning group.

“Q. What are your objectives in your current role and how are you measured against them?”

“I’m responsible for one of our nine local teams that provide development management advice. We have some pretty tough targets to meet and limited resources, forging partnerships are key to making sure we can achieve our ambitions. I have a six-monthly appraisal, monthly one-to-ones with my manager and from time to time we do ‘360-degree reviews’ that seek feedback from people within my team, peers and external partners. We also do staff surveys on a regular basis, which give a picture of how each team is functioning.”

So there, I thought, perhaps we have a hint as to what this is all about, charming ladies up to their self-righteous career academic, bureaucratic and quangonista knickers in virtually every nook and cranny of the debacle, and I was suddenly minded of two things — an old definition of Socialism…

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834

…and the mythological sowing of the dragon’s teeth by Cadmus, the bringer of literacy and civilization, who killed the sacred dragon that guarded the spring of Ares. The goddess Athena told him to sow the teeth, from which sprang a group of ferocious warriors called the spartoi. He threw a precious jewel into the midst of the warriors, who turned on each other in an attempt to seize the stone for themselves. The five survivors joined with Cadmus to found the city of Thebes which was destroyed by Alexander the Great in 335 BC because of its arrogance rebellion and recalcitrance. Wishing to send a message to the other Greek states, he had the 30,000 Thebans not killed in the fighting sold into slavery. The city itself was burnt to the ground.

It might be wise of these Socialist ladies to be very careful as to what they sow, and also the sometimes racist company they are not necessarily directly linked to but do appear to parallel at the very least. More on that next week.

— Seneca III, with cold beer in one hand and large glass of cynicism in the other, this gloriously sunny 14th day of May 2018.

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20 thoughts on “The End Times of Albion: Timeline — First Period, 1945-1983

  1. For Historic England to discriminate against native people in its recruitment practices is of course disgraceful (and, I would have thought, illegal). However, to encourage people of recent immigrant heritage to take an active interest in our treasures and their care and presentation must be a good thing, as it should encourage them to identify with the mainstream culture.

  2. Another example of Blackwashing English history at “English Heritage” just like the attempt to make out “Cheddar Man” was coloured. In effect to deny and displace the English from their homeland. I am currently working in Egyptology and the fakery of a black Egypt is now mainstream, to the point that the scholars at the Egyptian Antiquities Service are complaining to the UN. Not that it will do them any good. “We wuz kangs” is now mainstream despite hard DNA evidence to the contrary but truth and science never stood in the way of Equality and Diversity.

    What worries me is that they are teaching this garbage in our schools but also inventing a complete black history of Europe. Google on the internet “Europeans in History”. We now have a black aristocracy, a black Joan of Arc, A black George III and Henry VIII. This is deconstructive genocide and English “Heritage” is heavily involved with its Common Purpose employment policies.

    This is one example of revisionist “history”…. Fake history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYFg-JBrhZ8

  3. UK nationality law is predominantly based on birth in the territory, then naturalisation, and some space left for by descent.

    That is the UK population for you, though it was not always this way.

    So now whether you are considered (officially) British or not ( and the official part matters unless you like to be stateless ) is completely arbitrary and continually changing ; so not just one side of a border or the other, as that was abolished in 1709 and then reintroduced early 20th century, but themes like only via paternal , only via maternal, not paternal if not married but maternal yes, date of birth…. do you believe this… the date of your birth decides if you are British or not, arbitrarily “just because”, age as well and apart.

    I’m telling you, they can do this to you or your descendents : change a law and write out your nationality, change a law and write in someone else.

    They have done this already to many people.

    So you who think you are British born and bred, well you are sitting on your laurels, while what is actually going on, if you bothered to look, and even at this moment, is to make the definition of being British a joke, a scam, worthless and absurd – even before one foreigner is granted abode or nationality.

    Why?

    Because your country, what it stands for as a country, has decided beforehand for it to be this way, has sat down in governance and written and enacted those types of laws first : ON PURPOSE .

    • I no longer refer to myself as “British” but English. I despise the “British State” and what it has become.

      • I see, and understand, the difference, though for some reason I cannot pinpoint where the “British” construct and all the history, politics and legislation that goes with it, has deviated so much from what English represents – and I don’t say that as a whole it hasn’t.

        Nor is it that I think calling oneself English is just an attempt to find an easy way to excuse oneself from the reality or responsibility of what “British” is, as that is not so. English is a different reality to British, and England is different identity to Great Britain.

        Hmm.

  4. English Heritage also manages the London Blue Plaques scheme, which links influential historical figures to particular buildings.

    There was something recently in the press regarding the turning down of a “Blue Plaque” for the founder of Bletchly Circle’s home. It was said that the man was not historically significant enough to deserve such a plaque.
    This man set up the agency that broke the Nazi Enigma code!

    Some that strongly dissent this decision claim that by recent schemes of the English Heritage org that he was “too white.”

  5. Hero spy who founded Bletchley Park codebreaking unit with his own money and warned government against dangers of Hitler is ‘too white’ for a blue plaque
    English Heritage say Admiral Sir Hugh Sinclair not significant enough in history
    A blue plaque was denied at his former home in Queen Anne’s Gate, London
    Iraq War hero Colonel Tim Collins says the refusal is ‘despicable revisionism’
    He claims plaque was denied because Sir Hugh was ‘too white’ and ‘too male’
    By CHRIS HASTINGS FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY and SARAH OLIVER FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

    PUBLISHED: 18:54 EDT, 18 November 2017 | UPDATED: 21:49 EDT, 18 November 2017

    One of the most influential spymasters in British history has been turned down for a blue plaque – sparking claims he was deemed ‘too white and too male’ for the honour.

    Admiral Sir Hugh Sinclair, the second head of MI6, founded the wartime Bletchley Park codebreaking HQ with his own money and set up the unit that became the Special Operations Executive, responsible for a devastating campaign of sabotage in German-occupied Europe.

    But English Heritage ruled that he was not ‘historically significant’ enough to be recognised with a blue plaque at his official London residence in Queen Anne’s Gate, which was linked by a secret tunnel to MI6 headquarters.

    +4
    Alan Turing was among the codebreakers enlisted in Sir Hugh’s effort +4
    ‘War-winning’ Sir Hugh, left, founded the wartime Bletchley Park codebreaking group, of which Alan Turing, right, was a member

    Iraq War hero Colonel Tim Collins suggested the plaque through his military training company New Century, which now owns the building.

    He accused the quango of being too politically correct, as the snub coincides with moves to boost the number of black and Asian figures recognised with blue plaques.

    Calling Sir Hugh’s efforts ‘war-winning stuff’, he said: ‘I can only assume he has been turned down for an honour because he was too white, too male and too Establishment.

    The Bletchley Park codebreakers were brought to life in The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley +4
    The Bletchley Park codebreakers were brought to life in The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

    ‘What these people are doing is undermining our heritage. It’s despicable and it’s revisionism.’

    Sir Hugh joined the Navy in 1886 aged just 13 and had a distinguished career in naval intelligence, eventually becoming head of MI6, or ‘C’, in 1923. In the late 1930s, he played a vital role in alerting the Government to the threat posed by Adolf Hitler when much of the Establishment was committed to appeasement.

    In 1938, Sir Hugh used his own money to buy Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire and set it up as a codebreaking centre after the Government refused to fund the idea.

    Experts there went on to crack the Nazis’ Enigma code, which would prove vital in winning the war. Sir Hugh died of cancer in 1939, so did not see its fruits.

    Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes was established as a codebreaking HQ in 1938 and is now a museum +4
    Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes was established as a codebreaking HQ in 1938 and is now a museum

    Anna Eavis, English Heritage’s blue plaques secretary, last month confirmed: ‘After careful discussion, the panel came to the view that Sir Hugh’s overall historical significance was not quite of the order [required].’

    Last night, she added: ‘All blue plaques are awarded purely on merit. No one has ever been turned down for a plaque because of their race or ethnicity, nor will they be.’

    • Slightly off topic (?): just before WW2 an Australian businessman, Sidney Cotton, flew his twin-engined Lockheed Electra around Nazi Europe, the ME and N Africa, using hidden cameras to photograph military and strategic installations; subsequently he was tasked with establishing the RAF’s photo-reconnaissance force- and commissioned, causing resentment among some of the officer “class”; he also flew agents out of occupied Europe.

      Postwar, with another Electra (still flying- Americans made some brilliant aircraft) he did the same thing before the Iron Curtain came down. He doesn’t appear to have a plaque, but there’s a bridge in Queensland namec after him.

  6. The Axis powers during WW2 were dinosaurs that only made the Allies fight back. It is so old-fashioned to use mass violence to conquer nations when selective terrorist actions used against random populations is much more effective.

      • The AS uses this “blunt force” to eradicate any resemblance of achievement from the indigenous population. Their goal is to demoralize through slander or revisionism the native population.
        I won’t live long enough to find out but, where do they think they will arrive?
        The movie Idiocracy is a good first step into understanding.

        • It’s not where they think they will arrive, it’s that they think that they have arrived.

          Even that is ok by me, as I hold nothing against self confidence or belief… as long as it is not at the expense of others.

          They want to get paid and profit though, claim glory even … well here is a broom and there is a street.

          But they don’t get that, and likely never will, because they are not there to serve their country but to have it serve them as administrators.

          The path to the servitude of a country passes by its administration serving those that do not represent it. It isn’t even would be representatives of a future ideal, but non-representatives.

          Their blunt force only exists via the pre-existing credibility of the use of hard force ceded by society under different more just circumstance and trained into their psyche as rightfully decisive in any event.

          So people pay their respect to that decisive order, but now in the form of to those who do not represent them.

          If you have ever had the order you know and trust openly turned on you unfairly, and have received no comprehension of that from it, it firstly leaves a person dumbfounded or outraged, but helpless, and then, when they realise the approach is purposeful, and absorb that new reality, they then have to rearrange their own lives to accomodate/disaccomodate it, have to rethink all they thought they knew.

          This is simply too much for most people, they sink into depression, or just give in and live as shadows of themselves.

          So there is no diminishing this reality to Idiocracy in my book, “wrong order” is destructive.

          Be very wary of it, because it would see you on the trash heap without a care or a thought.

          • anon,

            What you refer to as the “order”, or the administrative state, is really standard, predictable behavior of a bureaucracy, as described by James Buchanan. His theory of Public Choice showed that administrators acted like entrepreneurs in their own domain: they seek to extend their wealth, power and influence.

            The difference between bureaucratic entrepreneurship and a productive entrepreneurship is that bureaucracies receive their money through taxes and political influence. A company has to satisfy its customers with a good product or service, but a bureaucracy has to influence the politicians and tax collectors.

            You can see this in cities like Chicago, where the city employee unions have a significant number of votes, and obtain their salaries and pensions through bloc voting, rather than through efficient services.

            The US made a huge mistake in instituting civil service, removing bureaucracies from political discipline and instituting a tenured work force immune from almost all discipline.

            It’s completely predictable that a publicly-funded, unaccountable bureaucracy will grow. The head bureaucrat leverages whatever resources and votes he controls to get more. The creation of any bureaucracy provides a built-in constituency for spending more money, and giving more power, to that bureaucracy.

            It’s even more malignant when you give bureaucracies the power to write regulations. They will write regulations requiring costly compliance, and specialized inspections specific to the bureaucracy.

            The most malignant form of bureaucracy is an international bureaucracy receiving government funds and able to generate regulations on its own. This gives an unaccountable bureaucracy power and money. It is a sure way to oppression and tyranny. The UN and EU are probably two of the largest threats to individual liberties, freedom, and national independence in the world.

  7. The British Empire has left you in the U K with a legacy that you can t live with; I guess you are now paying for all the largess thaat accrued for all those hundreds of years!!!!!!!!!! I empathise

    • No need to ’emphasise !!!!!!!!!!!’ it, it is historical fact although in tandem with or in exchange for the ‘largesse’ there came other other things in return – railways, law, roads, bridges, functional admistrative systems, education, sanitation, clean water supplies etc., etc., etc.

      By the way, your comment reminds me of that Monty Python sketch “What did the Romans ever do for us?” 😊😊😊 😉

    • You’ve left me scratching my head with your mention of all that “largesse”—in which direction do you think it flowed? As Seneca III says in his comment, there were many benefits that came along with colonization.

      If your meaning is that the British Empire benefited from the riches of its colonies, there’s some truth there, but it was not the ordinary Briton who was on the receiving end of the bounty. The ordinary English or Scottish person of the past few centuries lived a life of harsh poverty, where, even well into the 20th century, amenities and opportunities were few. Were my ancestors the only ones to miss out? Are you suggesting that the common man and woman in the UK today should pay for the past actions of the British Empire by sacrificing their own national identity to the forces of mass immigration?

    • The largess that accrued fort all those hundreds of years never made it down to the ordinary Brit. The establishment is responsible and should be held accountable – ‘nothing to do with me gov…’

  8. Here is an interesting view, and whether it rings true or not, it certainly introduces the panorama of what “British state” might stand for. For something written in the early 90s its end paragraph seems perceptive. It is long and historical so I expect it will not suit many people as a read

    https://www.persee.fr/doc/efr_0000-0000_1993_act_171_1_3038

    What has stood out to me in what I have previously read
    is the transition in UK that oversaw the handing of traditional constitutional power and responsibility to the commons early in the last century, and the progess towards a technical management of society from that point on. To me the British state is now something along the lines of a concoction of competing influences and coinciding opportunism that takes place outside of or hidden from public view, and without accountability.

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