Only the Tea Party can save us now

Arriving back at Heathrow late on Sunday night I felt – as you do on returning to Britain these days – as if I were entering a failed state. It’s not just the Third World shabbiness which is so dispiriting. It’s the knowledge that from its surveillance cameras to its tax regime, from its (mostly) EU-inspired regulations to its whole attitude to the role of government, Britain is a country which has forgotten what it means to be free.

God how I wish I were American right now.

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15 thoughts on “Only the Tea Party can save us now”

  1. So James, you did not rush back for the meeting at the U.E.A. with Roger and the good Lord. We so want to want to know how Lord Moncktons meeting with the VC went. Makes me wonder why it’s always the VC and not the C answering for what I consider to be a Tech
    College.

  2. I know the feeling well.

    Not even Communist dominated Angola manages to give the same feeling of authoritarianism that a BAA airport gives.

    It is however a fine country: fines for parking, fines for getting confused about what the speed limit is, fines for putting the wrong bin out…

  3. “God how I wish I were American right now”.

    You would miss the class snobbery, the food snobbery, the wine snobbery, the literary snobbery, the clothing snobbery, the architecture snobbery, the furniture snobbery, the school snobbery, the holiday snobbery, the accent snobbery and the newspaper snobbery . They wouldn’t understand if you called them peasants. It would be hell on earth. They are chippy old buggers, the Yanks. Forget them.

  4. An interesting analysis in the Telegraph, but as an ex-pat Englishman in the US, I regret to inform you that the Tea Party is already turning out those of us who like small governement and individual freedom. The domination of the movement by the religious right is too far advanced to be stopped. So I’m sorry to stay that Christine O’Donnell is far fron the lunatic fringe.

  5. You wish you were American, citing the “Tea Party” movement as to why?
    LMAO. Could you not just create your own UK facsimile until then?
    Maybe shout loudly about your misinterpretation about what someone told you the Magna Carta says and some ridiculous conspiracy theory you have about foreigners then blame some political opponent for doing something your own party actually passed. Oh and misspell anything you write on a sign. Sorted.

  6. E Smith, actually, we have them all in terms of snobbery.

    You should hear “the creative class” squalling in its attempts to reimage the election!

    While I for one would welcome you here in the US Mr. D, I’d hate to think that someone of your caliber would truly abandon Britain–doesn’t she need patriots too, to return her to the greatness that spawned the likes of us (and others of worldly note)?

    (woops, a bit snobby there, aren’t I? and what is “chippy”, especially in relation to “buggers”, which I do recognize? lol)

  7. Yeah great Delingpole, so what’s this teabagging manifesto you are trying to plug on the British public?

    1, Obama and his healthcare plan is some sort of Bolshevik plot?
    2, the EPA is some sort of nazi organisation?
    3, climate scientists are liars?
    4, man walked with dinosaurs?

    No thanks Delingpole, if our National Health Service makes us into some sort of commie state, then you know where you can go. Luckily for humanity, your hatefilled rants are confined to a corner of the internet.

  8. Groper says:
    November 7, 2010 at 12:19 am
    “Yeah great Delingpole, so what’s this teabagging manifesto you are trying to plug on the British public?

    1, Obama and his healthcare plan is some sort of Bolshevik plot?
    2, the EPA is some sort of nazi organisation?
    3, climate scientists are liars?
    4, man walked with dinosaurs?
    […]”

    I’ll take the 3).

    Do i win?

  9. How weird, Groper felt so strongly about this that he posted the same opinion twice. He finds all corners of the internet!
    Also, for the dude that is fixated with the “religious right” ruining the tea party, I am wondering why I, a complete heathen, still support the Tea Party. It all makes sense, even though I have never been a racist, I am one. Even though I am not religious, I am secretly Christian and conspire to make said dude go to church and keep his eyes on the pulpit. Even though I have no desire to constrain other human beings in ridiculous and constant law making, I am only interested in chaining humanity to some figment of his imagination.

  10. “DirkH

    3, climate scientists are liars?

    I’ll take the 3).

    Do i win?”

    Yep, like clockwork, you wouldn’t expect much from a Delingpole acolyte

  11. Gordon says:
    November 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    “Yep, like clockwork, you wouldn’t expect much from a Delingpole acolyte”

    You sound like a watermelon so i take that as a compliment.

  12. Well done James on your views given on the Daily Politics on Monday regarding the salami slicing of our liberties over the last decades. You echo my sentiments on this issue exactly. How I wish the government would butt out and let us get on with our lives. We pay them for when we need help, otherwise LEAVE US ALONE!

  13. Just saw the news on your Bastiat award–congratulations!

    Occasionally the good guys DO win one, and I’m glad you were recognized for your efforts.

    As always, keep up the good work, and many happy returns of the recognition for it.

  14. Yes, congratulations Delingpole on your prize…

    **chaps, don’t mention the award is inspired by the works of a Frenchman. It’ll cause James to foam in the mouth**

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