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The motto of the British police

It is, says Dalrymple,

Concentrate on the inessential.

He points out that it is taken from the motto of the psychiatric services. Concentrating on the inessential gives the police

far less trouble

than, say, apprehending the culprit of a crime. Today the British police

repress everything except crime and disorder

while dressing up like

the paramilitary arm of some extremist political party.

Derbyshire police turned this lagoon in Buxton black because, they said, it ‘is dangerous, and gatherings are in contravention of the current instruction of the UK government. We have attended the location and used dye to make the water look less appealing’.

You do realise, don’t you, that your horse is homosexual?

Equus africanus asinus

Equus africanus asinus

The law in England today, writes Dalrymple, is an


The British State

does not know how to deter, prevent, or punish.

In England, where

an aggressive popular culture glorifies egotistical impulsivity and denigrates self-control,

the violent and evil

may destroy other people’s lives with impunity, for the British State does not care in the least about protecting them,

Equus ferus caballus

Equus ferus caballus


indifferent to and incapable of the one task that inescapably belongs to it: preserving the peace and ensuring that its citizens may go about their lawful business in safety.

The result is that England has

the highest rate of (real) crime in the Western world.

But that does not mean the British State is inactive. It takes some things very seriously indeed. For example, there is the case of the Oxford student who, slightly drunk after celebrating the end of his exams, approached a mounted policeman. ‘Excuse me,’ he said. ‘Do you realise your horse is gay?’

The policeman called two squad cars to his aid, and, in a city in which it is notoriously difficult to interest the police in so trivial a matter as robbery or burglary, they arrived almost at once. The mounted policeman thought that the young man’s remark was likely to ’cause harassment, alarm or distress’. He was arrested and charged under the Public Order Act for having made a ‘homophobic remark’ and spent the night in jail. Brought before the magistrates the following day, he was fined.

The function of the police is to express sympathy for the victims of crimes they aren’t going to solve

We're so sorry about what happened. It was senseless. How could it have gone so tragically wrong? This is what happens when souls are in the wrong place at the wrong time. We pray for you

We wish to voice our sympathy and show a bit of tenderness at this difficult time for you. We are full of pity and understanding for you and your family. The whole thing was, after all, senseless. How could it have gone so tragically wrong? This is what happens when members of the public find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, in this case your own home. We pray for you. Hope all this makes you feel better

Our thoughts today are with…

British police spokesmen, writes Dalrymple,

sound like Church of England clergymen without the upper-middle-class diction.

They are particularly moved by

  • senseless murder (sensible murder moving them to much less compassion)
  • robberies or burglaries that go tragically wrong
  • crimes that end in the deaths of persons who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dalrymple’s advice to readers: always be in the right place at the right time

We're so sorry about what happened.

A society in decomposition

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 23.07.37England has neither leaders nor followers but is composed only of egotists


intellectual torpor, moral cowardice, incompetence and careerist opportunism of the British political and intellectual class

A careerist, intellectually torpid, incompetent coward

A careerist, intellectually torpid, incompetent coward

is now very evident, writes Dalrymple. Despite everything that has happened in recent years, the corrupt mandarins continue to contrive

not to notice what has long been apparent to anyone who has taken a short walk with his eyes open down any frequented British street: that a considerable proportion of the country’s young population (a proportion that is declining) is ugly, aggressive, vicious, badly educated, uncouth and criminally inclined.

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 23.08.41Lavish self-esteem

While British youth is utterly lacking in self-respect,

it is full of self-esteem: that is to say, it believes itself entitled to a high standard of living, and other things, without any effort on its own part.

Although youth unemployment in Britain is very high, that is to say about 20 per cent of those aged under 25,

the country has had to import young foreign labour for a long time, even for unskilled work in the service sector.

The British, idlest workers in Europe

No rational employer in a service industry would choose a young Briton

if he could have a young Pole; the young Pole is not only likely to have a good work ethic and refined manners, he is likely to be able to add up and — most humiliating of all — to speak better English than the Briton, at least if by that we mean the standard variety of the language. He may not be more fluent but his English will be more correct and his accent easier to understand.

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 23.11.24Travesty of an educational system

After compulsory education,

or perhaps I should say intermittent attendance at school, up to the age of 16 costing $80,000 a head, about one-quarter of British children cannot read with facility or do simple arithmetic. It makes you proud to be a British taxpayer.

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British youth

leads the Western world in almost all aspects of social pathology, from teenage pregnancy to drug taking, from drunkenness to violent criminality. There is no form of bad behaviour that our version of the welfare state has not sought out and subsidised.

British children

are radically unsocialised and deeply egotistical, viewing relations with other human beings in the same way as Lenin: Who whom, who does what to whom. By the time they grow up, they are destined not only for unemployment but unemployability.

Long bath in vomitus

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 23.17.38All the necessary electronic equipment is available for the prosecution of the main business of life, viz

entertainment by popular culture. And what a culture British popular culture is! Perhaps Amy Winehouse was its finest flower and its truest representative in her militant and ideological vulgarity, her stupid taste, her vile personal conduct and preposterous self-pity.


Winehouse’s sordid life

was a long bath in vomitus, literal and metaphorical, for which the exercise of her very minor talent was no excuse or explanation. Yet not a peep of dissent from our intellectual class was heard after her near canonisation after her death, that class having long had the backbone of a mollusc.

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 23.19.10Thugs in uniform

What of the police? They are

simultaneously bullying but ineffectual and incompetent, increasingly dressed in paraphernalia that makes them look more like the occupiers of Afghanistan than the force imagined by Robert Peel. The people who most fear our police are the innocent.


Nice to the nasty, nasty to the nice

The emasculated British police

England, writes Dalrymple, has rapidly descended

from being one of the best ordered societies in the western world to being among the worst.

He notes that in A Brief History of Crime, Peter Hitchens places the blame

firmly where it belongs, on a supine and pusillanimous political establishment that, for four decades at least, has constantly retreated before the verbal onslaught of liberal intellectuals whose weapons have been mockery allied to sentimental guilt about their prosperous and comfortable lives, and whose aim has been to liberate themselves from personally irksome moral constraints, without regard to the consequences for those less favourably placed in society than themselves.

It was, Dalrymple points out, the intellectual élite which demanded

that the law’s teeth be drawn, that perpetrators be treated as the victims of their own behaviour.

Why, he asks, has the British political establishment proved so craven over the years? It has, he suggests, something to do

with the loss of empire and world power — what the Chinese call the loss of the Mandate of Heaven.


Britain: home to the world’s most charmless people

Dalrymple on his country’s parlous state

  • Creeping Sovietisation

Large areas resemble the Soviet Union with takeaway pizza. The only ‘private’ enterprise consists of retail chains that recycle government subventions to the unemployed. The middle class is composed of public employees who cater to the problems created by mass unemployment.

  • Circumambient criminality

At the start of the deutero-Elizabethan age, Britain was one of the best-ordered societies in Europe. Now it is the most crime-ridden. Social disorder is everywhere. A curfew has been imposed on old people by the drunken disorder that appals and disgusts foreigners.

  • Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 16.16.18Pervasive squalor

The ugliness perpetrated everywhere by post-war architects has been matched by an ugliness of soul and society that is so obvious to visitors.

  • Fraudulence at every level
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Seth Pecksniff

The country has become deeply corrupt, but in a British way, that is, hypocritical and underhand rather than worldly and cynical, Pecksniff rather than Talleyrand. Corruption and irresponsibility have been legalised: £12bn, for example, has disappeared (except for some consultants) on a scheme to provide uniform medical records. No crime has been committed, but the money has gone.

  • Cock-eyed, increasingly useless policing

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 16.20.44Our police, once a model to the world resemble an alien occupying army, festooned with the apparatus of repression, who inspire fear in the innocent and are bullying yet ineffectual.

  • Institutionalised idleness

Some 2.9m people claiming to be so ill that they could not work: the British benefits system performed the miracle of causing more invalids than World War I. Policy has been to suck in large amounts of unskilled foreign labour while maintaining high indigenous unemployment.

  • Economic collapse

Economically on a knife-edge, per capita private debt among the highest, huge commercial deficit, budget deficit among the highest.

  • Gracelessness and sordor

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    Fuck off!

Many grow into profoundly unsocial beings of whom others are afraid. A population has emerged that is the most charmless in the world.

Our first thoughts are with the family of the victim

We wish to voice our sympathy and show a bit of tenderness at this difficult time for you. We are full of pity and understanding for you and your family. The whole thing was, after all, senseless. How could it have gone so tragically wrong? This is what happens when members of the public find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, in this case your own home. We pray for you. Hope all this makes you feel better

We wish to voice our sympathy and show a bit of tenderness at this difficult time for you. We are full of pity and understanding for you and your family. The whole thing was, after all, senseless. How could it have gone so tragically wrong? This is what happens when members of the public find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, in this case your own home. We pray for you. Hope all this makes you feel better

This, notes Dalrymple, is the sort of drivel the increasingly corrupt, idle and useless British police feel it their duty to come out with after a murder.

They compound it by adding, ‘This was a particularly senseless murder’, as if there could be sensible murders. The first thoughts of policemen, confronted by a murder, should be about catching the person who committed it, not with playing the grief counsellor. The best form of grief counselling is to apprehend the perpetrator and bring him to justice; all else is froth.

Emotional incontinence over the character of the victim — who is always, says Dalrymple, ‘brilliant,’ ‘bubbly’ or ‘beautiful’ or, if male, a talented footballer — is irrelevant.

Murder is murder, and far from being a sign of our increased sensitivity, this gushing over the character of the victim is a sign of our brutalisation. For to invite us specially to reprehend the killing of a person because he or she is brilliant, bubbly or beautiful is to invite us not to mind too much the killing of someone who is stupid, surly or spotty.

The secret of being a bore

…is to say everything, said Voltaire. ‘He might have added it is also one way never to overcome a horrible past.’

Dalrymple concludes:

The tragic outcome [of the Frances Andrade case] is not a reason for the further sentimentalisation of our law, by treating a certain class of victim, or alleged victim, differently from all others.

Britain under the spell of spivs

The scurrying displacement activity exhibited by successful members of the political and administrative classes.

Where everything is over-controlled, the spiv emerges…