Monday, 26 May 2008

English Independence: The Hour Before Dawn Is The Darkest

The peerless Richard North at EUReferendum seems to be down in the dumps about euroscepticism. It might be be because of the Eurovision result or the several hacks of EUReferendum's forum by fundamentalist muzzies or simply because the weather is, like here in Godiva's City, very wet and grey. The Europhiles have fought a long battle and we sceptics and English patriots should take a similar long view of the campaign. Things may be dark for England, but so it was after the fall of France, the foray of the Imperial Japanese Navy into the Indian Ocean in April/May 1941 and the first delivery of tinned snoek. But victory, albeit at great cost was ultimately ours. And yesterday was warm and sunny and the garden's coming on nicely so here's some photos of a corner of an English garden:



And even Nick Clegg MP of the LibDems is getting down in the dumps from the pointlessness of the whole system . Just a few more prods of ice-clear logic from EUReferendum and the Liberals might rediscover their roots* and become eurosceptic and English patriots again.

*or realise there's votes to be won

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What was the Japanese Imperial Navy doing in the Indian Ocean in April/May 1941? Were they on a recce for 1942?

Gallimaufry said...

Many thanks for pointing our the clear ananachronism. I did of course mean to type 1952 but I had been reading about the chase to sink the Bismark and the wrong date stuck in my typing finger. Things would have been even worse if the Japanese had started the war six months early.

Anonymous said...

Free Europe? Vote YES or NO at www.FreeEurope.info

Gallimaufry said...

Free Europe is fine but I bet they charge top price for the other continents.

Anonymous said...

Things did indeed look very bleak for England in the summer of 1941, but I agree with your view that we English will always battle on stubbornly, against the odds, and win through in the end. We have done so in the past against European empire builders as Napolean, the Kaiser, and Hitler, have found to their cost.

Gallimaufry said...

Yes, we just need a bit of time to get started and a cup of tea and as Sir Ralph Richardson (playing the British Minister to Switzerland) said in the Battle of Britain film, "We're not easily frightened. Also we know how hard it is for an army to cross the Channel — the last little corporal to try it came a cropper. So don't threaten or dictate to us until you're marching up Whitehall! ...and even then we won't listen!"

Gibby Haynes said...

Nice blog. I stumbled here from Last of the Few.
Oh, and a Brummie too? My mum's side of the family are from Erdington and my dad's side from Atherstone.
Nice garden too. yours?

Gallimaufry said...

I'm a Coventrian actually but glad to hear from anyone with stalwart Mercian forbears. Yes, the garden's a pleasure when the clay hasn't dried into concrete or is as muddy as coffee grounds.