Kent on Sunday Letter of the Week

Letter published in the Kent on Sunday 

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2nd January 2017

Colin Bullen

Dear Sir,

It is not surprising that, in responding to my comments regarding grammar schools, one of your correspondents chooses to link such comments with my doubts about the theory of climate change, as those who hold what are regarded as progressive views on the former also uncritically swallow the latter. The other letter, from a member of the educational establishment whose attitudes I criticise, accuses me of using anecdotal evidence rather than facts, but I can assure her that the following are facts: vast numbers of pupils at grammar schools in the 1950s and early 1960s were from working class backgrounds; the education they received enabled them to enjoy better careers than they would otherwise have had; attendance was by merit, not based on financial factors. May I point out that if we were to choose our Olympic athletes on the same supposed egalitarian principles espoused by the professional educationalists then we would probably not win any medals in future games.

The politically correct left liberal lobbies have had their way in this country for decades. Thanks to them we have seen, inter alia, the police force becoming more like the Thought Police, the education system undermined in pursuit of equality of outcome, not opportunity, and the future energy resources of this country put at risk in the name of unproven climate theories. Worst of all they have sought to hand our democracy over to the unelected bureaucrats of Brussels. They still refuse to accept the will of the people but on the 23rd June 2016 the worm turned and their day is done. If I might be so ‘elitist’ as to use a Latin phrase: for the UK now alia iacta est.

Yours faithfully,

Dangers associated with the Internet

Letter published in the Catholic Times

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6th January 2017

Colin Bullen

Dear Sir,

After a forty year long career in IT I acknowledge that Christopher Graffius is quite right to point out the dangers associated with the Internet. However I feel that concerns about possible Russian hacking are being used by the liberal elite in the UK and USA to excuse their defeat in recent electoral tests.

As one who has been opposed to membership of the EU for decades I certainly did not need any outside help to determine my vote and I am quite sure that those, in the North of England and the American rust belt, are expressing a deeply felt antagonism to the globalisation which has devastated their communities.

It is indicative of the arrogance of the erstwhile political establishment that they are unable to accept that the people have seen through their deceits, and chosen to oppose the policies which have done so much damage. They prefer to believe that the electorate is composed of weak minded individuals, who have been deceived by lies, and that doubt should be cast upon the results. This is just another manifestation of their being in denial and seeking to overturn democratic decisions by crying foul.

They should wake up to the fact that, unless they change course, similar upsets will occur in forthcoming elections, probably, and thankfully, resulting in the demise of the EU. This will not be because of any actions by Russia but will be entirely due to the abject, and obvious, failure of the European project.

Yours faithfully,

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