A very peculiar outlook

David Davis

Via Obnoxio the Clown we learn this tonight (he hat-tips the Penguin). It is so extraordinary that I have to short-quote it too:-

The report by the UK National Defence Association (UKNDA), an independent body, quotes the government adviser as saying: “Defence, aerospace, manufacturing and engineering have no real value to us.

“Only high-quality professional services, financial services and the City of London have any real value and they should be supported at all costs. The rest of the country can be turned over to tourism.”

I feel personally insulted, in a grand way.

Who the f*** do these bastards think we all are? What kind of a people are we supposed to be seen as? Grockling peasants, grinning over cow-gates at passing metrosexuals in their chicken-manure-powered Bugattis?

Libertarians must be concerned about the existence of people who think this sort of dangerous, anti-human mountebankistry, which takes them ever closer to Mao and Pol Pot.


  1. I suscribed to the UKNDA sometime last year, and they’re a good bunch.

    Personally I don’t see what is going to give our currency its value if we have none of the things they say they’re not interested in.

    But hey, they’re The Government, they know what they’re doing, right?

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