New statistics from Sky Data and Demos have shown that two third of the British people believe that life was better in years gone by. And I think they’re probably right.
The study found that more than half of Britons believe that jobs were more plentiful and accessible in years gone by. That certainly seems to the case. I explained in a recent episode of The Buck that while the government claims that unemployment is down, underemployment is actually as high as ever. People are struggling to find full-time work.
My granddad used to tell me all about "the olden days" when I was a kid, sat at the breakfast table before I went to school. He’d tell me about how he was the only one to turn up to work one day when there was a giant snow storm. He was the only one to turn up, and his boss was so impressed he sent him back home with more than a day’s pay. He told me that he worked so hard, he occasionally did 24 hour shifts, and worked multiple factory jobs because they were available.
He said that you could leave one job in the afternoon and have another job before the day ended. And I know he wasn’t wrong. Things are different now. Brits are competing with a "virtually unlimited pool of migrant workers" according to Migration Watch.
Seventy-one per cent of the population also believe that communities have become more divided as a result of immigration. Can we blame them? When London has become a cesspit of third world criminal activity, and multicultural ‘success story’ towns and cities have descended into criminality, chaos, and even gang rape, any rational person has to call into question the success of the Blair/Brown/Cameron/May mass immigration project.
I know it’s easy to dream of bygone times, and we must be honest with ourselves. We can’t look back and think things were perfect. They obviously weren’t. There was some backwardness, some real unfairness, and some rights were granted to certain sections of the population much too late…
But can we honestly say that things are better in 2018 than they were in, say, the 1950s?
I’m talking music, culture, the family unit... everything. Film was inspirational and well-thought-out. It inspired children and entertained adults. Now, film is over-produced, manufactured, cartoon crap. I was walking through the London Underground some weeks ago, and saw an advert for Sherlock Gnomes. It had bright colours, cartoon gnomes, and a Sherlock Holmes gnome with a giant magnifying glass. It’s crap. It is unadulterated crap. These films are pumped out five times a year and take in tens of millions, if not more.
The music was about dancing together innocently and having fun. Now we’ve got 10-year-olds twerking on YouTube.
Divorce rates were lower, boys were boys, girls were girls, and people worked hard to support a stable family unit. Politicians were held to account, and children weren’t being gang raped by ideological/religious gangs (you know what I’m talking about) in our streets.
Britain was identifiably British. We were proud of the Queen, proud of our green and pleasant lands, proud of the great accomplishments of our people, and proud of our place in the world.
We were British.