Yes. It is in a sense amazing that people cannot see that two superficially-similar schools in two very different neighbourhoods will attract very different intakes. Not only in the UK, but anywhere.
In Paris, it would be idle to suggest that the lycees around the 15th and 16th arrondisements, eg those near to the Bir-Hakeim metro, are equivalent to those in poor suburbs many miles away. Likewise in Moscow. Even under Stalin, the “Kremlin Kids” and lesser-known, but still privileged, jeunesse-dorees went to schools far better than those far away from the central areas of the city. Selection by post-code, if you like.
That supreme humbug, Wedgwood-Benn [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn] sent his children to comprehensive school [eg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Benn], but again it would be idle to think that going to Holland Park [comprehensive] School [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_Park_School] is the same as going to Broken-Society East London Comp…
It is easier to re-engineer society on paper than it is to do it on the ground. I recall some people known to a friend of mine in the 1980s, who were extremely wealthy by some means or other (I think inheritance), and who were “socialists” of some sort. Labour Party members, I think. They loved the fact that they lived in some ghastly part of Southwark (South London) and so, apparently, were able to tell people that; in fact their home was a beautiful house in a similar street —I went there once— but untouched (unlike most of the area) by WW2 Luftwaffe bombing or (far more destructive) postwar redevelopment.
The family in question had three young children, and to that end employed three nannies, who lived in the large basement of the house, which I think had 4 floors. At weekends, the children were left in the care of the nannies while the parents flew to Scotland for house parties or even just for lunch. On paper? Presumably, “socialists and Labour Party members”, who “lived in South London”, “with their three children”.
In the pre-WW2 period, hypocrisy was thought more common in the Conservative Party, but Labour soon caught up. Now, I should say that there is not much to choose.
I prefer outright Conservatives, or real socialist ideologues, usually, to the sort of self-deluding hypocrites often seen around today.
Exactly right. For British people though, not unwanted interlopers, whether they be economic migrants, “refugees”, or migrant-invaders of whatever other stripe.
“Majority of French voters AGREE with generals who threatened a coup if Macron cannot stop ‘Islamists from disintegrating society’ – after 18 officers were fired over letter.” [Daily Mail] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9529841/Majority-French-voters-AGREE-military-chiefs-threaten.html.
When “democracy”, in the sense that we know it in Western and Central Europe, fails to do the job, the people start to look elsewhere. It is already happening all over Europe, even if so far only in the negative sense, i.e. apathy at elections.
I blogged in some detail about NWO/ZOG puppet Macron a couple of years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/.
France has several problems of significance, but the two of greatest importance and urgency are
- the black/brown/Islamic population, which is something like a quarter of the whole population now, and increasing fast via both migration-invasion and a high birth-rate; and
- the Jewish population, which is the largest by far in any European state, and has a stranglehold over many areas of French life, mainly in Paris itself.
Their grandfathers rode camels (if they could afford them), and their grandsons (if they survive) will pull our chariots.