Fool Brittania!

This week James reports in from an undisclosed location (his evil genius lair, no doubt) and he and Toby review the week’s doings, from the latest on the Covid lockdowns to the foolishness of the multi-culti wokeness of the BBC and their plans for this year’s Proms.

We get their views on the Biden-Harris ticket (or is that Harris-Biden?) and the prospect of Donald Trump’s re-election, plus our cultural reviews, highlighted by the very disappointing Greyhound with Tom Hanks on AppleTV.

And remember, kids, Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!

(Did we mention “never?”)

Our lead audio this week of Dr Jenny Harries, OBE, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England is courtesy of Sky News.

 

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  1. PaulCollits Coolidge

    Good morning gents and fellow listeners, from DownUnder.

    Re your comments about the surprising Covid submissiveness of the Kiwis and ourselves, and I only speak for Australians. The myths about Australians are many, eg that most of us live in the bush, are arch individualists, endlessly barbecue meat, and are rugged outdoors types etc.

    Contra the great Clive, I am indeed descended from a convict rather than a prison guard.

    My tuppence worth is to suggest that with mass immigration, we are simply not the culture we once were. About half of those now living in the big two cities were born OS. Most migrants indeed settle in Sydney and MelDanistan. Another great chunk are first generation migrants brought up to believe in multiculti values, not assimilation. Nor does the education system today emphasise old fashioned Aussie virtues.

    Our national characteristics have been draining away since at least the 80s if not the 70s, as a result. I wouldn’t be surprised if most inhabitants of Sydney or MelDanistan didn’t know who Paul Hogan was.

    This is at least part of the explanation I would think.

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    • August 24, 2020, at 5:39 PM PDT
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  2. colleenb Member
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    PaulCollits (View Comment):

    Good morning gents and fellow listeners, from DownUnder.

    Re your comments about the surprising Covid submissiveness of the Kiwis and ourselves, and I only speak for Australians. The myths about Australians are many, eg that most of us live in the bush, are arch individualists, endlessly barbecue meat, and are rugged outdoors types etc.

    Contra the great Clive, I am indeed descended from a convict rather than a prison guard.

    My tuppence worth is to suggest that with mass immigration, we are simply not the culture we once were. About half of those now living in the big two cities were born OS. Most migrants indeed settle in Sydney and MelDanistan. Another great chunk are first generation migrants brought up to believe in multiculti values, not assimilation. Nor does the education system today emphasise old fashioned Aussie virtues.

    Our national characteristics have been draining away since at least the 80s if not the 70s, as a result. I wouldn’t be surprised if most inhabitants of Sydney or MelDanistan didn’t know who Paul Hogan was.

    This is at least part of the explanation I would think.

    Sounds like America except that I think we are not quite as urban as Australia. Thanks for insight.

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    • August 25, 2020, at 9:56 AM PDT
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