Monday 6 January 2003


John Stewart writes that a nation needs self confidence. That is absolutely correct:
It is difficult to pinpoint when the tide of our national self-confidence turned and began to ebb away but for many it was 22 January 1972 when we forsook Churchill’s open seas in favour of the sclerotic, bureaucratic labyrinth of the European Economic Community.
I would certainly agree that 22nd January 1972 was a "day of infamy" that will go down in history. Mr Stewart does not limit himself to our national surrender to the EUSSR but rightly condemns the technophobes:
I believe our future energy requirements can only be met by nuclear generation and our food requirements by genetically modified crops and livestock; no other rational course offers itself.
Quite right.