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The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.
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Britain's Unique Aristocracy

2020_31_lords-scaled Short defence of our timeless hierarchy

The word aristocracy has many stigmas and dogmas to it, some good, some bad, and Britain's aristocracy has in the past deservingly or not earned most of them to some degree or another. The good far outweighs the bad, this good that our aristocracy has contributed mightily to our stability and prosperity and that without it we would have neither.

To get straight to the point, social classes and roles provide their members with distinctive subcultures that prepare them for specialized functions in society. Social class is useful as an efficient means of role allocation in society. Through role allocation, a society fixes the social responsibilities of persons.
Of course many now forget it, Britain once had an aristocratic upper class which was the envy of the world, and which, crucially, 'had enough in-built authority — honed over three centuries — and enough ancestral wisdom — acquired over three centuries — to dare to defy the arrogance of intellectuals from above and the emotions of the masses from below; to dare to resist the entrepreneurial imperative; to dare to try to raise the level of public conversation; to dare to put the public interest before private interests, and to dare to shape the nation's will and curb its appetites do for demos what courtiers could never do for princes: be a true friend rather than a false flatterer. Why should we remove something in our heart which has been the cornerstone of consultation of Britain and which has built the soil and the roots of our nation? Meritocracy built on the idea of society on moving up in the social chain is something which we can express, some could say however how quickly can we jump to change our hierarchy at what cost does the Layman choose to change the Natural Authority?

Such change is rooted in individualistic ideas such as modern capitalism with its benchmark Bourgeois marketing, which many associate traditional conservatism with, this is child's Play, you cannot conserve society or political institutions with the liberal idea of a constant progression to reach a utopia — there has to be a desire to hold traditions close, this will have to be regulated by the government. So markets can exist as they naturally do, but the government should and would intervene where it deems its peoples/institutions/ideas at risk of compromise due to said market.

As mentioned previously this Nouveau Riche Breakaway against the Traditional Gentry, cannot hold true to tradition, for example, Egalitarianism, placing its unfair burdens on others, creates dysfunctional societies. The point being there was a reason in the Traditional West for Monarchy, Gender Roles, the Aristocracy and most important religion in the past.
There was a reason it was long-lasting in our societies and if you want to look at it that way what Liberals call progress is destruction.
This hereditary aristocracy has mainly evolved English tradition for the betterment of our nation.
To rebuild the Sacred Hierarchy of God, Monarch, and Aristocracy, The Polity needs Traditional conservatism, not only when it comes to Political Matters, but one's way of life included, to the People who cry, silver spoon and deadbeats, I call the Aristocracy.

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