'The yob I saw pissing on the Church in Lyon is what happens when the working classes are denied a form of meaningful employment, and when forced to exist in a valueless global economic system instead of flourishing in a purposeful nation state where the market is controlled and secondary to identity. Religion is probably the core civilizational value; when it dissolves, stupid ideologies like globalization and feminism usurp its place. And what have they given us? Fragmented families, increasingly broken societies, mass immigration, foreign wars, spiritual desolation, an unhealthy birth rate, increased drug abuse, global capitalism and its concomitant booms for the few and crashes for the many, a cult of frivolity and a cult of ugliness.'
“The rolling English road…”, a talk given by Stuart Millson at Fowey Town Hall as part of the 2007 Daphne Du Maurier Literary Festival. The landscapes of the British Isles, the British character, or indeed the variety of British characters which you will find if you travel from Cornwall to Caledonia, have provided endless material for novelists, essayists, poets and observers of the social scene, from – most notably in the 1930s, Sir John Betjeman and H.V. Morton, to an altogether different view of England in the form of George Orwell’s accounts of urban grime and squalor, and the North Country sketches of J.B. Priestley’s English Journey.