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One very small reason for subscribing to you - much, much less important than to support one of the few voices which the media permits to be raised in opposition to the madness of the elites - is that I enjoy watching a certain former Times columnist splutter in fury that you're allowed to speak at all. I have loathed his Blairite gibbering for as long as I can remember. Raised by Communist parents, he seems to retain the comrades' inability to countenance that others have different opinions which deserve to be aired, and the ratio-pounding he's taken this week as he resurrects the tired Whataboutery regarding illegal immigrants and crime has been one of the few pleasures in this terrible time. "Some criminals aren't asylum seekers" is the line that he and the other grifter-hacks have settled upon, and I think it would have worked ten years ago. It doesn't work any more: you don't need Bayes' theorem to discern why such a line is as pointless as it's anti-statistical. This progress in the discourse is in part down to your bravery, Matt. Thank you.

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Your writings are imperative, Matt, and much appreciated. Thank goodness they are gathering a group of like minded folk.

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Thanks Matt, and thanks to all your subscribers who post here. You all stopped me feeling I was alone in my opinions and going nuts in my dotage. Psychological support, yes, good way of putting it. Peace to all this Sunday.

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May I, with all due respect, humbly suggest that your site and your readership has been growing and will continue to do so is because you, Matt, are providing numbers from your own polls and other sources with which to support and underline your arguments! It is, after all, hard to argue with '2 + 2 = 4', unless one is a 'Climate extremist' or a Whitehall civil servant ... or a politician ...

Thanks!

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It is true, as Vivian Evans suggests in her comment of about 2 hrs ago, that it is hard to argue with 2+2=4. The problem is not one of argument. Matt's points, reasoned from data, are unassailable. The problem is that the views or conclusions are ignored just as they have been for over a decade. Considerable factual research underlay the arguments in books (that had accompanying articles in newspapers and magazines and were not obscure academic publications) from 2012 and 2013 in particular - for example, Gavin Cooke's 'Britains Great Immigration Disaster,' Paul Collier's 'Exodus', Ed West's 'The Diversity Illusion', and in 2017 Douglas Murray's 'The Strange Death of Europe' - none of which had any effect whatsoever anymore than did 1 to 2 million marching against Blair's war in Iraq. The Westminster political class, the 'new elite', the 'luxury belief' class, the charity-industrial complex, the running dogs in the media, the academics spewing out destructive critical theories and indoctrinating the young, the entire rotten, decadent lot of them, are impervious to argument. Even now, despite debunking by a few ministers, the NHS and Civil Service continue to kowtow to Stonewall, banks continue debanking, the Met continue to hold the hands of thousands of Hamas supporters every Saturday, and the cult of net zero continues.

It is true, as Matt argues, that we need a new political party but the establishment, the blob, will continue to squeeze out insurgent parties. In the 2015 election UKIP got nearly 4million votes. It was its performance in EU elections before that date that provoked the Brexit referendum but even that achieved nothing. We are still subject to EU law - the Windsor framework and its latest amendment ensures we must align our regulations even in the mainland and scrutinise any new laws for compatibility with the EU. And post Brexit immigration was not just unabated but greatly increased, rents, houses energy and food continue to increase in price and the UK, London in particular, grows as a playground for the foreign rich. London has the highest number of hotel rooms at over £1000 a night than other capital.

The current frontrunner for a 'new' party - on an ineffective 10 to 15% (like UKIP was in 2015) - is Reform UK. It is not going to be the largest party in the next Parliament and its effect is probably to increase Labour's majority and reduce the size of the Conservative so called opposition. Even if Reform UK get near the levers of power, or influence those that are in power, the labyrinthine bureaucracy that is the modern state will thwart it as Raab, Patel, and Braverman found out. Once Labour are in power ....

But the UK is sandwiched between the US and the EU. Events in America and on the continent may be the source of change by osmosis into the UK. For now, those are two glimmers of hope.

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Thank you Matt for making the arguments that our media-political class deliberately ignore/suppress and more importantly, as others have noted, for backing this up with hard data. In your article, you make what I personally think is one of the most important elements of democracy that the Elite are busy trying to remove, that is that we do not all agree. Sounds a small thing, but the recognition that we all bring our own perspectives and that all should be heard is key to making Democracy work. We then argue and debate and find a way forward that a majority support, and because all have had their say, the minority can accept they have been heard. This diversity of opinion is a core element of Democracy.

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“If we ever started a campaign.” Lots of trying to figure out what we can practically do. So all ears on this one!

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Matt, as you say we may not agree on everything but are united against the way the elite are leading this country. I want to talk about one area of disagreement.

To start with an analogy, you probably remember the Batley by-election. None of the main party candidates were prepared to mention the elephant in the room, the Batley teacher driven into hiding by extremists. They feared being smeared as Islamophobic. The left establishment love to silence legitimate criticism in this way - and it works.

I think that a lot of people are nervous of criticising Israeli policy in Gaza for the same reason, fear of being smeared as anti-semitic. This doesn't bother the hard left or the Islamists, of course, but it is making me nervous as I type this now. How can we be rightly appalled by the Hamas attack but hide behind euphemisms like self defence or supporting Israel when the IDF kill twenty times as many Palestinians including numerous children?

In your recent GB News debate with Aaron Bastani, he made some good points. If and when the rest of Gaza is reduced to rubble, there will be another large flow of migrants to Europe. They will be bitter and angry and coming here, where the political elite will welcome them to 4* hotels. If our useless MPs drag us into another Middle East war on America's coat tails, there will be even more destruction and mass movements of people.

While there are big problems across western Europe with Islamic extremism, there are Muslims in this country who resent fundamentalism and hate preachers. Many share our concerns about the culture war the left is waging, about trans activists in schools and drag queen story hour for example. So yes of course oppose anti-semitism and Islamic extremism, but please be careful about giving the impression of taking sides in the long and bitter Israeli Palestinian conflict.

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Thanks Matt. You are one of the few sane voices talking politics in public and I relish your appearances which are always delivered with a sensible and neutral tone from the credible position of research and academia. I think this community deserves to continue to grow much bigger...

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Great stuff. Keep it up Matt!

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Thank you for everything you are doing, Matt. Your writing and media appearance are making a big impact, and I know from my friends, colleagues, and family that many more people know of you and what you are writing and saying.

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Whatever you say or write the legacy newspaper rags pick it up and write columns on the subject. Even the newspapers sympathetic to these useless parties are behind the curve. I'm increasingly of the opinion it's not just MSM that's dying, so are the newspaper rags.

Long live independent media.

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