'Another Country' Conference hailed as great success
by The Editor
On Saturday 20th October 2012 the Traditional Britain Group, in conjunction with The Quarterly Review, held a very successful all-day conference at London’s prestigious East India Club. A broad range of age groups with at least one third under 30 years of age made up the 80 attendees.
On Saturday 20th October 2012 the Traditional Britain Group, in conjunction with The Quarterly Review, held a very successful all-day conference at London’s prestigious East India Club. A broad range of age groups with at least one third under 30 years of age made up the 80 attendees. Our Vice-President, Gregory Lauder-Frost, chaired events throughout.
Derek Turner, former editor of Right Now! Magazine and now editor of The Quarterly Review was the first speaker and addressed the position the British ‘Right’ now finds itself in, deliberately marginalized by the liberal-left establishment and the media. He felt, however, there was hope with the internet providing new opportunities to audiences which were hard to reach before. Dr Andrew Fear, the classicist, addressed tradition in the ancient world and how until the 20th century this had been carried forward as an essential basis of our thinking. Pete Myers, a member of the Church Society council spoke on traditionalism in the Church of England and why dis-establishment would be a mistake and a gift to the secularists. He outlined the Society’s work in trying to combat non-doctrinal liberalism and political correctness in the church. The Lord Sudeley, the Traditional Britain Group’s President, then dealt with the issues surrounding Blair’s Class War expulsion of the hereditary peerage from Their House and how this was essentially an assault on the British Constitution.
The TBG Committee and several speakers, 20 of us altogether, then retired for lunch just off the Haymarket, and had to cross the very large left-wing TUC-sponsored anti-government cuts march which was progressing up Lower Regent Street.
After lunch Peter King, a sociologist and author of Reaction: Against the Modern World addressed the conference on his idea of reactionaries and what reaction really meant. Richard Spencer, executive editor of Taki’s Magazine and founder and co-editor of www.AlternativeRight.com spoke of the issue of The Right in the USA and whether Americans can actually be conservatives in the British or European context. He was followed by Professor Stephen Bush who discussed what had gone wrong with our manufacturing and economic bases. Then came Theodore Dalrymple (pen name of Anthony Daniels) the often controversial author and political commentator who attacked the pathetic state of Britain under modernism, notably the destruction of it by developers, planners, so-called architects and Town Councils who permitted it. He felt this represented a severing of our ties with a traditional past, and all those timeless things from it, which in many ways reached back to the Roman and Greek eras which Dr Fear had commented upon. Our last speaker was Dr Sean Gabb, the leader of the Libertarian Alliance, on the treachery of our political class - covering a wide range of issues which have created the stagnant miasma that is Britain today. He had the conference cheering when he said that it was time for a revolution!