Thursday, 26 March 2015

English Revolution

English Revolution was created in response to the need for a left-wing engagement with a rising English sense of national identity and to explore a local and national response to traditional left-wing causes abandoned by the established parties and movements of the Left . This theoretical experiment emerged from a background of heterogeneous, non-dogmatic left-wing radicalism willing to look outside of itself for support, allies and ideas; coupled with a respect for progressive patriotism and the positive role of traditional culture.

Betrayed by the Blairite Labour Party and its project to combine only the worst aspects of capitalism and socialism, the English working class is faced with a dearth of options. The three largest parties fight for control of the status-quo, accepting all the rules of the global capitalist world order laid down by United States, EU and IMF; differing only slightly in their carefully-crafted TV personalities and claims of managerial supremacy. Standing in the wings are UKIP and the Greens trying to pull the establishment consensus back into its old-fashioned Left/Right binary but ready to compromise and collaborate at the first sniff of power. Beyond that there is the more-or-less irreverent far-Left and far-Right fringes locked in their own political ghettos fighting among themselves.

Since I began this blog, I have come into contact with a number of similarly minded people seeking a way beyond the establishment system and tired old dogmas. Some of the best dialogue I have had has been with people who have histories of involvement in the far-right but have since categorically rejected racism and found inspiration in the more creative history of English radicalism.  I have also has to draw a line in my dealings with certain people and organisations who do not yet share this same rejection of racism and mistakenly believe we would countenance such a viewpoint.

My attempt to synthesise libertarian socialism and English civic pride has sadly met with little interest from the mainstream Left. Marxist organisations mostly like to fight over who is the correct bearer of that 'infallible' dogma so tend to have no tolerance of dissident socialisms. Other objections have been based on knee-jerk liberal assumptions and misunderstandings about who we are and what we want. The upshot is that 'Autonomous England' has failed to materialise into anything like the movement I originally talked about.

So where now? I will keep this blog going with occasional articles promoting alternative political ideas and dialogue across the out-dated political spectrum but will no longer profess to be a political movement in itself.  I just hope that in time more people will wake up and realise we must fight the system not each other.



Autonomous England is an inspiration.  It is unfortunate - but understandable - to see despondency.   SWPE implores Autonomous England to keep fighting.  Many battles will be lost before the victory we strive for.  Keeping active in the battle is the only way to halt globalisation.


  1. I see, an explicit rejection of racism, I'm confused.

    1. I shouldn't confuse you. I have stated this position consistently since we started but both the right and the left have consistently misunderstood us. Hence the despondency.

  2. Autonomous England's rejection of racism is something SWPE has no issue with. Nobody outside of the indigenous population has any place in the coming English Republic. SWPE is not racist - racism being a hatred of others due to race - we are avowedly pro-indigenous. We look forward to the day when all the outsiders and those who have mingled with them genetically, leave our lands in the spirit of peace and friendship to return to their homelands to immerse themselves in their ways, as we immerse ourselves in ours.

    1. My mother is not native born so does my family have no place here? Where should I go?

  3. This is a tricky question. I think the crux of the problem of globalisation is MASS immigration. There has always been a movement of peoples across the world. Battersea in London had a Black Mayor in the 19th century, long before Windrush. Small levels of migration can be absorbed, and in this sense they form real assimilation. Mass immigration has the effect of culture displacement. The SWPE proposition is that those who come from outside our shores be resettled with generous financial incentives. The issue of those of mixed ancestry has to be considered with reference to identity. Those who identify with the non-indigenous should be encouraged to depart. Those who identify with us are of course partially of us, and in many cases have a closer identity than many of the 'chav' variety who have no affinity with their own people. This is probably the hardest question to answer. Liberals would argue that there is no room for borders; the far-right would argue that even a single drop of foreign blood makes the individual foreign - both these extreme views are wrong due to being over-simplistic. You are to be applauded for raising this issue. What would you see as the answer to the question you ask - in the broader context of people of mixed ancestry?

    1. I resent the capitalist class using mass immigration as a tool to break down working class solidarity and drive down wages. However, I don't believe that attempts to turn back the clock by 'reverse social engineering' are practical or desirable. I could not possibly support any 'blood quantum' laws. I have friends who are of 100% 'non-indigenous' blood but native born and more patriotic than my 100% English friends. I don't think they should be excluded or counted as 2nd class. Nationality is more than race , as it is more than just a passport.

      I'm opposed to institutionalised separatism and institutionalised multiculturalism. I think people should be allowed to associate freely as they wish. I see no need for removing any large section of the population, whether they are mixed or of 'non-indigenous' origin. Equally, I see no need to shelter those who hate us.

      The nation is not the same as the tribe or the family. Difference does not exclude solidarity. Any attempt to impose uniformity leads to totalitarianism. We can't change the past. We can only change where we are going. The far-left and far-right need to learn to live and let live.

      Pride in your origins and who you are is healthy. Legislating on race is not.