Of course the English Ascendancy has always been quite right. It is a clear sign of a rotter to know too many foreign languages, as an interview panel at the University of Cambridge once trenchantly reminded me. And as for the crime of holding treasonable correspondance with those lying overseas, they should never have taken it off the statute book. Without these basic legal sanctions, it’s not even enough to turn all the continental papers back at Dover as happened yesterday and quite right too. What is really needed is a week-long power-cut to stop chaps in foreign Universities from sending chaps in the UK emails in foreign tongues with links to nasty foreign scandal-sheets. The kind of poisonous insinuation which appears in the Italian Press is a sorry example of this. This is the sort of thing that can happen if vigilance is relaxed for a second. The prevention of this kind of scandalmongering is what the English Channel is for. Throw that switch. Isolate the Continent NOW. You know it makes sense.