In 1971 I was part of a small group that included Mary Whitehouse, Malcolm Muggeridge and Lord Longford, who called the nation to repentance and a return to Christian morality and values. This autobiography is my personal account of the way masses of British people rallied to
those key words in 1971 when the Nationwide Festival of Light was launched after Britain’s moral downfall following what has become known as ‘The Permissive Sixties’. What follows are my views and those of other concerned people: The moral and spiritual state of Britain has deteriorated with never slackening of pace. Twenty six years after the Festival of light, the Labour Party, in 1997 were swept into power with plans for building a New Britain. At the time, there seemed to be practically nothing of a revolutionary nature that Mr Blair might do by way of combating the values of the then exhausted and sleaze-ridden Conservative Party, and for which the British people would not have given him their full support. Yet the form this revolution took was not a demand for redressing the widening gap between the rich and poor, or with addressing the problems of a growing illiteracy amongst school children, or a breakdown in discipline in our schools, or a growing anarchy on our streets, or for strengthening marriage and family life – or even for transforming Britain into a thriving and productive economy. Instead it was the demand for drugs, alcohol, condoms, treatment for AIDs, HIV and a host of other STIs, as well as abortions for teenage girls – all free and confidential at the point of delivery. All this was paid for by the productive and stable part of society, namely families with a husband and wife, mother and father at their centre, and the voluntary aid of numerous Christian-based organisations. And when we view Britain, fourteen years later, what do we see?