Steve Hilton is the host of a relatively new show on the FOX News Channel called “The Next Revolution.” Hilton used to work in politics in the UK and he claims that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair once warned him about the deep state.
He writes at FOX News:
Yes there is a Deep State — and Tony Blair warned me about it
In the months before the British general election of 2010, one of my responsibilities as Conservative Party Leader David Cameron’s senior adviser was to help prepare for what we hoped would soon be our first days and months in government…
Blair was candid and thoughtful, and gave us a brilliant primer on what he’d learned about making the machinery of government work. But there was one thing above all that stood out from our conversation: his blunt warning about the administrative state and the attitude any incoming government would face from the permanent bureaucracy.
“You cannot underestimate how much they believe it’s their job to actually run the country and to resist the changes put forward by people they dismiss as ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ politicians,” Blair said. “They genuinely see themselves as the true guardians of the national interest, and think that their job is simply to wear you down and wait you out.”
That, in a nutshell, is the Deep State. And Blair’s warning was prophetic, as I discovered even before Cameron took office as prime minister.
That sounds an awful lot like what’s happening in the United States today, doesn’t it?