I favoured Leave from the start (meaning from a while before the 2016 Referendum), but the process was royally mishandled by idiots such as Francis Maude (also a Common Purpose member, fyi), in fact so badly handled that I wonder(ed) whether that was not deliberate. Well, here we are, about to “leave”, though for now only on paper.
I wonder what kind of celebrations there will be. Not many and rather muted, I suspect. I am guessing that any “celebrations” will be rather squalid and sad, like New Year’s Eve used to be about 30 years ago in London, the Trafalgar Square fountains and statues boarded-up to protect them from drunken “revellers” (vandals and twerps, beer cans in hand, and with nowhere better to go).
The public mood is very downbeat, in my opinion: not sorry to be “leaving”, exactly; not scared either, but unenthusiastic, almost sullen.
As for Boris-idiot, looking at the first couple of months of his majority-government, my impression is that the man himself still looks like someone who, against the odds, has won the lottery, or inherited a great estate, and is not quite sure how to handle his unmerited good fortune.
Freedom of expression
Free speech (etc) continues to be attacked. Alastair Stewart of all people, who started political life as a “left-wing Communist” in the National Union of Students before getting into the absurdly well-paid newsreading line and becoming “mainstream”, has been sacked because a black “activist” and “lobbyist” from East London was too dim to understand a few lines of Shakespeare!
Katie Hopkins, meanwhile, has been “suspended” from Twitter (that’s what they called it when I was in reality expelled from Twitter in 2018…). She was the latest target of an unholy alliance of Jew-Zionists, Muslims and pseudo-socialist “anti-fascist” idiots, who all applaud the fact that a quasi-monopolistic finance-capitalist enterprise like Twitter can suddenly —and without being in any way accountable— “decide” to “de-platform” anyone it (i.e. its executives, or even minor office bods) consider to be “racist” etc.
Here below, NHS psychiatrist Tim G. Stevens, who tweets negatively about me from time to time, betrays a basically pedestrian mind. Twitter, says he, is a “private” company (let’s leave the exact terminology aside) and so can ban whomsoever it chooses.
In fact, it is wholly inadequate to say that huge transnational organizations such as Twitter, which hold such an overwhelmingly large market share that they are quasi-monopolies, are simply “private”, or non-State, actors and so beyond the reach of potential civil rights legislation (the type of legislation which does not as yet exist but should exist).
The actor Laurence Fox has been attacked recently for daring to question “woke” nonsense:
When Laurence Fox meets Bonnie Greer again, he should ask her why it is, in what many call “racist” Britain, that a black American woman with no educational background (she started to read Law in Chicago but dropped out), and who has mainly been engaged in writing the kind of subsidized theatrical works that have an audience of 2.5 people, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the British Museum. She even became Deputy Chair for a while!
When I had a Twitter account, Bonnie Greer joined a host of System-approved msm drones, talking heads, journalists and other scribblers, MPs etc, in blocking my tweets (nb. not my tweets to them or even about them, but on general topics).
The madness continues and intensifies:
Ha ha! This made me laugh! Thank you!
For a more serious take on “holocaust” nonsense, see, below, the work of the late Professor Faurisson:
British politics, the home of mediocrity
I happened to see this person’s biog. on Wikipedia, having never previously heard of her:
So took some kind of degree and then taught in a secondary school for 5 years (1969-1974). Volunteered with Citizen’s Advice, sat as a lay magistrate in Surrey, sat on a tribunal for a while. Climbed up the Conservative Party organization in the 1980s/1990s and was elevated as a life peer in 1996. Apparently (looking at Wikipedia) not a mother, and married to a barrister who took silk and is, or was, a Deputy High Court judge; she herself appears to have worked full-time for 5 years only, on the face of it.
Now, this rather obscure lady remains a member of the Lords, has held ministerial positions, and has only to sign-in for 20 mins at the Lords to receive her £310 per day tax-free stipend, though I doubt that she is in need of the money.
I know almost nothing about this lady, so will not criticize her, but it seems to me that far too many MPs, as well as peers, have nothing very special to offer.
More about freedom of expression
The malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” “charity” has intimidated a music venue (again), the other victim this time (also not for the first time) being Gilad Atzmon, the Jewish but anti-Zionist jazz musician.
A little English music: