Pity that the Economics Editor of the Financial Times cannot spell “exaggerated”, though. Another sign of the times, I suppose.
The above report is re. the UK. Unemployment is now spiking in the USA too:
Re. the Jew exploiter Philip Green
Below: here he is, a few years ago, on one of his mega-yachts, pouring Champagne over the heads of other Jews and various “hoes”:
Blast from the past: the Adelphi, Liverpool
Sorry to hear that the Adelphi Hotel has fallen on hard times. I stayed there for a few days, ungazetted, when an ad-hoc Soviet ballet company (mainly Bolshoi dancers, if I remember aright) was in Liverpool. That would have been in about 1985 or 1986. My then girlfriend’s small suite had a sitting room with a kind of curtained-off bedroom. An entrance hall led to the sitting room and also to a spacious bathroom.
The prima ballerina, whose name I forget, was unhappily married and thought to be mentally unstable. She had, I was told, a magnificent suite. For her own protection, both in view of her emotional state and because protesting Jews supporting “refuseniki” (Soviet Jews supposedly wanting to emigrate to Israel from the Soviet Union— most ended up in California) might alarm her, a KGB man slept across her doorway all night, every night, in the manner of Russia’s ancient history.
In fact, that dancer was at risk— she later tried to commit suicide in Sardinia, by slitting her wrists in her bath. Her husband was constantly unfaithful, apparently. Also, she was about 40. Not good for a dancer, though the famous ones have often overcome age to retain public affection: Maya Plisetskaya, Margot Fonteyn etc.
In fact, those dancers (the couple) were living a golden or velvet life in Moscow. His and hers Mercedes cars, dacha, luxury apartment etc. A lifestyle most people (whether in Moscow or the UK) never experience. Still, money cannot, as such, buy happiness. It’s just a dull grind when money is short…
The Adelphi was, I thought, a good hotel at that time (now about 35 years ago). A quartet played classical pieces live in the opulent and huge foyer. Among those listening was the then Chief Constable of Merseyside. The hotel was a landmark in Liverpool.
Coronavirus and Labour
The Labour Party is now weaker than it has ever been, in my view. Weaker even than it was under that unpleasant little hypocrite Michael Foot.
Labour under Corbyn, though weak, was stronger than it now is. Now Labour is going to —eventually— elect a new leader, which could be Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey or Lisa Nandy. All have kow-towed to the Jew lobby, all have otherwise similar policies, though Rebecca Long-Bailey is the most radical of the three. Starmer looks likely to be the choice, because he frightens few horses; as against that, he is as dull as ditchwater.
Labour’s problem can be said to reside in the fact that, outside the Labour Party membership, few people even care which of the three becomes Labour leader.
Labour, for which 10 million voters voted in 2019, is scarcely in the exact position of UKIP after 2015, when UKIP gradually became a joke, an irrelevance and then eventually just a nothing. Having said that, there is a parallel. Labour now has no power to speak of in the Commons, because the Conservative Party majority of 80 can steamroller through almost anything.
Beyond that, there is the point that the Coronavirus rescue package of Rishi Sunak, whatever its deficiencies and flaws, has pretty much shot Labour’s fox on “austerity” etc. All Labour can say is “we would have done more and better…(if we were in power, which we are not, and will not be for years, if ever…)”.
Not a very impressive position. The msm continue to give Labour MPs a platform, as required by OFCOM rules etc, but in reality, Labour has become something close to an irrelevance. In fact, it has been reduced to supporting the Government’s positions in the present crisis.
It is clear that Iain Dunce Duncan Smith’s shambolic “welfare” “reforms” are not only completely stupid but cannot work administratively. Why is this surprising? After all, Dunce only got to Lieutenant in his 6 years of being an Army officer. He never had any responsible civilian job either. How could such a person really conceive a workable social security reform, even if “IDS” were a better person morally than he in fact is?
However, the collapse of the Universal Credit system and other DWP areas, under the weight of the Coronavirus burden, will not help Labour. In fact, any “opposition” will more likely come from within the Conservative Party itself.
I detect no real chance for Labour at present, nor for quite a while into the future. If ever.
I had not intended to make a ratissage on the supermarkets this evening, but in the end I did, mainly to get bread, a couple of food items and some cat treats. I went to the nearest one, a Waitrose outlet a mile or two away. I arrived about 1930, half an hour before closing time. Few customers, but an innovation: outside the wide-open doors, two security men, young and dressed entirely in black. Woollen hats, padded jackets, scarfs wound around neck, covering the lower face. Armbands. Exactly like the militia in the TV series, The Handmaid’s Tale. They lacked only the weapons. They are, it seems, Waitrose “marshals”.
Inside, bought 2 scratchcards (both modest winners, as it turned out), but at first my cash was refused. All part of the new hygiene regime. Card only.
I was curious to see whether the shelves were still being stripped bare. Most bread had gone, though there were a few of the less popular (and more expensive) types available: stoneground rye, sourdough etc. Eggs were very plentiful. Flour seemed to be unavailable. Pasta available, though only the slightly more expensive Italian-made stuff in blue and yellow packing; little of the cheaper “Essential Waitrose” pasta. Pasta sauces mostly gone, though the more expensive Lloyd Grossman jars were there (over £2 compared to £1 for the cheapest Waitrose own-brand line). I bought one jar. Puttanesca. Everything else seemed to be available for those wanting it, even loo paper (only the more expensive brands, though). I found the cat treats. No shortage.
I noticed that fruit, vegetables and everything else that I looked at in passing seemed to be in supply.
My conclusion from that and my drive around yesterday: the supermarkets are gradually getting on top of the bulk-buying/panic-buying wave. People are still doing it, but less so. There must be some people around here sitting on mountains of dried pasta, pasta sauce jars, bread and loo paper. I also noticed that people are obviously not buying the pasta to eat immediately, because there was plenty of fresh pasta for sale.
Anyway, that’s my story…
On the way back, a car would not wait for me at a junction and drove off at speed. A few minutes later, I saw a blue light in my rear-view mirror (when I was learning to drive, belatedly, at age 42, the instructor said that one of my faults as a driver was that I looked in the rear-view mirror more than I looked out of the windshield!). Anyway, I turned off to avoid any contact. Only a few seconds later, the police flashed past down the deserted rural A-road. Were they after that other driver? Was he a suspected Coronavirus “non-essential” driver? Had he been heard humming an Alison Chabloz song about “holocaust” fakery? We shall never know…
Watched a topical film on ITV2: Contagion, about an infectious virus that starts with bats in China, and then gets into the food chain, finally being transmitted person to person until millions are killed all over the world. Wait, wasn’t that the TV news? Oh, no, it was “just a film”…More seriously, I was slightly surprised that an alarming (though well-made) film like that was broadcast at a time like this.
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What a repellent Jew Michael Green is! I wonder if that is his real surname or has he changed it to ‘fit in’ and hide his origins like so many of them do ie former Tory Home Secretary Michael Howard whose real surname is Hecht.
I think he should have been wary about having a picture like that taken since it plays up to the stereotypes of very rich Jews so well. I bet he votes for the Koshervative Party as David Cameron-Levita once dubbed it! I wouldn’t be surprised if he donates large sums either to them.🙄
M’Lord of Essex:
Those Jewish surnames were not originally Jewish. Jews in Europe had names such as “Judah ben Israel” and so on. They took on non-Jewish or non-Hebrew names either as the result of assimilation policies (esp. in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19thC) or to disguise their ethnic identity. Names such as “Applebaum” (apple tree), “Silverman, “Weinstein”, “Goldblum” (gold flower) etc, or they simple appropriated existing non-Jew names such as Green, Wright, Miller etc.
I have to say though that in Michael Howard’s defence and not withstanding the fact he is a Jew whose family no doubt deliberately changed their surname in order to hide their origins he wasn’t too bad a Home Secretary at least in regard to policing and crime rather than border control. He beats Priti Vacant in that regard though this wouldn’t be difficult and of course even in John Major’s day the Conservative Party wasn’t as globalist and showed as much reluctance to adopt ‘Right-wing authoritarian’ measures as it does nowdays.
Michael Howard was one of the better Home Secretaries of recent decades.
M’Lord of Essex, I disagree with that in the sense that “Howard” thought that the *only* way to deal with crime was to send defaulters to the university of crime, prison. I disagree, though in some cases there is really no alternative for reasons of public safety and societal retribution.
Hello Ian: Regarding that scumbag of Philip Green, I researched a bit, and I found that he had several lawsuits and attacks, all of which he managed to block thanks to his enormous fortune. He is definitely a bastard and a thief, like every Jewish “entrepreneur”.
Checking on Green, I found a couple of unsavoury characters among Great Britain’s top millionaires. One is a gipsy called Alfie Best (described by ultra politically -correct Wikipedia as “a British/Romanichal businessman”, what a joke!) He is obviously a low-life who made his fortune conning people.
Anyway, what can we expect from a society that put people like this as role models? It is all about financial success, regardless of the cost.
Yes, under the globalist, open borders supporting libertarians of the misnamed Conservative Party (perhaps the ONLY other political party in the world that is even more misnamed is Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party of Japan which is nothing like Britain’s Liberal Democratic Party and is basically a Japan First nationalist/national-conservative party. Indeed, Shinzo Abe (Japan’s current PM) is described on Wikipedia as being one of the most Right-wing and nationalist PM’s Japan has had for many decades) Britain is basically not a real country at all but a large, floating business park where the only concern is national GDP figures and where money and the love of it for its own sake is king.
A very Jewish political philosophy I think you could say our CON Party follows though no Israeli Jew would want their government in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to treat Israel as being merely a business park. What is good for the European goyim (‘cattle’) is not good for Jews in Israel.🙄
This libertarian philosophy our CONServative Party follows is so Jewish I don’t find it surprising Mrs Thatcher was such a favourite of British Jews and she liked them quite a lot whereas previous Tory leaders didn’t all that much. Indeed, the last real Tory leader in my opinion, Neville Chamberlain, wrote a letter to his sister around the time of Kristallnacht saying he didn’t find the Jews a lovable people.
Ha, ha, how is that for Tory ‘anti-semitism’! The misnamed CONServatives of today are complying about Labour’s ‘anti-semitism’ when it is actually a TORY tradition that even Harold Macmillan was not all that averse too.🙄
Most of the philo-Semitism is corrupt, based on money and/or careerism, M’Lord of Essex. Stephen Crabb, the pathetic sex pest MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, is a typical example of a pro-Jew, pro-Israel doormat, in it for the career promotion, muted msm criticism, financial opportunities etc.
So, unlike with Labour or the Liberal Democrats, the Tory Party’s professed liking for Jews isn’t even based-upon principles but money-grabbing, personal enrichment and self-serving opportunism. Well, I suppose you could call that being a traditional Tory is some ways!
In the 1970s and early 80s, they bowed down to Arab oil wealth just the same.
Wealth + Semitic = “Conservative” doormatting…
Have you heard of these people? According to a survey made by the “Sunday Times” last year, they own the 2nd largest fortune in the UK. They must keep a low profile because I never heard of them. Mind you, I do not live in the UK so, that could be the reason.
I have heard of them but know next to nothing about them. Of course, many of the ultra-wealthy do keep a very low profile.
Yes, the only likely opposition is going to come from within the Tory Party. One of the real problems with First Past The Post as an electoral system is that it too often gives a Party an unearnt (in the sense the election result is effectively ‘gifted’ by the grotesquely inefficient workings of the system mistranslating real votes into seats and giving the ‘winning party’ a ‘winner’s bonus’ for being the leading party) and often large majority. This means, in practice, that the resulting parliament has party numbers of MPs out of proportion to their vote shares and the opposition parties are weaker in numbers than they should be. A weaker parliament means a parliament with fewer opposition MP numbers to hold the government to account. A single-party government can govern effectively perfectly adequately with a majority of forty seats or less even with backbench rebellions as rebellions are usually not that large. A majority of 80 is simply not needed to ensure effective governance of the country and is akin to an ‘elected dictatoship’ as Tory Lord Haisham once said. ‘Landslide’ election ‘wins’ produced by our notoriously inefficient electoral system often lead to bad governments drunk on power.
M’Lord of Essex, there is a disconnect, even in the present broken systen, between what the public as a whole voted for, and what they got and have. As we know, well under 50% (about 43%) voted Con in 2019, but the 80-seat majority means close to a dictatorship. A clown tyranny.
Francis Pym, Tory Foreign Secretary, got the sack from Mrs Thatcher because he said that landslide majorities don’t on the whole produce good governments and that was with a Tory government led by Mrs Thatcher in mind. I wonder what Francis Pym would make of this “elected dictatorship” led by Boris The Clown if he were alive today?
M’Lord of Essex:
I doubt that someone like Pym, even if he and his like are often smug bastards, could ever have imagined that a clown “prince” like Boris-idiot might become Prime Minister.
Yes, First Past The Post ( a silly and inappropriate name for it since there is no defined ‘winner’s post’ either at the constituency level or the national one) is very broken. About the only thing it does well is geographical representation of communities ie that fabled single MP- seat link but a decent electoral system should do much more than that. It should NOT persistently misrepresent the voters so that parties get seats out of all proportion to their real level of public support. A discrepancy between votes and seats whereby the Tory Party has 56% of the seats and an overall majority to do whatever it likes on just 43% of the national vote is too large to be acceptable. A decent electoral system should narrow that gap to under 10% at least.
First Past The Post is really a simple single-member plurality system since it only requires the ‘winner’ to have JUST ONE MORE VOTE than their nearest opponent in a seat and you don’t need to have more than 50% of the vote in a constituency or nationwide. The system ‘wastes’ votes (in the sense those votes don’t secure representation ie MPs being elected) on a truely vast scale and one which in a truely democratic society should be considered to be unacceptable.
One good thing the present government has done (especially considering our bad electoral system that makes this matter potentially worse) is to scrap their plans to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Yes, I know that idea sounded good to many people as they can’t stand politicians and don’t want to pay for them but if it had been implemented then it would have meant fewer MPs to hold the government to account as more would have been on the ‘payroll vote’ ie those who are not just MPs but government ministers and whips. These people rarely rebel against a government they are a part of and receive an enhanced salary from.
If I might be so bold as to say so, this is the most important passage in the current post:
“…but at first my cash was refused. All part of the new hygiene regime. Card only.”
Welcome to digital currency or in other, plainer words, the abolition of cash and along with it, any semblance of privacy! (And recalling that cash though only about 3% of the total money supply when I last looked is non-interest bearing whereas all the rest is CREDIT and monetized interest-bearing DEBT). Pretext: spreading virus through currency contamination!
They’ll really be running this one hell for leather. Expect more in due course. And watch the US space for developments on a Federal Reserve digital currency – it was dropped from the main Bill but I think it’s now got its own separate legislative overture.
You may be right in general, though of course a debit card does not carry debt (for the consumer).
The customer is theoretically creditor of the bank when in credit, but if I understand it right, a positive account balance results either from monetized indebtedness generated among others having been transferred to the customer by crediting his account or from the advance of a loan to the customer by the bank or by another and credited to the account. So distinct from the shopkeeper / customer transaction.
Every loan creates a deposit and every repayment destroys currency – although while the latter bit was formely gospel it is now disputed by e.g. Michael Rowbotham in “The Grip of Death” – a great read when one can get round to it (in small doses).
Yes, it is quite surprising a film like that was shown at the present time. It isn’t a particularly wise thing to do since many people get easily frightened and they are the types who go out the shops and leave the shelves bare.
I’ve often wondered never having been on a cruise ship what sort of films are shown in their onboard cinemas. No doubt that pretty much all types are viewed but do ships like the Queen Mary 2 allow their patrons to see classic disaster films set on ships like The Poseidon Adventure or more modern ones of the genre like Titanic?
M’Lord of Essex:
I have never been on a cruise, as such, but I was on the old (now decommissioned) P & O Oriana from Sydney to Southampton (via Suva, Los Angeles, Acapulco, Panama Canal, Nassau, Port Everglades, Bermuda and one or two other places) in 1969. I saw the then recent release The Italian Job about 20 times! (I used to nap in the usually-empty cinema). Cannot remember the other films.