An Extinction Rebellion fanatic called Dim Crosland (not really: it was Tim Crosland) was on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. A complete would-be dictator or neo-Stalinist zealot. I looked him up on Google, only to find that this robotic idiot was supposedly a barrister in practice at one time (if so, presumably not for long; he sounded completely inflexible), and was more recently a legal bod at the National Crime Agency, which shocked me. Is that really the kind of person that Agency employs?
I thought that this person warranted further investigation.
In fact, Crosland’s Linked In profile, while mentioning the “barrister” bit, does not note specifically that he actually has the qualification, or when he attained it—assuming that he did— but only that he has a degree in Latin and Greek literature and philosophy (“Greats”, in the traditional name) from Oxford, followed by a Master’s degree taken 8-9 years later at Utrecht University (Netherlands): https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tim-crosland-b2ab9594
In fact, that Linked In profile is lacking other basic details, such as where Crosland attended school at the secondary level.
Crosland acquired his main degree at Oxford, 1988-1992. His Master’s degree was granted by Utrecht University in 2001, after one year. 8 years are therefore missing.
Crosland is next heard of in 2012, where he was apparently the Chair of the “Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative” [“CCI”]. So there are another 11 years missing.
Crosland seems to have specialized in “cybercrime”, having spent 2 years and 2 months at CCI, which in fact looks like a very limited typical international quango paper-shuffling exercise: https://www.securityskeptic.com/CCI%20Quick%20Guide.pdf
Looks like nothing much of a concrete nature was done.
Crosland’s time at CCI overlapped with his time (18 months only) at the National Crime Agency, which ended in March 2015. The two jobs together add up to only 2 years and 9 months.
Crosland then spent 9-10 months at “COP-21”, part of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference.
Since the end of 2015, Crosland has been Director of a registered charity called Plan B, which describes itself as “...a registered charity, supporting and advancing strategic legal action to contain dangerous climate change and ocean acidification.”
Also: “Plan B. Earth (“Plan B”) combines mobilisation with strategic litigation to hold governments and others to account for their responsibilities to prevent climate breakdown. In particular Plan B aims to promote compliance with the Paris Agreement temperature limit, beyond which, according to the best available science, the risks of catastrophe are intolerable.”
Plan B’s website: https://planb.earth/about/
Details of “Plan B” are held by the Charity Commission. It seems that Plan B, in the financial year 2018-2019, had an income of some £41,000, while expenditure was £58,000. The previous year, the figures were rather higher: income £101,000 and expenditure £72,000 (approx).
“Purposes of the charity: General charitable purposes“. “Who the charity helps: The General Public/mankind.” Unenlightening.
Plan B is based in a townhouse in Walworth, London, equidistant from Vauxhall and Camberwell. The property is estimated to be valued at well over a million pounds: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/62-sutherland-square/london/se17-3el/21109546.
There is no indication anywhere, that I have seen, as to what Tim Crosland was doing in his 19 “lost years”, as mentioned here above. He seems too driven and zealous to have been lying on beaches or scuba-diving for such an amount of time. So what was he doing? Also, though talk of money may be vulgar, on what was he living?
I have been unable to find any trace of Tim Crosland’s work at the practising Bar. That does not mean that he was not practising at the Bar. Indeed, it may be that that is exactly what he was doing in those “lost” 19 years. All I am saying is that I have been so far unable to find any trace.
It may be that, as with some other Extinction Rebellion leaders (Crosland was apparently a co-founder), he has private means, a trust fund, or whatever, and so does not require a salary. Certainly a couple of years or so working as an employed lawyer is not going to have paid very much, and “Plan B” does not pay much, if anything (I should imagine that it pays nothing), as its Charity Commission details show.
I see references to Crosland here and there as “barrister” (but mostly in newspapers), also as “former government lawyer” etc, but no details of where or when he was in private practice (if he was), and no details of any reported cases (i.e. appeal cases). Certainly he is not now on the Barristers’ Register.
When I saw his photos, I suspected that Crosland is a Jew. He is. Jewish News reported thus in 2018: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/why-im-flying-to-tell-the-un-were-waking-up-to-climate-change/.
I have blogged previously about Extinction Rebellion and its tendencies (once you get past the weird street theatre and the pretty girls dancing etc) to both tyranny and terrorism. It seems that at least a few MPs, newspapers etc are waking up to this now (I blogged about all this a year or so ago): https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/; and https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/.
The Radio 4 Today interview, as reported: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1332700/extinction-rebellion-protests-bbc-news-justin-webb-climate-change.
2018 interview with Crosland in the journal of Pembroke College, Oxford, Crosland’s old college: https://issuu.com/pembrokecollegeoxford/docs/pembrokian_2017_digital_high_res_pa
An appreciation of Extinction Rebellion from the Policy Exchange “think tank” in 2019 (note that Tim Crosland’s name is misspelled as “Crossland”): https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Extremism-Rebellion.pdf
I feel that I am still missing something here, something revolving around those 19 (possibly) “lost” years.
While looking up a few things for this blog (for the above piece), I happened to see on Wikipedia that the 1960s/1970s Cabinet minister, Tony Crosland (no relation, as far as I know), a noted lothario of his day, had (earlier) actually had an affair with, of all people, Roy Jenkins! I had no idea! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Jenkins#Marriage_and_personal_life; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Crosland#Personal_life
Tweets seen today
Britain’s new toytown police state. How long before the “caring sharing” multikulti society opens camps for dissidents? If people don’t start fighting soon, they will become complete serfs and/or prisoners of a totalitarian state of evil.
The tweeter above, however, is quite mistaken to imagine that the Gestapo wasted their time like that (it was a rather small though efficient organization which mostly followed up reports from the public about potential spies and dissidents).
My own suggestion would be quite different and quite possibly “unlawful”…
Quite. On a related theme, most British people despise the Extinction Rebellion idiots, but at the same time I should guess that most feel not much sympathy for the newspapers temporarily shut down; nor for their scribblers, who are mostly System drones anyway.
More tweets seen
It is becoming obvious to many more people than heretofore that the absurd “rules” restricting people “because of” the virus (scare) are just that— absurd. I happened to visit a small Tesco Express (in a village/suburb) today for about 5 minutes. More people were not masked than were masked.
Boris-idiot and the clowns comprising the present Cabinet are incompetent, but I myself think that that is not by any means the whole story. The “virus” scare is a global phenomenon tied in with the NWO etc.
When you see news like that below, you know that this is a mind-control and social control exercise designed to test procedures that will be repeated in more serious ways at a later date. The powers of Evil are behind this, ultimately.
This is Kafka-esque!
Update, 9 September 2020
Guido Fawkes comments: https://order-order.com/people/tim-crosland/
Readers may have noticed that a naive commentator in the Comments section of this blog has told me that I was “patently antisemitic” for calling Crosland a Jew (even though he is, in ethnic terms, even if he is —I am told— philosophically an atheist). My blog article cites a Jew writing in Jewish News, which Jew described Crosland as “a Jewish barrister“.
So if I call someone a Jew (who is a Jew), my words are “antisemitic”, but if a Jew (writing in Jewish News) calls that same person a Jew, then that is not “antisemitic”!
Goebbels said this on the general subject:
This is the full Today Programme interview:
I have to say, thinking of the rather “exercized” commentator in my Comments section, that his remarks seem rather lacking in logic in places. He seems to know this Crosland person, but did not give much more information of a concrete nature, beyond confirming some of my speculations.
If, as that commentator strongly implied, Crosland was doing work of a very sensitive nature in the USA or UK for many years, work so secret that not even a general idea can be put on Linked In, then why have a Linked In profile at all, if so much is, and obviously is, omitted?
Also, why is Crosland’s ordinary work as a barrister in the past not on Linked In?That cannot be “secret”, surely? Maybe he cannot be bothered to flesh out his profile. I have no idea.
I was amused by the commentator’s obvious (and so English) reverence of Oxford (University). That commentator is himself in the Oxford area.
I am actually more concerned that such a person as Crosland was involved (according to his friend/acquaintance) at a very high level with an organization such as [what is now called] the National Crime Agency! It would seem to show something rotten (again) at the heart of an important part of UK governmental administration.
According to that commentator, who holds himself out as knowing, Crosland was “cleared” for “Top Secret” information. If that clearance was justified, it raises other questions.
The idea, echoed by the commentator, that Crosland is some kind of saintly idealist, I find hard to accept. If the UK goes “carbon neutral” by 2025 or even 2035 or 2045, huge numbers of people in the UK will suffer and die as a direct result. Fact.
My impression of that interview? A person with simplistic ideas (like his comrades: see https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/), and who argued his case entirely unconvincingly for someone who apparently has been in the past both a practising barrister and a government lawyer.
Extinction Rebellion has no real programme, as I noted in my blog last year about them. This is a weird and pointless cult, worshipping (as does little Greta Nut) “The Science” as a God-substitute.