This really is becoming ridiculous. “Local lockdowns”, a threatened second national “lockdown”, the population scared out of their stupid skin by deliberate Government action, people forced to wear facemasks and muzzles (enforced by busybodies and nuisances, including toytown police and “Covid marshals”, meaning retired or unemployable pests wearing yellow jackets and carrying clipboards).
The economy is in a far worse state than most want to admit. Huge numbers of people are losing their jobs, their small businesses etc; the NHS has abandoned vast numbers of non-Coronavirus patients; dentists are mostly still not working; young people leaving school and university have very little chance of a job, let alone a decent job.
The Government has so far bought off dissent and opposition: doctors and some other NHS staff have been chucked 4% pay rises even though most are working far less than they were 6 months ago. Business has received some financial help. Employees not able to “work from home” have been furloughed on 80% pay in many cases. Some are even better off, in real terms, than when they were working! This is madness.
The part-Jew public entertainer posing as Prime Minister is a deflated balloon now, and he (andhis mostly Jewish and Indian joke-Cabinet) plainly have no idea what to do except to keep the “Coronavirus” fear propaganda going.
I wonder whether the Government will choose the easy path in November and continue “furlough” payments, or not? “Boris” (Boris-idiot) usually chooses the easy way out, so it may be that payments will continue. If not…
There never should have been a “lockdown” (shutdown) of the economy and society. Only pubs, nightclubs, Tube trains, buses (and those not indefinitel), combined with control of inward flights.
The Government should have concentrated on getting people to behave reasonably (eg by not going to crowded hot venues), washing hands frequently, and so on. Self-help, helped by official advice, not fake “laws” and bullying.
I bet that, once the economy really tanks, the same people who are the greatest zealots for “lockdowns”, facemask muzzles and not opening schools etc will be the most vociferous in wanting more money spent on this, that and the other, money that will not exist thanks to the shutdown of the economy for months (or years?).
Free speech and Communications Act 2003, s.127
I happened to see this article by a Professor Tettenborn, whom I met once or twice when I was a barrister in Exeter 18 years ago, and who is now, it seems, Professor of Commercial Law at Swansea University: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/16/we-need-an-overhaul-of-section-127/
I decided to offer the Law Commission my views on that very bad law, so very badly-drafted and so open to abuse (nb. the paragraph-format has been removed):
“Re. Consultation on Communications Act 2003, s.127.
I have just read the following article by a Professor Tettenborn: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/16/we-need-an-overhaul-of-section-127/.
I do not know Professor Tettenborn as such, though I did sit as a “Lord Justice of Appeal” with him in 2002, when judging an Exeter University student moot held at the historic Guildhall in Exeter. I was at the time a barrister in chambers in Exeter.
Please find below links to my blog pages detailing my own experiences around the notorious “bad law” Communications Act 2003, s.127.
While the attached articles are self-explanatory, I should like to make the point that this bad law, poorly drafted, has exercized what I believe a justice of the Court of Appeal once described as “a chilling effect” on legitimate freedom of expression in the UK (one —apparently now-ignored— provision of the 2003 Act even purports to criminalize anything posted online which is deemed “false”!).
This law has been used (misused) by, in particular, the pro-Israel “Zionist lobby” or “Jewish lobby”, to attack those with whom it disagrees. A brief search on the Internet will throw up numerous open admissions to that effect, i.e. that Zionist Jews in the UK and USA have been and are using what is sometimes termed “lawfare” against British people in the UK, meaning the making of politically-motivated attacks on people, complaints to police, social media organizations, professional regulatory bodies.
Two of the most active abuser-organizations of the law in question are “UK Lawyers for Israel” and the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, which overlap in terms of membership.
Key individuals engaged in such “lawfare”: Mark Lewis (solicitor, now resident in Israel), Stephen Silverman (resident in South Essex),Gideon Falter (resident in London and elsewhere), and Joe Glasman (resident in London area). There are others, almost all Jewish (there are odd exceptions), as are the three persons just mentioned here.
I myself have been a victim of lawfare, partly detailed in the two articles appended. As a result, I have been disbarred (2016), questioned under caution by police (2017) and expelled from Twitter (2018).
The organizations above now perch like vultures waiting for selected victims to post something online that they can claim is “grossly offensive”. This is political interference, by a special-interest lobby, with the rights of the citizen.
The Communications Act 2003, s.127 is an entirely tyrannical (and badly-drafted) piece of legislation.
Free speech must be protected now. By “free speech” I mean speech, and other communication and publication, on socio-political, historical and religious subjects.
Thank you for your attention.
Please note that I require no reply.
These are the articles mentioned above:
I hope that the Law Commission finds my articles and views of interest. At least someone is willing to speak the truth. If no-one else does, I have to…
Professor Tettenborn finishes his article thus: “Nevertheless, this is a proposal that undoubtedly takes the law in the way it should be going, and increases freedom of speech. It may not go as far as you wish, but it is better than nothing. Even better, it is merely a proposal, and the Law Commission welcomes comments on it. This is your chance. You have until 18 December. Any comments should go to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Online Communications Team, Law Commission, 1st Floor, Tower, 52 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AG. Feel free.”
So do it…
I might add that the Professor, though he mentions silly “Count Dankula” and his saluting dog, overlooks victims such as Jez Turner, Alison Chabloz, and me, among others. Still, better half a pint than no pint.
Answer came there none…
Other tweets seen
Below, a good example of the incredible madness that has taken root:
The potential? I wonder. Still, something has to…
Saw this too:
For once, I agree with “antifa” cheerleader (and all-round dodgy person) Mike Stuchbery, though my first thought was not “Agatha Christie” but “John Buchan”… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchan; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_John_Buchan#Novels
There could be a place for someone with such skills…
These people should be on our side…and want to be.
For all their toughness, some of these Russian airborne troops are very decent people. I knew several former members of the Soviet VDV (Air Descent Contingent) when I lived in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 1996-1997. Very solid people.
Their parachuting skills are certainly in a different league from mine! My report card from my first jump (over Salisbury Plain in, I think, 1977, maybe 1978), made out by a former sergeant of the Parachute Regiment, said “exit slow, no position, no count, no effort; landing OK.”! The slow exit referred to was me having to climb out of the small cabin of a Cessna and halfway along the wing, while gripping at a strut, before casting off into the void (backwards…); you were then supposed to get into a certain body configuration in the air, while shouting out a count of 1-10. This is not easy! After that, floating peacefully thousands of feet down to Salisbury Plain was “a doddle”. Do people really do it for fun?!
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