Many readers of this blog will be aware that a malicious pack of Zionist Jews (by name, “UK Lawyers for Israel”) procured my disbarment in late 2016: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.
In fact, I had ceased practice in 2008 anyway, so that little charade was merely a Schauspiel for the public and msm.
Anyone interested in the msm view of the matter can google “Ian Millard barrister” to find what the Daily Mail, Independent, Sky News etc had to say to their misled readers and viewers. Incidentally, the Press photo of a headless barrister, implied as being me, was of someone else: I have never smoked cigarettes, and always had better shoes than had the barrister in that picture!
I was disbarred, expelled from the Bar, because I had tweeted, as part of my private life (I had no professional life after 2008), tweets (in the end, only 5 in number, out of at least 150,000 tweeted or retweeted) deemed “grossly offensive”.
My “grossly offensive” five tweets were general comments on society and “our” corrupt MPs, and were not addressed to any other tweeter. One, for example, called Michael Gove something like “a corrupt, pro-Jew, pro-Israel expenses cheat”.
It will be noted that my description of Gove was in fact entirely accurate and true! Truth is no defence in the age of (Zionist-controlled) msm “wokeness”. In 2016, I was, along with the general public, unaware that Gove is or was also a cocaine abuser. The snivelling little bastard only admitted that a couple of years later, when about to be exposed anyway.
However, my aim today is not to rehash my own unjust disbarment, but to speak up for another barrister whose head is on the block.
One of my own several observations about my own experience of being subjected to a “show trial-lite” is that, after it happened, I did not see one barrister speak up either for me or for freedom of socio-political expression.
I am blogging about my disbarment etc not only because the injustice should be known about, but also and mainly to support freedom of expression.
I do not know personally that other barrister now in trouble; in fact, I have only today seen his name for the first time. Jon Holbrook.
Holbrook’s profile at his chambers (which have now disowned him, i.e. bowed to external pressure) is still extant on the internet at time of writing, and says: that “Jon’s practice covers public law (including community care & court of protection), housing and property (including service charges & general management).”
“After twelve years at Garden Court Chambers and two at Hardwicke Building Jon joined Cornerstone Barristers in 2006. He is described as ‘terribly good – you get a QC service when you go to him’ – Chambers & Partners 2017.”
“Jon Holbrook is consistently praised in the legal directories for his intellect, advocacy and affable manner. Chambers & Partners describes Jon as “tenacious, extremely able and knowledgeable”, “a man with an affable manner” who “presents advice well to lay clients, allowing them to quickly make informed decisions” (Chambers & Partners 2013).”
“Jon is listed as a leading junior for social housing and public law in Chambers & Partners (2006 to date) and as a leading junior for administrative and public law in the Legal 500 (2005 to date).“
“In 2005 Jon instigated the formation of the Social Housing Law Association (SHLA), an organisation he chaired until 2008. He is a SHLA representative on the Administrative Court Users Committee.“
“Jon was General Editor of the Housing & Property Law Review and Consultant Editor of the Journal of Community Care Law. He has also written on a wide range of legal issues which can be found under the publications tab.“
“Before being called to the bar in 1991 Jon was a local authority housing advisor and tenancy relations officer for Westminster City Council.“[Cornerstone Chambers website].
I am writing this blog on a Sunday. I daresay that, by Monday or Tuesday, the above will have disappeared from the website in question, and Jon Holbrook will have become an “unperson”, in the Orwellian term.
There are now voices calling for Holbrook’s suspension or disbarment. His now-former chambers have expelled him already.
“I have been expelled from my barristers’ chambers because of a tweet. During my fifteen years as a barrister at Cornerstone Barristers and thirty years at the bar, I had an unblemished professional record and was top ranked by legal directories for my work – particularly in public law. And yet my one sentence tweet on a platform designed to be polemical has ended this particular career.“
“I tweet regularly: identifying myself as a barrister, but never as a member of Cornerstone. In fact, I had two accounts, the other identified me as a member of Cornerstone and was used for professional purposes. And yet, a thirteen-word tweet on my political account has caused me to be expelled from my professional workplace.”
Snap…(except that I had but one Twitter account, and never identified myself in my profile as barrister (or in any of the “offensive” 5 tweets, though the Bar Standards Board lied outright about that in its public statement of 2016).
I notice that “Secret Barrister”, a prolific tweeter who has also written a bestselling book on the collapsing UK justice system, had called for Holbrook to delete at least his particularly-objected-to tweet.
I have no idea of the identity of “Secret Barrister”, but he or she may be Jewish, or at least connected with the Jewish element.
I note that a whole group of barristers on Twitter have gathered to attack Holbrook’s tweet.
Below, the actual tweet in question:
Now other barristers prolific on Twitter are tweeting, casting their stones:
…and “antifa” and other “useful idiots” are joining in, as usual:
…and note that Nadine White, a black woman who scribbles for Huffington Post and is described as “Multi-award winning journalist leading @HuffPostUK‘s coverage of race“, is plainly ignorant about the fact that, in England, a set of barristers, aka “chambers”, is not a “law firm”. Just another example of the pervading ignorance around. “Journalism” now is as contaminated and effectively dead as the Bar…
Others, however, are tweeting in support of free speech. Shamefully, though, few if any are barristers. The Bar is now full of cowards too frightened to challenge either political correctness or the Jew-Zionist element. The whole idea of the independent Bar —and independent-minded Bar— is now something in the past, dead.
I shall rejoice now at news that any barrister has been bankrupted or impoverished, whether by reason of the “lockdown” shutdown or by reason of government spending cuts. Screw the Bar as it is. It does not deserve to survive.
Ah, Holbrook, where was Douglas Murray when I was disbarred? He is paid, in effect, by the Jew-Zionist lobby (not that he does not sometimes say correct things). Where was Toby Young and where were all those “free speech” people when I was disbarred for having tweeted (truthfully, at that) on socio-political issues? They were all afraid of the Jew-Zionists, and/or in some cases paid by them.
Until you recognize the (((core))) of the problem, you cannot tackle it.
Incidentally, there were a few actual barristers (apart from wannabees and pupil-barristers wishing to score brownie points by joining in the attack on me a few years ago) who went out of their way to kick me (on Twitter) when I was (as they imagined) down. A few were gratuitously rude and insolent. They are not forgotten…
As a matter of fact, I do not recall Holbrook himself tweeting in support of me in 2016 or later. Oh, well, I suppose that I shall just have to take, once again, the moral high ground…
Other tweets seen
For once, I agree with Jew-Zionist barrister Myerson, who was obsessed with attacking me on Twitter and elsewhere for years. When I was a barrister, especially when I was doing criminal cases (among others), in the early to mid 1990s, I had numerous defendants who were West Indian, African, various “browns” etc. I always did my best for them even when I disliked them and indeed thought that they should not be in the UK (whether born here or not).
That old-style Bar ethic is now in danger of being lost.
The mentality…someone who would kill a beautiful and harmless giraffe, and take pleasure in it, or even pride…
Why why why import Africans to Australia? I can only ascribe it to evil traitors in government and msm; that, and a stupidly somnolent mass population that is more interested in winning brainless team sports across the world than in protecting their own race and culture from migration invasion.