The persecuted satirical singer-songwriter, Alison Chabloz, faces trial under the notorious bad law of the Communications Act 2003, s.127 on 30-31 March 2021 (next Tuesday and Wednesday).
She has now blogged about her present situation: https://alisonchabloz.com/2021/03/22/alison-chabloz-legal-update-march-2021/.
Alison’s blog is otherwise found here: https://alisonchabloz.com/.
Alison Chabloz welcomes attendance by supporters (Westminster Mags, Marylebone Road, London; nearest Underground–Edgware Road; trial starts at 10.30, but anyone can enter at any time).
I scored the same as John Rentoul this time: 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 2, 5, 9, and 10.
That is the extraordinary thing about the misnamed Scottish National Party. It has scarcely any of the characteristics of any form of nationalism.
The other extraordinary thing about the SNP is that it took it about 37 years from its foundations in the early 1930s to get even one MP into the House of Commons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party#House_of_Commons_2.
The number of Scottish MPs at Westminster varied, in those years, from 72 to (the present position) 59.
The SNP had no more than half a dozen MPs until 2015 (except for the mid/late 1970s, when it had 11). In 2015, the SNP won 56 out of 59 Commons seats (that fell to 35 in 2017, but rose again to 48 in 2019).
What happened in the years 2010-2015? The near-collapse of support, in Scotland, for the existing System parties: Conservative, Liberal Democrat and, above all, Labour, which lost 40 out of its 41 Scottish seats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Kingdom_general_election#Outcome.
The SNP is of course a System party itself: pro-Jewish lobby, pro-Israel, pro-immigration, pro-finance capitalism. Domestically, in policy terms, it is mostly somewhere around where Labour was in the mid 1970s.
For me, the interesting speculation is as to whether, should support for the “three main” System parties collapse in England, a new social national party might not do what the SNP did in Scotland. Despite the absence of any credible nationalist (let alone social-national) party in England, it might be possible, in an extreme situation. The considerable though brief success or near-success of the weak conservative nationalist parties, UKIP and Brexit Party, has shown what might still be possible.
Much of what has happened and is still happening in the UK (and the EU states, and Australia/New Zealand) in the past year or so has been a mass psychological experiment, on a huge scale. Social conditioning. Part of the “Great Reset”…
…and I wonder what (((lobby))) is behind it all, though well-concealed?…