The trial of persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz has entered its second and (probably) last day. I believe that the Defence case is continuing.
I shall give whatever news I have when I have it.
Freedom of expression is on trial.
“The glory that was Rome…is of another day“… and that is true of Central Asia as well. De gustibus non est disputandum, I suppose…
When I visited the Kremlin, in 1993, I was the first person of the day at the public entrance (a kind of pedestrianized walkway akin to the drawbridge over a moat, but in stone and/or brick).
However, having had my early morning swim at the open-air swimming pool “Moskva” in Kropotkinskaya, and having then walked to the Kremlin, I sat on a wall in the sun and fell sleep, to awaken only when a Russian family started to argue with the person in the ticket kiosk about what tickets they needed and the cost of them; as at Disneyland in Southern California (visited by me when aged 12-13 in 1969), you could get tickets for one or more parts, or a “komplet”, i.e. a little book of tickets that allowed you “access all areas” (all areas open to the public, that is; most of the buildings of the Kremlin are still used by officialdom).
The little Kremlin churches were a highlight; I was the only visitor at the time. What surprised me most about the Kremlin was the acreage. Large, with little treed parks also in there. Like the whole of the Whitehall area surrounded by a huge wall. I recall seeing the green Land Rover of the British Ambassador driving slowly inside the Kremlin, its little Union Jack flag flying bravely. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Kremlin.
Light afternoon music
I think that I once had a vinyl of this, but with a different cover. Some of the songs more Gypsy than “Central Russian”, of course.
More scare propaganda…
It seems that the present vaccines, over which there is a huge hullabaloo, will be largely ineffective as new “variants” of Coronavirus are manifested, something already happening. Fortunately, the population is now largely immune anyway.
As for the police state “laws”, “rules”, “guidance” etc, they will stay…oh yes…to be wheeled out again whenever the clowns in charge of the UK decide to do that.
Alison Chabloz trial update
Early reports from reliable sources indicate that Alison Chabloz has been found guilty on three charges under the Communications Act 2003.
I shall add comment later, when details are known. In the meantime, I think that we can say that free speech in the UK is dead, killed by “the usual suspects”.
I do not have full details, but it looks as if Alison Chabloz has been sentenced to a total of 18 weeks’ imprisonment, i.e. 9 weeks minus time (days, and part-days counted as days) spent in court and/or in previous custody (since charge), so somewhere around 8 weeks altogether.
Blast from the past
I just saw a Reuters piece of reportage by Mark Hosenball, who was deported from the UK in 1977 (he got deported to the USA after reporting on matters of “national security” in 1976). He’s even older than me! Must be not far off 70; certainly at least 67. I had no idea that he was still around, professionally. Apparently, he spent many years, prior to joining Reuters, working for Newsweek (though Newsweek is, in my view, not a very impressive news magazine, for all its fame).
Late afternoon music
A blog reader has requested music from Beethoven or Brahms, so…
Very commendable, but where is the “Free Speech Union” when free speech is squashed flat by the State (a state suborned by a vicious tribal cabal), as in the Alison Chabloz trial which finished today? Where is Toby Young? Where is Laurence Fox? Where is Welby? Nowhere. They are all wastes of space and hypocrites. Not even one tweet from the lot of them.
Alison Chabloz trial: further update
I have no more information about the sentence handed down today, or about the present whereabouts of Alison Chabloz.
I should expect that Alison Chabloz will appeal what seems a very odd verdict and a rather harsh sentence. I should expect that her solicitors and Counsel will be applying swiftly for grant of bail pending what I trust will be a successful appeal of (again, I should hope) both sentence and conviction, to the Crown Court.
Some readers may recall that Alison Chabloz was sentenced to a short period of immediate imprisonment last year, but was granted bail pending appeal (she was in prison for about 2-3 days, though, until grant of bail).
In the end, after the Crown Court judge (H.H. Judge Egbuna, at Derby Crown Court) asked for disclosure of documents to establish whether or not Alison Chabloz was being pursued by police and Crown Prosecution Service for political reasons, the CPS abandoned opposition to the appeal, and Alison Chabloz walked free.
Anyone wishing to offer Alison help or support should be able to discover where she is being held, and other details, from her solicitors: https://tvedwards.com/contact/solicitors-in-whitechapel/.
The bottom line is that Alison Chabloz will either soon be free on bail again or, in the worst-case scenario, will serve ~8 weeks incarceration, and then be free again, insofar as any of us are now “free” in this country.
Late-night update about Alison Chabloz
Information from Adrian Davies, Alison Chabloz’s trial defence Counsel: Alison is currently held at HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Rd, Ashford, Middx. TW15 3JZ. https://www.hmpbronzefield.co.uk/home.html
Anyone wishing to send items to Alison should discover first her official prisoner number, either from her solicitors (see here above), or from the prison directly (see above website).
nb: books sent to prisoners in the UK have to be *new, *paperback, and *sent from an online bookseller, preferably Amazon.
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Hello Ian: Did you know about this guy? I was told about him by a friend of mine. In those days there was no general censorship nor uniform thinking imposed by a tyrannical media and academia, therefore some bright individuals like Deterding were able to express themselves and publically support Hitler’s Germany without been destroyed.
I had vaguely heard of him, and had certainly heard of his daughter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Deterding, who was at one time engaged to a very high-profile British travel journalist, Alan Whicker [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Whicker]
Hello Ian: Thank you for the information about Olga Deterding, What a loony! Her life proves that in a liberal/democratic society people tend to be spoiled selfish and useless because they have no values whatsoever. Liberalism, a typically English disease, fosters selfishness. That is why so many of these spoiled rich brats are like that. Under fascism or national-socialism, your first duty is to your people and the State that represents and protects the people, therefore people are community orientated and patriotic in a meaningful way.
The memoirs of Alan Whicker (he wrote a number of books, and met world leaders from Papa Doc Duvalier upward) have some anecdotes about Olga Deterding. Very eccentric. One example, Whicker was making a documentary for British TV about cruise holiday passengers. She wanted to go too but the ship was full, so she *bought the cruise line* (and travelled)!
Claudius, liberalism and, in my view, the much worse American outgrowth and variant ie Libertarianism which our increasingly inane CONServative Party has taken on board too far is indeed liable to foster selfishness and we have seen how that has caused this country to have had a shockingly high death rate from Covid-19.
However, it is not a uniquely English disease though we are more susceptible to it than most. It is a problem here, the US and in so even other countries like Australia because we were and still are to a certain extent Protestant nations.
Can we please have some Beethoven? I am rather partial to his Fifth symphony in particular. I also like Brahms and that theme music to that BBC documentary series The Nazis – A Warning From History called Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
M’Lord of Essex:
OK. Anything to please my blog readers (the well-intentioned ones, at least). As to German Requiem, that, as you say, is Brahms. A great composer too, though not one to whom I often listen.
As you gather, I usually listen to 20th (and sometimes 21st) Century music.
Nick Griffin needs to remember that well-known phrase that it is better to be thought of as a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt as should that unintelligent idiot Peter Hitchens whose credibility as a journalist should, if Britain was a normal and sensible country, be shot to pieces by now,
I suggest that this country listens to qualified scientists and expert virologists on Covid 19 and infectious diseases and how they can mutate but then we have government ministers saying, “we have had enough of listening to experts” as if Michael Gove is a particularly accomplished or brainy person himself!🙄🙄🙄 Mind you, even Mr Gove is a veritable genius when compared to the wind-up monkey and scruffy Turkish git this country was lumbered with by senile dementia suffering Tory members and his even more dim ministers such as Priti Vacant/Priti Evil/Priti Useless!🙄🙄🙄🙄 She will definitely not be making any kind of appearance on MasterMind anytime soon like David Lammy infamously did!🙄🙄🙄
The population is NOT largely immune. The concept of ‘fake news’ has a lot to answer for at the best of times but this is especially the case in a still ongoing worldwide viral pandemic.
The REALITY of Covid-19:
Peter, can you PLEASE stop tweeting your pathologically INSANE and plainly grotesquely unscientific libertarian extremist CRAP and TRY, for ONCE, being RESPONSIBLE and urge people to follow the rules so that the country can get out of this crisis more quickly!🙄🙄🙄🙄😡😡🤬🤬🤬😞😞😞☹️☹️
Otherwise, we shall have no viable alternative but to NOT waste money on giving you a vaccine but on this little injection from the USA:
There! A lethal injection is the FINAL SOLUTION to the very troublesome COVID -19 denier and uncooperative bastards problem!😎😂👌😎🤣🤣🍷🍷🍷🍷😂😂😂😂😷😷😷😷😀😀
In well run Singapore, people who spit into a police officer’s face during this pandemic thus potentially giving that officer COVID-19 get put into PRISON for three months or more!:
EVERYBODY in Singapore has to strictly follow the restrictions OR face severe consequences.
Perhaps, if our so-called ‘party of law and order’ had enforced our measures better, hadn’t lifted them too early ect we would have had lower deaths etc?🙄🙄🙄🙄😡😡🤬🤬🤬☹️☹️😞😞😞
One hears that Judge Snow has ensured that Alison Chabloz is the UK’s latest political prisoner. Which jail? I did a not agree with her denial of the Shoah but uphold her right to free speech. All plod did was make a martyr.
I know little of the detail. I agree with your main point. I do not know where Alison Chabloz is being held prior to what I trust will be a bail hearing pending (what I hope will be) a successful appeal to the Crown Court.
I believe that Alison’s solicitors are as follows: https://tvedwards.com/contact/solicitors-in-whitechapel/, who will probably know those details.
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And she very much is a martyr.
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Further to earlier reply, Alison is said by a reliable source to be here https://www.hmpbronzefield.co.uk/home.html at present.
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She may be ghosted, political prisoners usually are. Might be an idea to write to her again. Thanks.
I believe the only thing we can do to help Alison at the moment is to find out which prison she will be held in and flood it with letters, cards and flowers. This will show Alison that we are still very much behind her, even though I would doubt she had many supporters at her trial yesterday because of the lockdown farce. It will also give the j**s something to think about.
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Thank you. I am sure that Alison will appreciate any gesture of help or support.
I am little more than a bystander, and do not know where Alison is being held. I hope that her solicitor will be making application for bail pending appeal to Crown Court, but I do not know whether or when that will be done.
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Further to earlier reply:
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I always write to political prisoners in UK and Irish jails. Whether I agree with them or not. HMP Bronzefield is Cat A and one wonders why Alison was sent there.
Ha, ha, Mr Millard, you didn’t REA!LY expect those warriors against wokeness, Lawrence Fox and Toby Young to come to the defence of Alison Chabloz, did you?
Those two are only interested in civil liberties and libertarian values when it comes to their so-called ‘right’ to live in personal freedom during a worldwide viral pandemic even if their freedom comes at a cost of putting a much loved grandmother, grandfather, mum or dad etc of somebody else’s into an early grave.🤬😡🤬🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
They are libertarian extremist weirdos and sickos and hypocritical as you say as well. In other words, they are best ignored.
M’Lord of Essex, while you and I disagree about the present “virus” kefuffle, we agree on the rest. My reference to the “Free Speech Union” hypocrites was, of course, critical and, I hope, “offensively” (though not “grossly offensively”) so!
Very well said, Steven! I despise those “kosher nationalists” or fakes if you prefer like Lawrence Fox, Douglas Murray and Nigel Farage. They are lackeys of the Jewish lobby. Mind you, they still attract many fools who are unable to think by themselves.
Libertarians are fools that cannot see the “big picture” and they promote a suicidal society of selfish individualists. In fact, it is Liberalism on steroids. BTW, there is another disagreeable character called Brendan O’Neill, he is a nasty combination of Libertarianism and Marxism. In fact, he calls himself “a Libertarian Marxist”.
Freedom of speech is an absolute in that either everyone should be able to enjoy it or no one should. It shouldn’t be rationed according to the PC or non PC nature of a particular person. The only real restriction should be the encouragement of violence against people.
I agree, m’Lord of Essex.