Diary Blog, 27 April 2021

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Not for nothing was the milieu of the 1930s though to the 1950s called “The Climate of Treason“, in the title of yet another book on the Philby matter, that one by Andrew Boyle.

However, that was a milieu inside a milieu. I once knew someone, father of a girlfriend, who pretended to be aggrieved that, when he was at Cambridge in the 1930s, he was “approached” neither by Soviet nor British recruiters! He attributed it to the fact that he read Engineering rather than whatever else, but I think that the fact is that intelligence recruitment probably passed most undergraduates by…

I daresay that, for most undergrads in the Cambridge of the 1920s and 1930s, life was not hugely different than it would have been in the late Victorian era.

As to Philby and his small group of fellow Marxist-Leninist zealots, there has grown up an idea that they were symptomatic of a decadent “ruling class”. In some sense, perhaps, but while certainly socially, or in privilege, far above the mass of the population, Philby and his lot (Maclean, Burgess etc) were really middle-class careerists.

I suppose that the myth has grown up because they all (even Cairncross) attended fee-paying schools; Philby was at Westminster. These were, though, not aristocrats or very (or at all) wealthy, and Philby was actually part-Indian, a fact which is rather glossed over even today.

The idea that Philby’s “treason” was of huge importance has, in a sense, been to the advantage of the British intelligence people. After all, if his behaviour was of no great importance in the big scheme of things, then the work of SIS and MI5 would also have to be assessed accordingly…

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Exactly right. “Covid” zealotry, and facemask nonsense fanaticism, have parted company with any reality now. We are in a situation where “the virus” has supposedly killed (in the UK), about 1 in every thousand people (in the world generally, it is about 1 in every 4,000 people). Serious, unpleasant, but not the plague, and no reason to shut down society and economy.

I say “supposedly” killed because in fact most of those people were really killed by other conditions suffered from at the same time.

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11 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 27 April 2021”

  1. Sweden is a disaster zone as far as Covid-19 is concerned. It has a far higher death and case rate than ALL of its culturally similar and neighbouring countries of Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway.

    Infact this is so much the case that both Norway and Denmark have asked the Swedish government to impose travel restrictions on Swedish citizens so the good and successful measures those countries have taken and the results of them are not ruined by new waves of infection brought in by Swedes.

    Also, the Swedish King no less broke his usual reticence to get involved in politics by blasting the Swedish government’s approach.

    Just GIVE IT UP, libertarian extremist scum!

    You are WRONG, WRONG, WRONG on this issue and it is surely beyond the realms of all common sense and credibility to suggest as you do that a voluntary approach could EVER have worked in this country when so many people here are lawless yobs who don’t respect Covid-19 LAWS so they would surely break mere advice from government!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Sweden

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Norway

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Denmark

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Iceland

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  2. What a fucking THICK moron that Matt idiot is!🙄🙄🙄 FACT: Boris The Killer Clown/Buffoon was LATE in imposing his half-hearted and insufficiently enforced quasi-‘lockdown’.

    Cases here were rising by EXPONENTIAL daily percentage increases already by the time it was imposed!🙄🙄🙄 We, unlike Germany, under QUALIFIED SCIENTIST Angela Merkel DID NOT ‘get ahead of the curve’ as we should have done and many have paid with their lives because of the buffoon and his terminally useless and thick goon squad.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_the_United_Kingdom

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Germany

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  3. It is my humble opinion that Boris Johnson and his cabinet of morons with the sole exceptions of the Health Secretary and Ben Wallace should be executed via a good, old fashioned, British long drop hanging for their dereliction of duty and the extreme numbers of deaths they have caused during this crisis or they must serve lifetime imprisonment without the possibility of parole (LWOP) just like US courts often hand down:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_prison_sentences_served

    That we have a US born Turk as PM who was very reluctant to impose his quasi ‘lockdown’ and didn’t mind “bodies being piled high” is utterly repulsive to me.

    Let us hope the fake open borders supporting (even during a worldwide viral pandemic) , globalist CONServative Party gets a severe mauling by the electorate at the polls next Thursday.

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  4. https://www.sentencingproject.org

    Apparently, we are making some progress with regard to the Turkish clown as a new poll indicates about 60% of the public now regard him as a patently .dishonest spiv. It is a shame they didn’t realise the blatantly obvious character flaws in the shameless chancer earlier like some of us did.😡🤬😞☹️

    Certainly, unionists in NI know this seeing as left NI effectively behind in the EU via the NI Protocol despite promising to, “get Brexit done” in the general election of 2019.

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  5. When you deliberately and callously murder people during a worldwide viral pandemic through having NO EFFECTIVE BORDER CONTROLS/ULTRA-TOUGH TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS because you put your sick, globalist, open borders values first instead of the lives and health of the British people you fully deserve to pay a very high price as a punishment and that price as needless deaths have been caused is either a death sentence via a long-drop hanging or a lifetime behind bars with the only possibility of ‘release’ from that sentence being a natural death behind bars with no execution ie life meaning a natural life sentence.

    Those are the only just sentences for Boris and Priti Evil/Priti Useless.

    WHO amongst them is responsible for this non imposition of border controls?

    Are BOTH as guilty as each other or is only the PM to blame?

    We need to find out!

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  6. Peter Hitchens, just shut the hell up you thick, evil, callous, libertarian extremist GRADE A MORON! Go away and go and get back under that rock you crawled out from under!🙄🙄🙄🙄😡😡😡🤬🤬

    Japan has done well without a formal lockdown because the Japanese people are one of the world’s most naturally obedient, socially conscious and law abiding peoples!🙄🙄🙄🙄

    They place a high value upon ‘the group’ and its interests rather than their own perceived self-interest and ‘freedom’. Social solidarity there is highly thought of AND PRACTICED.

    The sick US political philosophy of libertarianism would never get a real hearing in that country let alone be allowed to make their society an ill disciplined, selfish, ant heap!

    Our death and case rate here, in contrast to Japan, has been partially caused by the kind of rampant SELFISHNESS and excessive ‘me first’ individualism Tory libertarian extremist scum have espoused for the last four decades in this country.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

    Japs are almost like robots when it comes to obedience and their willingness to follow governmental advice and orders. There is a reason that country still has the fourth or fifth largest economy in the world ie their huge levels of discipline as a REAL society.

    Please GET REAL! Mere advice from the British government would NOT have worked here with our all too often ill disciplined, selfish and yobbish population!🙄🙄🙄🙄

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    1. There is another reason, apparently, why Japan despite its huge, densely packed population with a large proportion of elderly people has done well with regard to its case and death rate and that is that they supposedly have a gene protecting them from the virus to some extent.

      Now, mention THAT factor to your readers, Peter Hitchens, or as this clearly indicates that the peoples of the world are different in a racial sense you won’t do so because if you did it would undermine your case against COVID-19 restrictions here in the UK and the globalist Daily Mail Group would sack you from your very highly paid job for mentioning racial facts.

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