29 May 2021
Well, this week I again beat John Rentoul. He scored 6/10, I scored 7/10. The questions to which I did not know the answers were questions 1, 8, and 10.
30 May 2021
True…(though Cummings was right about the stable of incompetents now posing as a government)…https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/01/03/dominic-cummings-a-government-of-dystopia-and-lunacy-posing-as-genius/.
As to Vietnam, the war could only have been won by the South (with American help) had there been a massive ground invasion of the North, with the attendant risk of superpower non-proxy conflict. There were Soviet fighter pilots actually on service in North Vietnam (I met one myself in 1996).
Whether that sort of ground invasion of North Vietnam would have succeeded long-term is of course doubtful (cf. Afghanistan and Iraq in the post-1989 era). In the end, war is a method of achieving political goals (in most cases). Peace is usually achieved via political consensus or victory.
See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/.
This is pretty bad news for Labour, though unsurprising if you think, like me, that Labour now has no reason to exist except as a rather niche party, one for blacks, browns, and some of those who work in the public sector.
I am not yet ready to blog about Batley and Spen, the by-election for which is set down for 1 July 2021. If Labour loses, at it did at Hartlepool recently, Starmer is probably a “dead man walking”, politically.
At the moment, I incline to the view that Batley will be an uphill struggle for Labour, bearing in mind that George Galloway (under aegis of “Workers’ Party”), and the Yorkshire Party, are both standing. Galloway is rather a busted flush, but still has his supporters. The Yorkshire Party seems to have support as well. Those two together will probably get about 5%, which might make the difference between Labour holding on or not.
The Labour vote there has been declining since the rigged by-election of 2016 (in which Labour was not opposed by the other System parties).
The “right royal” circus
I find this all hilarious. Harry is now effectively a critic of the whole “right royal” circus, yet he himself is of course a major recipient and beneficiary of it. After all, take away the “royal prince” thing, and what is Harry? A youngish man (37 this September) who only became an Army officer because he was “helped”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Harry,_Duke_of_Sussex#Education, and who would have had no chance of high rank based on merit (he held the rank of Captain at the end of his active service).
Indeed, without his birth privilege, Harry would probably have drifted into some line such as car salesman, Hooray Henry estate agency, or similar.
I doubt that Netflix etc would take any interest in him at all were he not supposedly “royal”…
Actually, thinking about Harry’s “help” in passing exams at Eton (he ended up with two “A” levels, a “B” in Art, and a “D” in Geography), I am reminded of a story I heard a long time ago (about 1981) about a similar “royal” educational straggler.
The young lady in question was a relative of the Queen who struggled academically. She needed intensive personal tuition in languages in order to gain entrance to an Oxford college. This was in the late 1970s, as I understand it. The college in question had bent over backwards to accommodate the Palace, but insisted on the young lady having the special private tuition if they were going to offer her a place.
In the end, she was accepted by that Oxford college, after having been worked on for weeks, perhaps months, by an elderly White Russian resident in London. All under cloak of secrecy, but of course there are no secrets, as such, just levels of secrecy.
“President Macron has just welcomed to the Elysée two YouTubers called Carlito and McFly, both of whom dressed down for the occasion with one appearing to have a tea cosy on his head. The pair are all the rage among that section of society who get their kicks on YouTube, although despite their adolescent antics Carlito and McFly are actually a couple of middle-class men in their mid-thirties.
What followed was excruciating, what one conservative commentator described as ’36 minutes of soft barbarism… [which] erodes the verticality of power and deconstructs the state’. All of which begs the question: what was Macron thinking in inviting Carlito and McFly into his palace?
To win the youth vote, perhaps? A poll last month suggested that the 25 to 34-year-old demographic is more inclined to vote for Marine Le Pen in next year’s presidential election than for Macron. But they would not have been won over by what they saw, a president ill-at-ease in his suit and tie, a fixed grin on his face as he exchanged wooden banter with two lowbrow clowns.
There is a feeling among the French I speak to that the country is nearing a tipping point and that voters, alone in the booth, might decide that with no dignified politicians left, they might as well give Le Pen a go.” [The Spectator]
My take from early 2019, examining Macron’s background in more detail than I have seen in most places: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/
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As in the example of Alison Chabloz. People should stop and think what kind of tyranny imprisons people for singing satirical songs, or for posting a few cartoons about Jews or others.
The System and its msm handmaidens may not have thought through what might happen down the line if the British people are denied any peaceful political expression. Even the Soviet tyranny was toppled in the end, even the Albanian tyranny was toppled in the end, even the Romanian tyranny was toppled in the end. Our Ceaucescus may look different, but they too exist.
By force, hath overcome but half his foe.” [Milton, Paradise Lost].
Europe! Reflect on the disaster that is unfolding in front of your very eyes! Even those 2019 figures are well out of date; and those statistics do not include births to non-European mothers themselves born in Europe (esp. applies to UK).
Look at Switzerland! Austria! Germany! Sweden! This is a combination of madness, an ethno-cultural death wish (fostered by the “occupied” msm), and a transnational conspiracy.
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I myself never use the outdated “Left”/”Right” terminology unless qualified or in jest, but Hitchens’ basic view is correct. The only thing he has left out is the ubiquitous and malign Jewish influence on our society and its culture.
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Very welllsaid, Paul O Connor. Yes, Mr Hitchens is a very dangerous individual who should be locked-up for having spread continual dangerous blatantly unscientific rubbish about COVID-19 thus encouraging lawless yobs to contemptuously ignore and defy the restrictions and to therefore effectively murder vulnerable people.🤬😡☹️😞
This evil government arrests by means of its politicised Stazi henchmen and women (formerly decent police officers) people who make mild criticisms of their genocidal and fundamentally anti-British mass immigration policies yet wretches like Peter DO REAL HARM and won’t get the Gestapo treatment.
This country is SO SICK it isn’t even funny any longer!🙄😡😞😞🤬
You will no doubt be glad to hear, m’Lord of Essex, that I had a strange dream during my afternoon sleep today. Peter Hitchens was committing suicide in a very sanguinary way; cutting his wrists with a razor blade. Not at all my usual type of dream (dystopian urban and suburban landscapes and cityscapes, as well as railways, rail stations, and dark scurrying crowds in expansive squares and streets…).
Ha, ha, so libertarian Tory/Brexit/Reform Party scumbags like Julie Hartley-Brewer have no problem endangering the lives and health of others yet are not willing to put themselves in danger.
Well, to be frank, I wouldn’t expect them to show any less abject hypocrisy!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
I see that the lawless morons who demand their so-called ‘freedom’ from restrictions despite the fact they are helping to suppress an infectious viral disease were out YET AGAIN in London today and no doubt were not wearing masks etc.🤬😡
I have had enough of these vile, selfish scumbags. It is time the police were equipped with pepper spray, water canons etc as in sensible Germany with its REAL police forces which they have been using to combat their demonstrators and yes even rubber and real bullets to deal with the scum.
It is time to get TOUGH at last with these exasperating, innately selfish yobs who are putting police officers in harm’s way and that of ordinary members of the public and teach them a lesson they will never forget.
What the hell are we waiting for?
In particular the police should fire some pepper spray, water cannon, rubber bullets at the particularly annoying Lawrence Fox. 😡🤬🙄
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Hello Steve! I love the use you made of those funny little smilies! Yes, I would join you against that fake Lawrence Fox and the other clown who betrayed everyone with his phoney “patriotic” party (Farage!)
Yes, the libertarian extremist (Thatcherite) Nigel Farage and his UKIP party did not REALLY believe in tough immigration and border controls since to enact such policies requires a government/party to believe in the inherent rightness of using the state as an instrument of government policy and power and to use maybe a high level of taxes (the are also against taxes in the main) to adequately fund the Border Agency and to employ enough immigration officers to staff it.
Libertarians believe in a ‘small state’ as an ideological fetish and the foundation of their entire political philosophy hence to use the state to control borders is a big no no and that is why Priti Evil and this despicable government preferred to not institute strict border controls during this pandemic from the very start of it with the inevitable result of thousands of vulnerable Brits going to an early grave.
PURE FUCKING EVIL doesn’t even begin to cover it and Priti Evil, Boris etc need to suffer a classic long drop British hanging as a punishment for this disgraceful CRIME.🤬😡
Priti, Boris etc need to dance the ’Tyburn Jig’ on the end of a British rope!
This weird libertarian fetish and ideological obsession with a ‘small state’ the fake CONServative Party has is also the reason the Tories have brutally sacked police officers by their thousands, closed police stations (including our rather fine dedicated 1930’s built one in Brentwood, Essex) in the last ten years of their misrule. They have added swinging cuts to our armed forces too on top of all of this.
After all, why should taxes be paid to maintain police officers in their jobs? REAL police officers ie not the PSCO ones get a fairly good wage nowadays and that all adds up to a big wage bill for the state and higher taxes for everyone but also for the wealthy that libertarians think should pay far less tax in particular.
The police as well are obviously one of the main arms of the state which in the libertarian CON Party viewpoint is an evil enemy to be radically reduced in size.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
So, get rid of police officers! Who bloody well needs them?🙄🙄🙄🙄
I don’t know why they are even protesting yet for. Yes, the pandemic has been going on for what seems to be an eternity now but these normally once in a century historical events can last for up to TWO YEARS OR SO as the last one did from 1918-1920 so, I would suggest, it is only after that sort of time period has elapsed should people start to worry/complain whether the restrictions will be lifted.
Let us have some patience, some self-discipline and fortitude and we will come through it TOGETHER! After all, our grandparents etc had to live through FIVE YEARS of a war with bombs falling, V2 rockets, having to make sure their windows were blacked-out at night, restrictions on what food they could eat etc!
Alternatively, m’Lord of Essex, you might note that even during the months of the London Blitz, people carried on working, drinking, dancing etc. Normal life carried on. Now? We have a virus that is actually *not* very infectious and that has killed perhaps one in a thousand of the population (supposedly; in fact far fewer) and people are running around like scared and muzzled rabbits.
I’m afraid it IS very infectious and easily transmissible by community spread hence the mandatory use of facial masks in enclosed spaces like shops:
On every individual country page on Wikipedia about the Covid-19 pandemic it says so eg:
That was a wartime situation but it WAS NOT a worldwide viral pandemic hence no facial mask use etc but it was still a scary situation.
My dearly departed grandmother used to tell me how frightening the V2 rockets were when they flew overhead and then their engines cut out and people didn’t have any idea of where they would crash land and perhaps knock a house down and kill people.
Still, my Nan and many others (my grandfather was one of those people who would walk the streets at night telling people to keep their curtains closed ext) faced the situation with considerable patience and stoicism.
It is a shame that this pandemic didn’t happen in 1939/1940 as then perhaps even Adolf and Churchill would have called their silly war off!
M’Lord of Essex, you are referring to the V-1 rocket(s), not the V-2. The V-1 “doodlebug”, “buzz-bomb” or “flying bomb” was targeted in advance to cut out at a certain time (by cutting off fuel via a timing mechanism); the V-2 could not be heard approaching because too high and fast (it was the first real military rocket of the type we know today).
If Covid is so contagious then where are the biohazard bins for the used Covid masks/gloves? As far as i am aware not even hospitals have such bins. Also, if face masks work, why the need to close shops during lockdown? I smell a rat!
It spreads rapidly via community transmission in crowds etc because it is an AIRBORNE virus.
The WOrld Health Organisation has confirmed this. It is NOT a matter of dispute by knowledgeable people ie that EXCLUDES libertarian extremist pricks/cunts like Laura Perkins, Toby Young, Frazer Nelson and other mental cases.
Lockdowns are used to suppress the virus PARTICULARLY during the FIRST WAVE which is usually the most dangerous. Other milder/less drastic methods like requiring the use of facial masks in enclosed spaces like shops are used to continue suppressing the virus without locking down
M’Lord of Essex,
Surely it is by now obvious that the facemask nonsense achieves nothing in terms of viral suppression?…
I didn’t watch the PM’s broadcast to the nation at the start of the pandemic so I am not aware if he did warn the country this situation could take a while to resolve but if he didn’t do so then he really should have done as then we may not have had some of these demonstrations. He should have used that previous pandemic of the ‘Spanish Flu’ in 1918-1920 to illustrate the point.
Indeed, Alpha Go II. Too many people who think of themselves as being on the ‘Right’ of politics are brainwashed by the likes of ‘The Scum’ newspaper into believing that only Islamist Asians are a problem in Britain and that Pro-Israel Jewish Zionist extremists/Jewish Supremacists are not.
Whilst Jews are mostly law abiding people and therefore don’t cause a problem for Gentiles in the same way as black muggers etc do that doesn’t mean that some elements of organised Jewry don’t use their power and influence to cause us problems in other more subtle ways like campaigning for anti free speech laws etc, trying to bend our foreign policy into a more pro-Israeli direction ext.
Sometimes, there are rational reasons for British gentiles and those of other gentile nations to be suspicious/wary of Jews and this doesn’t necessarily mean they are guilty of the most crude forms of what is referred to by the press as ‘anti-semitism’ which has a seemingly very wide and thus nonsensical definition.
Fuck off and die, you selfish, libertarian extremist Tory CUNT, Laura Perkins. Extremists like you have been WRONG, WRONG, WRONG and WRONG again and again and again during this entire crisis.
If we had followed your ‘advice’ to do NOTHING we would now have about the 400,000 unnecessary deaths from Covid-19 just as INTELLIGENT and qualified SCIENTIST Professor Ferguson predicted before the fat, MURDEROUS CUNT of a PM decided to listen a tiny bit and stop acting his usual clownish self on This Morning.🙄🙄🙄🙄
As for that thick Jock cunt, Frazier Nelson, fuck off back to Jockland where you can peddle your usual libertarian extremist Tory moronic idiocy though the vast majority of sensible Scots despise your rancid and vile kind. There IS a reason Jockland only has SIX Tory MPs now!🙄🙄🙄🙄
Perhaps, Mr Frazier, if we didn’t have vile libertarian extremists like Boris and Priti in government with their fanatical adherence to globalist OPEN BORDERS even during a worldwide viral pandemic the extremist globalist likes of you keep on advocating for we might have saved lives not that a vile libertarian extremist Tory cunt like you cares about the lives or health of others 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
Anyone with half a braincell in their head knows why people like Laura Perkins, Frazer Nelson, Peter Hitchens keep-on and on and on going off on a tangent and attacking QUALIFIED SCIENTISTS like Mr Ferguson, pulling wild figures out of the air at random, inventing irrelevant side issues etc and that is, that deep down they KNOW Boris and Priti Vacuous and their braindead globalist open borders supporting cabinet have effectively MURDERED people through their globalism, their collective idiocy and having someone who is totally UNFIT even to be an MP let alone be a cabinet member and certainly NOT as PM.
The only leading Tory with a brain or any natural ministerial ability, Jeremy Hunt, was either sacked by Boris or declined to serve with that rancid, THICK mob of cretins which SAYS SO MUCH I think.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
Fuck off Toby Young, you supremely THICK and EVIL libertarian extremist Tory CUNT..
I recall you were the UTTER MORON who wrote in that libertarian extremist rag The Telegraph (it was ONCE a serious newspaper believe it or not) LAST JUNE the pandemic was,”OVER” and there would be “no second wave”.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
I know all you libertarian extremists think of yourselves very highly indeed though sensible and intelligent people all think you lot are rather DIM but, come on, you are NOT any kind of scientist let alone a scientist in the rather specialised field of virology!🙄🙄🙄🙄
Well, m’Lord of Essex, the egregious Professor Ferguson is in fact a *physicist* by training and qualification, not a virologist or any kind of medical doctor.
He is still a far more educated man than Toby Young is and therefore is worth listening to more on this vital matter than Toby and, at any rate, libertarian extremists like Mr Young do not t just attack Mr Ferguson but other members of SAGE, that now worldwide famous person Dr Fauci of the US etc. Pretty much everyone who isn’t a libertarian extremist then!🙄
You DON’T need to be a virologist just someone with a brain to know that last June was far too early to say there would be no second wave and that in a WORLDWIDE VIRAL PANDEMIC second, third and even fourth waves are normally inevitable.
That you confidently asserted there would not be and even had the wholly unjustified sheer arrogant gall to say there would not be one in a ‘newspaper’ or rather a comic says much about your arrogance and utter stupidity.
Crawl back under that libertarian extremist rock, Mr Toby Young🙄🙄🙄🙄
So, Laura Perkins, Dominic Cummings is now a, “lunatic”, is he?
I don’t remember libertarian extremists like you saying these things about him when he headed the ‘Vote Leave’ organisation during the referendum of 2016 and helped your side of the argument LIE yourselves to victory so that you could get a ‘Brexit’ that is utterly worthless for ordinary people but will ensure the ultra-wealthy are not subject to EU tax regulations!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
I guess his, “lunacy” was very much in demand by libertarian extremists then!🙄🙄🙄
By the way, the question on the ballot paper then was ‘Should the UNITED KINGDOM remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’
So, why has NI been effectively left behind in the EU via that disgraceful NI Protocol by this rancid government led by a MURDEROUS, GLOBALiST OPEN BORDERS SUPPORTING CLOWN ?
Care to answer sometime?🙄🙄🙄🙄
https://twitter.com/i/status/1398218150844538882 Off topic: I found this quite amusing!
Yes, that is very funny. Incidentally, as I predicted a couple of years ago, Greta Nut is now yesterday’s news. Like the Children’s Crusade, her “movement” of whiners and virtue-signallers has run out of steam, and the msm has almost lost interest in her. Other “useful idiots” have taken her place.
Care to explain, Laura Perkins, why Boris LIED (AGAIN!)🙄🙄🙄during the election campaign of 2019 by saying he would , ‘get Brexit done’?
Well, the LOYALIST people of NI are STILL waiting to be able to join their fellow countrymen and women in getting it ‘DONE’!🙄🙄🙄
The constantly LYING scumbag of a PM (he does it so often there must be some very basic mental problem there) has via that NI Protocol created, for the first time since the Act of Union, an INTERNAL BORDER WITHIN our supposed United Kingdom!
Something, I hasten to add, even Kaiser Wilhelm II and Adolf Hitler, never managed to do!🙄🙄🙄
For fuck’s sake, can we please get this UTTER MORON of a PM out of office soon!🙄🙄🙄🙄🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😞☹️☹️☹️
Roger Helmer, don’t you think you should show some humility for once (not that this is a usual personal quality of libertarian extremists/cranks) and REMOVE the letters MEP form your Twitter handle?
You are not a uncouth and insulting simpleton MEP in the European Parliament from the libertarian extremist UKIP party any longer!🙄🙄🙄
It is funny that there is a WHOLE WORLD of evidence that properly designed and comprehensive lockdowns/mitigation strategies properly ENFORCED and NOT LIFTED TOO EARLY like the scruffy git/moron Boris with the grotesque sense of self-entitlement did in May of last year WORK ie Australia, New Zealand, China, Vietnam, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Singapore, Greece, South Korea,Tawain the list goes on!🙄🙄🙄
It is also strange that the ONLY people who have opposed lockdowns/facial masks etc are repellent libertarian extremist types like Toby Young, Julie Hartley-Brewer, Frazer Nelson etc and why is that?
It is because they view, as their sick ideology demands, human beings to be ‘free’ at all times and not have the state give them any instructions or curtain their personal freedom even when the exercise of that freedom can cause demonstrative harm to others including even other people’s deaths.😡🤬😞☹️
They can take this SICK ideology back to the USA where it firmly belongs. It is quintessentially NOT British and not in any way in accordance with our national values so all those who want it here can bugger off and live in Yankee land where they belong and where they can cause American deaths (not that I wish that upon the US either since their adherence to this ideology has caused that country to have a similar death rate to the ‘pandemic of 1918-1920).
I do not think that that is so, m’Lord of Essex. No-one has ever called *me* a “libertarian”, though I do believe in a reasonable level of civil rights and freedoms…
Well, if that is not so then the normal, non libertarian extremist opponents of lockdowns/other mitigation strategies are remarkable by their absence in the media etc.
Where are they? As far as I can ascertain it is the same, old crowd of libertarians whinging and whinging.
I also believe in a reasonable level of personal freedoms and civil rights but in a worldwide viral pandemic such freedoms have to be inevitably curtailed if lives and the public health of nations/societies are to be saved/maintained.
Normal civil liberties/personal freedoms have to take a back seat during WORLDWIDE VIRAL PANDEMICS.
Re that picture on the Spectator’s Tweet, it looks like it is one from Stowe Gardens near to Buckingham.
I’ve been there. They are beautiful gardens and well worth a pleasant day out. There is a fairly famous public school there too.
Can’t we have a PM from there instead of Eton College as that place only produces a long line of morons and duds eg David Cameron and the even worse CLOWN now in No.10 not to mention the likes of Prince Harry.🙄🙄🙄
If Eton was a state school it would now be classed as failing and would be put into special measures by school inspectors.
You now have to go back a very, very long way to find a competent or even half-competent PM from Eton College ie Arthur Balfour though he was responsible for the Balfour Declaration that has caused so much trouble in the Middle East or Lord Salisbury at the very BEGINNING of the 20th Century.
It is time to introduce an explicit ban on ‘Old Etonians’ being PM after this latest episode of an ‘Eton Mess’:
Welldone to that Cypriot party!👌 Hopefully, the Alternative For Germany (Afd) will do well in state elections soon and the Bundestag elections in September. Sadly, they might not because they have, wrongly, joined the anti-lockdown crackpots but that may be explained by Germany’s history as to why they have done so! Not that ‘Mutti’ Merkel or her successor, Armin Laschert, are going to repeat 1933.
France needs Marine Le Pen to win next next year.
European politics is SO much more interesting than boring British politics with the same, old, globalist, anti-British failures of the Lib/Lab/CON Party.
M’Lord of Essex, the big story of British politics in 2021 is the public turning off in disgust or apathy from System politics, yet not turning *to* any new party or ideology. That may change, but not as yet.
The evil, despicable CLOWN/UTTER MORON we sadly have for a PM recently refused to stop flights from India as he didn’t want to upset PM Modi.
What a TOTAL CUNT! Isn’t a British PM meant to put the interests of the BRITISH people and their health and safety FIRST and to hell with what a PM of what was a British colony a few decades ago might perceive as a slight/insult?🤬😡🙄🙄🙄🙄
Hence we have the spread of the Indian variant in our country with more deaths to follow.😡🤬😡🤬
I bet the PM had a nice wedding today! Shame, he is still alive to enjoy one unlike the thousands he sent to an early grave!
He really needs to be hanged or incarcerated for a very, very, very longtime as the common murderer/criminal he undoubtedly is.
It is a great shame this utterly self-serving, constantly lying, globalist anti-British tub of scruffy lard/wretch is still with us. He should have died last year but then, sadly, Britain is not a ‘lucky’ country like Australia is said to be.’
If he had expired many more decent people might still be with us.😡🤬
Though we would have got creepy, hard faced and hard of heart libertarian globalist, half-Czech Jew, Dominic Raab, instead so I doubt we would have seen any improvement.😞☹️
M’Lord of Essex: I can see why you thought that that picture in the Spectator was Stowe School’s estate park, but in fact it is a National Trust property (in fact their most popular), Stourhead:
They look similar. I haven’t been to Stourhead. Yes, Stowe School is impressive architecturally speaking and it has a gorgeous cricket pitch.
Well, those last few tweets of Hitchens you have posted are far more sensible, rational, true and relevant than his unhinged and unscientific rants about Covid-19.
Yes, isn’t it curious how a supposed ‘Conservative’ PM associates with Asian Marxists or not if you are like me and you who have known for a very long time that the CONServative Party is just another globalist and inherently anti-British party and has systematically dumped genuine Toryism overboard into the trash can of history.
Previous Tory PMs like Baldwin and Chamberlain would be utterly horrified to see today’s globalist, open borders supporting, libertarian fakes masquerade as the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Yes, terms like ‘Right’ and ‘Left’ are very outdated. As Marine Le Pen has said the REAL division in world politics today is between globalists and patriots.
Sadly, Britain doesn’t have a national-conservative/nationalist party like Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) (National Rally) or the German Alternative Fur Deutschland partei (Afd) (Alternative For Germany)😞☹️
You are ever-vigilant, m’Lord of Essex…
Ian, I have this information about Alison Chabloz’s case on impeccable authority:
‘The prosecution have asked for the appeal to be taken out of the list as their counsel’s previous trial has overrun. Alison, who is now out on licence, agrees to the proposed adjournment, as she wishes to visit her mother, who is ill, and consider her strategy generally, as well as recovering from prison.
It is therefore likely that the appeal will be adjourned, but watch this space.’
Please will you evaluate the purport of this mess? I hope the appeal hearing will at least be adjourned, but preferably, cancelled. What is the likelihood of either? Or is there some other likelihood? (Hang it! The appeal is/was listed for 3-4 June: in two days’ time!)
Thank you. I was unaware of the facts you mention.
I do not think that I am in a position to say much, and even less so in a public forum.
If the Prosecution have requested an adjournment, and Alison (appellant) and/or her Counsel have raised no objection, then it would be very surprising if the application to adjourn were to be refused.
The appeal hearing cannot be “cancelled” (and the appeal thereby abandoned) unless either the Crown decide not to contest the appeal (extremely unlikely), or unless Alison herself decides to abandon it.
I should imagine that the 3-4 June date(s) will now be vacated, and the matter taken out of the list. If the appeal continues at a later date, I would assume that that would not be for some weeks if not months, because of the pressure on Court time at present, and also because Alison is not now incarcerated.
I have no special or detailed information about the present backlog of cases etc, but it might well be that the matter will not now be heard until September (at an educated guess).
Thank you very much, Ian. You have clarified a great deal.
Alison is now recovering, having first experienced something that sounded like a euphoric state, tucking into the chocolates we had sent her in the very early stage of her imprisonment. She did not get them then, but, it seems, they were given to her on her release. And she was wildly delighted by the look of her garden after two months.
But on the following day, she was very quiet and low spirited, and not up to the celebratory lunch we had arranged. It is heart-breaking to hear her in this state, for depression is way out of character for her. That she was put through this prison ordeal is utterly disgraceful. The two DJs who brought it upon her deserve a flogging. And the CAA psychos have just earned a walloping great load of antisemitic anger.
Thank you for your kind and hyper-capable attention to her case while she was in prison. We knew, thanks to you, what was going on around her. That helped quell our anxiety, and to dispel our worst fears. You are very kind, and indeed, nothing short of a wonderful man.
Well, Sophie, thank you. It is good to see that not everyone thinks that I am a demon, even if my full name can add up to 666!
It is only natural that someone imprisoned has depressed feelings, either at the time or after release.
As for the goblins of evil, “what goes around comes around”, as the Americans say.