On this day a year ago
As always, see how many blank spaces there are, mostly the result of (still-intensifying) Twitter censorship over the past year.
I usually try to steer clear of Scottish politics, but the madness of it at least equals anything seen south of Hadrian’s Wall.
The Scottish Labour Party is pretty much dead on its feet. Only 1 MP out of a possible 59 at Westminster, and 22 MSPs out of a possible 129 at Holyrood. Even in local government, Labour has bombed, now holding only 249 out of 1227 local council seats in Scotland. The contrast with Scottish Labour’s historical high points is stark.
Labour had 56 out of 72 Scottish MPs 1997-2005, and historically held at least 30 Scottish seats at Westminster. In fact, the present position is its worst ever— even in 1910, in its first General Election, it scored 2 MPs: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Labour#House_of_Commons.
Actually, in terms of the popular vote, Scottish Labour’s best performance was in 1966 (49.8%), and its worst was in 2019, at 18.6%, less precipitous a fall than in terms of seats, but that’s First Past The Post voting for you.
In the Scottish Parliament, there has been a steady decline in Scottish Labour seats, from 56 out of 129 in 1999, to 22 out of 129 in 2021. Scottish Labour has not been even in coalition government in Scotland since 2007.
In the now-irrelevant European elections, Scottish Labour, which once had 7 out of 8 Scottish seats in the European Parliament, declined to flat zero (out of 6) by 2019 (9.3% of the popular vote).
Incidentally, Scottish Labour is now headed by a Glasgow-born Pakistani, who apparently has a £5M share in a family grocery business: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anas_Sarwar.
Scottish Labour’s problem is at one with that of UK Labour generally— the disappearance of the industrial proletariat. In addition to that, Labour ground has been taken by the faux-nationalist and sort-of social-democratic SNP.
As for the young lady who wants to lead the youth wing of Scottish Labour, she sounds like a caricature from the days of Michael Foot, with her talk of “picket lines” etc. Ha ha! Asinine or what?!
Some more tweets seen
“Guarantee” to Poland, 1939. Result? WW2.
“Guarantee” to Ukraine, 2022. Result? WW3, sooner or later.
Idiotic tweeter “@bolddigger52” seems to look forward happily to the immolation of himself, his family, his home etc. What can one say?
The same lying propaganda, part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi agenda, pushed worldwide: Canada, New Zealand, USA, UK, Germany, France etc.
Divine order in microcosm.
A memory was just triggered by something I saw.
My Anglo-Russian girlfriend in the 1980s, seven years older than me, once told me about the time when, as a young (about 19-y-o) student, she was sent from the UK (in or about 1969) to see her relatives in Leningrad (those who, unlike her mother and others, had not fled as children from the Bolshevik revolution, or coup d’etat, in late 1917), to improve her spoken Russian (her degree course was in Russian and French).
The assembled Russian aunts, uncles etc asked what she did in her leisure time at Cambridge University. She said that she had a part-time job in a pub, in order to socialize, and to make a little extra money at the same time.
So far so good, except that (her colloquial Russian still being rudimentary despite her background and university studies) she translated “pub” (ie “public house”) as “publichny dom“, which is literally “public house”, but in Russian is actually the colloquial term for a brothel, or bordello.
There ensued a shocked silence, then questions from her aunts and uncles, such as “does your mother know?!” (“Oh, yes, my parents both said that it would be good for me to do that work, and meet people from various walks of life”) and “do other girls at the University do it?” (“Oh, yes, many do…a way to make some money and enjoy some evenings, and not difficult once you get used to it” etc…).
Eventually, one of her uncles realized that the problem was linguistic, not her morals or the decadence of Western society…
More from the ludicrous “Black Lives Matter” stable
Interesting video about regreening of deserts
Suggested by a reader of the blog:
See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Liu; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lawton_(biologist).
See also: https://www.black-jaguar.org/the-project/.
Also very interesting:
I predicted something like this many years ago. There is really little difference between a late-term foetus and a young baby. Many people are born prematurely, are usually completely healthy, and some go on to to be of world-historic significance (historically, St. Paul, for one). A foetus is dependent upon its mother, but a baby (human) is also completely dependent, unable to live independently. In fact, it is an irrefutable fact that a human child is only gradually less dependent; it takes years.
The evil displayed in that proposed Californian legislation is a sign of the times. Many of the most significant (and often negative) cultural manifestations affecting Europe, and other parts of the world, have emerged over the past century from California.
Somewhat similar situation in UK: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10307849/Social-workers-investigating-couple-beat-Star-Hobson-death-missed-five-chances-save-her.html
The people of the UK would be better off if 90% of the MPs in the fake “democracy” disappeared.
In memory of Hodge
I am a member of the New York Bar (on paper— I never practised there, as such, though I did work in the USA on occasion), and was also a member of the Bar of England and Wales until a pack of Jews contrived my (wrongful and unlawful) disbarment in 2016 by way of a malicious and politically-motivated complaint: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.
I have met many American lawyers, had dealings with quite a few, and also seen some in action in both state courts (in New York) and Federal courts (in New York and New Jersey). A few are highly intelligent; most are not. As for advocacy, most are rock-bottom.
If true, this is “incredible” (in the sense of “amazing”).
Note: this should not be taken to indicate any ideological agreement on my part with Stalin, or his policies.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-60925885. Nothing surprised me anymore! 😕
…and the madness just continues. “Insanity Fair”, if you like.