Diary Blog, 9 April 2022

Morning music

On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Ah…political journalist John Rentoul achieved a rare victory over me this week, scoring 7/10; I scored 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 2, 9, and 10.

Online Harms Bill analysis

https://www.cyberleagle.com/2022/03/mapping-online-safety-bill.html

Tweets seen

Ecce the UK in the globalized world of the New World Order: the Prime Minister a part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer and liar, and most of the Cabinet Jews, Indians, or Pakistanis, with the odd black or Kurd. Now we see that Indian “clever boy”, Sunak, posing as Chancellor of the Exchequer, was actually a US taxpayer until a couple of years ago! When he was not only a faux-“British” MP but actually a government minister!

Britain is just the world’s dustbin now.

…and the bimbo (is that Esther McVey?) nods sagely (or, rather, like a malfunctioning nodding dog in the back of a car).

Good grief! Is New Zealand finally waking up? Jacinda Ardern is the sort of political leader you get when the voters are more interested in whether they win a rugby or cricket match on the other side of the world than the fact that their country is not only becoming a dystopian police state but also being swamped by non-white immigration and political correctness. The UK and USA should wake up too.

Incredible yet true story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-60841291

I would never travel on a Greek ship, not any distance anyway. I heard a similar story about the cowardly incompetence of Greek ships’ officers and seamen from my own brother, when he and his wife were nearly lost in a storm at sea in the Mediterranean, about 40 years ago. Only luck saved his ship (travelling between Piraeus and Kos, an overnight journey of about 17 hours).

Admittedly, I did myself once travel on a car ferry between Ancona (Italy) and Patras (Greece), a 20+-hour journey, and that was fine, but I cannot now recall whether that was a Greek ship or not. Anyway, it’s only when trouble happens that a crew is put to the test.

Deerstalker

I forgot to mention that I saw someone, a few days ago, wearing a deerstalker in the nearby small town. A man in late middle age. Unusual; I have not seen anyone wearing a deerstalker for many many years. I myself, at age 14, used to affect one, sometimes, at the races. I remember wearing one at Newbury a couple of times, circa 1970 or 1971. Sherlock Holmes has much to answer for.

Late tweets

Late music

4 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 9 April 2022”

    1. Claudius:
      Thank you. I just felt like some proper military and musical rigour, after having seen —from a safe distance, thank God— the chaotic invasion, and the equally shambolic, yet effective, resistance, in Ukraine.

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  1. I’m slightly surprised Mr Millard failed to recognize the second verse of the National Anthem. I should have thought that he’d have been required to sing it (or hear it sung) at formal dinners while a barrister in chambers. No toasting Her Majesty the Queen for the wigged and gowned?

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    1. Uatu:
      As a matter of fact, while I recall the odd toast at Lincoln’s Inn or elsewhere, the singing of the National Anthem is not a part of the social life of the Inns of Court.

      When I saw the quiz question, it occurred to me that it might be something akin to *a* national anthem, either American or Commonwealth, but I did not recognize it as part of the British one. My —admitted— ignorance, I am afraid…

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