Diary Blog, 11 April 2022

Morning music

[“At the end stands— Victory“]

On this day a year ago

Tweets seen

Migration-invasion shuttle service provided by Border Force (“Border Farce“), Royal Navy, and the suborned RNLI.

More music

More tweets

I have tried to cover this issue before on the blog. Not easy, mainly because earnings of barristers in private practice (i.e. not salaried employees working for government or companies) vary widely, indeed wildly. Anything from almost pennies to a million or more a year.

The general public tends to think of barristers averaging at least a couple of hundred thousand a year, but in fact many (especially those doing legally-aided criminal and family law work) are earning well under £100K, and many of those are making below £50K.

Needless to say, the public does not feel very sorry for those earning as much or more than they themselves do, but at the same time, barristers do have many extra expenses, which can take thousands or even tens of thousands off their gross income.

In the end, there has to be an effective court system, and that does mean having at least a corps of advocates, and that composed of at least reasonably proficient persons, which in turn posits the need for adequate remuneration.

I have no real axe to grind here. When I was at the ordinary practising Bar (1992-1996 and then 2002-2008), my work was partly (and after 1996, entirely) non-legally-aided. Also, I am scarcely likely to be overly kind about a profession the regulators of which allowed themselves to be manipulated by Jew-Zionist troublemakers who complained about me on political grounds (long after I ceased actual work as a barrister): see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

More tweets

Look at the second tweet below:

Seems unaware that “Queen’s Counsel” is spelled thus, not “queen’s council“. Writes books on the criminal justice systems of several countries, apparently. Also, it should have read “German lawyer“, not “German Lawyer“. Oh, and “principle“, not “priniciple“…

Standards are falling through the floor in this country, as shown in another of my blog posts: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/04/03/diary-blog-3-april-2021/ (scroll down to the bit about Henry Hendron).

Ukraine

[Daily Mail map showing apparent state of play as of 10 March 2022]

I do not have comment re. that map specifically, beyond what I wrote yesterday, i.e. that the Russian immediate strategy seems to be to draw a line from Kharkov to Dnipro (former Dnepropetrovsk) and then down to where Russian forces are near Zaporozhye, to defeat all Ukrainian forces east of that line, and to occupy everywhere east of that line.

The Russians are now playing what is called, in chess, a positional game, relying on broad strategy and slow accretions, rather than swift tactics and bold moves.

Ukraine is now, having been for 30 years close to being a “failed state”, a complete shell of a state, at least in the east. The latest statistics show that its economy has collapsed by 50% or more already. It has limited vehicle fuel, and the besieged areas lack not only fuel, but food, ammunition, and even water in some cases.

Russian forces in Ukraine face logistical problems —unsurprising in a country the size of France— but not shortages as such. Time is on the Russian side in that sense. Their forces can be resupplied.

I should think that the Russians will start to target any large Ukrainian troop concentrations, as well as resupply lines, using more powerful missiles launched from inside Russia.

Afternoon music

[SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler at the Berghof]

Late tweets seen

Good move, but probably wasted on most of the “wiggers”…

Late music

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