I wrote the following assessment of “deadhead MP” Matt Hancock over three years ago, long before he betrayed his constituents by accepting £400,000 to go on the so-called “reality” (i.e. unreality) show I’m A Celebrity— Get Me Out of Here:
Looking at that assessment again, I have to say that it has held up rather well despite having been written over three years ago, in September 2019.
“The leadership of that Church, always the first to surrender to the spirit of the age, has even advised vicars to avoid having carol services on the Sunday before Christmas in case they clash with some football tournament now raging in the Middle East.
A document called Making The Most Of The World Cup Final 18th December 2022, says: ‘Churches often hold carol services in the afternoon or evening, and this could still be possible if you choose the time carefully… but what if there are penalties?! It may be best to avoid that day altogether and host a carol service on Saturday 17 instead.’
And the grotesque Nativity play, called Greatest Of All Time, is one of ‘just a few ideas for how you could use the World Cup as a missional tool this Advent and Christmas’. I am not making this up.”
[Peter Hitchens, in the Mail on Sunday]
Pathetic bastards. They, and the Vicar of Dibley types (and/or the slab-faced lesbian “priestesses”) now found everywhere should each be issued with a toothbrush and a section of pavement to clean, as a penance.
Incidentally, the Mail is now “allowing” comments on Hitchens’ column, albeit “moderated” (monitored and censored), for the first time. Perhaps the “Overton Window” is moving a little…
I have continued to watch The Guardians, for the first time since it was shown in 1971. Worth seeing. It should be put on again, perhaps on some nostalgia channel such as Talking Pictures TV:
To my mind, the series was better in its first half-dozen episodes; the final two episodes (12 and 13) are a little too talky, a little contrived too, and the ending was not so plausible, but overall the series was quite creditable, if very much of its time.
Well, another victory this week over political journalist John Rentoul: I scored 8/10, beating his 6/10. I admit that a couple were lucky guesses, notably the answer to question 6.
I did not know the answers to questions 8 and 9, the latter particularly galling because my blog post about the following by-election has proven very popular with readers. I could picture the errant MP, knew which constituency he represented, and almost got the name, but not quite.
The last tweet is close to my opinion, having observed, but not closely, the “Bootstrap Cook” phenomenon over the past decade. I think —obviously my own opinion— that “Jack Monroe” was at least basically sincere before she realized that there was real money to be made “in them thar hills“. Since then, her claims have become less plausible, and in some cases extraordinary. To what extent her admitted heavy drinking (she now claims to have become a non-drinker) and alleged drug-taking played a part must be a subject for conjecture.
There are still many people around who continue to take “Jack Monroe” at face value. As of today, there are still 667 mugs paying money to her for absolutely nothing in return (it is alleged), via the Patreon website. Between £3.50 and £44 a month, every month. Do the maths, as people say.
OK, but one has to ask what Germany gets out of this. Not even cultural influence, if the courses are being taught in English, though that is, I concede, arguable.
Also, if the students are black or brown, i.e. from less-developed parts of the world, they may eventually decide to find some way to stay on, such as marrying German women and so further diluting the gene-pool. Ah…maybe that is why the System in Germany is promoting this— it must be part of the working out of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
It seems to me that, probably, the “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” career as a mass media sort-of “celebrity” is at or near its finish, though this country is now so screwed that one can never be sure.
Having said that, the 667 mugs on Patreon show no sign of ceasing to subsidize her lifestyle, so she is still getting between £2,334.50 and £29,348 each and every month from that source alone, in cash, and possibly/probably taxfree.
I find it quite likely that “Bootstrap Cook” will carry on at a lower-profile level, in the pseudo-socialist, affluent semi-“celebrity” niche, along with numerous others, such as Owen Jones, Billy Bragg, and the like.
Hang them high! Only joking. Well, sort-of…
As the Germans say, “put beggars on horses and they ride them to death“.
I have no idea whether any of the “pedo” aspect is true, but I have just noticed that “@DaveAFAF”, a pseudonymous Twitter account which has been pointlessly trolling me for almost a decade (under that name and also under its former name of “@slatfascists”), seems to have suddenly disappeared. If gone for good, good riddance. That tweeter is mentally-unstable, and particularly so when it forgets to take its prescribed medication (as it once admitted on Twitter).
Several of those mentioned in the 2019 blog post above are now suffering more seriously, and from not only mental but also physical ailments; some are even living out their last days. When will they learn?
I have already blogged to the effect that many of the recipes of “Jack Monroe”, as photographed and then published on Twitter, make me feel unwell just looking at them.
I have just watched that clip, which was broadcast about two years ago. Not something I would normally waste time watching. Strange idea of a show about cuisine, though— a presenter chef (?) who is cooking strips of fish coated in crushed cornflakes, another (I presume genuine) chef but who had apparently lost his sense(s) of taste and smell; then, as a final bad joke, “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook”, who seems to be unable to contribute anything at all (from the brief clip shown, about 10 mins in all) to the discussion.
I wonder how much that kind of nonsense pays? I mean to the guests. At a guess, maybe £500 or so. Maybe even £1,000. If so, “a nice little earner” to add to the rest.
Having said that, I have seen people online claiming that most guests on Saturday Kitchen and similar shows do not get paid at all but do it for the publicity, which makes sense. After all, if the TV people were offering even £500 for a short appearance, presumably they could get better, more interesting, guests. From the point of view of the guests, too, it makes sense, if some viewers thereby are persuaded that you are a person worth reading online and/or donating money to…
She is apparently talking about the Government. She does not want to “hand over the details of 1000s of vulnerable people, explicit info about their benefit claims...[etc]” to the Government which…has all that information anyway (on DWP and/or HMRC computer —and other— files). In other words, she is once again talking nonsense.
I have come to the conclusion that “Jack Monroe” is not a very nice person…(except that she may or may not be an animal-lover; if she is, then good, as far as that goes).
By the way, though I am not a dentist, I am told by someone who saw the Saturday Kitchen clip that “Jack Monroe” has at least 6 “very expensive” dental implants. Maybe £15,000. Why she has them (assuming that the opinion I heard is accurate), I have no idea. Eating mineral and/or vitamin-deficient food? Or is there, er, another explanation?
I should be blogging about larger issues, but I could not ignore what seems to have been sheer brazen “taking-advantage” of people, including very vulnerable people.
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For me, the point is not so much that “Jack Monroe” has constructed what Soviet Intelligence used to call a “legend”, i.e. an embellished or untrue “backstory”, or whether she ever was really “poor”, but the fact that she is taking somewhere between £2,300 a month and as much as, at max, £30,000 a month from people via Patreon, has plainly not supplied the goods and services offered (at least to most donors) and, equally plainly (even after 4 months of public criticism), has no intention whatever of refunding those donors, many of whom seem to have been genuinely poor (unlike “Jack Monroe”, who might have been described, arguably, as “poor” for a few months, maybe a year, years ago).
I might add that I myself have seen, over the past two months, when I have been looking, not even one tweet saying that that tweeter had donated to “Jack Monroe” via Patreon and then received whatever was promised for that level of financial support, and/or was happy with it.
“Happy Holidays” was invented by Jewish retailers in New York City, who did not want to have to recognize Christmas. They justified “Happy Holidays” by lumping Christmas in with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah], which is a Jewish-supermacist festival, totally different in ethos to Christmas (read the Wikipedia article above), and then adding to that the ludicrous and contrived “African-American” festival of “Kwanza” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanzaa] invented in 1966 by a half-caste criminal who now calls himself “Maulana Karenga” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulana_Karenga].
The above tweet is from a lady whose husband developed an awful and painful condition, as a result of which he and she both lost their jobs and were plunged into poverty. She paid out monies to “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, then (apparently because the items to be provided in return were never supplied) asked for a refund, but was fobbed off. A circumstance common to many who have sent monies to “Jack Monroe”, it seems (reading tweets about it all).
A very worthwhile crowdfunder. If some of those who read this blog were to give even £5 each, the lives of that couple would be greatly transformed.
Incidentally, I do not know the couple personally.
After everything recently exposed, thick Labour frontbencher Angela Rayner is following “Jack Monroe” on Twitter? Very misguided, in view of the continuing controversy.
That “@AntheaRogers” Twitter account has been accused of being a “Jack Monroe” “sock-account”. Maybe.
There is obviously a need for an investigation by competent agencies or orgnaizations into the whole “Jack Monroe” thing, especially the money and/or fundraising aspects.
It is only when you consider what else the UK government could get for £37 BILLION that you comprehend the sheer scale of the wastage. For example, completed cost of about 12 new aircraft carriers like these two:
Or funding for the whole of the British Army for about 10 months.
Worked in NHS for about a year. Now plays on the “doctor” thing to make money as supposed “activist”; was selling facemasks etc online.
Organizations need to be more cautious before allying themselves with people who may not be quite what they seem, as in the notorious Jimmy Saville case.
According to Viktor Suvorov [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Suvorov], the Soviet-era Spetsnaz used to joke that “when the real Revolution comes, we shall not kill the rich, and we shall not kill those who spout about ‘social justice’, but only kill the rich who spout about ‘social justice’.“
Michelle Mone should never have been “ennobled”. Another rotten decision by part-Jew, David Cameron-Levita. Her bra company, Ultima, was far less successful than claimed when she joined the House of Lords; it collapsed not long afterwards. In fact, had she not hooked up with a multi-millionaire personal “partner”, she would have been more or less insolvent, despite the £300-£400 per weekday stipend doled out to “peers” of the Westminster monkeyhouse while the House is in session.
The Lords should be dissolved now. It is full of people put there for entirely specious reasons, such as the black woman put there just because her son was killed in a scuffle with some London yobs at a bus stop.
Sad indeed. When I lived in London, decades ago, I would occasionally visit the store.
Wasn’t Tower Records in fact at the bottom of Regent Street, on Piccadilly Circus, in the building which, before that, had housed the one-time Swan & Edgar department store, or was that another record store? Memory is uncertain.
I remember, when it was still Swan & Edgar, around 1980, spotting the then-famous actor, Peter Bowles, gazing into the shop windows on the Piccadilly side (I was on the top deck of a bus).
In its day, it was a fairly fashionable department store.
True, but sometimes (admittedly, rarely) such pop-up shops have something worthwhile. There was a small one, for a few months, in New Oxford Street, sometime in the early 1980s. It was selling vinyl records. I wandered in out of curiosity on my way to Museum Street and the British Library (at the time, in the Reading Room of the British Museum).
Incidentally, I wonder why The Hanged Man TV series, which was pretty good, was never shown on TV after its first broadcast? It is good enough to be shown again, as is The Guardians.
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The reputation of “Jack Monroe” has fallen so far that the publishers can hardly give away her latest book (which is not even published, officially, until January 2023).
I have posted the crowdfunder below previously. I do not know the people personally, but it looks like they really need help, and were in addition fleeced by so-called “Bootstrap Cook”, “Jack Monroe”, who refuses, they say, to refund their monies.
“UK net migration hit 504,000 in the year to June – the highest figure ever recorded, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates.
The rise is driven by people arriving legally from outside the EU and the resumption of post-pandemic travel.
Reception of Afghan and Ukrainian refugees and people from Hong Kong are other factors.“
…yet none dare call it treason.
If anyone mentions the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, he is a “conspiracy theorist“, and if anyone even talks about targeting those responsible, he is a “terrorist” or “far-right extremist”…
What is worse yet about the “net migration” figures is that they say “2 migrants in, 1 person out, equals net migration of 1“, whereas those coming in are almost all non-whites, whereas the smaller group leaving are mainly real British people emigrating (getting out, or fleeing); or about half and half. Thus Britain is becoming non-white even faster than the headline number suggests.
Fake “charity”, “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, aka “CAA”, again investigated by the Charity Commission
Others too. A few of my experiences with the malicious Jew-Zionist “CAA” and also “UK Lawyers for Israel”:
Unfortunately, I am not now on Twitter (the Jew-Zionists conspired for years to have me expelled, and finally succeeded in 2018), so I cannot tweet my above blog posts above direct to the Charity Commission.
One of the supposedly “grossly offensive” tweets posted by me before 2014 (when the Jew-Zionists made a malicious complaint against me to the Bar regulator) was to the effect that Gove was a puppet of the Jews and Israel, and an expenses cheat, indeed actual fraudster. That indeed was upheld as “grossly offensive” by the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal, despite the fact that those facts were demonstrably true and accurate.
In 2016, when my (in fact unlawful— see the blog post above) “trial” was held, it had not yet come to public attention that Gove, that sick little bastard, was (and is) also a drunk, and a cocaine abuser. Yet there the little bastard sits, a Cabinet minister! This system is rotten to the core.
In fact, Gove was previously a cravenly pro-Jew “journalist”, prior to getting selected, then notionally “elected”, as MP. These are the human or humanoid blots that are running our country, our society, into the ground.
Incidentally, you will see from the blog post dealing with my disbarment that an inaccurate statement was made, after the denouement, by the BSB.
It was said by the BSB, untruthfully, that my Twitter profile “made it clear” that I was a barrister. My Twitter profile in fact said nothing about that.
Sara Jagger was the then Head of Professional Standards at the Bar Standards Board (she is apparently now “Director” of the same).
I never had any direct contact with her then or since, as far as I can recall (I think only with other BSB employees). Just saw a picture of her for the first time. A black woman.
Where did that name come from? Still, we have had Trevor McDonald, the newsreader, I suppose…
I wonder whether, somewhere, there is even an “Ian Millard” who is Afro-Caribbean. Probably not.
The blog post I wrote details what happened to me, and why.
I know most of the names of the guilty. “Old sins cast long shadows“…
As said previously, the malice shown by the CAA is really that of its very few active members. The “CAA” has only a tiny handful of active members or supporters, and its whole support base is very small, a couple of hundred Jews, if even that many, out of 250,000-300,000 in the UK. Maybe one out of every two or three thousand Jews.
In fact, there are a half dozen or maybe dozen really active Jews in the “CAA”, yet this tiny and nasty cabal is treated by the TV, radio and Press (where many Jews work, or lurk), as if somehow “authoritative” and/or “representative”. It is not; not at all.
Not too hard to understand why. Look at the heads of political reportage, and other journalists, at the main news outlets, among them Sky and LBC.
This is the problem: get rid of the “Conservative” Party, and its craven pro-Jew/Israel attitude, but what then? Labour takes over, packed with Jewish-lobby drones like Rachel Reeves.
I think that Reeves is herself at least part-Jew, but have been unable to obtain proof, so far.
The Labour front-bench is entirely composed of members of Labour Friends of Israel. As for Starmer himself, a very fervent pro-Israel drone, I have still not been able to discover whether, when he eats Jewish ritual dinners with his Jewish wife and part-Jew children, he wears one of those little skullcaps or “yarmulki“.
A photograph of the above would be worth rubies.
Which may or may not be so. The situation does need to be investigated though, by competent official agencies though, not merely by commentators on Twitter.
The City of Chester constituency also has a very old history, going back to the times of Henry VIII. In modern times, meaning 19th/20th centuries, it has mostly been a Conservative/Unionist seat, though electing Labour Party candidates in 1997, 2001, 2005, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Two Labour MPs in that time, with a Conservative in the years 2010-2015: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Chester_(UK_Parliament_constituency).
The by-election will be held on 1 December 2022, 8 days from today, and is the first by-election in the constituency since 1956.
The MP from 2015 to 2022 had to resign by reason of sexual scandal.
The candidates declared are: Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat; also, Reform UK, Green, Freedom Alliance, UKIP, Rejoin EU, and the inevitable Monster Raving Loony.
This is likely to be a straight fight between Lab and Con, looking at previous elections. The LibDems have in the past scored as high as 21.9% (in 2005); since 2010 they have always received less than 10% of the vote (6.8% in 2019), and have never managed better than 3rd place (even in 2005).
Labour, nationwide, is clearly on a roll at present, if only by default. The latest YouGov poll (on 17 November 2022) of (UK-wide) voting intention put Labour on 48%, Conservative 25%, LibDem 10%, and both Green and Reform UK on 5%.
Despite the scandal attaching to the former MP, I cannot see that affecting the result. As a matter of fact, both Con and Lab are putting up female candidates, though that may be co-incidental.
There seems little to prevent Labour winning this by-election, and winning it easily. Not only is the present Con government extremely unpopular, but Labour has, after all, won in this constituency the past three times, and held it for 20 out of the past 25 years.
I cannot see the LibDems getting far here, even as some kind of unfocussed protest vote. As for Reform UK, the only other contender of interest, they may or may not save their deposit. I could see them, just about, getting 5%; I cannot see them getting 10% or more, especially now that Brexit is not so popular, having been badly mishandled over the past 6 years.
The main interest in the contest will be in the percentage(s) of the vote received by the two main contenders.
The crowdfunder below seems to be a worthwhile appeal:
As people now say, “based“. Talk about sang-froid…
I have been to Moscow twice, in 1993 and 2007, and I have to say that the keyword that comes to my mind is “inconvenient“…
Looks as though the “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” star is rapidly waning.
The above tweet was about the “@GuardianLive” tweet featuring “Jack Monroe” as booked to appear on a podcast event in early 2023, which tweet has now been deleted. Now we hear that that podcast itself has been axed.
Seems that “Jack Monroe” is, as predicted, becoming “mad, bad, and dangerous to know“…
Even so, the 667 “mugs” on Patreon are, as of today, still giving her their monthly donations for doing absolutely nothing except maintaining her lifestyle, e.g. buying herself luxury goods. Somewhere between c.£2,300 a month and (at maximum) £40,000 a month. In reality, probably about £6,000, at an educated guess. In cash (minus Patreon fees), and every single month. All that and she still poses as a “champion of the poor“! Hard to believe that so many people are so very gullible; yet they have been told now for three or four months that they are just wasting their money.
As said previously on the blog, I myself have no objection to Scotland declaring faux-“independence”, but those voting for it must accept lower living standards, and an end to UK subsidy.
As the tweeter says, just look at them! Can they really bring Scotland a new dawn? I think not.
As for Nicola Sturgeon, she is a ghastly little would-be dictator with no interesting ideas (that I have seen).
The flotsam and jetsam of the world is assisted to come here, destroying our society, and is kept in comfort (most of them), while British people suffer. Not only mad, but also evil. [Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan].
Whatever the relevance of that, can anyone look at those uninspiring people and imagine that they will be able to usher in a new age of prosperity and enlightenment in Scotland?
In any case, it seems that Scotland is still split about 50-50 on “Independence”, with possibly more wanting to retain the Union.
However, even if there were a small majority for “Independence”, would that be valid, really? To drag the other, say 45%, into an unwanted break with England and the other regions or countries? After over 300 years?
Of course, the absurd playground taunts of the two sides in the present conflict (“you are the ‘Nazi'”; “no, you are the ‘Nazi’“) are just silly.
Actually, the German Army in WW2, despite the pitiless nature of that war in the East, behaved well, mostly, in Ukraine, certainly better than the Red Army. Most atrocities were committed either by the Red Army (or by the forces travelling alongside them— the NKVD and, latterly, Smersh), or by Ukrainian auxiliaries under overall German command, or by Ukrainian civilians who just wanted to eliminate Jews, and who acted without either order or permission.
I have blogged in the past a few times about how I met, in or about 1995, the then Ukrainian Ambassador to London, H.E. Ambassador Komissarenko [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serhiy_Komisarenko], a biochemist by training, who went with me and his Scientific Attache in the ambassadorial limousine to Porton Down, Wiltshire [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porton_Down], to meet a scientific team based there. He later headed a major such laboratory in Ukraine, I think not far from Kiev.
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That Freya Vass person is a grade A loony. I have seen her tweets (in support of “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook”) previously.
Exactly. On examining the evidence, I have gone from mildly-supportive to neutral to very critical.
The “Covid” hysteria, “lockdowns”, “working from home” in the barely functioning NHS, maladministration, and then the huge and unwanted influx of non-white migrant-invaders and other immigrants over the past many years.
The “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” storm shows no sign of abating, with more and more stories coming out about vulnerable and actually poor people (i.e. unlike “Jack Monroe”) being, in effect, fleeced.
What was her fee? Or did she do it for the publicity and msm “validation”?
Same thing happened with the threat(s) by “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” to sue (in defamation) MP Lee Anderson and political commentator Martin Daubney. It appears that (so far— she has about 5 months or so left in which to launch an action, in principle), not only has no legal process been launched, but there has been no pre-action correspondence as mandated by the Pre-Action Protocols of the Civil Procedure Rules. Chances are that “Bootstrap Cook” never will sue those two, or anyone else.
The Katie Hopkins case was different. Ms. Hopkins had no arguable defence and was a sitting duck. “Jack Monroe” got £24,000 damages, while the claimant’s lawyers got, in effect, Ms. Hopkin’s house, that had to be sold in order to satisfy the costs order made. About £300,000.
Ha ha. Of all the products from the “Jack Monroe” fantasy factory, the “I was so poor that I had to boil down soap to make shower gel” (and/or “shampoo“) claim must be among the top few in the utterly-ludicrous stakes. It actually makes me wonder whether she makes up ever-more-fantastical stories just to see where the gullibility of her supporters stops; meaning at what point do they wake up to such lies, and/or stop donating to her (lifestyle)?
I suppose that it is just possible that she actually did boil down soap to make shower gel, mad and implausible though that would be; in my opinion, she never did.
I myself like Waitrose Sea Moss shower gel. It costs 90p for a bottle that lasts maybe 3 weeks (with me, at least; used once daily). No-one is going to tell me that buying soap, boiling it somehow, despite energy cost, and then somehow making shower gel out of it (is that even possible?) is cheaper than spending about 30p a week on proper shower gel. Also, Sea Moss from Waitrose is not even the cheapest; no doubt Aldi, Lidl, Tesco have even cheaper alternatives.
Or one could just shower with soap, as did previous generations.
Same goes, mutatis mutandis, for shampoo, except that soap would not be so good in that role.
What I find incredible is how long she has been able to keep this going. It says a lot about how poor the UK msm is that no journalist has thought to investigate her claims or to find out which (if any) are actually true. And where are the “consumer watchdog” journalists and TV talking heads? Hundreds if not thousands of people appear to have been duped or bamboozled into sending money— tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of pounds.
Meanwhile, millions of people are in real poverty and get nothing, or very little.
Advice from what seems to me to be a rotten cook (not that I can cook much either, admittedly) about how to make curry by opening a tin of sardines and a can of peaches, mixing the two together with curry powder and heating the mixture in a microwave, is not very helpful, in my opinion. Frankly, it sounds terrible. I would rather open the sardines, put them on a piece of toast, then eat the peaches separately later. In fact, I should prefer a plain baked potato to that mixture.
Ha. In fact the “award” mentioned was an “Observer Food” award a few months ago, voted for by Observer readers, few of whom are “poor” or “struggling”. In fact, the voters are exactly the same sort of people (and quite likely the very same people) who support “Jack Monroe” vocally on Twitter. The Guardian is of course the sister paper to the Observer.
“Activism“, meaning “promoting oneselfas a campaigner, and making a lucrative career out of it“…
The present government has no idea how to stop the flow, and no real wish to stop it. Google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”.
Britain must become a white northern European ethnostate (again).
It is not, fundamentally, a question of “hate” but based on the concept that only the European peoples can provide the basis for the next advance in human evolution.
667 “mugs” and/or dupes, as of today; thousands of pounds month after month, in cash (minus Patreon fees).
“Jack Monroe” is not a lawyer, and not a consumer law expert or anything similar. Her only known job (as far as I know anyway) was answering the telephone at a fire station or call centre, and that ended about 11 years ago. Her “Bootstrap Cook” thing is far more lucrative, it seems.
People in financial trouble need accurate advice, from trusted sources.
As of today, 667 “patrons” (mugs and/or those who are unaware of the storm now enveloping the “Bootstrap Cook”); I believe that there were over 800 earlier in the year.
As blogged earlier, only in a country where real journalism is all but dead would someone be able to do all that without facing serious questions after a while.
Still, look at “Boris”-idiot, who was able to fool much of the UK that he was a highly-intelligent, cultured, and serious, statesman, when none of those three are true (four things, if you include “statesman“). All it took was the fact that he had attended Eton and Oxford, and the expression of a few rote-learned Greek and Latin phrases. He also was “enabled” by a corrupt and stupid msm.
Incidentally, I thought that the monthly maximum that “Jack Monroe” was extracting from each of her “patrons” (mugs) on Patreon had been reduced to £10, but it turns out that £44 is still the max. Her monthly take-home pay from that source alone, for doing absolutely nothing, is therefore between £2,334.50 and £29,348, minus the Patreon fees, if any. In cash. Every month.
The continuing “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” Twitterstorm
I personally cannot judge as to whether, or to what extent, “Jack Monroe” is “sad, bad, or mad“, in the well-known phrase. Maybe a bit mad and a bit bad…but that is just my opinion, based on what I have read, and 66 years of life-experience.
The more I read about “Jack Monroe”, the more I think “bad” rather than “mad”, in fact.
As I have blogged previously, some of the photos seen on Twitter of the food made from the recipes of the “Bootstrap Cook” seem to be a “dog’s dinner” at best; some have made me feel actually unwell. I don’t mean when made and eaten (I would not make stuff like that anyway, still less ingest it) but just the mere sight of her “food” on Twitter.
I concede that I am not very domesticated and, until I married for the first time (in 1990), had mainly eaten cold food when dining at home (in my twenties and early thirties). In fact, I am still not much of a cook, though I can offer to my readers the following idea, which is relatively cheap, rather tasty, fairly healthy (though admittedly rather high-fat) and, best of all, can be made from start to finish in about 45 mins:
That “zucchini bake” can be added to; you can add whatever vegetables are around— mushrooms, broccoli (inc. stalks, if grated or sliced), carrots etc. The only essentials are eggs, butter, zucchini/courgettes, salt, pepper, and cheese (any kind, but cheddar works well, maybe with some parmesan). Some basil helps.
I do not think I shall make a regular thing out of suggesting recipes. I would probably run out of the things that I myself have actually made in my whole life after a week or two. Still, I hope that the above is useful for someone.
About £5 to serve 4 people, or one person four times. Basic, yes, but I think that it stacks up pretty well against the offerings of “Jack Monroe”…
…and the £24,000 award she collected from her libel case against Katie Hopkins…
I looked at a few tweets by that stupid “Susan Macpark” woman. A Scottish pseudo-“nationalist” who, however, supports migration-invasion by backward non-whites. Crazy. She often flings vituperation at others, either tweeting that their parents must despise them, or simply insulting their intelligence (despite the unthinking tweets that she herself puts out).
That Macpark bitch will not give a penny. Guaranteed.
As to “Jack Monroe”, I have no idea whether she will return to Twitter (more likely than not, because she can then plough on, publicizing her stuff to those who are unwilling to question; she will simply try to ignore the gathering storm), or whether she will just think “well, I have £2,000-£7,000 a month coming in from 600-700 mugs on Patreon, plus maybe another few thousand from other sources, so why bother with Twitter?“
An open question.
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If only the blacks, browns, Chinese, and especially the Jews in our country would understand this.
There should be a cultural purge in the UK, starting (arguably) with the absurdly overpaid, smug, mass media football pleb-fest talking heads. Lineker etc.
As far as that specific building is concerned, I do not entirely agree. Architecture should be about both form and function. The form, in this case is (in my opinion) not so different in both cases, and I expect (though I have never been inside) that the function is better (for today’s purposes) in the replacement building. Admittedly, it is rather ugly, but so was, in my view, the building that it replaced.
Famous missionary explorer David Livingstone was a bit like that.
Imagine how many white English people would have been spared misery and/or murder had that creature been deported or killed off at an earlier stage.
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“...and I can’t understand why she does it“? Really? how about “because she is getting £2,000-£7,000 a month for free, from (as of today) 667 mugs, for doing absolutely nothing but proclaiming that she is (in some unspecified way) ‘campaigning’ etc)”…
Yet the 667 mugs (as of today) are still paying out £3.50-£10 —or more— each month to her, incredibly.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive” [Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, A Tale of Flodden Field].
Ha ha! Incredible, yet at the same time almost inevitable. The “Bootstrap Cook” wanders lonely as a cloud through Southend or nearby, only to meet someone, by Fate or chance, who will no doubt (in this fairy-tale) “gift” “Jack Monroe” everything she needs or wants for the decoration of her new home.
Well, I am myself rather susceptible to tales of wonder and magic —and sometimes incredible “co-incidences” do happen— but, having now read a number of conflicting fantasies from the tweets etc of “Jack Monroe” (tweeted or said to interviewers over the past decade), I think it only fair and sensible to doubt this one (too).
So long as 667 mugs continue to shell out up to £10 monthly for absolutely nothing but to be part of the “Jack Monroe support echelon” or virtue-signal club, she will be laughing all the way to the bank (or the paint and wallpaper shop), even if (as no doubt will now happen) the msm “Bootstrap Cook” career on TV, radio, and in the Press ends, with the producers, journalists, and publishers running for cover (as I expect they already are).
The whole “Jack Monroe” supporters’ clan/defensiveness thing on Twitter reminds me of those who even now insist on wearing a useless facemask.
The allegation now is that “Jack Monroe” is using dozens of “sock accounts” to interact on Twitter while pretending to have left (having deleted, for the (?) time being her main “@BootstrapCook” account).
Seems plausible to me, looking at the myriad of Twitter accounts with zero or few “followers” that have popped up in the past days and weeks, all attacking critics of “Monroe”.
Saw an extract, about a minute long, of a TV comedy/drama called The Larkins, a remake or re-adaptation of the well-known 1980s series The Darling Buds of May. Except that the husband or boyfriend of one of the characters is now black! The series was set, originally at least, I believe, in the late 1940s!
Typical ludicrous rubbish.
We hear much about “cultural appropriation“, but our own culture and indeed history is being taken over, basically stolen from us. Behind all of this nonsense, really, is the (((you-know-who)))…
Well, journalism is not a “profession”, as such, just an “occupation”, but I agree otherwise.
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He has a point. Major utilities (water, electricity, gas etc) and railways should, in general, be under public control. Oil companies might be more difficult, but had Britain, from the 1970s onward, done what Norway did, and used North Sea oil and gas for national purposes, we would all be better off now.
As far as I myself am concerned, I blog as accurately as I can about people, if individuals are mentioned. My material is true in the sense of accurate, and/or is covered by one or another of the several defences to libel known to law; besides which, I am extremely impecunious these days, have only the smallest income, do not own a house (even mortgaged) and so am, in effect, as good as unsueable.
I can guarantee that anyone launching an action against me will lose out: probably the action would fail anyway, and even if it did not, the claimant would end up with massive and completely irrecoverable costs.
I write whatever I like, but take care to be both accurate and fair.
On Twitter, every Tom, Dick, and Harry is an “expert” on the law, and especially defamation law; few really are.
It’s pretty obvious that there is enough suspicion to validate a police fraud investigation, to discover whether any crimes have been committed.
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The brainwashing taking place in UK schools (mainly but not entirely in State-run schools) is indeed appalling. It has been going on for several decades, but has been intensifying. At the same time, standards of real education and knowledge have been falling.
While some people compare the situation in the Uk to the Weimar Republic, that unpleasant and decadent time in German history lasted for only 14 years (1919 to 1933), whereas the UK version has been happening for a far longer period, at least 30 years, and arguably over 50 years.
Not that I like Churchill’s effect on British history (in particular, the crazy war against the German Reich, which destroyed the British Empire and all other European empires, and created the mess the world is in today), but he is undeniably a major historical figure, and I should not like to see the statue in question removed.
Jews always talk about “members of their family“, or even “relatives” supposedly being killed during WW2. Even leaving aside the main assertion, since when are people who (supposedly) died aboiut 80 years ago called “relatives” of quite young people now living?
As for the young or other people now living being (pretending to be) hugely upset by the (presumed) deaths of people whom they never knew anyway, it really is so much bs. Non-Jews, especially white European people, don’t usually (in fact hardly ever) do that.
I must investigate having my old Twitter account returned (complete with new blue tick), both to promote my blog and to mightily p*** off (((the usual suspects))), who put in years of effort making faked complaints to get me expelled in 2018.
Britain, now represented by a non-white Hobbit. One throwing our country’s money, arms and ammunition at the Jew Zelensky. Great…
Not so good this week: 4/10, the same as political journalist John Rentoul. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 5, 7, 8. 9, and 10 (though in the back of my mind I sort-of “knew” 9 and 10).
I think that there are fairly empty areas even within that eastern sector.
Interesting. Is the actually quite laughable Sunak/Con propaganda, blaming Russia and Putin for Britain’s past ~15 years of economic mismanagement, working? Or is it that only 6% blame Sunak’s government because it is a. new, and b. seen as irrelevant?
Either way, it does not translate into Con votes, not on its own. I see that 29% either blamed others than the ones shown, or did not know who to blame, and that fewer than 6% anyway blame any sort of “Labour”. Unsurprising, when Labour has not been in government since early 2010.
Also, turns out that Liz Truss is proving a useful scapegoat for Sunak, with 21% of those asked blaming her, and (presumably) Kwasi Kwarteng (aka Woollyhead Trussbanger), for the present difficulties.
What is amazing is how many tweeters are still apparently supportive of the “Bootstrap Cook”. From what I have seen, many appear to be virtue-signalling and/or dim women (not a few with mental health problems), and possibly eccentric older men. Few if any under 30, and most well over 50. Few, if any, “poor” or “struggling”. Most are apparently rather comfortably-off.
As of today, 667 “patrons” are wasting their money (up to £10 a month, every month) on “Jack Monroe” via the Patreon website, so she is receiving up to £6,670 per month in cash (minus any Patreon fees) from that source alone.
Of course, only the “Bootstrap Cook” knows how much her income is. If the 667 Patreon donors are all giving only £3.50 a month, then the monthly total reduces to £2,334.50, minus Patreon fees, if any. At least £2,000 in cash, anyway, every month.
Not a fortune, but “a nice little earner” all the same, as people are said to say. Especially when one considers that added to that are any other income sources, such as book royalties (she has 7 books in print, including a new one coming out in January 2023), any appearance fees or other msm payments, and any other and smaller payments such as Child Benefit (about £95 a month for one child).
I have long ago ceased to expect sense from most people, but the “let’s give money to ‘Jack Monroe’” thing is egregious even so, especially when many of those giving almost certainly have less money than her.
Still, Monbiot is correct on several specific point(s).
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” [John F. Kennedy]
“Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” latest
I wondered how long it would be before assertions of either physical illness or mental collapse would be wheeled out. Together with allegations that those on Twitter who are asking, inter alia, “where did the money go?“, are “bullying” her, or engaging in abuse and/or “harassment”.
There may be some truth in her above tweets (about her being stressed etc), but what strikes me is how there is still no addressing of the main allegations many have made against her: Patreon donors who were in many or most cases neither supplied with anything promised, nor with refunds requested; misuse of donations for various purposes given to her, including the “libel case” crowdfunder (supposedly to be used for an action against Conservative Party MP Lee Anderson and/or political commentator Martin Daubney).
If (and she does still have, in extremis, 5 months or so left in which to bring a claim) there is no claim brought against Lee Anderson, and if the monies raised for the legal costs are not (as I read was promised) in that event given to charity, the “Bootstrap Cook” might find herself in real trouble. A black woman in Bristol is awaiting possible Crown Court trial on allegations that she, said black woman, crowdfunded for a legal action or actions but then just kept those monies for her own use.
I notice that, after only 3 comments from readers, the Daily Mail closed down further comment.
I have to say that, as far as I am concerned, those who donate to the woman thinking that they, the donors, are somehow engaging in activism against the present government and/or “poverty” generally, have a screw or two loose somewhere. All that they are doing is supporting the lifestyle of someone who firstly is really not “poor”, not by any realistic standard, but who also has a father —living in the same town— who apparently owns quite a number of buy-to-let properties. Presumably, the “Bootstrap Cook” has very considerable inheritance expectations somewhere down the line.
Still, as said previously, the behaviour of many people is often almost unfathomable.
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Following in the footsteps of “Boris”-idiot as faux-“war statesman”. I noticed, at that huge table, the scruffy Jewish woman who is presently the UK Ambassador to Ukraine.
Go back to Spain if you do not like English/British social-nationalism. In fact, go there anyway.
The police are often almost useless these days. Completely signed up to the “anti-racist”, “anti-sexist”, “LGBTQXYZ” agenda, and not infrequently in the pocket of the Jewish lobby.
There is news that a significant number of Twitter employees are refusing to engage with Elon Musk and his wish to return freedom of expression to the platform.
To my mind, such wilful refusal to go along with the changes Musk wants to implement in Twitter shows that an intransigent core of intolerant “woke” activists has taken root in the Twitter organization, and needs to be rooted out.
It may be necessary to sack many of the existing employees and to recruit new people who believe in free speech.
Kate Andrews, BBC Question Time, the IEA etc
Kate Andrews is, as an individual, of no political importance. As a drone/puppet of the transnational conspiracy, however, and once employed by the so-called “think-tanks” the IEA and the Adam Smith Institute (and now at the Spectator, as Economics Editor), she is of significance.
Kate Andrews has a degree in International Relations and Philosophy from St. Andrew’s University, Scotland. She was born in London in 1990, but sounds American (possibly holds dual nationality). She attended school in an affluent part of Connecticut bordering Long Island Sound: see https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kate-andrews-1673a945. She has no formal qualification in economics.
Kate Andrews is 32 years old. She is believed to be married, but nothing is known publicly about the identity, nationality, or activity of her husband.
The IEA was founded by one Fisher [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Fisher], who also founded about 150 other organizations, including the Adam Smith Institute. An important international conspirator, pro-Zionist etc.
The “takeaway”? These people, these organizations, are all connected, and feed into the transnational conspiracy matrix.
We are in the first year of the present 33-year socio-political cycle. Socialism, as traditionally experienced, was largely killed off, in its various forms, in and after 1989, the last such significant year.
Another aspect is dystopian finance-capitalism. “The price of everything and the value of nothing“. It must be opposed, by any expedient means.
As for BBC Question Time, I myself have not sat down and watched that biased and outdated latter-day version of “Brains Trust” for many years.
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…but, whether Twitter exists or not, there will still be (as of today) 666 mugs paying “Jack Monroe” up to £10 each, monthly, via the Patreon website…
Elon Musk is up against several connected pressure groups or tendencies, not least the Jew-Zionist lobby that wants Twitter to be open for any Jewish trolls to abuse, usually anonymously, but also wants Twitter to ban or expel anyone said Jew-Zionist lobby labels as “antisemitic“.
To be frank, and without —I hope— being too grandiose about it, if Twitter is not open to someone like me, then it is all but worthless anyway.
…and for British people, a tent in a field, if you have a tent and a field…
Eventually, we shall have to [REDACTED]…
Please refer to previous comment…
Many people have yet to understand that the UK is governed or misgoverned by The System, which has several faces for the masses to “support”, the two main ones being the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, neither of which does “what it says on the tin“…
One well-placed round should do it…
Great. Hard-core. Only thing is, the evildoer could hardly have understood what was coming at him so suddenly, so his suffering would have been minimized by that factor.
I wonder whether that socio-political propaganda will backfire on the System’s msm drones. After all, for the ideas expressed to be featured at all must mean that those ideas are slowly influencing the mainstream public mind.
Instead, the “Bootstrap Cook” has ploughed on as if the report had never been printed. Apart from the odd reference in tweets to her “trolls” (meaning those raising legitimate concerns about her alleged “grifting”, “scamming” etc), she has also ignored the Twitterstorm which has now been raging for about 3 months.
Now, Bootstrap Cook tweets about anything but the criticism and reportage. About her apparent upcoming move. About how she has had to sell items (have we not been here before?) and (needless to add) about how expensive moving is (is that a hint that a few more donations would be welcome?).
I should have thought that, whatever the circumstances, someone whose Patreon income alone may run into figures above £6,000 a month in cash would have little difficulty in covering all the costs.
90% of the food I have seen (in photos) produced by the “Bootstrap Cook” has looked like a dog’s dinner (or worse). Some of the photos make me feel quite sick, if truth be known.
I have raised on the blog the question of where Russian prisoners of the Kiev regime are being kept, and under what conditions. The mainstream media in the West seem completely uninterested in this human rights issue. I have seen not one reporter on TV or journalist in print, or online, address the point, and there have been no TV news reports from any camps where the prisoners might be incarcerated.
Now it seems that Kiev-regime forces are, at least sometimes, taking no prisoners, or taking them then immediately despatching them. This is generally accepted to be a war crime.